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Altenew Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 total prizes)

Updated: May 3, 2022

What fun to be part of the release of a new product line by Altenew! When I saw this stamp, I just didn't have the heart to break it up, so a slimline card was in the offing. And here's what resulted:

There's nothing particularly difficult about how I made this card. I simply stamped the full image onto Neenah 110# Solar White card stock using VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed withgold embossing powder. I used the stencils to color it I - they were pretty easy to line up and result in a lovely, dimensional image. A wee bit of shading here and there to give depth to the branch and leaves and - voila! A magnificent branch! I then gently ink blended hues of blue and green for the "sky" around the edges. And a few gemstones in a pool color complete the image.

For the floral images, I used Altenew Crisp dye ink in the colors Crimson, Coral Bliss and Blush. The other colors are from Hero Arts and Distress Oxides.

I love the sentiments in this set. I think they are very positive and encouraging - just what we all need right about now!

Here's the link to the Altenew Card Blog, where the blog hop will be hosted:

And a link to the Altenew shop's main site:

If you want to go directly to the page for the Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch Layering Stamp & Die Set, here's the link:

And finally, if you're interested in subscribing to the Build-A-Garden Monthly Subscription Plan (14% off)

Here's more information about this set:

Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch Product Description:

Love genuinely, and bloom with grace. Create two card fronts at once with this first-of-its-kind floral stamp set! The imaginative set features a magnificent tree branch bearing flowers that you wouldn't normally see together in nature. Cut the design just right for a card featuring the cupped rose and another card featuring the flat rose. Stamp the heartwarming sentiments and quotes to inspire your loved ones. We hope you love this stamp set as much as we do!

Enjoy our Build-A-Garden project set, an exciting monthly package that is sure to get the creative juices flowing! Each month includes a stamp set along with a coordinating stencil set and/or die set PLUS a customer-favorite Mini Blending Brush! Build your collection of brushes from month to month so you will never be left looking for the perfect tool while crafting.

This set contains the following products:

- one 6" x 8" stamp set containing 10 stamps made in the USA from high-quality photopolymer

- one layering stencil set containing 4 stencils that coordinate with the stamp set

- one Mini Blending Brush for ink blending

Note: These products are NOT sold separately.

Giveaway Prizes

Make sure to leave your comments to be entered into a chance to win one of the gift cards in the giveaway!

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/07/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/09/2022.

Hop along with me and all the designers and educators:

Altenew Card Blog Vicky Papaioannou Emily Midgett Cheryl Espie Jaycee Gaspar Carol Hintermeier Jenny Colacicco Natasha Davies Laurie Willison Nathalie DeSousa Rosie Neustaedter Terri Koszler Bridget Casey Virginia Lu Sande Woodson Michelle Short Nenette S. Madero Colleen Balija Tenia Nelson LauraJane Maryam Perez Amy Hill Mindy Eggen Hussena Calcuttawala Laurie Patterson Nandini Karmarkar Susan Busada Katrina Howe Ann Taylor Eva Bussom Linda Westfall Susan Stagno --> YOU ARE HERE!! Preeti Chandran SathyaKala Sankaran Thank you for stopping by my blog and HAPPY CRAFTING!

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