Thursday, November 14, 2019

Altenew November 2019 Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hey friends! It's time for another Altenew release and I have to tell you, I'm pretty excited about this one - Gradient Cardstock Packs! One of the best things about them is that they are sized perfectly to fit in your Mini Blossom Die Cut Machine. I don't know about you, but I cut almost everything with my small die cut machine because I can just leave it out on my desk!

There are six different packs and I love them all! They are perfect for the Altenew Layering Dies and I created several projects to share with you.


I wanted to play with all the colors, so for my first project, I made flowers using the Fantasy Floral 3D Die and three colors from each of the colorful Gradient Cardstock Sets and the darkest green from the Green Meadows set. I lined them up on the side of my 6x8 layout, matching them to the quotes I printed.


I thought the Mix & Match Mariposa Die Set accented the flowers perfectly. So fun!

Next, I wanted to try my hand at a fun ombre look on a scrapbook layout.


I focused on the colors from the Sea Shore, Shades of Purple, and Cherry Blossom Gradient Cardstock sets and just cut 1/2" strips and stacked them together. It kind of reminds me of thick icing on a cake and I looove it! I actually used leftover strips of cardstock from pieces I had already die cut and I think it worked out great!


I accented it with a few embellishments from the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection and some Wavy Outline Die Cuts that I had left over from a previous layout. I also stamped some images from my favorite Snap Shots Stamp Set.

Finally, I created a simple card using the Virginia Rose 3D Die Set


I focused on the Red Cosmos Gradient Cardstock Set and I think it's just beautiful. I seriously love that I don't have to dig to find cardstocks to coordinate. It's really so simple.


It's hard to see, but I dry embossed a stripes on the background for some detail.

So, are you as excited as I am to have this new resource for all your 3D dies (and other gradient ideas)?

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 11/20/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 11/23/2019.

Jen Schow **YOU ARE HERE**

Thanks so much for hopping by!



52 comments:

  1. I hadn't even thought about using the gradient papers for layered floral dies - thanks!

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  2. Loved all your gradiesnts! I think "Advice" is my favorite!! TFS

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  3. The gradient card stock makes all of your projects "pop". I simply love the way everything looks. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Stunning layout - I love these new papers - they really pack a massive punch, especially with those layered dies!

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  6. These are GORGEOUS! I am in love with the 1st card, especially. These papers will make the layering a LOT easier...

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  7. Beautiful layout and card. Great idea to have gradient cardstock for this purpose

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  8. I love the use of the gradient cardstock on the scrapbook layout because you can simply use your scraps!

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  9. Beautiful cards! The gradient paper pack is such a great idea!

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  10. Beautiful! Great idea to sample all the dolors. Love, live your blog hops! So much inspiration from wonderful artists.

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  11. Your projects are so inspiring, I love the rainbow effect.
    Faith

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  12. I am loving your Virginia Rose card. So pretty and the card stock set makes it so much easier to create these beautiful flowers!

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  13. I can see that I am going to need some Sea Shore and those purples! Really lovely use of color.

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  14. Wow! I love the amazing inspiration! The new paper packs look terrific. I recently bought some 3D dies and these are perfect with them!

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  15. That first page you created is amazing! Love all
    the inspiration you shared. Thank you.

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  16. Beautiful projects! Love the colors in the cardstock packs.

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  17. I’m so excited for the Altenew colored card stock! Your cards display them so well!!!

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  18. Beautiful card and layout! I love the new paper and I have already ordered it!

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  19. Beautiful card, I love the colors.

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  20. Beautiful projects! Such amazing, vibrant colors!

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  21. WOW! Gorgeous colors and Gorgeous creations!

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  22. Your card is beautiful and I adore the scrapbook page, you captured the beauty and shading of this new gradient cardstock with your projects, well done!!

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  23. What a neat ideal using the sayings along with the roses and paper.

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  24. Awesome creations! I love seeing the die cut flowers from the different packs side by side! Also, the way you used the papers on your layout looks just fabulous!

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  25. I love the way you played with the individual gradient packs by making the same flower with each one, but still tied them together in such a beautiful way on your "advice" page.

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  26. Beautiful projects, love the quotes you printed out too!

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  27. Such a cool layout! I love how you did the side! Gorgeous colors!

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  28. Beautiful projects and the fabulous new cardstock makes color choice so easy.

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  29. I love the gradient scrapbook layout, so colorful and fun! I'm loving how the card stock looks with the layering dies. thanks for sharing.
    ~Ginny K.~

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  30. Gradient cardstocks make it so easy to color coordinate your projects and for die cutting! Love the size, too!! Beautiful projects!!

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  31. I love how they sized the cardstock for the blossom. Great idea!

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  32. Awesome layouts!! So colorful and what a great idea to showcase all that cardstock!

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  33. Wow! These cardstocks are fantastic for layered dies!! :)

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  34. I love everything you've created!!!! Wow, the beautiful gradient cardstock is beautiful when used together!!! Who knew!!!! TFS

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  35. Beautiful color palettes! Your use of the gradient cardstock on your layout is very nice!

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  36. I like your pretty and colorful projects.

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  37. I loved how you used the gradient cardstock on your layout! Thank you for sharing your techniques with us. I like the size of the cardstock because you can immediately die cut with it if you want! From the package to the machine with dies!

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  38. Marisela Delgado said: so fabulous! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  39. Such fun makes! Love the new cardstocks. Your scrap layout is my favorite! It really showcases the Gradients.

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  40. Wonderful projects. I love this gradient card stock -- such a genius idea.

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  41. I just love those layers of color. Great layouts!

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  42. I love what you did with the 5 colors of gradient cardstock all in one project with a flower for each color grouping!!!

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  43. I'm in love with your creative and unique blend of colors across your projects!!! Such uplifting projects too!!

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  44. These are ALL great Jen :) The layout ombre is really cooooool! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  45. All the creations are awesome.....

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  46. All of your projects are beautiful, but the first really shows off these new papers. Your flowers look perfect and grouping them with the quotes is a wonderful presentation. Great inspiration.

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  47. Love the deep purple night sky in your card with the lovely snowfall.

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