Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

Welcome to a fun blog hop as Altenew has brought together many amazing designers today! We celebrate our unique community by sharing a project to inspire you.

There are lots of prizes to be won, scroll down to learn more!

I can’t even explain how this creating community has changed my life, my career and my way of thinking. I met new friends that although they live far away they are really close to my heart. It’s a community I treasure, since everyone is so supportive and kind to each other. I am really thankful to be a part of it!


video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

 


close-up photos

For my holiday card I used the lovely Festive Poinsettia Stamp Set( ALTN | SBC | SSS ). I embossed the flower on watercolor paper with
Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder( ALTN | SSS ). The golden touches give a really festive look ton my card.

To color my flower I used the AltenewWatercolor Brush Markers( ALTN | SBC | SSS ). It’s really easy to blend these colors on watercolor paper and you can watch the video for a step by step tutorial on how I did it.  For adding something extra on the background I used the
Kind Confetti Stamp Set( ALTN | SBC | SSS ) that added all those dots! They are also embossed with antique gold.

Finally for my sentiment I used one from the same stamp set that says “wishing you” and I combined it with the word JOY that I die cut using the Fine Alphabet Die Set( ALTN | SBC | SSS ).


supplies – special offer

Want to find what I used to create this card?! Here is a list of the products and don’t forget to take advantage of the special offer that is running on the Altenew website at the moment!

FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY18 or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS18 at checkout. Offer valid from 11/29/2018 at 12:01 am EST through 12/1/2018 at 11:59 pm EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

Links to multiple online stores linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Festive Poinsettia Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Festive Poinsettia Die Set
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Kind Confetti Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Fine Alphabet Die Set
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Watercolor Brush Markers – Spring…
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Advantus – Tim Holtz – Idea-ology…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
[ SSS | SBC ]
My Sweet Petunia MISTI – Mini
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]


Prizes

There are many ways to win prizes!

  • Leave me a comment below for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate. The winner will be announced on my winners page on 12/9/2018
  • Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners.

  • There are also 12 awesome friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

My Sweet Petunia: 3 MISTI stamping tools(Memory, Original, and Mini)

Jennifer McGuire Ink: Altenew $50 gift certificate & 10 handmade cards

Online Card Classes: 3 class spots

Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate

Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate

Chameleon Art Products: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon Pens

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo: $25 gift certificate

Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate

Simon Says Stamp: $25 gift certificate

Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 2 copies of Scrapbook & Cards Today Fall 2018 issue

Scrapbook.com: $25 gift certificate

Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens

  • Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, December 9th, 2018 for a chance to win! 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on the blogs participating in this blog hop and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on December 15th, 2018.

next stop

The next stop on the blog hop is Enza Gudor!Happy hopping and good luck!

213 Comments

  1. Debbie Rumpza said:

    Gorgeous Christmas card! I love the gold against the black.

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  2. What a gorgeous card.off to check out your video to see your beautiful creative process 🙂

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  3. Carol Didier said:

    So pretty, Vicky… I love the drama added by the black and gold background!

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  4. Melanie Ayers said:

    It’s always good to be reminded that a black background can look stunning! It’s usually not my ‘go to’, especially around Christmas.

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  5. Karen Carlson said:

    Stunning card.

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  6. Elaine Dunton said:

    Beautiful card, the gold on the black just gives it such an elegant look

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  7. Marian said:

    Beautiful card 💕

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  8. Delia Wilkes said:

    Stunning card Vicky. The deep dramatic colours accented with the gold makes for a very impressive card. Really enjoyed the video, thank you.

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  9. Dianna Hobbs said:

    Vicky, I always look forward to your videos as I know I will be inspired to create something as beautiful as your projects. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  10. Steph said:

    Beautiful card. You’re a talented lady!

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  11. Debbie Br said:

    Lovely card Vicki! Love the contrast.

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  12. Vivian C said:

    What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Tara Prince said:

    So pretty! I love the gold and black!!

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  14. Rosemary Mohler said:

    I love your card.

    Rosemary

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  15. Doreen Lamb said:

    Such a beautiful card. I always love your work.

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  16. Audre G said:

    What a beautiful card, Vicky. I love the dots. Another stamp set on my wish list.

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  17. Karen Phillips said:

    Such a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. Michele Clay said:

    Simply stunning, Vicky! I just put the Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers on my Wish List!

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  19. Gessica Pani said:

    So beautiful!! Black and gold is a really nice combination!!

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  20. Joanne Howard said:

    Your card is just beautiful! I love the gold sparkle to it!

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  21. That’s an awesome card! Love the gold with the black, red and green! <3

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  22. Debbie F. said:

    What a stunning card. I really like the red and black. There’s something about using the black that calms down the red (not sure that’s the “technical” language!). It’s just stunning and has a feel to me of “merry” (the red) and “peace” (the black). I guess the technical way of saying it is the 2 colors really balance each other(?). And the gold with it really gives it a lot of class. Thanks for sharing and for the video.

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  23. Sarah Lindenberger said:

    Your card is lovely, i wasn’t sure about the purple and red water brushing, but it really does look like a poinsettia. I particularly like the layered sentiment. Thanks Vicky!

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  24. Toni said:

    This is classic and beautiful! Your style is so easy and lovely!

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  25. Sonia said:

    Beautiful card Vicky! I love the black with the gold for a Christmas card! Thank you for the awesome inspiration!

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  26. Wendy Puckett said:

    This card is stunning! That black background makes your coloring pop, and I love the gold embossing. You are always one of my favorite stops on a blog hop!

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  27. Michelle Hackett said:

    Red, black and gold has to be my favorite color scheme. Especially for the holidays. It’s such a classy look, and your card is stunning. Happy Holidays.

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  28. Peggy M said:

    Beautiful poinsettia on a lovely background! I really like the black cardstock for a great contrast! Thank you for sharing!

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  29. Cindy Higgins said:

    Love your card!

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  30. Nanette Lord said:

    Love this card with all the gold makes the card pop and adds elegance to your card. I love watching your techniques you use in your cards and art journals.

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  31. Lisa Sullender said:

    Those markers are amazing. Love the card. Thanks Vicky

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  32. Carrie Lammert said:

    Very beautiful on the black background. I would not have thought of that. Nice!

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  33. Maxine M. said:

    Stunning…who would think to use black for Christmas? I just love this.

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  34. Rebekah A. said:

    Your card is beautiful! I really appreciate the included video! I just love watching card making tutorials!

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  35. Vicky O said:

    The black background makes it pop! Love it!

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  36. Heather Nelson said:

    Lovely card!! So pretty withe the red with black and gold. Stunning!

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  37. Patricia Chadwick said:

    Such an elegant card! I love this card!!!

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  38. Iryna H said:

    This flower looks gorgeous! Such a simple coloring but what a great result! An i Just adore it on Black!!

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  39. Fikreta said:

    so very pretty card!

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  40. Lee said:

    Gorgeous card. What a dramatic die!

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  41. Bonnie Eng said:

    That is a gorgeous card – the poinsettia pops against the black and the gold is such an elegant touch. Very rich and elegant card.

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  42. Angee Greenhill said:

    Elegant Christmas Card. TFS

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  43. Mary Holshouser said:

    Love the poinsettia on the black.
    The petals are more loose than many
    that I see – think this one is more
    realistic. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. Anastasia M. said:

    The flower looks gorgeous against the dark background.

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  45. DeniseQ said:

    Stunning card, love how you have the controlled dots and how you blended the purple to have the darker red, never would have thought of that. TFS!!

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  46. Denise Terry said:

    Poinsettias have a special place in my heart, and I love how you colored them! Thank you for sharing!

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  47. Lynne Ingram said:

    Delightful. I usually use copics but you have encouraged me to try watercolor again.

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  48. Sonia W said:

    Lovely card. Thanks for the inspiration !!

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  49. Janet said:

    What a beautiful poinsettia. Your card is so chic with the black and gold.

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