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. Jean Fulton said:

    Very pretty card.

    November 30, 2018
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  2. Elizaveta P. said:

    I really like poinsettia and I buy it every Christmas holiday )) So far I would make similar card using your cool idea! Thank you for sharing, you are so creative!

    November 30, 2018
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  3. Viveca V. said:

    This is a festive and beautiful card! I love the black background and embossed dots with the gold frame- they make the colors on the poinsettia so vivid.

    November 30, 2018
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  4. Renee said:

    Love the contrast between gold and black. With the pop of red it’s beautiful!

    November 30, 2018
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  5. Janet Durbin said:

    Your card really pops, the black background is awesome! AND I really like those water color markers!

    November 30, 2018
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  6. Kim Faucher said:

    Beautiful classic colors with the pop of glimmer from that paper. Great card!!!

    November 30, 2018
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  7. Laura Kopouchian said:

    Lovely card and the markers are wonderful.

    November 30, 2018
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  8. Emmaline said:

    Another beautiful card! The red really pops against the black – one of my favorite color combos!

    November 30, 2018
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  9. Dee Earnshaw said:

    stunning card – LOVE how it POPS!!

    December 1, 2018
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  10. Megan said:

    Striking card, love the gold dots behind the flower. once again you have shown your wonderful artistry.

    December 1, 2018
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  11. Sharon Gabel said:

    I liked especially the ability to mix colors with the inks to get more looks.

    December 1, 2018
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  12. Pennie said:

    I think this card is amazing! Beautiful choices of colors. It gave me some awesome ideas. Thank you so much!

    December 1, 2018
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  13. Patricia Butler said:

    Beautiful poinsettia card. I love your coloring and the black background with the gold embossing and frame. Thank you door your video.

    December 1, 2018
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  14. Wendy McMichael said:

    Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

    December 1, 2018
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  15. Jeanne Beam said:

    Very beautiful card! Love the poinsettia.
    Thanks so much for sharing…

    December 1, 2018
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  16. Such a gorgeous Christmas card! Thank you for sharing!

    December 1, 2018
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  17. Linda Johnson said:

    I love the black as a background. it makes the poinsettia stand out. I would never have thought of black on a Christmas card!

    December 1, 2018
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  18. Rema DeLeeuw said:

    Beautiful card!

    December 1, 2018
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  19. Sue W. said:

    Super lovely card! So festive!

    December 1, 2018
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  20. Judith Valerio said:

    Vicky, love your cards and tutorials, you make me feel I could make your cards. Thanks

    December 1, 2018
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  21. Stacey Kowbel said:

    Beautiful card! I love the poinsettias on the dark card base!

    December 1, 2018
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  22. Gail A Ciesielski said:

    Very pretty card! Thanks!

    December 1, 2018
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  23. Sue D said:

    Pretty poinsettia card and so elegant with the gold.

    December 1, 2018
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  24. joy meadows said:

    Love this poinsettia with the JOY sentiment, Vicky!! Your coloring is superb!

    December 1, 2018
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  25. Ann Tolman said:

    Love the card. I have the stamps and will use them after your beautiful inspiration.

    December 1, 2018
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  26. Geneviève said:

    I really need to use the watercolor markers beautiful colors

    December 1, 2018
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  27. Patricia k said:

    Beautiful card, you made the coloring look so easy!

    December 1, 2018
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  28. Patricia Higgins said:

    So pretty! It looks like a lot of work though!

    December 1, 2018
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  29. Carol Schamerloh said:

    Lovely card

    December 1, 2018
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  30. Patricia Mueller said:

    I love the black behind the pointsettia it is really is quite stunning.

    December 1, 2018
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  31. Meghan Kennihan said:

    Your Watercoloring is AMAZING! Thank you for the video! What a stunning card!

    December 1, 2018
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  32. Carol Halvorson said:

    What a gorgeous card!

    December 1, 2018
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  33. Rachel Duong said:

    I love this poinsettia card. It looks so real and the gold turns it into magic.! I love the black background. It is so rich and classy!

    December 1, 2018
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  34. robiw said:

    Beautiful card — love the coloring.

    December 1, 2018
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  35. Monique R Stevens said:

    I love the look you got from the watercolor markers! Gorgeous card!!!

    December 1, 2018
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  36. Karen Tarolli said:

    Vickey you make everything look so beautiful yet so easy to do!

    December 1, 2018
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  37. Beth said:

    What a way to use the color black on a holiday card. I love it.

    December 1, 2018
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  38. Jeanne H said:

    Red, black and gold sure make your card beautiful.

    December 1, 2018
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  39. Pam Jangor said:

    Love the vibrant red. colors of the flower. It really stands out on the black.

    December 1, 2018
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  40. Beautiful! The gold gives it such an elegant look!

    December 1, 2018
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  41. Eva N said:

    This is so stunning…..the dark colors and gold are so elegant! Thank you for the gorgeous ideas.

    December 1, 2018
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  42. Karen Lewis said:

    I love the gold embossing on a black background! Elegant card! thanks

    December 1, 2018
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  43. Patty Kellogg said:

    Beautiful, elegant card! Thanks for sharing.

    December 1, 2018
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  44. Kathy Ferguson said:

    Stunning poinsettia card. It looks so realistic the way you colored it and the gold and black combination make it pop right off the card. Thanks for the inspiration!

    December 1, 2018
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  45. Denise Kitts-Wadlow said:

    Beautiful card!! I love the gold and black background–they really make the red and green from the poinsettia and leaves, pop!!! TFS–have a blessed weekend.

    December 1, 2018
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  46. Shawn Wenrich said:

    I love your holiday cards Vicky, the always contain some kind of classic beauty!

    December 1, 2018
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  47. Tina Gillham -Evans said:

    What a lovely card this is, I love Poinsettias and I love stamping, keep it up you are truly inspiring

    December 1, 2018
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  48. Jean Fulton said:

    Just love your use of such vivid colors.

    December 1, 2018
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  49. Mary Anne Feller said:

    Vicky, if I ever get to visit Greece, you are the crafty friend I want to meet! Your talent is amazing, and I look forward to your videos. I learn something new every time! Happy holidays to you & your family!

    December 1, 2018
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