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. Sherrill Willis said:

    I had no idea there were watercolor pens! I’m definitely putting those on my wishlist. Thank you, you always do beautiful cards and this one is no exception.

    December 1, 2018
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  2. Teresa Doyle said:

    Wow Vicky, this is simply a stunner. Your poinsettia is so beautiful and the black with the gold specks behind it really shows it off .

    December 1, 2018
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  3. Barbara Mann said:

    Another gorgeous card. Your videos are always so inspirational.

    Thank you for sharing your talent.

    December 1, 2018
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  4. Susan Thompson said:

    as always, a beautiful card!

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  5. Laura said:

    Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  6. Lieschen said:

    What beautiful and lovely card 💗! Thanks for sharing it with all of us!

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  7. Teri Ives said:

    Thanks for sharing : )

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  8. Debbie P said:

    Beautiful card. Love the black background, it just make the poinsettia pop.

    December 1, 2018
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  9. Darlene Zapotichny said:

    I love this card! I have a couple of Poinsettia stamps and dies and your video has inspired me to make some cards similar to this one. I love your videos and they always inspire me and help to get my creativity going. Thank you

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  10. Stefanie said:

    Vicky, this card is just Stunning. Ithe confetti background and the gold frame are the perfect setting for the poinsettia. So elegant. Love your work and all your videos, thank you.

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  11. Cindy Q said:

    Vicki – such a beautiful card. Love you you mixed colors to make the flower really pop.

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  12. Lauryne Cunningham said:

    What a stunning card= I love the black background! And, the pops of gold make this card very festive- Love! The Festive Poinsettia and the Kind Confetti stamp sets are definitely on my wish list!

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  13. Linda R said:

    What a great card! Beautiful. Using such a dark background for your perfect poinsettia is just wonderful. Thanks for the video and thanks for sharing.

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  14. Tracy said:

    This card is really classy. Thanks for always sharing inspirational posts and videos.

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  15. Helen Weber said:

    so dramatic! Love it!

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  16. Jean Marmo said:

    Stunning flower against the black background!

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  17. Bodil Blix said:

    Love your card as usual. You are very talented and inspiring!

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  18. Jean Chaney said:

    I love that festive poinsettia and how you colored it!

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  19. Maureen Lee said:

    I love the intensity of the marker colors in the flower!!

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  20. Jeannie Boudet said:

    I love every card you make. This poinsettia card is just stunningly beautiful!

    December 1, 2018
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  21. Lagene said:

    Gorgeous card, I love the beautiful poinsettia against the black & gold background!

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  22. Carol Rossouw said:

    I am continually amazed at how wonderful this crafty community is, crossing even international barriers, and this blog hop is such a lovely way to celebrate this. This is another exquisite card, Vicky!

    December 1, 2018
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  23. Sheri Kempke said:

    Stunning card–gorgeous flower just pops off the background–love the gold too!

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  24. Loly Borda said:

    I love the contrast of the beautiful poinsettia and the dark background. Beautiful card Vicky! TFS

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  25. Carol said:

    Vicky, I am blown away by your gorgeous creation! What a talented artist you are!!!

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  26. Melissa E said:

    Stunning, as always! I don’t have watercolor markers but I see them in my future. Watching your videos has cost me a LOT of money — money well spent!

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  27. Jeanne Christie said:

    Gorgeous card – perfect colors and design!!

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  28. Lori Roberson said:

    Your card is stunning!! I love the colors. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

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  29. Donna J Billingsley said:

    A stunning card. The gold embossing on the flower is the icing on the cake. Thanks you for sharing with all of us. Merry Christmas!

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  30. Linda BL said:

    The gold embossing and the colors of water color markers you chose are absolutely perfect. Ithat gorgeous flower looks real!

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  31. Cynthia Cole said:

    Beautiful poinsettia card!

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  32. How beautiful, elegant and classy, Vicky – I truly love this card! Thanks so much for sharing so much amazing inspiration with us!

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  33. Henriëtte said:

    A gorgeous card Vicky, I love that you made the gold splatters with a stamp and that you added some more with your fingers instead of your stamping tool. Here I saw the Mixed Media specialist in you. Thank you for showing this awesome Christmas card.

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  34. Karen Benedict said:

    Stunning card, the black background really shows off the red and gold of the poinsettia.

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  35. Becky Kavanagh said:

    Gorgeous card! Love the inspiration you give us!

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  36. Terry Elder said:

    One of my favorites!!!

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  37. Jeri Klemenc said:

    Beautiful! Love all your videos Vicky!!

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  38. Laurie Black said:

    I love this card, the black and gold combined with your beautifully colored poinsettia is so elegant.

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  39. barbara lassiter said:

    This is gorgeous. I sometimes forget how stunning a black background can be for a card and this beautiful card shows that. Love your work and am so glad you are part of the crafting community! Thanks!

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  40. Susan said:

    Very striking card. Vicky, with the black background to the poinsettia.

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  41. Savannagh Kacey said:

    I so admire your artistry – especially with the “little touches” that elevate your work. Today, those gold dots in the background really impressed me. They’re just the right touch to make the pointsettia stand out. Thanks!

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  42. Erika Rodriguez said:

    Beautiful card Vicky! I loved your watercolored poinsettia.

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  43. Julie said:

    I love all your videos! I learn so much! You are a great teacher and I’m always so inspired by your beautiful work!

    December 1, 2018
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  44. E. D. said:

    Great stamp sets and ideas! Thank you 🙂

    December 1, 2018
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  45. I love the beautiful poinsettia with the delicate gold embossing! It is so lovely and delicate, yet it looks so bright and bold against that dark background! Beautiful!

    December 2, 2018
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  46. Katie Baird said:

    This is such a beautiful card! I love everything you create, and could watch your videos for hours on end! (Not that I have done that or anything:)

    December 2, 2018
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  47. Wendy Lambert said:

    Your card is just gorgeous , which is no surprise at all of your creations are always so beautiful. I love the tip of using the purple to create a darker red. So useful to know. I love the red and gold together.

    December 2, 2018
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  48. Marisela Delgado said:

    Fabulous card

    December 2, 2018
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