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!

208 Comments

  1. Bev Karolak said:

    Gorgeous card! I love the colours! Thanks so much for sharing your video 🙂

    December 2, 2018
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  2. Marcie Lovett said:

    Lovely card, Vicky. Thanks for the tip on using embossing to keep the watercolor from wandering!

    December 2, 2018
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  3. Merrill P said:

    Love it! That gold embossing is a wonderful touch.

    December 2, 2018
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  4. Denise Ward said:

    What a beautiful card!!! Gold is such a perfect accent to use at this time of year and it really sets off this wonderful Altenew poinsettia. Thanks so much for the wonderful tip about how to get the darker color. Never would have thought of using purple for the shading on a red item, but it looks perfect!! (I’d really like a set of these brush pens, by the way!) Thanks, Vicky, for always sharing such great products and videos!!

    December 2, 2018
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  5. Annette Reed said:

    Wow! Another gorgeous card. I always look forward to your creations. I love that gold against the black. It really enhances the poinsettia.

    December 2, 2018
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  6. Jane Sirak said:

    I love your car. It’s beautiful colored . The colors are beautiful.

    December 2, 2018
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  7. Tona said:

    This card is gorgeous! So striking. Thanks for sharing.

    December 2, 2018
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  8. Penny Adams said:

    The gold embossing really lets the poinsettia stand out. Gorgeous!

    December 2, 2018
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  9. Monica W said:

    I love this card. The black and gold really make the poinsrttias pop.

    December 2, 2018
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  10. Cathy Lillie said:

    Beautiful card! The poinsettia on the black background is stunning! I love the gold embossing on the flower and confetti dots.

    December 2, 2018
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  11. Denise Bryant said:

    I’m enjoying all the inspiration along the Crafty Friends blog hop! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! If I received it, I’d frame it!

    December 2, 2018
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  12. Carla Hundley said:

    This stamping on the
    dark card looks so pretty!
    Carla from Utah

    December 2, 2018
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  13. Francesca said:

    The card is very beautiful, too difficult for me!!!

    December 2, 2018
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  14. joan said:

    I love the dramatic look with the black cardstock! The gold dots just sets the design off! Thanks for sharing, Vicky!

    December 2, 2018
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  15. Kitty Tatman said:

    Great tip using but the violet as a shadow on the poinsettia. Your cards are always amazing.

    December 2, 2018
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  16. Chana Rose Patterson said:

    You are such an inspiration, thank you so much! I am new to the arts and crafts scene, luckily I have a fantastic best friend that came along to teach me about doing crafts, making art, and helping me to find inspiration. By the way, Merry Christmas and I hope everyone has a good holiday!!

    December 2, 2018
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  17. Patricia Brown said:

    Your card is awesome, love how the flower pop’s out… looks so real! Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

    December 2, 2018
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  18. Veronika Taylor said:

    Love this simple but stunning card. Thanks so much for all the hard work you do to bring others inspiration all year long!

    December 2, 2018
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  19. Mary Haynes said:

    Beautiful card. Saved your video for later viewing.

    December 2, 2018
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  20. Kailash said:

    Such an elegant and stunning card design!

    December 2, 2018
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  21. Beth Merrill said:

    I love this card, as I love all your creations, Vicky!

    December 3, 2018
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  22. Janice Thomas said:

    Lovely card I thought it was so cool hoe you used the violet color to make the red appear darker. I am going to try that.:). I enjoy watching your videos you are s great teacher and inspiration

    December 3, 2018
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  23. Betty said:

    I think this is my very favorite card from the two days of this blog hop – using the black background for your gorgeous poinsettia is perfect!!!

    December 3, 2018
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  24. Olive M said:

    Your card is so striking and absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

    December 3, 2018
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  25. Denise Mlady said:

    I love poinsettias and your coloring is amazing!! The gold really sets everything off and makes it look so elegant.

    December 3, 2018
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  26. Cindy Thick said:

    Your poinsettia card is beautiful. The gold embossing really looks elegant against the black background.

    December 3, 2018
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  27. MelissaF said:

    Beautiful card, LOVE the red with gold on the black background, so elegant!

    December 3, 2018
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  28. Lucy said:

    Love your beautiful card… It is a terrific Poinsettia set and the touch of gold made it shine even more x

    December 3, 2018
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  29. Dimitra said:

    Simple yet elegant! Great work Vicky!

    December 3, 2018
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  30. The card is really stunning! Love the way the colours pop against the dark background.

    December 3, 2018
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  31. BrendaLea Abbott said:

    I love the pop of red with the black and gold background. Makes for a really stunning card!

    December 3, 2018
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  32. Martha get nckel said:

    Wow, the contrast of the beautiful red poinsettia on the black background outlined in gold is fantastic. What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing this idea.

    December 3, 2018
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  33. Sandra Bojorquez said:

    Love this card its gorgious!!!

    December 3, 2018
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  34. Anne Lee said:

    Lovely watercolouring! The gold dots in the back are so cute. They really do look like confetti with that gold embossed look

    December 4, 2018
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  35. Lavette said:

    Vicky, I love all of your work and this card is included. Your techniques and color choices are always inspiring. Keep up the great work,

    December 4, 2018
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  36. Terri said:

    Stunning card Vicky and just the inspiration I need after trying to make some Christmas cards I am happy with and failing miserably. Your colour choices are just perfect. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

    December 4, 2018
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  37. Miriam Prantner said:

    So elegant! I love all the gold embossing!

    December 4, 2018
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  38. Amy Peyton said:

    What a beautiful poinsettia! I love the holiday spirit this card captures.

    December 4, 2018
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  39. C Sterling said:

    Stunning card! Thank you for sharing the tutorial!

    December 4, 2018
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  40. Melissa Smith said:

    Gorgeous Card! I enjoyed your video and watching how you blended the watercolors to make such a beautiful poinsettia! I am new to card making and need these tips!

    December 5, 2018
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  41. Jeanne Brown said:

    Stunning Card!

    December 5, 2018
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  42. Caroline Sterling said:

    That’s a truly beautiful card…thank you for the great tutorial & sharing your techniques!

    December 5, 2018
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  43. Lisa Byers said:

    I love your coloring on the poinsettia and then to set it on black!! So elegant!!

    December 5, 2018
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  44. Sue McRae said:

    Love the black and gold, so elegant!

    December 5, 2018
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  45. Rose Mary Smalley said:

    What a gorgeous card…thank you so much Vicky for always being so generous and providing a video…it was quite helpful.
    Carfters are the best!!!! Happy Holidays…

    December 6, 2018
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  46. Sharon Gabel said:

    I always make sure to check the videos you post. Especially, the SSS Card Kit ones. This is a particularly beautiful card…loved it.

    December 6, 2018
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  47. Andre M. said:

    This is such a lovely and festive card for the holiday season

    December 6, 2018
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