Saturday, July 12, 2014

Altenew Blog Hop



Welcome to Altenew's second Blog Hop! Altenew is a relatively new stamp company that opened it's doors last April. In a couple of days they will be releasing their second collection of stamps. All the stamps that you will see here will be available for purchase at 9:00 am EST on Monday July 14th.

If you are here from Taheerah's blog, welcome!

 I was asked to participate this time around and am so excited to see some well needed Islamic stamps designed this release. Here is what I made:

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I paired the sentiment from Super Script 2 and the flowers from Persian motifs to make this fun simple flat card.  It makes a beautiful background against the bold font. 



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For my next card I created an ombre background with watercolors and then stamped the flowers from Persian motifs on top. Pretty easy! I was inspired by a card I saw Julie Ebersole make! The sentiment is from Eid Greetings. Oh my gosh am I so excited to see this set! It is long overdue and so needed!!



Prizes
To celebrate their second release, Altenew is giving away five stamp sets of choice to three lucky winners! The winners will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog. There is more! I will choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be two stamps sets of your choice. You have until Monday July 14th 7:59am EST to leave your comments. You may enter up to two comments on each blog: 
  • Comment on the project, or the stamps. 
The winners will be selected and announced on Monday July 14th at 9:00 am EST! 

The blog hop has some real talent. I hope you will check everyones projects out! You can find the full list of participants HERE.


231 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. Beautiful cards Wida! I especially love that first card with the open pattern with just a bit of color.

    Glad to see the Islamic sentiments as well! I've needed them recently and couldn't really find any.

    Hope you and the gang are having a great weekend!

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  3. Gorgeous cards, Wida! I have been loving my two new stamps sets that arrived at my house on Monday. Fingers crossed for some more!!!

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  4. BEAUTIFUL cards Wida!! this second release is awesome & can't wait to place my order!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  5. Love them both! So simple yet so elegant!

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  6. Love the love card! This stamp lends itself to lots of uses. Thanks for showcasing it.
    Hugs

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  7. Great inspirations for using this stamp set! Beautiful cards

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  8. Total gorgeousness! Love the ombre (with hues of my favourite colours!), makes for such a dainty Eid card. The first one is definitely my favourite though - love the stamped background, offset perfectly with a splash of colour from the sentiment!

    Thank you so much for your recent comments on my blog, they have really made my day!

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  9. I particularly love the first card--very fresh. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Gorgeous cards! Love the ombre background.

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  11. Beautiful cards! Love the black and white background on the first card.

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  12. I agree! These sets look amazing! Love your cards

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  13. So soft and lovely! When you don't want the Persian set anymore, send it right along to me ;) I'm gaga over it!!

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  14. I have to say that this stamp set is one of my favorite in this release...
    Your card is beautiful. So much inspiration :)

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  15. Such prettycards love them both. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. So pretty. I'm inspired to get my watercolors back out!

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  17. Pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty.....did I say pretty. Love all your cards and that gorgeous stamp set.

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  18. Persian Motif is just beautiful... love the simple lines of it.

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  19. Beautiful! Love the delicate background with the bold sentiment and bright punch of color. Your Eid card is so pretty with the ombré background.

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  20. A beautiful combination of ethereal Persian Motif --soft, lovely; and strong words of Super Script 2. You are truly gifted.

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  21. Gorgeous!! The 1st card is my favorite!! I love the flowers left black and white with the pop of color on the tag!!!

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  22. the Persian flowers is one of the most original stamp sets I have seen in a long time. My first inclination is to color it but I love the look of it in black and white, too. And what about navy and white for a toile-type look... very nice!

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  23. Love this Persian Motifs. Gorgeous classic images to make beautiful cards!

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  24. Those Persian florals are soo pretty! I may have to indulge when they are available. I really like the pop of color on the sentiment of the first card, set against the clean background of the flowers.

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  25. Very pretty! Loving the Persian motifs stamp set!

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  26. I really love your treatment of the Persian motifs -- the outline flowers with the ombre background is so elegant -- no coloring required.

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  27. Elegant...that's the word for both these cards. Simple, beautifully designed and perfectly executed.

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  28. Love the simplicity of the black flower images with a pop of color in the sentiment.

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  29. Hey Wida..Great to see you on the list of designers:) Persian Motifs just happens to be my favorite set in this release. I adore how you created the simple background with the flower images to compliment the BOLD sentiment tag. Your watercolor wash turned out beautifully in the second card.

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  30. Interesting use of a stamp set that I really need to add to my collection. Thought the black on white was quite effective and the watercolor effect was also lovely. Thanks.

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  31. Lovely cards. As you said, these specific sentiments are so needed!

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  32. Both cards are great, love the color combo on the 1st card and the soft ombre effect on the 2nd.

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  33. The Persian Motif set has such beautiful images! Love both your cards!

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  34. Like that stamp set and what yo did with it!

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  35. I liked you guys on FB and shared the hop on my timeline!

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  36. Your cards are so amazingly beautiful! The pretty background you created on the first and the soft pretty colors and sentiment on the second.

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  37. two completely different looks with the same stamp. So creative

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  38. Lovely cards! I especially like the Persian motifs stamp set as I think it will be very versatile. I also already like on Facebook.

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  39. I just love the color combo on that first card. So neat.

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  40. Your cards are so beautiful and really show off the new stamps!

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  41. Beautiful cards, lovely with the layering the sentiment on the first, and the ombre with the second. I love Persian Motifs.

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  42. That persian motif stamp is my favorite from this set. I really love how you used it to create the patterned paper on the first card and with just the simple lines on the second too.

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  43. Your cards always make me smile, Wida! These are beautiful, and so creative!

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  44. I know right?! That Eid stamp is a must have! Brilliant work Wida!!

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  45. I am really liking what I'm seeing. Keep it up!!!

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  46. Beautiful creations, Wida! You let the stamps speak for themselves and they speak VOLUMES! So happy to see your lovely work in this hop!

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  47. Love the simplicity of the first card using Persian Motifs.

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  48. Your cards are very pretty and those stamps are great!

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  49. Finally a Eid stamp set! Very cool! Thanks!

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  50. Beautiful cards, love the super script with the persian flower set!

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  51. Gorgeous stamps. Thanks for the opportunity. Your projects are terrific.

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  52. Stunning cards! Love the watercolor effect on your second one, super stunning!

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  53. Great stamps and great cards. Thank you.

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  54. Gorgeous cards and backgrounds. I love the simple elegance.

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  55. Pretty cards! I really love Persian Motifs!

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  56. Stunning cards Wida! I love your work and these beauties are no exception!! Thanks for being a part of the incredible talent that has made up this wonderful and inspiring blog hop!!!

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  57. I am thrilled that I have found this wonderful new stamp company and that you are a guest designer!!! Altenew is definitely looking like it's gonna be my newest obsession!!

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  58. Love your first card...so unique and yet simple!

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  59. I love the simplicity and elegance of these cards.

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  60. I love the Persian Motifs stamp. The lovely elegant lines of the stamp ensures an elegant card no matter what paper is used to create the card.

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  61. Gorgeous cards!!! Love the Persian motif stamp...

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  62. Wonderful clean designs that let the stamps shine!

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  63. I love that you have simply stamped the beautiful images unadorned, sometimes I forget that they are lovely just as they are.

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  64. cards are simple, elegant and beautiful....thanks

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  65. The Persian florals are so pretty. Beautiful card!

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  66. I love the simple watercolor background on your second card and the Persian Motif stamped on top of it. Gorgeous cards!

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  67. These sets are so unique and so beautiful!!! And I love your cards, girl! Fabulous work! We miss you here in Colorado!!!

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  68. Both are great cards, I especially love the ombre background with the Persian flowers. Lovely!

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  69. Beautiful cards. The floral stamp is so lovely. I've commented to all blog and now crossing my fingers to have free stamps :)

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  70. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  71. Beautiful. I love how you made the background paper!!

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  72. Beautiful cards, love the background and the simplicity.

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  73. I sure do love this Persian Motif stamp set. Love what you did with it too.

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  74. Love your cards. Like the purple one especially.

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  75. Such pretty cards! Really like the watercolor background on the second card, so pretty!

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  76. Beautifully crafted cards, love the delicate stamping on your first card!!!!

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  77. Simple, but so-0-0 elegant...I really liked the way you paired the simple stampled background in Persian Motifs with the Super Script 2 large word. Beautiful!

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  78. Love that Ombre background so perfect with the Persian flowers.

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  79. These flowers in this stamp set are so unique and pretty... love your use of them on the cards.

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  80. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Wida - perfect showcase of Altenew :)

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  81. Pretty card and pretty floral stamp set.

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  82. Love your pretty cards. Love that pretty Persian Motif Stamp & the watercolor gradation on the 2nd one. So lovely!

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  83. Very nice cards! Thanks for your inspiration!

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  84. Amazing cards...I just love them...Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us.

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  85. Very pretty cards. Love the colors on the second card.

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  86. Beautiful work, Wida! I love the black and white Persian Motif background on your first card! That set has leapt right onto my wishlist! :-)

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  87. Lovely cards- thanks so much for sharing!

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  88. Really gorgeous cards, Wida! I love how you paired the stamps on the first one, and your water colored background on the 2nd card is just beautiful!

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  89. Both cards are truly wonderful! The first is so elegant and I love the Julie inspired stripes on the second. Love them both!

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  90. Oh Wida!! Your cards are beautiful!! I love the ombre and the simple design on the first with the bold colored sentiment. Great design!!

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  91. Your cards are so lovely!
    Really like the first one,
    so simple and pretty.
    Carla from Utah

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  92. Swoon! I adore what you did with the Altenew stamps, Wida! Specially in love with the black on white stamped background on the first card. Love.

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  93. And I already like Altenew on Facebook :)

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  94. Beautiful cards and a gorgeous release from Altenew!

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  95. Thank you for the opportunity to win! You are so talented!

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  96. What great cards.....I particularly love the ombre watercolor background you did!!!

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  97. These are so beautiful! Love what you can do with watercolo

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  98. Your cards are beautiful! Thank you for sharing. AJ@queenofmynest

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  99. These cards are really unique. I love both of them.

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  100. Beautiful cards. I particularly like the bold sentiments. Thanks for sharing!!

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  101. GREAT blog hop and wonderful cards and stamps :)

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  102. Love your cards! The 1st one is more bold & really caught my eye.
    marcia

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  103. Beautiful cards, Wida. Love the elegant simplicity of the first & the softness of the background in the second. I'm so enjoying this hop.

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  104. Beautiful cards! The designs in Persian Motifs are so beautiful! Love that pretty watercolor background on the second card!

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  105. Whether colored or left as just an outline, these designs are gorgeous! Persian Motifs is a beautiful and versatile set!

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  106. Love your cards! This new floral set, Persian Motifs, is lovely! Can't wait to be able to use it!

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  107. I really love the Persian Motif set. Your cards are lovely, Wida.

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  108. I love this stamp set and all the beautiful images it has.

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  109. Lovely cards. The Persian motifs is so beautiful.

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  110. Hey, Wida!! Oh my, you are so adept at combining colors ... your first card is a perfect example of that (even more impressive that most of it is white!!) Wonderful cards. I was so happy to be hopping with my favorite card-making stars : )

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  111. Love that elegant background on your first card.

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  112. The Persian Motifs made such a wonderful background for the Love card! Both cards are lovely.

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  113. Love the simple lines of this stamp. Your cards are all very pretty.

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  114. Lovely cards - I especially like the ombre look! Thank you for sharing!

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  115. I like the black and white stamping that you contrasted with the colorful word! Very effective! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  116. Love seeing how beautiful the stamps look simply being stamped in black with a splash of color!

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  117. I like the Persian flowers stamps. Very pretty cards. Thanks!

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  118. Really great clean cards. I think it's great that Altenew's release has some great stamps for non-Judeo-Christian holidays!!

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  119. So in love with the tag card! beautiful design!

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  120. Simple but elegant cards thank you so much for sharing...........

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  121. Nice to see some cards from you! Miss you, and thanks for your nice comments on my blog! xo

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