Altenew May 2020 Stamps/Dies/Stencils Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew May 2020 Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing brand new stamps, dies, and stencils. If you arrived here from Altenew Mixed Media blog, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Take a look at my flower pressed cards:

pressed flower cards

I used real flowers that I pressed two weeks ago and paired them with Altenew’s brand new Inked Lotus Stamp Set to create these beautiful cards.

Creating these cards was so much fun. I’ve never used real flowers before to make anything, so it was exciting. I used my Pressed Flower kit from The Crafter’s Box. I’ve been a member for the past 4 years, and I absolutely love all of the new things I learn from their workshops.

Here’s how I created these cards:

First, I bought some flowers I wanted to press from a local nursery.

Then, I took my time and add the flowers to the press and pressed them. That was two weeks ago.

Once the two weeks passed, take the press apart and carefully removed the flowers from the press.

I decided which flowers I wanted to add to the front of my cards.

Once that decision is made, add a small amount of Mod Podge with a small paintbrush to the back of flowers and adhered them to the front of the cards.

To finish the cards, use Altenew Permanent Black Ink to stamp the different sentiments on the front of the cards.

Done!!

Let’s take a look at each card:

I have to admit, creating these cards was so therapeutic. The flowers are so delicate you have to take your time and focus on what you’re doing.

What do you think? Will you make your own pressed flower cards? Please let me know.

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!

Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Mixed Media Blog by 5/17/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/20/2020.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Laurie Willison

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

Agnieszka Malyszek

Amber Rain Davis

Ashlea Cornell

Erum Tasneem

Jaycee Gaspar

Altenew Mixed Media Blog

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Laurie Willison

Lilith Eeckels

Lydia Evans

Maryam Perez

Nathalie DeSousa

Nicole Picadura

Nicole Watt

Norine Borys

Reiko Tsuchida

Tania Ahmed

Therese Calvird

Vicky Papaioannou

Virginia Lu

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

black ink flower press

Thank you for stopping by!

98 thoughts on “Altenew May 2020 Stamps/Dies/Stencils Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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  4. These are beautiful and totally imPRESSive! 🙂 The sentiments from this Altenew set are a perfect compliment. I often find that Altenew sentiments are that way!

  5. Gorgeous cards, gorgeous flowers! We used to press flowers many years ago with waxed paper & heavy books. 🙂

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  7. Wow! How cool is that to use your own press flowers!! And It got me thinking..I think I have a flower press I’ve never used!! Sure enough…I went out to the basement to find it lol!! Now I have to press some flowers for me cards!! Question…What all varieties of flower do you press? I don’t have any pansies, but I could try some petunias. They have to be most flat kinds of flowers don’t they?

  8. Wow, so inspirational! I regret passing on my kids’ flower press kit! Wonderful sentiments paired with your flowers. Well, since I don’t have pressed flowers, a floral stamp would look lovely instead LOL!

  9. You have just elevated card making to the next level! Love the simplicity and the old fashioned feel of pressed flowers. Years ago I had a flower press…no more!

  10. Oh, my those are beautiful. Beautiful release for May, Altenew!. Staying home, crafting, reading, blog hopping, and staying safe.

  11. These are beautiful! Love those pressed flowers and the font of the sentiment goes perfectly with them!

  12. Wow – yours cards are so amazing! At first I was like – wow those look like real flowers and turns out they were. So cool and so pretty.

  13. Wow this is so different than what I have ever seen on a card blog post..these pressed flower cards are stunning.

  14. Oh wow you brought back some old memories. We used old dictionary and encyclopedia books to press our flowers. How fun!

  15. What a brilliant idea you had Kymona! You always “think out of the box” & I always anticipate seeing what you’ve come up with. These are so lovely!

  16. These cards are amazing! It brings back such great memories, as one of my very first cards I ever made was with real pressed flowers, and I put it between some acetate. It was the start of my cardmaking over 20 years ago! When there was just a few stamps and you had to get creative! I love them. Especially the the white one. Super pretty. You have inspired me to make some more! I hope you make more in the future and share with us on your blog.

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