Tuesday, May 4, 2021


Hi There!

What a fantastic release. So many beautiful products. You can see all the goodies at the Exotic Garden release collection page. Or shop Altenew for all your crafting supply needs.

You should have come from Lilith's blog. Didn't you love her use of the Banana Leaves Embossing Folder.

I have created three projects for this release. The first is a card using the Bitterroot Flower Layering Stencils.

I started by blending Emerald ink to the lower two thirds of a white cardstock panel. Then I layered the Sea Shore Slim Washi tapes onto the panel, cutting some to make different widths. I blended Emerald to the outside of another piece of cardstock, then blended Jet Black to the lower part and adhered both of those to a white card base. Then on another cardstock panel. I used Crisp Dye inks in the Sea Shore collection and the Tropical Forest collection to create the flowers and leaves.

I added black lines to the flower and leaves and white gel pen to the centers. Then I used the Bitterroot Flower Die to cut it out. I also die cut two more from black cardstock. Layered them up, the black ones, split to create shadow around most of the floral die cut,  and adhered it to the panel. I used Altenew Birthday Greeting Stamp Set and stamped the sentiment with Jet Black ink. And added some sequins.

For my second card I used the beautiful Enchanting Beauty Stamp Set and some watercolor cardstock panel. 

I placed the single long leafy branch onto a Misti Stamping Tool and used Silver Stone Crisp Dye ink. Inked the stamp and then misted it with water and stamped it. I used a damp paint brush and blended out the lines. Moved the stamp and repeated the process. Then placed the other two stamps and did the same process with Coral Bliss Crisp Dye Ink.

I treated a piece of acetate with an anti static tool (a.k.a. baby powder) used the larger stamp and stamped it with Versafine black ink and then clear heat embossed it. I had to be careful because acetate warps really easily.

I stamped the sentiment from the set using some Jet Black Crisp dye Ink. Added a few drops of glue behind the image on the acetate and glued it to the watercolor panel. Added the paperclip and adhered the panel to a coral colored base. 

My third project I used the Blooming Tulips Stamp set. And what a stunning set this is. It is so easy to use, that I created three items with it. 

I started with a white card panel cut to 4" by 5 1/4". Stamped the outline image of the tulip, stem, and leaf in Gina K Amalgam ink. It works with The Altenew Artist Alcohol markers.

I colored the flower in with the Artist Alcohol Markers in R400, R301, R206, Y204, G702, G715, G554, and colored the outside with R926.

I stamped the sentiment with the Carpe Diem Stamp Set onto a piece of black cardstock with VersaMark ink and white heat embossed it. Cut it out and adhered it to the panel with foam tape. Then adhered it to a white card base.

Loved that, and decided to make and envelope liner to match, using the same method as for the card, cut it to fit, then adhered the panel to the inside of an envelope.

I love finding a gift bag and making a card to match. But instead I made a gift bag to match the card and envelope.

I took a white gift bag, and lining the inside with some parchment paper so the markers will not bleed through, created a frame around the top and sides and did the same as for the card and envelope. I ended up blending some black Artist Alcohol Marker to the top of the bag and card.

I added some white spots to the centers the flowers on the card, liner, and bag. I made a hole in each side of the bag and threaded the silver elastic through and tied a bow.

Next up on the blog hop is Maryam Perez.

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/10/2021 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/12/2021.

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jaycee Gaspar

Amanda Baldwin

Nicole Watt

Vicky Papaioannou

Emily Midgett

Carol Hintermeier

Norine Borys 

Erin Thompson

Agnieszka MaƂyszek

Helen Kalb

Amber Rain Davis

Jenny Colacicco

Svitlana Shayevich

Erum Tasneem

Kymona Tracey

Keren Baker

Virginia Lu


Lilith Eeckels

Linda Westfall (you are here)

Maryam Perez

Michelle Short

Therese Calvird

Verity Biddlecombe

Tania Ahmed

Sandhya Iyer

Reiko Tsuchida


Nathalie DeSousa

Teresa Litchfield

Laurie Willison

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Tina Smith

Tricia Schaden 

Joylita Dsouza

Nandini Karmarkar

Thank you for stopping here and enjoy the rest of the hop.


  1. Great project shares. I like the idea for the liner and bags.

  2. So many cool ideas. I like the decorated bag. Who wouldn't love to get a special gift bag like that?

  3. love the soft colors in the second card

  4. Love your ideas, especially the gift set, the color combo is stunning and the blooming tulip is perfect for it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Gorgeous cards. I really like the last set. The bold colors are beautiful.

  6. Look at those gorgeous red tulips!

  7. Gorgeous cards and I love how the doodling on the first card really makes the colors Pop! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Lovely and I really like the way you incorporated so many matching elements!

  9. Beautiful designs! I LOVE the teal one!

  10. Wow! I love the reds and corals against the cobalt blue!

  11. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

  12. I love this dark blue background!

  13. Great cards!! I LOVE that you made a matching gift bag for one of your cards!!

  14. What a wonderful release. It is always so exciting to see!

  15. Beautiful projects, love how you showcase the fabulous release!

  16. Your cards are beautiful. I am in love with the Tulip on the card and the bag, so clever!

  17. I really love your dreamy "Beauty is found within" card! So beautiful!

  18. Stunning colors and coloring! Such amazing cards.

  19. Stunning cards for Altenew, Linda. I am so loving this blog hop, and I thank you for sharing.

  20. Wow!!! How cool to make 3 cards out of the same stamped and colored floral pattern...especially love the envelope liner...how fun will that be for someone special, when they open this beauty up ❤️

  21. I love the matching bad to card idea! All are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Love your bitterroot flower card and the background you created with ink blending and washi tapes. What is the best way to cut washi tape into different widths? Thanks for all the inspiration!

  23. Your projects are amazing! I love your use of acetate on your card- it's beautiful! And the gift bag- so pretty!

  24. Love the card with the stenciled flowers! So pretty!

  25. Wow! Amazing pieces. The first two cards look so light, airy and beautiful and the tulip pieces are knock your socks off gorgeous!!! I need that set.

  26. Beautiful projects, beautiful colors, beautiful styles. Love them all!

  27. I love your card designs, especially the second one... Thank you for the inspiration!

  28. Simply gorgeous! Another wonderful release!

  29. Thank you for another beautiful release, Altenew!

  30. What beautiful cards, well done!


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