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Altenew June 2019 Stand-Alone Die Release Blog Hop

Welcome everyone! I’m thrilled to the moon to be joining Altenew in their June 2019 Blog Hop for the stand alone die release. To celebrate, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or the Altenew Scrapbook blog by June 24th for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs by June 27.


If you came to me from Jeanne Jachna’s blog, you are in the right place! If you are just happening upon my blog, be sure to head to the Altenew blog to start from the beginning. Once you have checked out my inspiration your next stop will be Irina Fonina’s blog.


I also have a video showcasing these new products that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel. I’m also focusing on different ways of using the Altenew Inks.


For my first card, I’m using the Color Wheel Die. This is a very large die that you can either use as a focal point on your card or like I did, cut it out multiple times from white card stock and make your own background design.

I ink blended Marigold, Chamomile, Hydrangea, Carribean Sky, Parrot, and Coral Bliss Altenew Ink with a life changing blender brush. I will admit, I was quite surprised how well the inks blended.

I attached the Color Wheel die cuts to my ink blended panel with spray adhesive and trimmed off the excess. I cut my panel down to 3 3/4″ and added to a white note card. The beautiful script sentiment is from the Fancy Greetings stamp set, stamped in Obsidian Black pigment ink. This black is so striking!

I love a good background die. This one has so many possibilities. This next card is using the Dainty Blooms Cover Die. I die cut it 3 times from white card stock and adhered together with spray adhesive. I know spray adhesive is not everyone’s cup of tea but I like it for its convenience. I do take this to a well ventilated area or outside to spray.

For this background, I ink blended Vineyard Berry, Coral Bliss, and Chamomile. Then added the die cut panel to my ink blended background. For my sentiment, I used the Ornate Foliage stamp set. I stamped the sentiment onto black card stock with the Antique Gold pigment ink. This gives the look of heat embossing without actually heat embossing.

Another great background die being released is the Delicate Mandala Die. This is very detailed and intricate. I decided to dig out my Gemini Foil Press. I foiled the Delicate Mandala onto black card stock with gold foil.

I die cut the Simply Friend word from white card stock 3 times. Keeping one of the words in the negative space, I ink blended Purple Wine and Puffy Heart Altenew ink for an ombre look. I attached my layered die cut to the front of the card and added a sentiment from Halftone Hearts that I stamped in Antique Gold Pigment ink.

Another amazing part of this release is the Layered Stars Die. I die cut multiples of the layered stars from Silver, Gold and Pixie Dust Glitter card stock. I layered them together using liquid glue.

My background was created by ink blending Rubellite, Midnight Violet, and Sapphire. I die cut the Mega Thanks from Tonic Black Glitter card stock and layered on top of white card stock by off setting it.

Last but certainly not least is the Virginia Rose 3D Die. I have tons of card stock but nothing that layers up in colors quite like the Altenew inks. So I created my own colors of card stock. I used the direct to paper technique where you take the ink pad and apply it directly to card stock to ink it up. I did that using Shades of Purple ink set including the colors Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, and Deep Iris. I also did this for my leaves using the colors Firefly and Grass Field.

After the card stock was dry, I die cut my Virginia Rose from it and layered my pieces together.

The background for my card is using the Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover with black card stock. I stamped a sentiment from the Fancy Greetings stamp set in Obsidian ink onto a panel cut using the Nesting Labels Die.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!

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  1. Lovely cards, MIndy! My favorite is the one using the color wheel die <3

  2. Beautiful! Love the blending of the reds and yellow… So rich and buttery.

  3. Super beautiful cards!! Each one is awesome and I love the second one a lot! Such a beautiful blended background to highlight the cover die! 🙂

  4. Joni M says:

    I LOVE the bold colors in your cards! It makes me want to try a dark background for my next card! TFS!

  5. kre8tivekate says:

    Love the gold mandala!

    1. Anne Sturgeon says:

      How very beautiful. The stand alone dies this release are so wonderful. Love that color wheel and the dainty blooms. Nicely done!

  6. Brenda L. Kuder says:

    Wonderful cards! I love all of them!

  7. Donna Deck says:

    Mindy, your cards are lovely. I think my favorite is the black/gold mandala card. It is striking with the bright pink sentiment.

  8. Beautiful!

  9. Betty says:

    your design using the color wheel die is fantastic, Mindy!! all wonderful cards!

  10. Andrea Rodrigues says:

    These are all so pretty, great job!

  11. OMG! I LOVE them all! The star one is FABULOUS! And the color wheel is great with that sentiment!

  12. I love your friend card with the black and hot pink, very fun

  13. Jeannie H says:

    Love your cards. The Mandela and dainty blooms cards are my favorites. TFS!!

  14. These are sooo beautiful! Great colors too!

  15. lmiltz says:

    All your cards have a beauty each their own. What a unique take with the gold foil on black with the mandala die! Isn’t the new release just grand?!? 🙂

  16. Jane B. says:

    What beautiful work. Thanks for inspiring me with your creativity and talent.

  17. Foiled mandala card is pretty

  18. All are so beautiful! I love the layered stars galaxy one !

  19. Your blending is beautiful! Happy to hear the inks blend well… I just invested in new inks from Altenew!

  20. ANGIE HOLLINS says:

    I love your cards!!! I haven’t tried foiling yet, but you have me inspired to give it a try! Thank you for sharing!!!

  21. Doreen L. Gill says:

    I love the idea of using that beautiful mandala die with the glimmer foil machine! I’m definitely trying that!
    Beautiful cards!

  22. L Kelsay says:

    Beautiful colorful cards

  23. Such pretty cards! Love ’em.

  24. What a fabulous display of cards to showcase this Stand Alone Die release!! The first two cards use my two favourite dies. Thank you for the video. All your backgrounds are so beautifully blended.

  25. Denise K Terry says:

    That mandala foil press card is stunning! I love the shine on that black cardstock. Thank you so much for sharing!

  26. Wow! Just, wow! Each card is so gorgeous – your colour blending skills are off the chart! You’ve really shown off these news products in their best light.

  27. Helen Kalb says:

    I love your happy colored cards! Great release from Altenew!

  28. Dee Earnshaw says:

    stunning work – love all these cards

  29. Stanlee Runner says:

    Absolutely amazing cards, I can’t pick a favorite! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

  30. sandy m says:

    Unfortunately the only cards I could see were the Dainty Blooms and the Color Wheel. They are both beautiful

  31. Marisela Delgado says:

    Your cards are FABULOUS especially the black card with the Vintage Rose. WOW.

  32. Susan P says:

    Beautiful cards. My favorite is the Virginia rose card

  33. Patt H. says:

    Absolutely gorgeous cards, especially the beautiful Virginia Rose!

  34. Lynda says:

    I love how the Ornate Foliage die makes such a beautiful card with it just cut in white.

  35. Jenrescuemama says:

    Impossible to pick a favorite! I love all of your cards, as usual! Such amazing work you do every time.

  36. Beverly Jordan says:

    These are so beautiful! My fav’ is Virgina Rose with the purples’ card and is stunning!!

  37. see mary stamp says:

    Amazing projects. Wonderful ink blending on your Dainty Blooms card.
    I think that die is my favorite of this release.

  38. Kiara Abel says:

    Lovely cards.

  39. Susan Babcock says:

    I love the dainty blooms card so much. Thanks for sharing.

  40. DJ Doss says:

    I love all of your cards, they are gorgeous! I love the card with the color wheel die especially, all the colors and I love that die.

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  42. Cindy C. says:

    Impressive!! I adore the Dainty Bloom one with that lovely ombre background. And all the other cards are really vibrant and dazzling!

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  44. lisascreativeniche says:

    Love the black and gold together!

  45. lizbechtel69 says:

    Mindy you have so many lovely cards here! They are all fabulous and I really like the gold and black with the purple sentiment! Did you say you embossed the Mandala die! Spectacular and I am also really digging the Virgina 3D purple flowers with the green accents/leaves atop the dotted swirl die with the nesting labels card! I REALLY like purple! Can you tell! 🙂 Great, great work!!!!

  46. I love your use of the black card stock – the lavender roses look wonderful against the textured black, and I love that fine gold on the black, with the lovely bold colourful friend die cut across it – wonderful!!!!!

  47. Anna Lontayné Bodnàr says:

    So much brightful cards.Thanks for sharing them

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  49. Easy teaching style and engaging. Thank you for sharing your talent and experience with us.

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