Altenew November 2019 Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop

Welcome everyone! Thank you for stopping by today. I’m really excited for today’s post because Altenew is coming out with something I’ve been dreaming of: Gradient Cardstock! We are celebrating with a blog hop filled with inspiration and prizes which I will have all of that information listed at the end of the post so I hope you’ll stick around.

First let’s take a look at the colors shall we? These are showing the 6 different packs that are being released. Each pack contains 8 sheets of each color and the sheets are 3″ x 6″ which is a perfect size for the Altenew Blossom die cutting machine.

I am head over heels in love with the fact that they have this variety of color in a set just like their ink pads!

I have lots of inspiration to share with you! My first card is featuring the Peony Dream 3D set. I have a thing for peonies. I die cut one from the Shades of Purple pack and a second flower from the Cherry Blossom pack. The leaves I used Green Meadows.

For the background I lightly ink blended Deep Iris Ink and then splattered the background with the purple Metallic watercolor from Altenew.

I layered the flowers onto the front of the card panel with a dot runner and foam squares. The sentiment is from the Dot Botanicals stamp set. I heat embossed the sentiment in gold embossing powder onto black cardstock and trimmed to a thin strip.

Even though these packs are in thin strips, you can still use them with your cover plates. For this one, I used a large die cutting machine. I die cut the Layered Floral Cover die A & B from the Sea Shore paper pack.

I filled the gap in the middle with a sentiment from the BAF Fuschia stamp set.

On the next card, I used some scraps I had from the Red Cosmos pack. I attached them to a piece of white cardstock and then die cut a heart out of it. The heart shape is from the Festive Foliage stamp set and finished off with a sentiment from the Rose Blossom stamp set.

I was having fun with scraps and made another card using strips cut from the Shades of Purple pack. I used this as my background.

Once again I used the heart die from Festive Foliage and die cut it from Silve Glitter cardstock.

I finished off the card with a sentiment from the Rose Blossom stamp set.

This card below is once again using the Peony Dream 3D die cut from various colors from the Red Cosmos pack and Green Meadows.

The background was created by ink blending the Marble Stencil onto Stormy Sky cardstock with Industrial Diamond ink from Altenew. I paired it with a sentiment from the Japanese Mum stamp set.

Last but not lease is another way you can use your full cover dies. I die cut one of end of the Layered Floral Cover A & B die from Cherry Blossom, Summer Afternoon and Green Meadows paper packs. I trimmed around the edges to make it look like these were just layered flowers and not a cover die.

Before attaching my florals to the card front, I stamped a sentiment from Crafty Greetings in Obsidian ink. I attached my leaves and pink flower with a tape runner and the yellow flower is attached with foam squares.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! I am truly loving this cardstock!


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 11/20/19 for a chance to win.

They will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 11/23/19.


If you arrived to my blog from Laurie Willison you are in the right spot! If you get lost along the way, you can always start at the beginning over on the Altenew Card Blog.

I’m your last stop! I hope you enjoyed all the inspiration from the hop today and are as excited as I am!

Here is the entire blog hop list.


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  1. They are all GORGEOUS! I LOVE the blue one and the way you used the purples! WOW

  2. Love all the color combinations you used! and love the idea of the gradient card stock!

  3. Wow – so many stunning cards – they take my breath away. Altenew knocked it out of the park with this release of papers.

    Please tell me that they are also considering other variations of these gradient papers for the future – coloured vellum, metallic papers, glitter papers, artist grade tissues, coloured acetates…

  4. I love your cards! But my favorite is your last card. I love the yellow and pink colors. Fantastic! Thank you very much for your amazing ideas.

  5. Mindy, your pink and purple card (the first one) is my favorite of this hop! I’ve been patiently waiting for this release since last January, and these 2 colors will be tops on my list when I order – thank you so much!

  6. Beautiful cards and so many uses for the gradient card stock. It will definitely take the guess work out of finding coordinating colors for projects.

  7. OMG! Gorgeous cards!

  8. Wow… these are all so pretty! I am loving the Gradient Cardstock packs! Awesome colors, and it really makes it convenient and easy for layering and die cutting! Excited about these packs!

  9. WOW what can I say? What an awesome set of cards, so different and all so very beautiful.

  10. Wow! I love the amazing inspiration! The new paper packs look terrific. I recently bought some 3D dies and these are perfect with them!

  11. Oh my! I love how you used cover dies with these paper packs. So creative!

  12. Love the flowers – they’re gorgeous! But really clever on your use of scraps – I NEVER think of doing anything like that with them, but those cards are perfect! I’m definitely going to be getting some of the new cardstock!

  13. Boy you really went to town! I especially love the thank you card with the Sea Shore colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. These are gorgeous! Love these colors. Your cards are beautiful.

  15. So beautiful! Love the way you used the different dies.

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  17. Great cards! I love the new paper so much, I ordered it right away!

  18. Such beautiful examples for us! I am so excited for matching card stock from Altenew! Ordering soon…!

  19. Your cards are gorgeous- I really like your first floral one! I would love to use these Gradient card stock packages with my 3D dies!

  20. WOW! Gorgeous colors and Gorgeous creations!

  21. These are all amazing! I love the first one the best because of the beautiful background you created for it using other Altenew products that match perfectly.

  22. I love the peony die and your color choices are beautiful!

  23. What beautiful cards you created! LOve that gradient card stock. it would be wonderful to work with. Thanks for sharing.
    ~Ginny K,~

  24. Your Peony Dream card is so gorgeous!

  25. Your cards are beautiful

  26. Wow, so many gorgeous cards, I love these gradient card stocks especially the Red Cosmos color combo.

  27. Beautiful, Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL CARDS !!!! I love the way you used the new Gradient papers on them.

  28. Wow what stunning cards! I love the colors and layers of the florals! Such great products!

  29. Gradient cardstocks make it so easy to color coordinate your projects and for die cutting! Love the size, too!! Beautiful projects!!

  30. Your work is gorgeous!

  31. These are all beautiful! The last one is my favorite! Love the matching cardstock for the ink colors!

  32. I like your splatters and horizontal stripes

  33. Stunning work!

  34. I love the gradient cardstock. You made so many great examples of how to best use them!

  35. Wow! Your cards are amazing!!! I love the design and style and of course the dies and gradient cardstock!!! It all works so well together! TFS

  36. Bright and beautiful cards with awesome backgrounds!! Love the variety 🙂

  37. I kept thinking each card was my favourite – they are all beautiful! But finally the thank you purple striped design blew me away. Just love it to bits.

  38. An amazing array of beautiful cards, the 3D flowers are so pretty I love the gradient cardstock colors.

  39. All of these cards are amazing. But the one with the grey marble background is my favorite. Awsome job.

  40. Your cards are amazing! I love those gradient color combinations!

  41. always beautiful

  42. Beautiful colors and card designs.

  43. Wow!! All your projects are awesome!! Thanks for the inspiration…you’ve given me a couple more ideas on how to use the gradient paper sets!

  44. Wowzers! What great cards! I cannot pick a fave!

  45. Simply gorgeous!

  46. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  47. Love these cards and love this new gradient cardstock. I have the Layered Floral die set and I love it, but selecting colors is a real problem for me. This new coordinated cardstock is something I’ve been waiting for.

  48. Love every card you did, especially love the ones with the strips of color.

  49. Thank you for all the examples you made. I especially love how you made the background die work!

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