Altenew October 2020 Stamps/Dies/More Release Blog Hop

Welcome everyone! I’m excited to be joining in the Altenew Blog Hop celebrating their latest release! Not only are there stamp and dies but also NEW Mini Blending tools!

I’ve been wanting to try these new blending tools for a while now. I love the flat bottom of these brushes and of course white bristles is always a bonus.

My first card today features the new Simple Roses Stamp set.

I heat embossed the images multiple times onto white cardstock with clear embossing powder.

Using the new mini blending brushes, I ink blended Coral Berry and Ruby Red ink. For the leaves I ink blended Minty Mint and Just Green.

After die cutting my images using the coordinating die, I layered them onto Mushroom cardstock from Concord & 9th. I layered this panel to white cardstock and added to a card base created from Mushroom cardstock as well.

The sentiment is stamped in Black ink onto White cardstock and trimmed down to a rectangle. I love the mixing of fonts on the sentiments in this set. I added the sentiment to the front with foam tape and finished it off with a few clear sequins topped with Sparkling Crystal Crystalline drops.

My next card features the new Sweet Flowers stamp set. This set is a layering stamp set. I used Mountain Mist and Lagoon for my layering colors along with Firefly and Grass Field for the stem.

Since I was having fun working with the mini blending tools, I ink blended a soft background using Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake and Lagoon inks to match my flower. I love how I create such a great fade to white with this new tool

Now these are the mini blending brushes and to ink blend the background would be easier with the large blending brush that Altenew carries. I didn’t have the large one at the time of this card but I am definitely trying them out soon!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 10/11/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 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 Winners Page on 10/14/2020.


If you came from Laurie Willison’s blog you are in the right spot.

Your next stop will be Lilith Eeckels.


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  1. Beautiful cards! I love the beautiful blue in the second card!

  2. Those mini ink blending tools look like something (else) I need! Great cards.

  3. I love the Sweet Flower card – I love the soft inking and those colours are gorgeous! The roses look like they are glowing.

  4. Fabulous cards! Love your blending of those marvelous colors!

  5. Beautiful cards. I want to try those mini blending tools too.

  6. great cards.

  7. Gorgeous cards! Amazing blending! I’m a terrible blender, so I’d like to try the new blending tool.

  8. Fabulous cards! Love the pink on gray and the tone on tone of the second card is stunning!

  9. Your cards are so beautiful!

  10. Ooooo I LOVE the teal one! Great coloring!

  11. Beautiful cards. Love the teal card. Thanks for sharing

  12. Lovely.

  13. Thanks for the amazing inspiration! I really love the second card. The monochromatic look is beautiful!

  14. The blue card is extra wonderful. I like how you left the corner white. So different.

  15. Such beautiful cards and colors! 💜

  16. Simply beautiful cards, Mindy!! Gorgeous color palettes and love your card designs!!

  17. I love the flowers on the mushroom background. Such nice contrast

  18. Wow! Gorgeous cards! The pink flowers really pop against the dark background!

  19. Beautiful cards. Love the blended backgrounds. TFS

  20. Very pretty! I really like the 2nd card in its blue loveliness!

  21. Stunning cards! I love the vividness of the flowers!!

  22. Soooo gorgeous!! Love it!!

  23. Gotta try those mini ink blending brushes! They worked well in creating your beautiful cards!

  24. beautiful cards and really great colors…

  25. Wow, gorgeous cards and love the black background for the Simple Roses and the teal Sweet Flowers is soooo pretty too.

  26. Gorgeous cards Mindy, love the bold florals and the color combos you used. Thanks for sharing!

  27. OMG…your colors are stunning!!! I especially love the sweet flowers card. I have got to get that set!!!!!!

  28. I like the darker centers to the flowers. Great background for the second card.

  29. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous. I love the colors. The florals in this release are amazing.

  30. Why is everythign so cute when it’s mini?? Cutest ink blenders ever! 🙂

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  32. Wow! I gotta have this smaller blending brushes! You did a spectacular job with the blending= beautiful cards!!!

  33. I love your cards, I esp. love the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing.

  34. These cards are beautiful! I just received my small blending brushes today, excited to try them!

  35. Beautiful cards. Great release from Altenew. The small blending brushes are a must have. Thanks for sharing.

  36. Beautiful flowers and I like the backgrounds.

  37. Ooooo… that aqua card is devine.

  38. Beautiful cards! The colours are so luscious!

  39. Just gorgeous! I just got my Roses set and I am going to try your design asap.

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