Altenew April 2022 Gardens Around The World Collection Release Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello friends! I’m excited to be joining Altenew in a blog hop celebrating their Gardens Around the World release. I have lots of inspiration to share with you.

One of my favorites from the release is the Morning Flowers stamp set.

It has a very whimsical look to it.

I chose some bright colors for my flowers and then ink blended a background with Coral Bliss and Warm Sunshine using a blending brush.

I flicked the background with some gold metallic watercolor.

This card also features the Morning Flowers set but this time for the background, I lightly ink blended with a light blue.

I stamped this butterfly in a light grey ink using the Meadow Reflections stamp.

Another favorite of mine from the release is the Castle Garden set where I heat embossed the image and then ink blended over the top.

Before attaching this gorgeous set onto a card front, I stamped the image in a light grey ink onto the card front.

Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! I loved creating with these sets!


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 04/20/2022 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 04/22/2022.


If you arrived from Vicky’s blog you are in the right spot!

Your next stop in the hop will be Jenny Colacicco

If you get lost along the way, head to the Altenew blog to start at the beginning.


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  1. Mindy…. Wow!!! These are all Gorgeous!!! Love the colors and design!!!

  2. Very pretty cards, love the subtle stamping in the background and all the color combos!

  3. Wow, Mindy! These are all so beautiful!! TFS and Happy Easter!

  4. Wonderful use of color in the first card. All the cards were special.

  5. Oh these are so beautiful!

  6. All of these cards are so beautiful. I can’t choose a favorite

  7. Gorgeous cards! I love how you ink blended the dark blue flowers!

  8. Beautiful cards. I love the blue flowers

  9. Love those flower stamps!! I’ll be getting them for sure. Don’t have many flower stamps and those are perfect! Your cards are beautiful as usual!

  10. Beautiful cards! I love Altenew flowers!

  11. Minday, you really showcased some amazing/beautiful cards. Love the takeaway on your techniques & ideas. Definitely will be checking out some of Altenews stamps/dies, etc. Thank you for what you continue to bring to the table.

  12. My favorite is the blue flowers with the gold outline! Gorgeous!

  13. Hi from Queensland, Australia. These cards are so beautiful. I love creating cards that only take a few steps to make them. Thanks for sharing.

  14. The way you interchanged the Morning Flower & Meadow Reflections together in a card was brilliant. The Castle Garden is one that really stood out, loved your idea on heat embossing and inking over the images. Beautifully done!

  15. Love the colors.

  16. That Castle Garden card got my heart racing!

  17. Your colors are magical!

  18. Gorgeous designs Mindy, thanks for the inspiration!

  19. your cards are so beautiful, thanks for sharing your ideas

  20. WOWZERS, loving the gardens around the world flowers ! Wonderful creations!

  21. All are STUNNING! What a fabulous release and inspirational cards! I LOVE the ways you did the flowers!

  22. Love love love…. all the cards are so pretty I love the light blue one with just a touch of a butterfly. Awesome tyfs 🙂

  23. Gorgeous! Each one is prettier than the next!

  24. How’d you know blue flowers are my favorite? gorgeous!

  25. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

  26. These are gorgeous, Mindy!

  27. Just love your beautiful cards!

  28. Beautiful cards. I love how you showed two cards using the Morning Flowers set, both looking different

  29. I love the large flowers over the boarder

  30. Very pretty, I love all the colors especially the blues!

  31. Really like the faint background images. Very nice

  32. Gorgeous flowers and color combos! Beautiful cards!

  33. Such beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

  34. Absolutely fabulous these cards are so beautiful these are my favorite so far in the blog hop

  35. I think the pink/yellow blend (top card) is my fave; but they’re all lovely.
    Altenew Art is always beautiful.

  36. The castle garden flowers are just dreamy! Love your color blending! Thank you so much!

  37. I like the pretty backgrounds for these flowers.

  38. Love your Castle Garden/Thinking if You card. Gorgeous colours.

  39. These flowers are gorgeous in any color and are topping my Altenew wishlist!

  40. I love the palette you chose for the blue flowers.

  41. Lovely I like the many colors

  42. Wow, your cards are very nice. I really like the way you use color.

  43. Gorgeous! Love the color choices.

  44. Love your gorgeous cards!

  45. Gorgeous gorgeous cards! I especially love the last one, with the heat embossed flowers.

  46. Beautiful Castle Garden creation!

  47. Lovely cards! I really like the castle garden set- so pretty stamped, colored and die cut. I love the curved grouping but also the single flowers.

  48. Your flower clusters are so artful! I especially like the blue castle garden grouping. Thank you.

  49. I can’t pick a favourite they are all beautiful. But I think the hold embossed and the blending after is my favorite. Almost looks like a spray of orchids at first glance.

  50. Love the florals in all the colors!

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