Altenew January 2023 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello friends! I’m joining Altenew in celebrating the Marvelous Monthly Series with a blog hop!

I’m sharing inspiration using the Build A Garden Grand Carnation set. This set is kind of nostalgic for me. Pretty sure it’s the first flower I ever received when I was young.

Carnations come in so many different colors. Today I’m using the Blue Mountains and Frosted Foliage inks sets to color my flowers. The small blending brushes worked nicely to blend my color in the areas of the stencil.

For the background I used the Blue Mountain ink set and a large blending brush. Then after removing the stencil, I went back over the background.

I added flicks of metallic watercolor for added interest.

I love that there are coordinating dies for some of the sentiments. I thought this sentiment was a beautiful message to send to a friend.


$300+ in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a FULL RELEASE BUNDLE to 1 grand prize winner and a $25 gift certificate to 4 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by January 22, 2023 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on January 24, 2023. *The grand prize winner will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew Card Blog.


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  1. I love the different shades of blue! Gorgeous background!!!

  2. Gorgeous coloured carnations another amazing set.

  3. Beautiful colors on those carnations! Very inspiring!

  4. Very pretty card

  5. This is a very happy card!

  6. Your blue Carnations is so calming and lovely!

  7. So many things to love about this beautiful tranquil card!

  8. The blue on blue is COOL!!!!!!!

  9. As always, Mindy, your work is wonderful! Love the blue carnations!

  10. Beautiful job on your card. I love the shades of blue that you chose. Soooooo eye catching. tyfs 🙂

  11. So very pretty!

  12. Beautiful card! I love the tone on tone!

  13. Beautiful card!!!! I’m loving the stenciled background!!!

  14. Makes me ready for Spring!

  15. Love the blue. Thanks for sharing your lovely card!

  16. Stunning. The blues are beautiful and inspire a happy, cheerful feeling.

  17. So gorgeous!

  18. Beautiful card! Love the background and the new Monthly series!

  19. Mindy, it’s so pretty. I love the blues. Love using those inks too! The darker shading on the stencil image really pops the whole card. Love your creation 💙

  20. Very pretty card. Love the monochromatic look.

  21. The monochromatic blue is beautiful. I love the graphic background with the flowers as well.

  22. Simply beautiful, love the metalic splatter!

  23. Love the colors in this card!

  24. I love that blue florals on the blue background. Excellent choice.

  25. Love the blue carnations, beautifully done!

  26. The tone-on-tone blue color combinations turned out very nice.

  27. I really love the monotone. So beautiful.

  28. Very pretty flowers and background! And now that you mention it, it is GREAT having the die to cut out the sentiment. It really stands out against the colored card.

  29. Love the blue carnation! As a gril I remember thinking it was so cool to see all the different colors this frilly flower could come in!

  30. Very pretty colors and card design

  31. I love the softness of your card! Stunning make and the colouring is fab! – Aditi (

  32. Lovely card–love the colors, sentiment and metallic flicks of color!

  33. Beautiful cards!!

  34. So beautiful to see these flowers in these blue shades! Lovely card!

  35. Love the carnations on that background.

  36. Love the blue colors on the carnations.

  37. Beautiful card, love the dimension!

  38. Beaultiful! Love those blue carnations!

  39. Hi Mindy. These are such beautiful shades of blue together. I love your shading and the layout. The stencil you have used behind the flowers is very unique. I did not notice in the release, so thanks for highlighting it in your card. I look forward to your next card.

  40. Okay Mindy! You’ve done it! You’ve inspired me to try a monochromatic card because your’s is soooooo stunning! Thanks 🙂

  41. Lovely card! Those blues are so pretty and the background accents the card but does not overwhelm the flowers.

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