Welcome to a fun blog hop! The February Altenew release is out and we celebrate with an inspirational blog hop and lots of giveaways. Join us to see the products in action, to get inspired and to win lots of prizes

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

Here is a close-up photo on my card featuring the lovely Our Friendship Blooms Stamp Set( ALTN | SSS )

I did make the bouquet looking more full and dimentional by cutting out an extra flower and sticking it on top.

The background was embossed using the new Organic Linen 3D Embossing Folder( ALTN | SSS )


Links to multiple online stores linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Love & Friendship Release
[ ALTN ]
Our Friendship Blooms Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Our Friendship Blooms Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Our Friendship Blooms Simple Coloring…
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Organic Linen 3D Embossing Folder
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Bold Greetings Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS | SBC ]
Red Sunset Crisp Dye Ink Oval Set
[ ALTN ]
Golden Sunset Crisp Dye Ink Oval Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Pocketful of Sunshine Crisp Dye Ink…
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Tropical Forest Crisp Dye Ink Oval Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Non-Stick…
[ SBC | SSS ]
[ SSS | SBC ]
Scrapbook.com – Cardstock – 8.5 x 11…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Crafter’s Companion – Low Tack Tape
[ SBC | SSS ]
Stamp Conditioning Eraser Set
[ ALTN ]
Spellbinders – Platinum 6 – Die…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Glass…
[ SBC | SSS ]


$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/08/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/11/2021.

next stop

You should have arrived here from Verity Biddlecombe

You next stop is Norine Borys

Enjoy the blog hop!


  1. Oh, Vicky! This card is gorgeous! Thank you so much for the inspiration and wonderful tips and techniques!

  2. Altenew makes the best flowers! I have an older hydrangea from them which is one of my favorites. Your video with the popping up of the main lily was a fantastic touch!

  3. I love your card, Vicky. The coloring and the dimension bring life to the flowers. Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial!

  4. The enamel dots are such a good idea. It really stands out on the card, making them 3D. JUST GORGEOUS

  5. I love the colors and details and texture of your card! Thanks for another great video and hats off to Altenew for another great release!

  6. Wow! Your card is absolutely beautiful! I love how the bright flowers pop against the textured vanilla panel! All the layering and the white Nuvo drops are such a gorgeous touch!

  7. I really like that embossing folder. What really makes the card is the little touches you’ve added like shading and dimensional stamen. Your work is beautiful, as always.

  8. Hi, Vicky –
    Love the background and the beautiful, vibrant colors you chose for the flowers. Thank you for saying “boo” quet and not “bow”quet. That drives me crazy and many crafters pronounce it incorrectly. Atlenew has so many great stamps, esp. floral stamps. Love the Nuvo drops that you added at the end. Beautiful composition!!
    Lori S in PA

  9. I love it!
    The background folder is something I will have to get!!
    Also those stamps are too cute and so easy to use.
    Thank you so much

  10. Another great release from Altenew and yet another beautiful card from you Vicky. Always love what you do. Thank you for your beautiful creation with us.

  11. Hello Vicky,
    Another beautiful card that can be used for many occasions. Thank you for sharing your expertise. Maggie D. 🙂

  12. Oh Vicky, you’ve done it again! I just may have to buy this set! Your card is just gorgeous! Also, thank you for the stamping trick you suggested! You da best!!

  13. Beautiful card! I think the stamp set is different from bouquets I have so I might just have to buy it! I might need to eat ice cream while I order it so I can kill two New Years resolutions at one time! Lol!

  14. Vicky, this is a beautiful stamp set. Your card is lovely, I like that you gave it some dimension by fussing cutting an additional flower. Thank you for sharing all of your ideas.

  15. I really like the layering that Altenew has specifically. You can make really pretty flowers in know time.
    That was a great idea to use the negative of the die to get the placement. I will have to keep that it mind. Wait, who am I kidding. I have to write that down or I’ll forget.

  16. Lovel y card. I like the way you layered the center flower. Amazing what a difference that makes. This is my favorite stamp set from this release, too. Thanks for sharing and for the helpful video!

  17. Another beautiful card! I love how the Organic Linen embossing folder and the extra bloom you fussy-cut add so much to this design! The flowers are lovely and seemed pretty easy to color. ?

  18. I always think you’re done, and then you add something like the Nuvo drops and ZAP the card to a whole new level. This one was beautiful, as always!

  19. Thank you for all of the inspiration. This is a great set to work with, but your finishing touches make it even more special.

  20. Love your card! The texture from the new embossing folder adds so much to the card . The addition of the extra flower on top really adds dimension as well.

  21. The fussy cut extra flower layer really makes the difference especially with the deeply embossed background. Love your color choices too.

  22. Gosh it is a beautiful card and I would love to receive this beautiful blooming card in the mail, so your recipient is lucky as, it is so pretty.

  23. Beautiful dimension on your gorgeous card. Love that textured background and the color of the flowers. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your talent and ideas with us. 🙂

  24. Great card design! The linen embossing folder adds so much texture and interest! Thank you for the great ideas.

  25. Love the look of your card!
    The Organic linen embossing folder is a must have for my stash!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  26. The background embossing die is one of my visual favs….Beautifully colored flowers that make the bouquet pop off the page…

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