Let’s create a couple of summer cards today!

Welcome to a fun blog hop as we celebrate the July release by Altenew. Join the blog hop to see the new products in action and choose your favorites, to get inspired and to win prizes!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

card 1

here is a closer look on the card where you can see the embossing effect on the sea foam better

card 2

Here is another card with inking. This time the background reminds you of a watermelon while the focal point is a watermelon.

A clean and simple look for a card that looks so fresh and summery!


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

Altenew SUMMER WISHES Clear Stamps…
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Altenew Summer Wishes Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew SUMMER WISHES Simple Coloring…
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Altenew MOD FRUIT BOWL Clear Stamps…
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Altenew MOD FRUIT BOWL Dies ALT7183
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Spring Bouquet Crisp Dye Ink Oval Set…
[ ALTN ]
Golden Sunset Crisp Dye Ink Oval…
[ ALTN ]
Parrot Crisp Dye Ink – Altenew
[ ALTN ]
Heart Beat Crisp Dye Ink – Altenew
[ ALTN ]
WOW Heat tool
[ SSS ]
low tack craft tape
[ SBC | SSS ]
MISTI stamping platform
[ SBC | SSS ]
Spellbinders – Platinum 6 – Die…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
[ SSS | SBC ]
Paper Comfort Trimmer
[ SBC | SSS ]
[ SSS | ALTN | SBC ]
Altenew INK BLENDING Tool ALT3830
[ SSS | SBC ]


$300 in total prizes! 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 07/17/2022 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 07/19/2022.

blog hop order

The next stop on the blog hop is Erum Tasneem

You should have arrived here from Jaycee Gaspar , but if you want to start from the beginning you can go to the Altenew Blog


  1. Both cards are so cute but I really like the ocean card! I love the way you did the white part of the water, it made it look so real. The chair and the umbrella are darling. Thank you Vicky.

  2. Love that there are stencils for the umbrella. Great ideas especially the water with the embossing powder. Love the tips and tricks. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Your cards are beautiful! I love the background colors on the melon card and the white embossing on the beach card! Great designs!

  4. Great cards! Love how you created the surf with embossing powder. That second one with the watermelon is adorable.
    Thank you for sharing the video.

  5. WOW Vicky. Two totally different cards – both just awesome. Love the surf you created on the first card. It’s such a cool card.

  6. Gorgeous cards! Summer themed anything makes me happy! Your cards are playful but sophisticated! Thank you for your creativity!

  7. Hi Vicky!!
    Oh wow love that embossing idea! It looks so much like the sea foam!! This set is my favorite loving the chairs and how you colored them! You made me excited for my first trip to the beach! Yay Summer!! ?

  8. Very pretty cards Vicky! Love the ocean shore. Cool effect with that embossing powder. I’ll have to try that. Cute watermelon card too. Both perfect for summer. Thanks for sharing.

  9. The cards definitely make you think summer! Love how you made the foam on the first card and the colors on the second card definitely invoke watermelons and summer.

  10. Beautiful cards. Love the postage stamp edge on the beach card and the beautiful blending on the watermelon card. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Wow, love the summer vibe on both cards! That sea foam looks amazing! I’m gonna have to try it. Thank you for sharing!

  12. Summer time is gardening time at our house… not much time for crafting. I do love that chair with the umbrella. I would like to have it in my garden area so I could sit and admire all the growings on…. TFS

  13. Cool cards! I really like the 1st card- great sand and sea background, and the beach chair and hat is so warm and summery!

  14. These cards are both beautiful. The summer wishes is my favorite b/c the beach is my happy place so naturally I love this card.

  15. Beautiful cards! The beach chair makes me wish I was back at the beach. I love the watermelon card with the soft coloring you did . Very beautiful.

  16. I love the color and the clean and simple design using the watermelon. It just is perfect for summer.

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