Altenew August 2022 Bold & Beautiful Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

Welcome to the August release for Altenew’s Bold and Beautiful! You are getting here from the wonderful Reiko Tsuchida and your next stop is the very talented Tania Ahmed.

If you’d like to start at the beginning click here Altenew Card Blog

Do you like to garden? Do you like to visit beautiful gardens? Altenew has a multitude of beautiful flower stamps and dies and this release gives you a GORGEOUS flower with the Dazzling Dahlia Stamp, Die and Stencil. Dahlia come in lots of different colors, shades, and petal counts. You can plant them as just plants but also from bulbs. I would love to have a garden full of them to brighten my yard! You can google them for a wide variety of colorings. For my Dahlias here I started with pale shades and went to deeper colors on the tips. I stamped the two flowers in Altenew Firebrick as I wanted to use that for the deepest color. The center was blended with Warm Sunshine and Frosty Pink for the middle. On the yellow I added Citrus Burst on outside, Frosty Pink for middle and the center of Sunray. These were free blended…not using the stencil as many dahlias vary. For the leaves here I used the Altenew Hanging Garden Die (see my post from Aug 27, 2020 for more info on this). The butterfly is also a stamp with the Dazzling Dahlia set. I had in my stash some blues and green alcohol ink over Sparkle Yupo paper so I just die cut an area that would look good as a butterfly and used Altenew Obsidian ink for the outline.

The greeting is from the One-Go Birthday Greetings stamp and die set.

I made several dahlias at once as described above. For this card I took a deep red card stock and embossed it with the Angled Mosaic 3d embossing folder. I sprinkled some metallic gold paint on this then added the flowers and leaves in the corners. Then sprinkled the whole thing with white paint and added the Happy Birthday flag from the One-Go Birthday Greeting die set.

After I tended to my Dahlias in my garden I switched to more delicate wildflowers with the Arch Flowers Stamp, Die and Stencil set. The larger flowers are colored with Velvet and Firebrick ink. All centers are colored with Paper Bag ink. The small yellow flowers were colored with Chamomile ink and the tiny three button buds are colored in Coral Berry.

For this little Wildflower Garden Add on stamp I really didn’t know what to do. So I just took black ink on the main stem and flower on scrap paper to see what it looked like. OOOH! I was surprised how much I really liked just the black and white look. Thus this card was really easy. A trio of flowers with an extra stem set against the white cardstock became very striking. Again, another greeting from the One-Go Birthday Greetings set and finished off with some white sequins. The greeting is from the One-Go Birthday Greetings stamp and die set.

Thanks for visiting today. Let me know what you would do with any of these stamps, dies, stencils. If you make something, please tag me @pennypynnonen. I’d love to see your creations, too.

Don’t Forget the Giveaway Prizes

$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 08/10/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 winners randomly from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/11/2022.

Here’s the full list for the blog hop:

Altenew Card Blog

Virginia Lu

Kari VanNoy

Laurie Willison

Caly Person

Erum Tasneem

Jenny Martin

Agnieszka Małyszek

Bobby Hagen

Mindy Eggen

Teri Wilson

Jaycee Gaspar

Terri Koszler

Annemarie Caister

Nichol Spohr

Therese Calvird

Angela Brennan

Lorena Brougher

Tenia Nelson

Nicole Watt

Lilith Eeckels

Mugdha Gujarathi


Maryám Pérez

Teresa Litchfield

Michelle Short

Bridget Casey

Nathalie DeSousa

Michelle Burnier

Jenny Colacicco

Fiona Duff

Svitlana Shayevich

Karen Brown

Laurie Patterson

Linda Westfall

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

Penny Pynnonen

Tania Ahmed

Dana Joy

29 thoughts on “Altenew August 2022 Bold & Beautiful Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

  1. Sharon Gullikson August 4, 2022 / 3:57 pm

    The flowers were blended so beautifully! I love the peachy look


  2. Verna Angerhofer August 4, 2022 / 7:25 pm

    All the cards are beautiful ! But I have always liked black and white so I think that was my favorite .


  3. Jeanne Rice August 4, 2022 / 8:36 pm

    Love the gatefold card. Love all the cards!


  4. Liz O. August 5, 2022 / 12:45 am

    Lovely cards Penny! Thanks for the inspiration!


  5. SSchmidt August 5, 2022 / 2:14 pm

    Sometimes simplicity stands out. I love your black and white add on.


  6. Karen Erickson August 5, 2022 / 3:07 pm

    Beautiful cards


  7. Sarah B August 5, 2022 / 5:54 pm

    I was really struck by the sophisticated simplicity of the black and white wildflower card. Just lovely


  8. Carol L McCready August 5, 2022 / 8:53 pm

    Fantastic cards. Love the gatefold.


  9. Twana Griffin August 5, 2022 / 11:40 pm

    Love the cards you have shared. Those dazzling dahlias are just fabulous. My favorite one is the first one you did in gate fold style.
    I too love flower gardens and floral stamp sets are my favorite to craft with.


  10. craftybambambi August 6, 2022 / 5:40 pm

    Love your cards!! Especially the first one with the opening in the middle


  11. Preciosa Alvarado August 6, 2022 / 8:47 pm

    Beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.


  12. Sandra Baggarly August 6, 2022 / 9:32 pm

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards! I love your sense of color.


  13. Marisela Delgado August 7, 2022 / 12:34 am

    So lovely.


  14. Lauryne Cunningham August 7, 2022 / 1:03 pm

    Beautiful cards! I love the CAS look of the black and white card!


  15. Orit Viderman August 8, 2022 / 8:40 am

    Beautiful cards. Thanx for sharing.


  16. Lori Podolsky August 8, 2022 / 11:45 am

    Marvelous cards, Penny! I especially love the gatefold card. Beautifully done. Thank you for sharing!


  17. Sheri Kempke August 8, 2022 / 7:45 pm

    Love your gorgeous cards-the gatefold is my favorite but the black and white is lovely too!


  18. Amy Solovay August 9, 2022 / 9:35 am

    Wow, you have shared so many amazing projects! LOVE them all, but your gatefold card stands out as being particularly chic and wonderful. Awesome work!


  19. Kathy Raker August 9, 2022 / 10:27 pm

    Lovely cards! I too like the black and white card. Simple yet elegant. Thanks for sharing.


  20. Nandini August 10, 2022 / 7:32 am

    Gorgeous cards! I really like the gatefold one.


  21. Janet August 10, 2022 / 8:23 pm

    I really like the flower card with the light blue behind it!


  22. Sue D August 10, 2022 / 9:58 pm

    I like the colors on all and the fold on the first one.


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