Altenew August 2022 Endless Ambition Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

Welcome to the Endless Ambition Blog Hop with lots of goodies with hot foil plates and stencils…and some stand-alone dies. If you are following along in the blog you got her from my friend Terri Koszler and your next stop is the wonderful Laurie Willison. If you want to start at the beginning click the Altenew Blog post.

As hot foils grew in popularity last year and offered additional designs, I bit the bullet and purchased the Spellbinders Glimmer Machine. It really is easy to use and gives lovely results. I also got a variety of colors and designs of foil as you will see below.

My first card is special as it is highlighting the soon-to-be-released Brushed Gold from Altenew. The foiling was done using the Flowery Bouquet Hot Foil Plate and the Brushed Gold foil. Then the sentiment were created with the Sweet Sentiment Die Set for a simple but very elegant look.

The next two cards show how the positive and negative of foiling can work. First I took the Flowery Wreath Hot Foil plate with green foil to create the wreath outline. Rather than to color in the wreath itself I used the Flowery Wreath Stencils to color directly on the card front, cut a circle in the foiled wreath and popped it up over the colorful stenciling. To add more color I used Altenew enamel dots to the top and a few green sequins.

For the second card I first used the ‘hello’ from the Sweet Sentiment Hot Foil Plate set on a small piece of cardstock. Then using the Pinkfresh’s solid foil plate with the remaining green foil I foiled another card front. It is popped up with foam tape and few sequins to create a lovely card in the negative.

These next two cards won my heart! I first used the Rainbow Burst Foil Plate with the solid blue foil then rotated it slightly to foil again it blue. The teal/turquoise foil was used to do the same so in all, the card front was foiled 4 times. It is so striking in person with all the glimmer and of course, it looks like fireworks. So ‘celebrate’ from the Sweet Sentiments Die Set was used as a sentiment cut from glitter paper.

The last card is the negative of the blue foiling for the first card. Although not fully planned, it came out lovely by matching the centers of the burst. So besides getting a negative from just one pass of foil, you CAN get a tremendous negative foiling from a double foiled sheet. I cut this card front ever so slightly to put the center of the radial just off center on the card front. The sentiment is just reversed from the first card with the blue glitter paper as the shadow die behind white cardstock. This didn’t need any additional bling — you can see on the right the reflections the foil gives when in the light.

I hope you have enjoyed these techniques and cards. They were super fun to make and not nearly as hard as what it looks. Give foiling a try…it’s addicting and terrific!

Thanks for visiting — Hugs, Penny

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 08/28/2022 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 08/29/2022.

Altenew Blog

Therese Calvird

Teresa Litchfield

Virginia Lu

Nicole Watt

Nathalie DeSousa

Rebecca Sogn

Terri Koszler

Penny Pynnonen

Laurie Willison

Teri Wilson

Angela Brennan

Maryám Pérez

Karen Brown

Mugdha Gujarathi

Lilith Eeckels

Bobby Hagen

Lorena Brougher

Jaycee Gaspar

Michelle Burnier

Linda Westfall

Jenny Colacicco

Soraya Maes

Caly Person


Emily Midgett

Kari VanNoy

Annemarie Caister

Fiona Duff

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

Bridget Casey


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22 thoughts on “Altenew August 2022 Endless Ambition Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

  1. Jayne August 22, 2022 / 10:45 am

    All of your cards are beautiful. The cards using the Rainbow Burst sets are incredibly beautiful. Yes, they do look like fireworks. Wow


  2. Donna Walls August 22, 2022 / 1:27 pm

    Great cards Penny! Thanks for sharing your inspiration.


  3. Cindy C. August 22, 2022 / 2:45 pm

    Beautiful projects!!


  4. Vickie Davis August 22, 2022 / 6:31 pm

    Beautiful projects! That last sample almost caused my eyes to cross.


  5. Twana Griffin August 22, 2022 / 6:58 pm

    All your cards are lovely. I especially like what you did with the Rainbow Burst Hot foil plate.


  6. Sandra Baggarly August 22, 2022 / 7:55 pm

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards! I love all the foiling.


  7. Janice B August 22, 2022 / 10:18 pm

    My favorite was the negative image of the wreath on green foil. Just lovely!


  8. Marisela Delgado August 22, 2022 / 10:25 pm

    So beautiful!


  9. Yvonne Boucher August 23, 2022 / 12:33 pm

    Your cards are lovely. Great colors and love the foiling!


  10. Anita Art August 23, 2022 / 4:23 pm

    The blue cards are wonderful. Thank you for your inspiration.


  11. Lauryne Cunningham August 24, 2022 / 11:59 am

    Fantastic cards! I love how the negative foiling looks on the last card!


  12. l l August 25, 2022 / 12:08 pm

    Fabulous cards! Love that blue with the foiling. I guess I have another Christmas item…foil machine. 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!


  13. Jeanne Rice August 25, 2022 / 4:45 pm

    So many good tips and inspiration here! Love the brushed gold foil. Going to have to get that. Love the positive/negative foiling. The glitter sentiment on the rainbow burst is so creative!


  14. Carol L McCready August 25, 2022 / 7:49 pm

    Your cards are fantastic. The first is my favorite.


  15. Dorothy Ayotte August 26, 2022 / 12:48 am

    All your cards are very cool, but my favorite is the 1st foil wreath with that circle cut out and stencils flowers inside! Great card! Can’t wait to try my version inspired by yours. Thank you.


  16. Kathy McIlrath August 27, 2022 / 3:12 pm

    Love the cards. Thanks


  17. Veronica L Hunt August 28, 2022 / 3:07 pm

    What a delightful release! Love the stand alone items.


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