Thursday, July 5, 2018

Altenew July 2018 Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway





Hi there! Welcome to my stop of the AMAZING Altenew Stencil Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Lydia Evans blog . You are almost done and I hope you been inspired so far <3

I created A TON of cards using the newest release. So be ready for a photo filled blog post today. Also at the end of the post, I have a super fun video showing you how I water colored with a stencil! So please stay tuned!

First up is the City Scene Stencil.







With this stencil I made two cards! First up is this awesome Distress Oxyde creation. I started at the top with that purple and moved my way down with different colors. I thought it looked very clean with the white cardstock and simple sentiments using the For You stamp and die set.






The second card using the City Scene Stencil was very much inspired by HBO's Sex and the City. (theme song to SITC goes here)

On a pink piece of card stock I sentecils the outlines of the city with Altenew Jet Black. The "you" die cut was from pink foam and black glitter paper.

To add some additional sparkle, I added Gold Metallic Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh and flickers of Gold Spray.




For this card, I am doing a selective ink blending on the center of my card panel. 


Using Altenew inks in Expresso and Sand Dunes I blended the darkest color on the center, and blended outward. 

Then using the same color scheme as above on the Just for You floral set. I flickered some gorgeous Forest Glades spray.



Then last but not least, I created this set of watercolor cards using the Flowing Drops Stencil





These set of cards was really fun to create! I'd tell ya how I did it, but as I mentioned earlier there is a video. 













VIDEO




GIVEAWAY

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, July 12th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/15/2018.


ADDITIONAL GIVEAWAY

I have a $30 Altenew Gift Certificate up for grabs! Just be a follower on my Instagram account. My handle is @crystal_thompson_design I will select a winner on July 11th from the IG post corresponding to my watercolor stencil cards! https://www.instagram.com/crystal_thompson_design/

Your next and final stop is Simon Says Stamp Blog


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79 comments:

  1. They are all so elegant! Really love the 1st city scene!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful set of cards. Loved all of them! Thank you much for inspiring and for the opportunity to win!

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  3. Cute cute cute! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Gorgeous. But I don't see your watercolor stencil cards on your IG>.

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  5. Great ideas. Absolutely love the city stencil card. The colors are gorgeous.

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  6. These are fantastic! I love the way you ink blended those City scapes with the different colors-so cool! You're floral card is beautiful-love those doors in the background!

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  7. I love how you used the watercolors with the Flowering Drops stencil! So pretty! Great cards and beautiful job!

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  8. I love the watercolor wit the stencil! Such beautiful cards!

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  9. Gorgeous cards, you really showed off the stencils versatility using multiple coloring techniques.

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  10. Wonderful cards!!! Loved them all.....so many awesome ideas on this blog hop....thank you so much!!!

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  11. I like your city scene and your flowing drops cards. Very pretty.

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  12. Very clever way to use the Sky line stencil in both your cards. All your cards are terrific. TFS :)

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  13. Great cards and use if stencils. Those city scape ones were very fun.

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  14. These are some more spectacular and unique stencils. Love the amazing results that you achieved with these, and I already have some on my wish list. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Gorgeous cards and loved the video. I am following you
    on Instagram. :-)

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  16. Gorgeous amazing creation and the last two are beyond gorgeous.

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  17. love your cards - very neat ideas:)

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  18. Oh. My. I love your watercolor stenciled cards!!!

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  19. I love the city scene stencil. They way you added the city scape layers is great! I also love the two tone effect with the dot stencil. I will give that a try!

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  20. like the green and blue in watercolors

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  21. Beautiful cards! The dotty stencil is my favorite, so that card really speaks to me.

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  22. Wow! These are all so beautiful! I love the design with the City Scenes on the sides of the card! That's so brilliant and it looks amazing!

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  23. One of my favorite stencils is the city scene stencil and you have created such beautiful cards with it. I love all your cards and loved the video showing how to watercolor with a stencil. Thanks for the tips!

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  24. Beautiful use of these stencils. Thank you.

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  25. Ooh, I have ordered the city and dots stencils, and now I can't wait to get them and play! Such cute cards you have created with them, and I especially love the chocolate rose!

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  26. so many great ideas for all the stencils. thanks as always for sharing.

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  27. great cards, thanks for sharing

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  28. Awesome cards, love the first one the most!

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  29. I don’t really like the city scape stencil but your take on it is my favorite I have seen! Love the swirl watercolor cards

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  30. I love green and brown. It is a unique combination on your card and works beautifully!

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  31. Beautiful use of stencils…all cards are gorgeous!!

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  32. oh yes I totally thought of SATC when I saw your card!! so pretty!

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  33. Wonderful use of both of the stencils!

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  34. I love all of the new ideas!

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  35. The watercolour with the stencils on your two is glorious! The Cityscape stencil has now become tied for first place. I love the first card you did where you graded the colours.

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  36. I love how you used these stencils! These are so amazing!

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  37. Wow, you really did a wide variety of cards. From bold to vintage to organic. Absolutely beautiful.

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  38. Your creations are beautiful!!

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  40. You chose my three favourite stencils from this release and I LOVE what you did with them!

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  41. I love the watercolor cards. I'm a card making newbie - but I can't wait to learn to do this! Thank you for the inspiration and great blog! I'm so happy to have found this blog hop & discovered so many new craft bloggers to follow! Gina

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  42. These are great - love the first one

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  43. Your cards are beautiful! I love the feeling dotty and city scene stencils :)

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  44. Fantastic cards! That layered stenciled cityscape is amazing! Beautiful floral one too and I just adore the swirly ones! WOW!

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  45. Wow!! You outdid yourself with these, they're great! I love all of the different ways the City Scene looks with different colors! I'm going to follow your blog!

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  46. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these water colored cards! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! And the color combinations for each one is simply FANTASTIC!!

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  47. You blew me away with the watercolor cards using the Flowing Drops stencil. What gorgeous colors and a beautiful end product!! I also like the different colors you used with the City Scene stencil; it looks wonderful!

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  48. Gorgeous card. Love the watercolor technique you used on the stencil. Your City Scene Stencil turned out beautifully using non-traditional colors. I love them. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  49. Your cards are SO BEAUTIFUL! I love how you used the city scene stencil two different ways and those watercolor cards with the flowing drops stencil are AMAZING!

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  50. I totally saw Carrie Bradshaw typing away! Love it. Great cards!

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  51. Beautiful cards. So many gorgeous ideas. I am already a follower!

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  52. Gorgeous creations Crystal! Love the new stencils! I follow you on IG, thanks for the inspiration!

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  53. OMG...stencil madness LOL! I love all your beautiful creations!! The first two with the city scene stencil are my favorites!!

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  54. Thanks for sharing so many cards using the new stencils. The video was terrific.

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  55. I love the way you used the cityscape on both sides of the card! And the last cards, I just can't get over the color combos! Beautiful!

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  56. Love your take on the new stencils. Such great inspiration all along the hop.

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  57. So sweet and cute! Love the colors.

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  58. Great cards! I love the black and pink City Scene stencil card you created. The colors are so classy and the gold jewels and spray are beautiful accents!

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  59. Wonderful cards! So many clever ideas! Love all those rih colours. Thaks so much for sharing!

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  60. The Flowing Drops stencil is my favorite of the collection and you got a stunning look with the watercolor. I'm heading over to watch your YouTube on it now (you really got me with the purple/blue/green combination LOL).

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  61. Great cards! I love the colours you used for the first card, they are just beautiful. Also love the graphic look of the second one - both are great ways to highlight different ways to use that cityscape stencil!

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  62. Super cool and beautiful cards! Such fantastic and creative inspiration using the new stencils.

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  63. Lovely card ideas. I think my faves are the molded lines and the elegant swirls. Love how versatile these stencils are.

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  64. Your cards are lovely and my favorite of the stencils is the City Scene.

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  65. Great cards – love the stencils and the colors.

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  66. Love these new stencils! Beautiful cards!

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  67. This is such an amazing release! Your projects beautifully illustrate the versatility of these stencils. Love them all.

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  68. These are fabulous! LOVE the watercolor ♥

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  69. Wonderful card designs and colors.

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  70. My favorite is how you layered the city in different shades of colors! All of your cards are gorgeous!!

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  71. Beautiful cards. I really love the one where you have put the stencil on the sides. Looks so cool!

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  72. Such gorgeous cards. Love the city scene.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  73. Your talent never ceases to amaze me!!. So beautiful!!.

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  74. W­čî×W #crystal you've been very busy, i dont know how you do it, especially with 4 little ones. X. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent and time with us all, and for the chance to win xxx

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  75. if anyone would love the certificate raise your hand
    i have mine raised
    i do believe i'm the only one with a raised hand
    lol

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