Altenew Adventures Ahead Stamps/Dies/Stencils/More Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey Crafty People

Today we are celebrating the release of the Adventures Ahead collection from Altenew with a super fun blog hop! I will have the person you should head over to next at the bottom of this post. Or you can head over to Altenew’s post to start from the beginning.

The hop will be packed full of awesome inspiration using the products in this release! If you’re already in love with what you’ve seen you can head over to the new collection page here!

I will have links for the individual products that I’ve used below! 😊



I love the way the Watercolor Brush Markers blend on Bristol Smooth card stock; so I grabbed an a2 panel and added some clean, clear water, and then dropped in some pigment from three markers. I chose a gorgeous warm toned colour palette; Rouge, Warm Sunshine and Autumn Blaze.

I left this to dry completely, before stamping the gorgeous floral image from Inky Bouquet. I added the ink splatters around the image, and I absolutely ADORE these!!!

The sentiment is from the same set too, I love how it just nestled into the image so naturally.

To make the flowers pop a little bit more I added some very subtle shading, using my cool grey markers; C00 & C1.

I love to do this and when you do it right you can’t really tell there’s any shading there, but when you put it against an unshaded image you can see so much more depth! (In fact, I really need to do one of those slider comparison things to show a before & after!)


Giveaway!!!

$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 06/09/2021 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 06/11/2021.


I absolutely love these new Lapis Lazuli skinny washi tapes, these inks aren’t in my collection yet but my goodness; I gotta have them now!!! 😍

I decided to make a feature of the different shades of blue in these tapes by creating a background with them. I started with the palest blue, adding it in a diagonal line from left to right, then switching to add another strip right to left.

I did this with each of the colours going from lightest to darkest and alternating each side, until I reached the bottom.

One of the cool things about washi tape is that it’s semi translucent, so when you layer them up like this, you get a whole bunch of different shades where they cross over each other.

I die cut a heart from vellum and I ran this through my Gemini Jr in the new Waffled Diamonds 3d embossing folder. I really love how that came out!!

For my sentiment I used the older Bold Greetings die set, and added some blue enamel dots to enhance the overall design.


Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! Free gift will be added to cart automatically. 

  • Get a FREE brand new Adventures Ahead Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Exotic Garden release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.
  • Get a FREE brand new Creative Jump Start Class with every order from the new Adventures Ahead release collection from 6/04/2021 through 6/10/2021. Shop HERE
  • Get a FREE brand new Adventures Ahead Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 06/04/2021 through 06/06/2021. Shop HERE!

This is the simplest of backgrounds made from the same washi tapes as the last card! This time I just added a single strip of each, again diagonally, light to dark, but this time I put each strip right against the last with no space between.

I stamped this new Greatest Adventure stamp underneath the washi in Obsidian Black pigment ink. I used my MISTI to do this because I knew that I would put too much pressure onto the stamp using an acrylic block; I wanted to preserve the awesome detailing on some of the letters.

I cut each of the Color Bands dies from Neenah 80lb and coloured them in to make a rainbow. I used two shades for each colour, putting the darker colour to the base of the bands. This gives the top of each band a natural highlight.

The rainbow sits against my abstract, stripy sky, and I really love how it turned out!!


Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered into the Giveaway; I’d love to know which of the cards I made for this release is your favourite?

You should have arrived here from the super cool Tenia Nelson ! I can’t wait to see what she does with those washi tapes!!

Next up on the hop is Bridget Casey so be sure to head over and see what she has to share with us!!

I have the full lineup linked below, at the very bottom of the post.


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*Affiliate links are used, where available; this means that I may get a small commission if you purchase using one of these links, at no extra cost at all to yourself. A huge thank you goes to anyone who does purchase using my links, it is so highly appreciated. ❤

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Inky Bouquet Stamp
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Greatest Adventure
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Colour Bands Die set
Colour Bands Die set
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Waffled Diamonds EF
Waffled Diamonds EF
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Lapis Lazuli Washi Tape
Lapis Lazuli Washi Tape
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Foam Adhesive Tape
Foam Adhesive Tape
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Winter Wonderland Watercolour Brush Markers
Winter Wonderland Watercolour Brush Markers
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Spring Garden Watercolor Brush Markers
Spring Garden Watercolor Brush Markers
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Rouge W/colour Refill
Rouge W/colour Refill
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Autumn Blaze W/colour Refill
Autumn Blaze W/colour Refill
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Warm Sunshine W/colour Refill
Warm Sunshine W/colour Refill
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Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink
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Altenew Bold Greetings
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Neenah 80lb
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Neenah 110lb
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Copic R17
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Copic R27
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Copic R89
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Copic BG10
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Altenew Blog

Terri Koszler

Erum Tasneem

Jenny Colacicco

Norine Borys

Vicky Papaioannou

Jaycee Gaspar

Seeka

Amber Rain Davis

Erin Thompson

Tenia Nelson

Natasha Davies <– You are here

Bridget Casey

Karen Brown

Laurie Willison

Kelly Griglione

Agnieszka Małyszek

LauraJane

Lilith Eeckels

Maryam Perez

Carol Hintermeier

Therese Calvird

Amanda Baldwin

Verity Biddlecombe

Emily Midgett

Raquel Bowman

Sande Woodson

Nicole Watt

Anna Mahtani

Virginia Lu

Sandhya Iyer

Michelle Short

Nathalie DeSousa

Keren Baker

Reiko Tsuchida

Patricia Roebuck

Mindy Eggen

Kymona Tracey

Laura Bassen

Tania Ahmed

Zinia Redo

Vicki Finger

Joylita Dsouza

Preeti Chandran

38 thoughts on “Altenew Adventures Ahead Stamps/Dies/Stencils/More Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. Great cards. I love the rainbow card as something I would give my husband for our anniversary. Thanks for tge great ideas.

  2. Three amazing cards. I’ll have to get my watercolor brush markers out to try to recreate your first card. Love your unique uses of washi tape on the other cards. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  3. I love the first card with the flowers! I agree that the spatters really bring attention to the card!
    I never think of using Washi tape on my cards. So much easier than stamping and or cutting paper!

  4. I love all your cards but especially the loose watercolouring on the floral card.

  5. Beautiful, fun cards. This is such a versatile release — something for everyone.

  6. Wow, wow, WOW! I am wondering if the Altenew designers are baseball fans? They sure have knocked it out of the park with this release!

  7. Delightful cards! So bright and beautiful! I love the blue washi tapes with the white heart best, but they are wonderful.

  8. Love your beautiful cards. The loose watercolor background is a favorite look of mine and so I love that card the best.

  9. Natasha, these cards are gorgeous! I really love the blue washi tape card. The 3D embossing folder on vellum really elevated the simple card.

  10. I like the flowers and coloring; but the stripes are something I like and would not have thought of – so thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Awesome cards! I love all the blue Washi tape on the second card!

  12. Very creative thinking on your creations. Wish my mind worked that way.

  13. Such beautiful cards Tasha! I love Altenew products and their stamps are some of my favourites 🥰

  14. These are beautiful Natasha! I love those skinny washi tapes! My fave is the rainbow…I love the whimsical and abstract look to it!

  15. Such creative cards! I really like the textured vellum heart on the plaid paper.

  16. Ooohhhh…that watercolor “Inky Bouquet” card is dreamy!!! Love those warm colors ❤️

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