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Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop

By Cathy Andronicou
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We are so excited to be taking part again in another Altenew Blog hop, you should of arrived here from Laurel Beard or  you can start the hop from the beginning by clicking the link below.  Altenew stamps really are the perfect match to Chameleon Pens, Pencils and Color Tops!

Start the hop at Altenew 

Cathy has been crafting for years and fell in love with stamping at the ripe old age of 8 when she was at a county show and saw stamping and embossing - but back then there were no heat guns, she had to melt her embossing powder by holding it over the toaster! She has created this floral hello card with a video to show you just how easy it is to recreate!

By Cathy A

Cathy has used Altenew's Blooming Bouquet Stamp and die sets to create this simple design. Watch how easy it is to get the blended effects on the leaves and flowers using Chameleon Color Tone Pens & Pencils and how to get the ombre effect from Fuchsia to Deep Violet on the 'hello' sentiment.

Alternatively you can download the Hello Card worksheet here for later.


Cathy has also created this beautiful no line floral thank you bonus card, to show how versatile the Chameleon Color Tone Pens and Colour Tops are.

Altenew's Blooming Bouquet was stamped using Memento New Sprout ink to give a faint outline and then  Colored.

  • using  Chameleon Color Tone Pens, Green Apple (GR1), Dark Sage (GR2) and Evergreen (GR4) combined with the Spring Meadow (YG3) Color Top for the leaves
  • using Mellow Yellow (YO2) Pen with the Red Coral Color Top for the largest flower and buds
  • using Bubble Gum (PK3) pen with the Peony Pink Color Top for the bottom right flower
  • Baby Blue (BL2) & Cornflower Blue Pens with the Lavender (BV2) Color Top for the small flowers.
  • A stitched outline was then added using the Chameleon Detail Pen.

The Altenew Thanks die was then used to cut out the sentiment from the colored design, green and purple fine liner pens were then used to enhance the stems and small flowers.

Altenew also has a Special Offer for all readers!

FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS at checkout. Offer valid from October 17th at 12:01 am EDT through October 19th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

But wait there is more, Altenew is giving away a $100 Altenew prize pack to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/magazines who are offering the following prizes:

Jennifer McGuire Ink: 1 prize pack of three Altenew stamp sets

Online Card Classes: 3 class spots

Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate

My Sweet Petunia: Mini MISTI

Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate

Pretty Pink Posh: $30 gift certificate

Simon Says Stamp: $30 gift certificate

Chameleon Pens: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon pens

Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 dual brush pens

WOW! Embossing Powder: $25 gift certificate

Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate

Freckled Fawn: $20 gift certificate

Papercraft Magazines: One copy of each of the latest issues of four magazines

Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 1 year subscription

Be sure to leave comments by Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on October 28th, 2017.

But if you don't win in Altenew's draw...don't panic we have an additional prize available for all our readers.

Now it wouldn't be a hop without a prize, would it? So we will give away a 5 pen pack of your choice  to one random person, and Altenew has also offered to donate a $20 gift certificate to the winner too. To enter you must do two things….

  1. Sign up to our creative community (the pop up window or on the top right corner of the blog page).
  2. Comment at the end of this post ( to do this click on the title of this post and it will take you to the page and allow you to comment).

The draw will remain open until Midnight GMT on the 31st October and we will announce the winner when we next have a Winner Wednesday post, so keep checking the blog. Please note you must do both things for your entry to be valid.

Thank you for visiting us today, we will be back Friday with more inspiration, now why not hop on to your next stop to see what they have been creating, just click their names below! If  you have gotten lost or find a broken link the full list of todays hoppers are included below.

Vicky Papaioannou

Blog Hop Day 1:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

May Sukyong Park

Keeway Tsao

Svitlana Shayevich

Galina Filippenko

Amy Sheffer

Papercraft Magazines

Taheerah Atchia

Joni Nina Andaya

Virginia Lu

Simon Says Stamp

Enza Gudor

Nina-Marie Trapani

Lilith Eeckels

Laurel Beard

Chameleon Pens (You Are Here)

Vicky Papaioannou

Erum Tasneem

Laurie Schmidlin

Carissa Wiley


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