Thursday, June 14, 2018

Alexandre Renke Blog Hop + Giveaway

When we met the Renke team at Creativation in January, we were just astonished at the beauty in their booth.

The brand was new to us, and their giant books of the stunning illustrations used on their paper was breathtaking, to say the least.

Add in a few warm, gracious women, and we knew it was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. So a conversation at that booth turned into a collaboration we've been excited about for months - a joint blog hop with their team.

What was so interesting about their products though is that while the stunning papers were recognizable as Renke from a mile away, she also has a WIDE range of style in her stamps and dies that is so charming - and also has something about it that makes it RENKEgnizable. :) We just love everything they do, here at My Sweet Petunia.

So I went in a different direction today with my card as a guest here on the blog. My blog post features the softer, watercolor look she's so known for, so I went full on modern for this card, with this adorable little boy and girl.

I had a stencil brushed background in my UFO pile that was graphic and bold and perfect for my black and white featured images. The stencil is this one, and the ink is Red Royal.

Then I stamped the little characters from Little Friends in black and cut them out. The Bubbles Frame dies double cut so you get that little frame around them. Love that. Then the sentiments from Best Wishes fit perfectly. Easy, simple, but graphic and fun.

Alexandra Renke Clear Stamps, Little...
[ ELH ]
Alexandra Renke Clear Stamps, Best...
[ ELH ]
Alexandra Renke Dies, Bubbles Frame -...
[ ELH ]
Kaisercraft - Clear Stamper
Alexandra Renke Washi Tape - Circus...
[ JGG ]
crossing waves stencil | Hero Arts
[ HA | SSS ]
Claritystamp STENCIL BRUSHES Set of 4...
[ SSS | JGG | CRF ]
Red Royal Mid-Tone Ink
[ HA ]
Tsukineko VersaFine Clair NOCTURNE...
[ SSS ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | HA | SSS | ELH | SBC | MFT ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two...
[ SSS | ART | BLIC | ELH ]

She also has gorgeous washi tape. If you want to see my quick and amazing tip on tearing your tape perfectly straight, check out this video today.

Both companies are giving away $50 shopping sprees, so be sure and leave your comments by Sunday, June  17th, at 11:59 PM Central time and winners will be announced on Tuesday June 19th, on the Alexandra Renke and My Sweet Petunia blogs.

So head out and see what all these talented bloggers have for you in the way of inspiration today! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Adorable use of those sentiments.

  2. hahaha - are they ever cute and so are the sentiments.

  3. I love Alexandra's papers. So beautiful.

  4. This is so cute! Adorable…

    best wishes

  5. Love that background with the black and white kids :) So cute!

  6. Very straightforward card and really simple . This is what I love about it. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Great card and I love the design and color. Such a cute stamp too. Definitely checking out more of her items. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Oh my gosh, what a super cute card! Love it!

  9. I am relatively new to stamping and just recently the Alexandra Renke line. I love them. The card here is so cute!

  10. How cute! I'm excited to learn more about her products!

  11. So adorable! I love the pattern and colors too!

  12. Very cute card, she has my favorite washi tape

  13. Your card is so
    sweet and love
    the stenciled
    Carla from Utah

  14. Wonderfully fun and graphic card! Great washi tape tip, thanks Lydia!

  15. That’s such a sweet card !! I love the kinda cartoons characters ! Very unique !

  16. Ein tolles Werkzeug , es kommt auf
    meine Wunschliste.
    LG Karin S.

  17. Darling card! I am smitten with this cute stamp set!

  18. Fun card design. I like the background and the sweet sentiment speech bubbles.

  19. I'm always excited to learn about a company that is new to me--thank you.

  20. Alexandra Renke is a "new to me" designer - and WOW - her designs are just gorgeous! So fun to see the incredible cards people make with her products...and another great use for my MISTI! :)

  21. So cute! Love the graphic look!

  22. I love the look of this sweet modern card. Sure missed you at retreat. See you soon. 😘

  23. Cute card! sweet sentiments! I really LOVE the stencil colored background!

  24. Love this cute card! Great background to use with those almost iconic images. I love Alexandra Renke, their illustrations are so different from what is out there. I'm so glad they are gaining a greater presence in North America!

  25. Une carte graphique & punchie comme je les aime !

  26. I love the bold background combined with the little friends.
    LG Angelika

  27. Don´t know if it´s already published, maybe a second time now:
    Love the bold background combined with the little friends.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. Such a lovely card! Really like the background.

  29. Really new company to me!! Thank you for show casing them!! Love the sweet couple and sentiment!

  30. Did you announce the winners of the Alexandre Renke & Technique Tuesday hops?


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