Thursday, April 4, 2019

Altenew Anniversary + Giveaway

Time sure flies.

I remember the shock and awe of Altenew's first release and the huge splash they made with their unique, elegant designs.

Fast forward, literally - five years and it's their anniversary. How does that happen?

I'm helping to celebrate that amazing accomplishment by a thriving small business today with a fun hybrid card and a video.

I say hybrid because the focus of the card is this gorgeous mask, but I then used the masked space for zentangling. I used this amazing new stencil spray in an effort to test it when used with messy watercolor, and it performed unbelievably well, preserving the shape perfectly against my Infusions and sprayed water and dabbing.

I'm a huge fan. It's a very light low tack adhesive that can be used over and over. It washes off with just water if you like that sort of thing - but I'm just going to leave it on for next time.

I should have known when Iliana told me it was a must have that it was a must have. She's great at spotting new products.

The colors I used were Are you Cerise, A Bit Jaded and Orange County. You'll see how it comes together in the video below. I used a Copic Multiliner to do the tangling, and added some white enamel dots to finish it off. The die cut is from this bundle.
Here's the video of this quick process and an overview of the spray.

Wonderland Stamp & Die & Mask Stencil...
[ ALTN | CST ]
Flower Arrangement Stamp & Die Bundle
[ ALTN ]
Therm O Web PIXIE SPRAY iCraft...
[ SSS ]
PaperArtsy Infusions - A Bit Jaded...
[ JGG ]
Paper Artsy ORANGE COUNTY Infusions...
[ SSS | JGG ]
Paper Artsy ARE YOU CERISE Infusions...
[ SSS | JGG ]
Fabriano Artistico Extra White...
[ BLIC ]
Copic Multiliner Pens
[ BLIC | SSS | CST ]
Enamel Dots - Clean & Clear –...
[ WFF ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Nesting Porcelain Bowls - BLICK art...
[ BLIC ]
My Favorite Watercolor Sketchbook
[ UTR ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two...
[ SSS | MFT ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Cut Align
[ MSP ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS ]


So of course they have some great anniversary giveaways for you and also a sale!

Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY9M or $5 OFF international shipping with code SHOPPING9M at checkout. Offer valid from 4/2/2019 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/5/2019 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

Prizes
Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:


Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2019 for a chance to win!

33 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Blog on 4/20/2019.

211 comments:

  1. Very unique way to use the mask, interesting outcome !

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  2. Oh I love seeing this artsy background on this!!! So pretty!

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  3. What a super looking background with those powder...I haven't seen zentangle technique in a while nice to bring it back...
    Well done and tfs

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  4. This looks like an Art Piece! I love this look!

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  5. I like your line work and composition!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Loved the watercolor effect and the spray you used to prevent leaks!!! You're an ace at Zentangling!

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  7. Gorgeous card! I love everything about it.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. Awesome card and I like your Zentangle addition! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Very inventive design. Great card

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  10. Wow! This is definitely on my learn to do list! The colors work so well together and I will try zentangling soon.

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  11. Congratulations to Altenew on their 5th anniversary. But seriously, I couldn't make cards without my Misti!

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  12. Really great way to make this stamp pop!

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  13. Fabulous Idea! What an inspiration.

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  14. I love this cheerful card!, the beautifully blended colorful background in contrast to the black and white is very pretty! Congratulations on Altenew’s five years of awesome!!

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  15. Happy Birthday, Altenew! Love your beautiful stamps.

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  16. So striking! Love the black and white!

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  17. Thanks for the inspiration Lydia! I love Altenew products! I save and save so I can buy more! I can't have enough! Happy Anniversary Altenew!

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  18. Love the graphic look with the sprayed background.

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  19. I also fell in love with Altenew as soon as they came out and have a huge number of their products! But I have to say your MISTI sure makes using their stamps so much easier! Love this sample very much!

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  20. Gorgeous work, locks so artsy and fun!

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  21. What a STRIKING card! I love how you zentangled in the masked areas. I'm going to give that a try! Happy 5th Birthday Altenew!

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  22. Love how you have the black and white patterns for the flowers. It looks neat. :)

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  23. I love you designs! Happy Birthday & Congratulations to Altenew!

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  24. Wow! What an interesting card - so beautiful and different!

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  25. What a cool creation! So fun :)

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  26. It is definetly different but I love it. Love what you did and how you did it. I want to try that and hope I do as good a job as you. Just have to get the nerve to try something I have never done before.

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  27. Great tip for securing the masks and since Altenew is coming out with more and more masks, it will be so helpful. I like your card and the background and though I've never "zentangled" before, it looks like fun.

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  28. Wow...such an unusual new idea! Love it & will be trying to imitate it when I get some of the new mask sets. Happy 5th anniversary to Altenew!

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  29. Lovely card! Congrats to Altenew for 5 years of creating awesome products!

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  30. Cool card - love the zentangle/doodle inside the flower - great idea!

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  31. The Vintage Roses layered set revolutionized stamping and the MISTI just made it 100% easier to align the stamps correctly. Such a great combo!
    Happy anniversary Altenew and many happy returns.

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  32. Wow. Wow. Wow. This is stunning! I would never have thought of a card like this. You are so very talented. Thank you for sharing this on your blog for us to appreciate!

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  33. Another fun day on the Blog Hop. Congratulations to Altenew! I have an original Misti. It has the film on the cover rather than the etched cover, but I still love it!

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  34. Wonderful card. I definitely have to use this masking technique. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  35. Wow, what a great tip for using the stencils with watercolors! I need to get me some of that spray and the powder! Your card is beautiful and you zentangle is amazing!

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  36. Love how you finished the design with Zen Tangling. Haven't see that around in a while. The watercolor combinations are awesome and yes, the Pixie spray is a new must-have! Thank you for the inspiration Lydia!

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  37. Very unique use of this mask....zentangle. Wow !! New spray glue is an awesome addition to the stash !

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  38. What a gorgeous card! I love how the background was created. Happy 5th birthday Altenew!

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  39. Wow, that is gorgeous! I must get this spray! Thanks for letting us know about it!

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  40. Great card Lydia and I love the colors and the zentangle! Need to try that out. Love the added interest it brings to a card!

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  41. The adhesive spray is great! I love your zentangle addition to the card, really made it an interesting design.

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  42. Great info, will have to get me some Pixie Web

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  43. Thank you for sharing this directions for this great card. There are a variety of new products and companies I was not familiar with

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  44. Wonderful cards and fun idea!

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  45. What a funky looking card! I love the background.

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  46. Beautiful work! Happy Birthday Altenew!

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  47. Nice card - and here we are too with the wonderful MISTI - I remember conversation we had years ago about a Club Scrap issue. I bought the MISTI way back then and still using the Original! I also got the large scrapbook paper size - they both are a charm - thanks to you! Happy Anniversary Altenew! Denise

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  48. Lovely! Great idea for the card background!

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  49. Never thought to use the stencils this way x

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  50. Happy 5th Anniversary to Altenew! Congrats!!!

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  51. Thank you for showing us this masking idea. Very neat.

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  52. Your project is a unique entry with the zentangling. Something new to try with Altenew's wonderful products.

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  53. Fabulous design! Thanks for sharing your fave products! Happy anniversary to Altenew!

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  54. Gorgeous card! Great colors.
    Thanks for sharing how to use Altenew masks.

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  55. Thank you Lydia , it's hard to believe its been 5 years !!!!!

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  56. I would absolutely just love to win a misti - thank you so much for this opportunity to win it. Happy Birthday to Altnew heres to the next 50 years...

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  57. Beautiful, artsy work! Very inspiring! Thank you.

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  58. This really cool. Love how different it us. Beautiful

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  59. Love seeing all the designer's ideas.

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  60. I love this background..it reminds me of melted crayon and confetti! Thanks for sharing.

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  61. So pretty! What a great way to use the masks. Very creative!

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  62. very modern looking piece of art - love it:)

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  63. Love the tangling! So cool!

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  64. You are so incredibly talented. Thank you for inspiring me to create.

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  65. That was so cool when you sprayed water on your card!!!! And it didn't seep under the mask. That's a WOW! Loved your zentangle. Have never been any good at it myself......(slight envy..lol!)

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  66. What a smashing card Love it
    Thank you for sharing

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  67. Thanks for the chance to win. love your cards! Love Altenew!

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  68. I love this beautiful, unique card. Your background is gorgeous.

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  69. Very interesting card! I think I'll have to try the stencil spray now!

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  70. What a stunning background! I Love the colors!

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  71. You do the best job on your cards. A real inspiration for me to at least try!

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  72. Beautiful card, love those zentangled die cut flowers with this organic water color technique!

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  73. Really liked your video AND the results on your card! Hats off to you!

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  74. That is SUCH a cool card!!! I'll have to try that!

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  75. This looks soooo COOL!!!! Awesome card!!!

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  76. Such a different card, thanks for sharing!

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  77. Very neat project! It reminds me of the Zentangle class I just completed.

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  78. Wow the graphic flowers and dreamy background makes a fantastic combo!

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  79. What a cool masking technique and your card is very cool. I have never seem this done!

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  80. Awesome card. Those powdered watercolors look like a lot of fun.

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  81. Wow, that is a cool, trendy work of art!

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  82. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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  83. Great card! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  84. Beautiful! Great tip about this spray. I love using my stencils...so I think this might be a must have. I love the stamp set masks that you used today...I don’t own that set yet....Hopefully one day soon. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  85. Lydia, your card is amazing! I love the way you did the zentangling..... It is a WOW card for sure!

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  86. Wow, powdered water color is so cool. It makes such a nice background for the card. Thanks for sharing the technique with video.

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  87. Beautiful card! Never thought of incorporating my zentangles in my cardmaking. Thank you!

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  88. Came out fabulous!
    Great look.
    Carla from Utah

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  89. So wonderful to see one company supporting another. MISTI you are so wonderful and I don't know how we lived without you.

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  90. Beautiful very graphic card.

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  91. I have become a fan of masking with Altenew products. I've just started collection. Thank you for your card class.

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  92. What a cool card!! I love the fun graphic flowers and the way you created that background is fabulous.

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  93. Interesting technique to fill in the negative space with zentangleing, which gives a strong black and white graphic feel.

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  94. I absolutely love the card design.

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  95. Wow, such a colorful and impactful card. The black and white graphic blooms look great against that background.

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  96. Neat card. Love to see ideas “outside the box”

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  97. What a cool card, Lydia! I love how you made that gorgeous background! Doing Zentangle on the flowers was such a great idea! I will definitely be getting that masking product that worked like a charm!!

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  98. I love it so creative and a different way to use a stencil

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  99. Wow! I never thought of combining zentangling with watercolored cards. Great idea.

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  100. I love the striking mix between black and white and the gorgeous, unique backgrounds! Wow! TFS

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  101. Really cool technique! Thanks for sharing and congrats to Altenew!

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  102. Stunning and super cool card! Graphic, organic and perfectly fabulous. Happy 5th Birthday Altenew!

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  103. A unique and spectacular card for a fifth birthday! How creative and a great card!!!

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  104. Fabulous card! Love the colors and your wonderful style.

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  105. Love the mask and zentangling! Awesome card! Thanks for joining in on Altenew's 5th Anniversary blog hop!

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  106. Pretty card. Happy 5th Anniversary!

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  107. Wow, I am now a big fan of thie light tack spray, too bad it’s already sold outs

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  108. Beautiful card Lydia. I too have been trying the Zentangling. They say it can be relaxing, lol, must be when you get good at it.
    Thank you for sharing
    Tracey x

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  109. I love the artsy style of this card and the colors you chose!

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  110. I just got my Pixie spray so thanks for sharing this technique! I need to try it with my Altenew masks.

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  111. Oh what a great technique, that spray is a must have. Love that Altenew has matching masks for their designs, So helpful and just adds more tools to create beautiful things.

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  112. Thanks for the give away. Confused about date ending. April 5th or 12th?
    Either way fun and congratulations to Altenew.

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  113. That's fun!! I've never used powder watercolor pigments...interesting. Thank you for sharing this unique card. It's sure to stand out and dazzle!

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  114. Love the difference with this project! Thanks for participating with Altenew.

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  115. WOWZERS..... amazing card. Altenew coming out with the masks is such a fun idea. Love the zentangle on your flowers.

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  116. SO excited for these amazing prizes!!

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  117. What a creative idea and great card! I cannot Zentangle for the life of me but I love the look! And those infusions are just gorgeous!

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  118. So love the way your created this card (thanks for your process video). Congratulations to Altenew on their 5th Anniversary!

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  119. Wow, this is so unique! I love the happy, vivid colors of the BG mixed with the B&W glorals.

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  120. What a sweet card! Love the retro patterns on the flowers! So cool! Great technique! Happy birthday to Altanew!

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  121. Wow! Beautiful card and colours! Thanks for being one of the amazing Sponsors!!!

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  122. Wow. This is such a unique look! I love it! Especially the Zentangle. Thanks for the tip on the masking too.

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  123. I have always loved Altenew's unique designs. What an amazing card you have made!

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  124. So creative! I'll have to try the low tack adhesive.

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  125. great work and happy birthday to Altenew

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  126. That background is different than any I've ever seen. So cool!

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  127. I certainly wish Altenew and happy anniversary and wish them many more. Also thank all the companies who have offered prizes for their anniversary.

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  128. What a great card! I am super interested in that stencil spray! Putting it on my wish list. Thank you so much! I really enjoyed your zentangle too!

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  129. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

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  130. Wow what an unusual design, I love it!!

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  131. Wow! Love your background, the colours are amazing.

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  132. Not yet purchased a Misti, but love the results I see from all the blog hopping!

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  133. Not yet purchased a Misti, but love the results I see from all the blog hopping!

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  134. I love your card and love the idea of the cut alien to cut equal widths around something.

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  135. Awesome to see how the powder watercolours get to live with water, great tip about the adhesive. I love the awesome card you made.
    Thank you Lydia for your inspiration, video and participating in this great Altenew 5th Anniversary party and Iliana for the stunning prize contribution.

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  136. I love the colors of this card. It is truly amazing. You have done a spectacular job with this card!

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  137. Your card is just stunning! I can not tell you how long I have wanted your platform! I am disabled from being hit by a drunk driver and I shake soooo bad. Stamping has become almost impossible for me. The one time i used my girlfriends Misti , it was sooo much easier for me and I was able to stamp again and much easier. It would be a dream come true for me. Thank you for the opportunity!!!

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  138. Awesome card! Amazing background! Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

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  139. I love the card you made. The colors along with the black and white patterns just pop off the cards. Thanks for sharing your approach.

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  140. Very colorful. Happy Anniversary Altenew

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  141. Very cool background and I love the Zen Tangle addition! I especially love making unique cards that are unique and funky. This is an amazing design! Be well, Jen Brier

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  142. Happy Birthday Altenew and many more! I can't believe no comments on this fun card! It always amazes me to see what Altenew designers come up with - so creative! Love it

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  143. Happy Birthday Altenew and many more! I think this is a great technique!

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  144. Happy birthday, Altenew! Thank you also for that short video, it's to the point and I never thought to use a diecut as a stencil for doing sprayed backgrounds - I only ink blended before ... also, would love to win a Misti as its cost where I live (UAE) is just so out of my reach ...

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  145. Love the modern design! Love the look the background has! And so clever how the open is filled in!

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  146. Beautiful card ! Thank you for the clear video, with great tips !
    Thank you for sponsoring this great, inspiring, festive blog hop.
    Spring greetings from Belgium.

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  147. This is one stunning card and thanks for the great video.
    Cheers
    Lisa

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  148. What an original take on using this stencil. Very left field

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  149. I love background on this card! Thanks or sharing

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  150. Love, love, love your products and the beautiful creations you make with them.

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  151. I love the tip about using the Thermoweb adhesive! I love the colors you selected for the background. It's gorgeous!!

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  152. Such a cool technique, and I am always liking new product! The new Altenew masks will be easier to use with this spray. And your zentangling rocks this flower----I almost didn't recognize the Wonderland stamp! Thanks for some awesome inspiration, and celebrating Altenew's 5th Anniversary with us.

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  153. What a cool card! Love this amazing technique!!

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  154. WOW, such a unique design, using Altenew's goodies! Zentangling looks like such fun!

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  155. Thanks for showing this unique, imaginative card.

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  156. Cool looking card, Lydia! You always show such unique designs and techniques on your cards. A big thank you to My Sweet Petunia for offering such a generous prize for this celebration!

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  157. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS card!
    LOVE your MAGICAL background and your BOLD, BEAUTIFUL Zentangling - WOW!
    Thank you for the video, the recommendation for the stencil spray (I will be more likely to use them now) and for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

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  158. Great idea to use the shape and zentangle it!

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  159. Love the zentangling in the
    open spaces. I've tried it
    and know the work that goes
    into it. Fantastic idea.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  160. Beautiful card, and outstanding video. Love the results Thanks for the inspiration!

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  161. That is a neat way for doing the background.

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  162. Really cool! I have four colors of Brusho that I bought a while back from Stampin Up. I never remember to use them. I like the brown pigments in the Infusions. Every time I see Zen tangle I want to learn. I need to take the time to watch some videos. This is such a fun looking technique.

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  163. Love your beautiful Altenew Zentangle card and your creativity!!

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  164. I am amazed to see the video...such a super cool technique...loved it!!Thanks for sharing!!...Also its so nice to see two big brands supporting each other,Best wishes to both of you!!

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  165. Great idea to fill the flowers with some zentangling! I never would have thought of that. Thanks for sharing .

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  166. I love how you used the mask so that you could add zentangling. It is amazing!

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  167. This is a very unique and exciting twist on using the masks. I am definitely recommending this page to my zentangling friend.

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  168. Truly very talented crafter you are! This is such a lovely and yes, stunning card you crafted for the hop!

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  169. Beautiful card! I love the combo of color splash and the patterns. Another great use for those mask stencils!

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  170. I've never really considered zentagling in an open silhouette of the flowers. What a cool look! Thanks for the idea.

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  171. Love this unique and beautiful card. Thanks for the amazing inspiration. Congrats to Altenew on turning 5! I have loved their designs right from the first release. Wishing them many more years of fabulous success!

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  172. What a great technique, haven't tried the powdered water colors yet, but after seeing your video, I want to. Thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary Altenew!

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  173. I really am enjoying youyr card. It's very artzy.

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  174. Very cool card! Fabulous background!

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  175. The card you made looks so beautiful and I would love to try out that technique one day

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  176. Thank you for inspiring me. Beautiful Card.

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  177. Amazing, Altenew always comes up with the most innovative products. The masking stencils are so helpful! The speckles you have on the card really make it look like little wisps flying away!

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  178. What an unique card!! I love it!!!

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