Happy 8th Anniversary, Altenew!

Woohoo! Altenew is turning 8, and they’re having a huge celebration! This is actually Day 4, and the party continues! Check out all of the sponsors that are contributing prizes! You can see the whole prize list at the bottom of this page….

For this special blog hop post I am highlighting a card that I made with the Craft-Your-Life: Garden Rose Kit. It is really quite easy to make, but it sure packs a powerful punch! I’ve listed all of the instructions so you can make it for yourself!



  • Cut a piece of black cardstock to measure 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ for the background panel.
  • Next cut a piece of white cardstock to measure 4″ x 5 1/2″ to serve as a base panel for the florals and for the sentiment.
  • Cut a piece of dark colored cardstock to measure 4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • Run this colored panel through your die cutting machine with the Garden Rose 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Lightly swipe a white pigment ink pad over the top of the 3D roses until it looks the way you want it to appear.
  • Make a diagonal cut across the 3D panel 2/3 of the way from the top (see photo).
  • Separate the two pieces of panel just enough to leave space for the sentiment to be stamped on the white panel.
  • Using these pieces as guides, draw light pencil lines on the white panel where the sentiment should be stamped.
  • Stamp the sentiment (I used the More Than Words Stamp Set) with Obsidian Pigment Ink. (I used my Misti to be sure I placed it correctly).
  • Erase the pencil lines and attach the two angled panels on either side of the sentiment to the white panel with liquid glue or double-sided tape.
  • Trim off the ends of the 3D panel to be even with the top and bottom of the white panel.
  • Cut two very narrow strips of black cardstock and glue them to the diagonal edges of the 3D panels to make them look more finished.
  • Adhere the white/3D panel to the black background panel with foam tape for dimension.
  • Add a few black embellishments, and the card is complete! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Be sure to leave comments by 4/15/2022 for a chance to win one of 50 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you’re from)!” 50 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/21/2022.

Thanks for joining me today! I would love to have you become a member of my Facebook Cardmaking Community! Itโ€™s a great place to find friends, encourage others, and be supported in your cardmaking journey! 

Also, I’d love to have you subscribe to my YouTube Channel! Thank you so much!

Be sure to start the hop on the Altenew Blog. The site before me is Norine Borys, and your next stop is with Caly Person! See you next time!


  1. Jewel Allen

    Hi from Jefferson City Missouri! Congratulations on your 8th Anniversary! I love all of your florals!

  2. Teresa Doyle

    Hi from ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
    Isnโ€™t this Garden Rose kit GORGEOUS? Sande thank you for this great how-to tutorial. Iโ€™ll have to save it to refer back to. I ๐Ÿ’—IT!

  3. Audja

    Love your use of white pigment ink over a 3D embossing Folder. Very striking! Happy 8th anniversary from Altenewโ€™s hometown, Syracuse, NY!

  4. Liz O

    ๐Ÿ‘‹ hi from Ohio! Love the color palette and the 3D EF you chose for this design Sande, this technique is fabulous and powerful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Donna Juchtzer

    Hi from Nevada USA very pretty card. I love that color of blue. A fun way to make a card.

  6. Monika Davis

    Hi from NH! Happy anniversary to Altenew! What a beautiful card. I love the pretty embossing folder! Great technique! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Carmela Hubler

    Greetings from Round Rock, TX! Love the depth that these embossing folders create. Gorgeous!

  8. Linda Price

    Hi from Florida. This card is gorgeous! Although I don’t have this particular embossing folder, I have a different one from Altenew that should work. I appreciate that you included instructions to replicate. Hope you don’t mind if I CAS…Thank you for sharing!

  9. Stacey Kowbel

    Hi from Calgary, AB! Wow, such a beautiful card! Thanks for providing the step-by-step instructions! I will be coming back to this design!

  10. Kay Furnish

    Hi from Ridgecrest, CA. One word: “WOW”. Okay, maybe I should change that word to “STUNNING”!! I absolutely love your card! I didn’t think I needed another embossing folder, but you’ve changed my mind!!

  11. RobiW

    From Southern California, I can only say, amazing. Love the white pigment over the embossing. Gorgeous card.

  12. Lori

    He from Minnesota!
    Your card is stunning! The Blqck and dark Blue are the perfect combination!
    Thanks for the step by step instrucitons.

  13. Pat J

    Hi from Gig Harbor WA! The dark blue gives such a dramatic effect for this technique – well done! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Sharon Youngblood

    Hi from McConnellsburg Pennsylvania! So excited to celebrating al of with Altenew and see all the beautiful creations. Love your beautiful card.

  15. Carmen

    Hello from Houston, That is one gorgeous card, the blue color is very impressive, and the technique just makes the card shine.

  16. Sandy Handrich

    Hi from Northern Michigan! Thanks for all of the beautiful inspiration!! That embossing folder is stunning!

  17. Jan Gyore

    Hello from Sacramento, CA – Beautiful card and it seems easy enough that I can do it….Thank you for the inspiration

  18. Joanne Hoffmann

    Hi from Rochester, NYโ€ฆAltenewโ€™s neighbor east on I-90! I LOVE this card and technique!! Going to save on my Altenew Pinterest board so I have the directions!!

  19. Dee Earnshaw

    Hi from Brookfield, Wi – love the design of this card and the diagonal placement of the sentiment

  20. D idlet

    Gorgeous card! Thanks for giving us the directions on how you created your card. I have several Altenew 3D embossing foldersโ€ฆneed to try this.

  21. Kelley D

    Hi from NH-USA – OMG I would never have thought it was this easy. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

  22. Karen H

    Hello from Texas! And WOWZA!! That “simple” technique produces absolutely amazing results. Just stunning. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

  23. Joan Fitzsimmons

    Hi from Oconomowoc, Wi. Thanks for the idea of using white ink on a darker card stock. That really looks amazing on an embossed image.

  24. Catherine Marie Derouche

    Hello from Maine, your card is just beautiful. thank you for sharing the details.. I am going to try the technique

  25. Jill Rauenhorst

    Hi from St. Paul, MN. Love that embossing folder with the white inkand how you mounted it was cool.

  26. Sherrie Johnson

    Hi from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Honestly…this card took my breath away! It is gorgeous. Your instructions sound so simple, but it looks so much harder to make. I’m going to be purchasing that Garden Rose 3D embossing folder. And even the sentiment stamp set looks amazing. I just love everything about your card. I must subscribe to your blog for sure!

    • sandekw

      Thanks so much, Sherrie! I’d love to have you be a part of my Facebook Community too! It’s not just another group. It’s really a place where everyone learns from each other and encourages & supports each other. You can find it at facebook.com/groups/sandespoema ๐Ÿ™‚

    • sandekw

      Thanks so much, Sherrie! I’d love to have you be a part of my Facebook Community too! It’s not just another group. It’s really a place where everyone learns from each other and encourages & supports each other. You can find it at facebook.com/groups/sandespoema ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Roblyn Henry

    Hello from Colorado! This is an amazing card. I want to try the embossing technique with white ink. The 3D roses are gorgeous!

  28. Denise Bryant

    Hi from Penn Valley, CA!
    Gorgeous colors and details I love the beautiful embossing folder you used!

    • sandekw

      Thanks Denise! I used to live in Foresthill (in the mountains outside of Auburn). But now I live in Alaska! ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Geri S

    Hi from WA. I love this folder technique with either sanding or white ink like you did – beautiful!

  30. Dorothy Ayotte

    HEllo from Washington state! I love Altenew’s 3D embossing folders, and you have made such a spectacular card with it! Thank you for the inspiration.

  31. Jeanne Ragan

    Hi from Florida! Wow, “packs a punch” is right! Just beautiful! Happy Anniversary Altenew!

  32. Joyace

    Hi from Virginia. Beautiful card. I just subscribed to you on YouTube. So glad I found you on this fun hop.

    • sandekw

      Thanks so much, Joayce! I taught a workshop last summer on different ways to use 3D Folders. It is on the YouTube Channel. ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, I’d love you to be a part of my Facebook Community. It’s more than just a “group”. It’s a place to really find encouragement and support. facebook.com/groups/sandespoema

  33. Anne Sturgeon

    Hello from Holton, Mi. Sande… I love Altenew and wish them a Happy 8th! I recently purchased the 3D Daisies folder and this layout would really look amazing with that one too. Love this and I am going to give it a try. TFS in the celebration for a wonderful company!!

  34. Mary Holshouser

    Hi, from Millstadt, IL.
    Gorgeous cards, especially
    the blue. thanks for sharing

  35. Elaine Wolstenholme

    Hi from England in the UK. Wow I would never thought of coloured cardstock and white ink. Brilliant. Now I’ve a use for that dramatic coloured cardstock sat in my stash. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  36. roxanne tellini

    Wow is Garden Roses gorgeous. I have to pause the hop to go to Altenews site and add it to my wish list.

  37. Ruth Walker

    Hi, I’m from Maryland. What a beauty! You have just provided the inspiration I needed to create a new card from this month’s Spellbinder embossing folder. Thank you Sande!!

  38. Margi Chesbro

    Hello from Oregon! Stunning card and I appreciate your step by step. Thank you! What a great blog hop!

  39. barbara lassiter

    Hi from Wilmington, DE! This is a beautiful card and I’ll bet that you love to use embossing folders as much as I do! Thanks for sharing!

  40. Patti Feavel

    Hi from Appleton Wisconsin. I love love love Altenew’s floral stamps – so realistic! Your card is beautiful.

  41. Olive M

    Hi from GA. Beautiful cardโ€ฆ will have to break out my embossing folders and try something similar. Thanks for the inspiration.

  42. Beverly Sizemore

    Hi from northwest Alabama! Beautiful card! I love that embossing folder! Thanks for sharing AND happy 8th birthday to Altenew!

  43. Patty A Eifert

    Hello from Northern Kentucky! WOW! I agree you card definitely packs a punch! Thanks for the measurements and process. I only have a couple of Altenew 3D folders, but I definitely want to try this!

  44. J.D-A

    The embossing folder on dark cardstock + white pigment ink overtop combo always looks so nice. No difference here. Hi from St. Vincent & the Grenadines!

  45. Janelle Breson

    Hi from Texas. Happy 8th anniversary Altenew! How fun to use dark colored cardstock for the featured element of a card. I never emboss with dark colors, but that will now change. Thanks so much for the inspiration with your beautiful card!

  46. Mary M

    This card is stunning! Really appreciate the instructions you write up. Extra special of you to do that.

  47. Heather Mills

    Hi from Wakefield, RI, USA! This is beautiful!! All the dimension from the embossing folder is fabulous!

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