Altenew “Dreams Come True” Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog! Today I am participating in the Altenew “Dreams Come True” Blog Hop, which highlights several of their new products. I made four cards with some of these supplies, using different techniques. I hope you like them!

There is also a GIVEAWAY from Altenew with this hop! [See below for details!]


My first card is made with the Wispy Joy Stamp Set:

This card is one of the most time-consuming that I have made in a very long time, but I just LOVE the way it turned out! It was worth it!

  • I started by covering a background panel with Pastel Strokes Washi Tape.
  • The next several steps consisted of stamping a layer of flowers and leaves, then masking that layer, then stamping again. I ended up with four different layers: Purple Flowers, then Yellow Flowers, then Pink Flowers, and finally Leaves to fill in some spaces.

    This required a lot of fussy cutting of masks to make the images appear to be behind each other!
  • Rather than stamping them, I used an Orange Cream Artist Marker to fill in the centers of all of the flowers.
  • Once the stamping and layering was complete, I used Ultra Sticky Double-Sided Tape to attach the floral panel to a piece of white cardstock in order to give it a very slim white frame.
  • Then I adhered this whole panel to the washi background panel with Foam Tape to add dimension to the card.
  • Finally, the sentiment is from the Simple Greetings Die Set. The shadow is white cardstock & the focal layer is cut from cardstock covered with Pastel Strokes Washi Tape.
  • SURPRISE! I made an extra card that will be the star of my contribution to the upcoming “Dreams Come True” Video Hop!
  • This is very similar to the other pastel card that I made, but it is much easier and much faster to make! I love these lovely vellum flowers and the pastel geometric background!
  • My video will teach you how to make this card, breaking the process down into easy steps!
  • I will post a link to my YouTube Video here on the scheduled date (5/13 – 5/14).

For my second card, I used the new Simple Coloring Stencils that match the All Things A Stamp & Die Set:

  • The background panel is black cardstock.
  • I made a slightly smaller background panel from white cardstock and the Angled Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder.
  • I stamped the A image with Obsidian Black Pigment Ink & then heat embossed it with Clear Crisp Embossing Powder. I find that this combination gives me the most clear and detailed image in the end.
  • I colored the image using the new Simple Coloring Stencils and Detailed Blending Brushes, choosing a bright color palette of Midnight Violet, Citrus Burst, Autumn Blaze, and Green Field Crisp Dye Inks.
  • After the coloring was complete, I die cut the image with the All Things A matching die.
  • I adhered the white panel to the black panel with Ultra Sticky Double-Sided Tape.
  • Then I attached the A to the white panel with Foam Tape to add some depth and dimension.
  • I stamped & heat embossed a sentiment from the set on white cardstock with Obsidian Pigment Ink & Clear Embossing Powder.
  • I die cut the sentiment and its purple background with the Featured Sentiments Die Set.
  • The embellishments are plain pearls that I colored with the Midnight Violet Artist Alcohol Marker.

Card #3 was made using the new Poppy Arrangement Stencil that coordinates with the Poppy Arrangement Stamp & Die set. (I don’t own the stamp & dies, so I just made my card with the stencils.)

  • I started by covering a background panel with Tuxedo Washi Tape.
  • Next, I gauged where I wanted my flowers to go, and I stenciled the leaves appropriately, using the Green Meadows color family of Crisp Dye Inks.
  • I used a black Fine Liner Pen to outline the leaves.
  • Then I ran the whole panel through with the Mod Squares 3D Embossing Folder.
  • The next step was to color the layers of the poppies on white cardstock, using the Stencils with Detailed Blending Brushes. My color choices were Ruby Red, Heartbeat, and Velvet Crisp Dye Inks.
  • I fussy cut around the flowers and ran a Velvet Artist Alcohol Marker around the edges.
  • Next I adhered the flowers to the card with Foam Tape to add dimension.
  • I cut the sentiment from the Signature Word Dies from black cardstock.
  • Finally, I added some black enamel dots to the centers of the flowers and a few other places on the card front.

My final card was made with the new Layering Stencil that coordinates with the Tea Time Stamp & Die Sets. I decided that I wanted to make a scene for a teapot & cup, using as many elements as I could just from the Tea Time Set:

  • First, I chose a piece of patterned paper from my stash that I felt looked somewhat old-fashioned or Victorian.
  • I added flowers to resemble “wallpaper,” by inking several images with the new Stencils and die cutting them out with the matching dies.
  • Next I glued these floral images to the patterned paper, but I wasn’t happy with the look. So I added a piece of vellum (using Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets) over the flowers to make it look more muted and more like a single wallpaper image with the striped background paper.
  • Next I inked leaves on the lower portion of the card through the Stencils.
  • I wanted to include a “wainscoting shelf” on the pretend wall in my scene, so I added a piece of brown Summer Afternoon Washi Tape across the panel horizontally.
  • After my background scene was set, I stamped the teapot and cup images using Black Obsidian Ink and heat embossed them with Clear Crisp Embossing Powder.
  • I then cut them out with the Coordinating Dies.
  • I added color to the images through the Stencils.
  • I stamped & heat embossed a sentiment from the set on cream cardstock with Obsidian Pigment Ink & Clear Embossing Powder.
  • I die cut the sentiment with the Apothecary Jar Nesting Labels Die Set.
  • I adhered the teapot and cup on my shelf with Foam Tape, & also attached the sentiment with foam tape.
  • I edged a background panel with the same brown Washi Tape from the Summer Afternoon set & adhered the front panel to it with Foam Tape.
  • Finally, I added some light brown rhinestones to the flower centers as embellishments.

Giveaway Prizes:

$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 05/10/2022 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 05/12/2022.

Get a FREE brand new Dreams Come True Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 05/04/2022 through 05/06/2022. Shop HERE!

Get a FREE brand new Dreams Come True Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide Ebook  (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Sweet Moments Bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Dreams Come True Stamp & Die Release Collection from 05/04/2022 through 05/10/2022. Shop HERE!

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

Also, please check out my YouTube Channel! I would love to have you subscribe! Thanks.

If you didn’t start at the beginning of the Hop, go back to the Altenew Card Blog. The blogger before me is Meryam Perez. After my blog, you should visit Svitlana Shayevich. See you next time!


  1. Liz O.

    Lovely designs Sande! You did a wonderful job showcasing the new products! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Julie Webb

    Beautiful cards! The first two are gorgeous! I must remember to try the vellum flowers, they are so delicate and pretty.😊

    • sandekw

      Thanks so much Julie! I have a new video on the vellum flower card that will be on the video blog on the 13th…

  3. Inkin' Chickie

    Nice project shares for the release. I like the combination and scene for the tea set.

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