Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway

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Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to the Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 1! I'm so excited to be a part of this fun blog hop today. Hopefully you've arrived here from Lilith Eeckels 's blog and if you got lost your way, please check out full blog hop list at the bottom of this post.


Since I've joined crafty community on IG from 2015, I've met so many amazing & sweet crafty friends so far. This card is inspired by Maria Peters, one of those crafty friends. I'm a big fan of her watercoloring and unique style of card! I know many of you follow her IG already, but if not, click her name and look around her beautiful creations!


To start, I created galaxy background on cold pressed watercolor paper using Mijello Mission Gold watercolor paints and waterbrush. Once it dried, I splattered black and white inks from Altenew Jet Black Ink Spray and Pure White Ink Spray for more fun look.


Then, I stamped Altenew Hug Me Stamp Set image using Antique Linen distress ink on a piece of cold pressed watercolor paper. I watercolored it using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers with water and added details using Daniel Smith Watercolor Paints. I then die cut it using Coordinating Die.


I white heat embossed a sentiment from Altenew Happy Holidays Stamp Set onto a grey card stock and trimmed down into rectangle panel as shown.


After I foam mounted all elements of this card, I embellished with twin ribbon and polka dot embellishment.

Supplies
I'm sharing a listed supplies I used today. Compensated affiliate links are used when possible and if you shop through these links, I'll get a small commission without extra cost to you. Thank you in advance for your support.



Prizes
Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

My Sweet Petunia: 3 MISTI stamping tools(Memory, Original, and Mini)
Jennifer McGuire Ink: Altenew $50 gift certificate & 10 handmade cards
Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
Chameleon Art Products: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
Stamp & Scrapbook Expo: $25 gift certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $25 gift certificate
Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 2 copies of Scrapbook & Cards Today Fall 2018 issue
Scrapbook.com: $25 gift certificate
Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens

Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, December 9th, 2018 for a chance to win! 37 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 December 15th, 2018.

Giveaway
I'm giving away a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from comments in this post. Winner will be announced on 12/09/2018 on my blog. If you get updates from my blog immediately, please join with me on blog (at the right side bar) or on IG.


Special Offer
FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY18 or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS18 at checkout. Offer valid from 11/29/2018 at 12:01 am EST through 12/1/2018 at 11:59 pm EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Shop HERE ↓





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162 comment

  1. I am always so inspired by your creations--thank you.

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  2. What fun! Thank you for the lovely inspiration and the giveaways!!

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  3. Really beautiful background. That fox is a popular one! Thanks for sharing

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  4. What a unique, interesting background.

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  5. What a sweet card. Love the background.

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  6. Fun card! Love your background texture!

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  7. Adorable! Love that background

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  8. Wow! What a creative card -- very impressive galaxy background!! Cute image and lovely watercolor technique!

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  9. oh my, your background is gorgeous - love the design!!

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  10. Such beautiful coloring on your fox and starry background - I love this set but never would have thought to make a Christmas card

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  11. Always a fan of the no line watercoloring. I need to practice that technique.
    Your card is adorable with that handsome fox and your BG is amazing.

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  12. Lovely card!Thanks for the inspiration! What a wonderful blog hop to celebrate this great international crafty community!

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  13. Love the galaxy background on this and it sets off your cute card design beautifully!

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  14. love the interest the black and white Altenew sprays add to the background. the Hug Me set is so cute.

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  15. I absolutely love the background effect. It makes the colorful balloons pop🙂

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  16. A really cute card! Great background!

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  17. Great background. It's quite impressive. Love the card.

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  18. Darling cat on an amazing background!

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  19. I'm so inspired by this background! Such a cute card :)

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  20. Thanks for sharing this adorable card.

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  21. What I want to know is how you get such an amazingly, perfectly tied bow on your card! Mine always look like they have seen better days.

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  22. Very cute card. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. What a great card using non-traditional colors!

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  24. Great card - love the background. I need white spray!

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  25. What a festive looking card. Could be used for many occasions by just changing the sentiment. Love it.

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  26. Very cute card! It could also be birthday, thank you, etc. by changing the sentiment. TFS!

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  27. What a fun card! the background is fantastic.

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  28. Great background! A really fun card.

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  29. Cute card, thanks for sharing.

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  30. This card is so dynamic! Very good indeed!

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  31. Such a cute Christmas card. Love the cat.

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  32. Oh what a sweet card, your color choices are amazing!

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  33. Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop.

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  34. Lovely use of contrast and beautiful watercolor to create a whimsical holiday card! Terrific work.

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  35. Adorable card, I really like how the background came out.

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  36. I really was anxious to red how you made that background. The two Altenew products make for a great galaxy technique.

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  37. Cute idea for a holiday card. Thanks.

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  38. Your watercoloring is tops! I'm such a fan of that technique.

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  39. Such a fun card, Dana! I love your no line coloring and awesome background!

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  40. Love the background and the card! Thanks for sharing

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  41. I am in love with that background!!

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  42. That watercolor back ground is amazing !

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  43. Not the usual Christmas card - I like it!

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  44. This is so sweet!! LOVE the background!

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  45. I love the texture of the background and the way you colored the kitty and balloons!

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  46. Love the balloons - nice idea for holidays.

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  47. great job of watercoloring! A fun card!!

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  48. What a fun card. Love the galaxy background and the colorful balloons.

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  49. Love your background, looks like blue granite 🥰 .

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  50. That's a fun card with an awesome background! :)

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  51. Such a fun card. Love that background.

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  52. Such a cute card. Love your background.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  53. I have never seen that background look before. I like it. I will have to try it with supplies that I have.

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  54. Really cute stamp set. I like the idea of mixing a non seasonal image with traditional sentiments. Great design. Thanks so much for sharing your art.🐧

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  55. A very different background. I will have to give it a try.

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  56. Your background is sensational. I love the colors you used for it. Your non traditional Christmas card is very pleasing. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

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  57. Just bought the Hug Me stamp & die set and love seeing others create with it... beautiful card Dana

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  58. What a fun card! Fabulous galaxy background! Love the critter with the balloons!

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  59. Love this sweet card. The fox is cute and I love the gorgeous background.

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  60. Beautiful card, love the blue background.

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  61. Amazing beauty with the Altenew ink sprays!

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  62. Fun alternative to traditional holiday cards. Very inspiring!

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  63. Such a non traditional holiday card. I love it. That background is just amazing, I will have to try that!!

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  64. Great non traditional card, love the background. Thanks for sharing your designs

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  65. Super cute Dana and what a background. I'll have to check out Maria's work too. TFS!

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  66. Fun card, makes a nice change from the traditional holiday cards :-)

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  67. The background is fantastic.
    The balloons are taking him
    up and away. Great card.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  68. Okay this is actually the cutest card I've ever seen. I'm new to card making, and foxes are my absolute favorite. A little sign that I've picked the right hobby! Thank you so much for this wonderful piece!

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  69. Such a pretty card, I just love the background!

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  70. Wow, what a cute fun card.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

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  71. Wonderful watercoloring, that background is fantastic!

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  72. Great card - love that whimsical fox and the beautiful background.

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  73. So cute! I love your watercoloring and the fun background!

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  74. This is adorable! Your watercoloring is fabulous. I just love the little stamp too. It's all so well done. TFS!

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  75. Your background is very cool. Wish you'd done a video so we could see how you did it. Great card and super background.

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  76. Love the background! I have to try ink spray one day! Nice card.

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  77. Wow, that is a stunning background!

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  78. I need to try this background! It really makes the main image POP!

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  79. That background is sooooo cool!

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  80. Beautiful and fun card, love all the water coloring and your galaxy background is fabulous and perfect for the cute critter.

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  81. What a fun and creative card...love the background and cute image.

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  82. What a nice tribute to a fellow crafter and such a cute card! The background is fabulous and the cat holding the balloons just too cute!

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  83. Really cute card!Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

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  84. Beautiful card! :) Love how you colored the fox and balloons and how you made your background.

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  85. Great background, love the textured look to it.

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  86. wonderful job on the background and like the watercolor look of the card!

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  87. love the background you created for your card. Looks amazing!!!!

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  88. Enjoying the Crafty Friends blog hop! So many fabulous creations! Love your adorable card!

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  89. Great card, Dana! The background is so cool, and with the polka dot embellishments it reminds me of a bokah background. The fox is adorable and perfect for ringing in the New Year!

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  90. Sweet card, love the background technique, and the image is non-traditional but very appropriate.

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  91. How fun is that card!!! And I love the background! Great job Dana. TFS--have a blessed weekend.

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  92. Love the background! (And the polka dot sequins are too cute!).

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  93. Great background and it’s so cute!

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  94. i love your background it is wonderful and thank you for being a part of the hop and sharing your ideas

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  95. Love your background. So striking!

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  96. Super cute! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  97. I love your non traditional holiday card, they always make me smile
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  98. This is so sweet, Dana, your design is fantastic! I have this stamp set also, and really love using it, even though when it originally came out, I thought it was not too nice at all! Funny how perspective can change :-)

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  99. Cute card--love your background, very cool.

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  100. Adorable! I love your background, it really looks like a galaxy. The splatter is a technique I need to try out more!

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  101. What a cool background for this sweet party animal!

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  102. SQUEAL!! Such an AMAZING Project!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

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  103. Awesome card! I love how you created your background ! Thank you for the chance to win. Wishing you Happy Holiday!

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  104. Fun card with amazing background...

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  105. Simply darling! Great background!

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  106. I LOVE this card! Your no-line watercoloring is fabulous!

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  107. What a delightful card Dana, love your awesome watercolouring. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  108. Hi Dana! Your card is sooooooo festive and adorable :) Thanks for sharing the inspiration with us!

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  109. Too cute! Love the red and white twine on the bottom!

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  110. I liked how you watercolored the card and gave such a look of texture to the background!

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  111. I love your background!! Cute critters with balloons!!

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  112. What a fantastic card. You do Maria proud! I love how you kept a lot of texture in your watercoloring (like, you didn't blend it out a bunch). It's very different than how I watercolor, but I love how it looks. Thanks for sharing and being a part of the crafty community!

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  113. Oh my gosh I loooove that background

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  114. Love your water coloring. What a fun image

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  115. Cute card! My favorite medium is watercolor!!! Hope to one day master it 😊 but in the meantime I can practice by making more cards!thanks for sharing!

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  116. Love the galaxy background, the stamp is adorable too.

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  117. What a cute and fun card! Thanks gor sharing

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  118. what an adorable little critter. such a sweet card. love the galaxy and watercoloring.

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  119. Adorable card! The galaxy background looks amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  120. Very cool card! I love that it is a non-traditional Christmas card but so festive and fun. Thanks for sharing it and the inspiration to try something different. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  121. I love the colors and texture of your background! Very neat card!!

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  122. Lovely card! Very cute, and I love the look of the galaxy background. Well done, and thanks for sharing!

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  123. This is such a happy card with this cute critter. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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