July 5, 2018

Altenew Stencil Release Blog Hop!

Hello everyone! Welcome to Altenew Stencil Release Blog Hop.

This is a stencil release from Altenew and there are 10 fabuous stencils released. I am so excited to be part of this release. If you have come from Lilith Eeckels ‘s blog, then you are on the right track on the blog hop. If not do not worry, I have all the participants of the blog hop listed towards the end of the hop.

I have three cards to share with you today using the three new stencils. Over this month I will share more projects using the rest of the stencils from the release.

My first project is a bright, bold and colourful card using the new Molded Lines Stencil.

I love this molded lines stencil because the lines are dramatic. Good size and curved adds to the drama. So I did simple ink sponging in rainbow colour to showcase the stencil and create the rainbow background for the card. I used distress inks here. Since the background is colourful, dramatic and showcases the stencil, I want the background to be the highlight of the card. Hence the sentiment is simple die cut stack of You Are Loved die in black. The contrast of black bold sentiment against the rainbow lines on the background is so good. I just added a few diamonds to complete the card. Here are some closeups of the card.

All supplies used to make this card are listed below.


The second project uses muted colours. 

On this card, I used the Elegant Swirls Stencil on the background. This stencil is very elegant as the name says. I did a lot of ink layering to create the background. The base of the card is kraft. I sponged distress inks in Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserve on the card front. Then I place the Elegant Swirls stencil on top and sponged the same distress inks on the stencil. This time I sponged the inks a bit heavily. Then keeping the stencil in place, I also sprayed Altenew’s Iridescent Shimmer Spray over the stencil. I left the card to dry while I made the sentiment.

Sentiment is a stack of Mega Thanks die with the shimmer die cut on the top of the stack. I adhered this sentiment at an angle on the background panel. The secondary sentiment is from Label Love stamp set. I simple stamped the sentiment in black ink on white cardstock, trimmed and adhered below the large sentiment on the bottom right of the background using foam adhesives. Finally some rhinestones in the same colours as the background to finish the card.


The final card today showcases my most favourite stencil from the release – the Aztec Motif Stencil.

I absolutely adore this design. To get this background, I sponged Altenew inks on the stencil, moved the stencil, masked some area of the stencil and sponged inks again until I covered the entire background. I chose warm earthy colours as originally these motifs are hand painted using colours made using natural materials. So most colours used with these motifs are either black and white or earthy colors.

The sentiment is from Quilled Elegance stamp set. I white heat embossed the sentiment on two strips of white cardstock and sponged the same inks from Altenew I used on the background on these strips thus coordinating with the background. I trimmed the background to 4’x5.25′ and mounted on a mustard coloured card base. I completed the card with some rhinestones.

Here are the supplies used to make this card.


Hope you have enjoyed my projects for the blog hop. These new stencils are amazing. I love them all. You will see more projects using other new stencils over this month. You next stop on the hop is to the gorgeous Virginia Lu.

Here are the details of the blog hop.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, July 12th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/15/2018.

I am also giving away a $30 gift certificate from my blog. Make sure you leave your comment below by 10th of July. I will announce the winner on the 11th of July.

Here are the list of all the designers on this blog hop.

Altenew Card Blog

Paige Evans

Vicky Papaioannou

Kelly Griglione

Zinia Redo

Emily Midgett

Rubeena Ianigro

Olga Moss

Lilith Eeckels

Gayatri Murali

Virginia Lu

Nicole Picadura

Karin Åkesdotter

Norine Borys

Heather Hoffman

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Erum Tasneem

Enza Gudor

Nina-Marie Trapani

May Sukyong Park

Justine Hovey

Svitlana Shayevich

Sveta Fotinia

Dana Gong

Kymona Tracey

Agnieszka Malyszek

Lydia Evans

Crystal Thompson

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Here are all the stencils released.

Happy Hopping!


  1. Karen L Wall says

    Your cards are amazing! Love all the colors!

  2. Kelli Horger says

    So pretty! The colors on the Big Thanks card are just amazing!!!

  3. I like the colors you chose for each of your creations.

  4. Fabulous cards! My favourite is Aztec motif card.The best card so far!

  5. Noriko Fairchild says

    Absolutely stunning, Gayatri! ❤️❤️❤️

  6. I love that second card, the others are very pretty also! Great designs and techniques, thanks for sharing!

  7. Aditi Jagdish says

    These are such gorgeous vibrant creations!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Oh that Elegant Swirls card!! PERFECTION.

  9. These are all amazing! I love the big text messages and the bright color! They are all so cheerful and bright!

  10. Tara Prince says

    Amazing designs!!

  11. Absolutely beautiful set of cards. Loved all of them! Thank you much for inspiring and for the opportunity to win!

  12. Nana Griffin says

    Your backgrounds are very oretty.

  13. Debbie Rumpza says

    Wow. Gorgeous cards. I love them all but the layering of the distress inks is perfect! I will have to try it out!

  14. Jane Wernet says

    Amazing cards! Love your ideas!

  15. Rema DeLeeuw says

    Beautiful projects!

  16. STUNNING cards! I love the Aztec Motif stencil too, so beautiful!!

  17. HollyMahoney says

    So many beautiful stencils in this release. Your ink blending is gorgeous.

  18. Thanks for the Aztec stencil card as it’s very different from the usual themes and so fun!

  19. Rose Mary Smalley says

    Well, now….my mind is filled with great visuals……this blog hop has been so fun…..all of the artists are so talented….I have many great ideas now floating around in my head…..The first card was my favorite….that stencil is already in my AlteNew cart…LOL….thank you so much for your great works of art…

  20. Karen Hale says

    Beautiful cards, love all the colors and designs.

  21. Mary Schaffer says

    You have used bright colors so perfectly.

  22. Michelle Hackett says

    These are absolutely wonderful. You used just the right colors and technique for each card.

  23. Brenda Kuder says

    All of your cards are really pretty, Great job!

  24. 3 wonderful cards … I love the possibilities of stencils … soft, crisp, textures … I’m taken by the city scene, step builder and elegant swirls!

  25. barbara lassiter says

    What beautiful cards from these stencils. The inspiration factor on this blog hop is off the page! I definitely want to add more stencils to my stash, starting with the large hydrangea and the city scenes from this release.

  26. melissa edwards says

    Wow! All of the cards are so unique! Can’t pick a favorite! But, the thanks card was really outstanding!

  27. I like the Anzac project 😍

  28. Jeannie F says

    Amazing cards! You have made me fall in love with the Aztec stencil. Thanks!

  29. Carmela Douglas Hubler says

    Gayatri, your die cut sentiments are stunning against the stenciled backgrounds. Also love the colorful Aztec card!!

  30. Isabelle says

    Your cards are stunning ! I love all three of them, they all have something special… they are all really fantastic creation !

  31. love how you’ve used these stencils – the ombre background on the “thanks” card is so pretty.

  32. Melanie Allen says

    Loved your rainbow card!

  33. Haley Bayong says

    Aztec stencil is my favorite one and you showcased amazingly! Love it and the rainbow card you did is fab

  34. Carol Rossouw says

    These are some more spectacular and unique stencils. Love the amazing results that you achieved with these, and I already have some on my wish list. Thanks for the inspiration!

  35. Your card work is AWESOME! Another stencil into my already loaded cart because of your inspiration. For me, it is sometimes hard to see how a product will work until I see what others do with it. Seeing your cards make me really like the molded lines so much. Such dramatic background with that bold sentiment! Thanks for your inspiration!

  36. joy meadows says

    Love each one of your cards, but the second one is my favorite! These new stencils are simply awesome!

  37. Three gorgeous different cards Gayatri, floral is so pretty and I’m loving the Molded Lines stencil

  38. Becca Yahrling says

    Beautiful cards! I love how you used the Elegant Swirls stencil and also
    the Aztec Motif.

  39. Margaret says

    Love your cards, especially the second one! The blended colors are gorgeous!

  40. These are beautiful! I love the shimmer spray. I think the Aztec Motif is my absolute favorite. I love what you did with it!

  41. Maryam crafter says

    Love all these cards, this idea are unique.

  42. Cathy Loveless says

    Your cards are all just stunning! Now I even love this new Altenew Stencil release even more.

  43. Virginia Lu says

    All of your projects are gorgeous and bright! So happy that you are part of this blog hop, Gayatri!

  44. Deepa Robbins says

    I absolutely love the second card! The colours you chose and how you chose to use the beautiful swirls stencil is so unique and leaves you with such a pretty card!

  45. Dee Earnshaw says

    oh my your cards are gorgeous – thanks for sharing:)

  46. Deb Tilton says

    I always like rainbow colors

  47. Carol DuBois says

    Gorgeous cards. I am getting much poorer!. Love all the new goodies.

  48. Charlotte Deerborn says

    Love your cards especially the Aztec Motif one.

  49. Oh my! Your second card is so gorgeous and elegant, beautiful!

  50. Nicki Wong says

    I thought the cityscape stencil was my favorite. After seeing your card perhaps the elegant stencil is my new favorite.

  51. I’m a newbie at card making and this blog hop has given me so much inspiration. I’m so happy to have found you and the other bloggers – I’m looking forward to learning so much from you all!

  52. Theresa Petermann says

    love the stencils and all the great ideas. thanks as always for sharing.

  53. Amy Moore says

    love your pink card and the new stencils you used.

  54. Cheriese H says

    Love bold black statements on colourful backgrounds!

  55. Stefanie White says

    Your cards are fantastic. I have to admit, I have never blended distress inks on Kraft. I must try it as your card was stunning!

  56. Lovely cards! The colors and shading you achieved on the Elegant Swirls card are superb.

  57. Wow! Are of the card samples are just beautiful!

  58. I always enjoy visits to your blog. Pretty cards for this release.

  59. Kathy Ferguson says

    The three cards you shared are marvelous. I love how you created an entire background using the Aztec stencil, and the colors you chose. My favorite card was the molded lines stencil. The rainbow effect you got with it was terrific. Thanks for the inspiration.

  60. Anushree Vaish says

    Beautiful use of stencils…all cards are gorgeous!!

  61. All three cards are vastly different in design and feel, with something so very wonderful about each! I love your thoughts about the Aztec design stencil card, relating back to how those designs were originally made, it makes it much more tangible and real. Wonderful release and gorgeous cards!

  62. Sharon Dolan says

    Loved the elegant swirls card. So creative.

  63. Sooooooo creative! Great use of the stencils, love your color choices too!

  64. All your cards are fabulous! I especially like the colours you’ve used for the “Thanks” one.

  65. I love all of the new ideas!

  66. Vickie Stevens says

    Such a great blog hop. So many diff ideas.

  67. Wendy Lambert says

    All of your cards are so pretty, but I just love the elegant swirls red one. The background is so beautiful.

  68. So many wonderful stencils, You did a fab job showcasing them, love the first card with the colorful background and the bold sentiment! thanks for the inspiration!

  69. Love each of your cards from the happy rainbow colours with the Molded Lines, the perfect choice of colours for the Aztec stencil to the elegance & beauty of the Elegant Swirl stencil.

  70. I love your thank you card!

  71. Iris Soscia says

    Great cards – love the stencils and the colors.

  72. Betty Byrd says

    Wow! I fell in love with the Aztec motif you used on your card! I wasn’t too sure about it in the beginning! I also started following your blog!

  73. Marcie Lovett says

    The coloring on the first card is divine

  74. Emmaline says

    Beautiful cards as usual! I am in love with all of them 😀

  75. L Williams says

    I really love how you used the aztec stencil. Loved the colors and nice design of the card.

  76. Marisela Delgado says

    What fabulous cards!!

  77. Cynthia Cole says

    Such lovely cards using the new stencils!

  78. Angie Hall says

    Loved your color choices and techniques too.

  79. Love the colors you chose! Absolutely beautiful!

  80. my favorite card is the thanks card. The colors you achieved with your oxide inks and the stencil are beautiful
    thanks for sharing

  81. These are all so beautiful!

  82. Cathy Lillie says

    Amazing cards! I love rainbow design of your first card, and the bright, earthy tones of the Aztec stencil background. The “Thanks” card with the berry colors is gorgeous! Your ink blending on the stencil is perfection!

  83. Connie Johnson says

    WOW! I’m sooooo glad you didn’t ask us for our favorite card! I don’t think I could’ve made up my mind if you had! I love all three…they’re amazing! Thanks for the inspiration and TFS 🙂

  84. Heather Nelson says

    I love rainbow design of your first card SO PRETTY!! The “Thanks” card with the berry colors is Stunning!

  85. Stunning cards – I love how the bold black graphic looks on the rainbow stenciled backgrounds and the Thanks card is just gorgeous!

  86. Fantastic set of creations! I love your work 🙂

  87. Love the gorgeous colors you used on all of your cards! The rainbow stencil with the bold sentiment is so pretty but I also love the thanks card in the beautiful berry colors! Great job!

  88. Michele W says

    Great cards! The last two are definitely my favorites. Different styles but I really like them both. Thanks for sharing!

  89. Kelsey Thomas says

    Your cards are so pretty! 🙂 Great job!

  90. cyndi morris says

    Great projects. The Molded Lines stencil is my favorite from this wonderful release and I love that card.

  91. Lauryne Cun says

    The rainbow card is so cheery! I love what you did with all of your cards. Beautiful!

  92. Beautiful cards! I love how you layer the ink on the kraft cardstock..It really make a unique and fabulous look.

  93. Pretty cards, very cool stencils!

  94. Mindy Drummond says

    I LOVE your Elegant Swirls Stencil card! The colors you used are scrumptious. I can’t wait to try it. Can you guess which stencil from the new set is my favorite LOL, yep the Elegant Swirls 🙂

  95. Your so clever with your stencil use and especially love the colours for the last card, reminds me of American indians for some reason, very beautiful and eye catching!!

  96. All your cards are just amazing! So many fantastic ideas to showcase these great new stencils! Thanks so much for sharing!

  97. Amazing cards! Bold, graphic, elegant – simply stunning!

  98. Linnea Sundstrom says

    oooooh! luv the colors in your thanks card!

  99. Denise Bryant says

    Beautiful colors and stencil designs! Love the rainbow colors on your first card!

  100. Jeanne Beam says

    Such gorgeous cards. Love all your designs.
    Thanks for sharing….

  101. Kathy Eyre says

    I like the Aztec motif, it offers many possibilities

  102. Colorful, pretty and great design.

  103. Brandi R says

    Gorgeous cards! Love the colors and the different feel each one brings ♥

  104. Absolutely beautiful creations! My favorite is the Elegant Swirls. Your coloring is superb!

  105. Beverly Jordan says

    Gosh, these are so beautiful cards!!

  106. Love the new release. And the inspiration cards are gorgeous!

  107. multi colors adds interest on the rainbow card

  108. Kriti Mishra says

    All your cards are awesome..

  109. Bev Karolak says

    Amazing cards! I love the Aztec mofif card 🙂

  110. Karey McM says

    really like the way you used the Iridescent Shimmer Spray
    thanks for sharing

  111. Marisela Delgado says

    Fabulous cards especially that maroon background.

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