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Altenew 8th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 5 + Giveaway (over $2,000 in Total Prizes!)

Here’s the Altenew blog link:

I wish everyone at Altenew a very happy anniversary! 8 years is quite an accomplishment. To celebrate , the guest designers are having a fun blog hop!

Before I share my card, this is what my hand looks like. I had surgery last week because of a staph infection in my knuckle. My Doc said it was pretty bad. I’ve been getting IV antibiotic treatments every day since March 29th. I’ll be getting at least 3 weeks of treatments. My hand surgeon is planning a 2nd surgery on this coming Monday. I’m typing this up left handed. Unfortunately, I am not very coordinated with my left hand so it’s a slow process.

Now for the fun part! Let’s celebrate!

Here’s my CAS (clean & simple) card.

For the background, I used the Curving Leaves 3D embossing folder. After I ran the A2 sized card stock through my machine, I used the direct to paper technique to lightly add color onto the background.

The floral image is from the Here for You stamp set. I used Altenew’s Crisp Dye Inks to watercolor the image by smooshing ink onto a clear stamping block & adding a small amount of water. Then I used a paint brush to color the flower.

I didn’t add much shading since it’s more of a graphic image.

Giveaway Prizes

Over $2,000 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $80 Gift Certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy Online Class($8.95 value) to 15 lucky winners. There are also 26 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

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.

You should have arrived here from Rosie’s blog and next on the blog hop is Auzz Trinklets N Krafts

Thanks for visiting. Hope you have a crafty day!


140 thoughts on “Altenew 8th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 5 + Giveaway (over $2,000 in Total Prizes!)

  1. Hi from Wilmington, DE! Your card is beautiful and I’m sending wishes for a quick recovery. I’m recovering from hip replacement surgery and spend a lot of time at Physical Therapy. It’s hard to create there (Lol). I’m looking forward to getting back to creating as much as I want and I wish the same for you! Please take care!


  2. Hi from WA. Terrific card for doing it left handed. Had hand surgery myself, I know how long it will seem but hang in there! Happy 8th Altenew!


  3. Oh, having surgeries on hands is never fun. All I remember when I cut my tendons on fingers on my left hand is pain… and more pain.
    I wish you a speedy recovery and thank you for sharing your design with us.


    1. Yes, my tendons got destroyed from the infection. I have more surgeries down the road. A pin was put in my index finger today because it was dislocated. I think patience is in my future 😀


  4. Hello from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing. Prayers for Quick healing. Get well soon


  5. Hello from Texas! Your card is gorgeous in it’s simplicity. So sorry about your hand. Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery.


  6. Hello from Washington state! Such a pretty CAS card. Great background and that is such a cute flower. Hope that hand heals quickly without any problems!


  7. Hello from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. I am wishing you a speedy recovery. Your card is lovely. Thank you.


  8. Hello from Oregon! Well wishes for a quick recovery! Your card is adorable and these two products go well together. Thanks for posting!


  9. Hi from NH! What a great way to celebrate! Love these blog hops. Happy Anniversary to Altenew! Oh, I am so sorry you have had to go through all that trouble with your knuckle! Hopefully you are on the mend! Beautiful card! Love the floral image on the dry embossed background. Thanks for the inspiration!


  10. Hello from NY! I’m amazed you were able to create such a lovely card given your hand problems. Well done! Hope you heal quickly and have a full recovery!


  11. Hi from NJ! Thanks for taking the time to share your creativity despite the tribulations. Love the CAS design. Wishing you well.


  12. Hi from AZ. Lovely card, created left handed? Superb! Sorry to hear about your surgery, I hope it’s going well. Don’t over do and rush recovery, listen to your Dr. and therapists! Congrats to Altenew, an awesome company.


  13. Hi from Texas. Happy 8th anniversary Altenew! I am so sorry to hear of your difficulties. I saw in a reply that your surgery went well. I am so happy for you. I will keep you in my thoughts.


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