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

Hi Artsy Friends! Today is a very special day for me. Altenew invited me to join their Eighth Anniversary Celebration Hop, and I couldn’t be more honored. I started crafting eight years ago around the same time Altenew released their very first gorgeous floral stamps, and I have been one of their biggest fans ever since.

For today’s card, I chose one of my favorite stamp and die combos, Enchanting Beauty, which was released last year, and paired it with the lovely Goldfish Pond set.

I used the MISTI and repeatedly stamped the layers to build the inked shading on the fish, and then added dimension in the fins with Altenew Artist Markers. Finally, I used gel pens to add details and highlights to the koi.

Special Offer:

Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY8TH or $8 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV22 at checkout. Offer valid from 04/04/2022 at 12:01 am EDT through 04/06/2022 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Shop here: Altenew

Giveaway Prizes

Over $2,000 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away an $80 Gift Certificate to five lucky winners, and one Altenew Academy Online Class ($8.95 value) to 15 lucky winners. There also are 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.

Blog Hop Order

Wow! You made it all the way to the end. Thank you so much for hopping to the end from Pam Boedekers blog.

Altenew Blog

Debby Hughes

Maryam Perez


CiLi in Papers

Nancy Souza


Kelly Griglione

Laurie Patterson

Keren Baker

A Cherry on Top

Mindy Eggen

Sandhya Iyer

Teri Wilson

Preeti Chandran

Anna Mahtani

Pam Boedeker

Erin Thompson -You made it here! Whew!

Thank you so much for hopping along all the way to my blog, and thanks so much for leaving a kind comment too! Good luck with all of the great giveaways from the awesome sponsors and Altenew. Love and artsy hugs!


Enchanting Beauty Stamp & Die Combo

Goldfish Pond Stamps and Dies

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

  1. Hello from Fallston, Md. Happy Anniversary Altenew. Love the shading on this card and combination of the two products. Color vibrant

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  2. Hi from NH! Happy anniversary to Altenew! What a beautiful card. I love the blue hues and those sweet fish… such a pretty design. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Hi from McConnellburg, Pennsylvania! So excited to celebrate with Altenew and see all the beautiful creations. Great back ground for the fish, well done!

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  4. Wow! What a stunning scene. I love all the movement of the fish, and the beautiful shades of blue and teal in the water. It’s like seeing these stamps for the first time.

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  5. Hello from Texas
    The goldfish are so beautifully done. Your background on the card really makes the fish stand out and looks so realistic.
    Happy Anniversary Altenew

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  6. What beautiful technique, composition, and colors! I truly felt like I was looking into the water and seeing these fish and plants. You are extremely talented.

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  7. Hi from Central Florida! This card is fin-tastic! (Get it? Humor. Haha) What a beautiful card! The colors are so fabulous together and I love all of the movement in this card! I am trying to see how you made the background! Is it actually a couple sheets of paper stacked with foam between, or is it a masked image and stamped and flat, please? It is gorgeous and inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Hello from Northern Kentucky! Stunning card! Love the beautiful blue watery background, and the detail you gave to those fish is amazing!


  9. Hi from northwest Alabama! Love your slimline card. The background behind the fish is especially pretty! Thanks for sharing AND happy 8th birthday to Altenew!

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  10. Hi, I’m from Texas. I must have missed Enchanting Beauty stamps and dies. Off to add them to my wishlist. I don’t think of flowers or leaves as waves. Very clever! Happy 8th Anniversary Altenew!

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