Monday, May 23, 2022

Altenew May 2022 Lovely in Lace Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hi! I hope you are enjoying this blog hop! You arrived here from the blog of Hussena Calcuttawala. I have really become hooked to the Altenew 3D embossing folders! I love experimenting with different mediums with the embossing folders and discover the different looks I can achieve!

Card #1:

One of my favorite things to do is to create backgrounds and then spice them up using the embossing folders.

I used the Soft Pastels mini ink cubes directly to paper and created a grid background. I placed the paper in the embossing folder and used a brayer to apply black ink to the raised areas of the folder. When I ran the folder through the die-cutting machine, I got this rather retro looking panel.

The sentiment is from the Fresh Freesia stamp set.

Card #2:

I love the Cherry Plum Blossom 3D Embossing Folder! I combined it with the Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Markers for a soft and delicate card.

I first applied the Frayed Leaf pigment ink to the embossing folder with a brayer. After running the folder through the die-cut machine, I heat set the ink to avoid smearing. I used the Purple Wine, Crimson, Sunkissed and Sweet Leaf to apply color in the depressions and sprayed lightly with water. I ended up with pops of color in the flowers and leaves, exactly the look I was looking for!

 The sentiment is from the Fresh Freesia Stamp set.

To finish, I lightly inked the Geometric Botany Background Stamp with Moss ink and pressed it on the embossing folder before running the panel through the die-cutting machine. I just wanted to add a little texture to the background.

Card #3:

I love using pigment inks with embossing folders. The results are always unexpected and beautiful.

I simply scattered some green and yellow pigment powders on a piece of watercolor paper, sprayed with water and ran the folder through the die-cutting machine. 

The sentiment is from the Fresh Freesia Stamp set.

Card #4:

I used a fun technique that you can do with pigment powders.

I took a piece of watercolor paper and dropped small amounts of pigment powders along one long edge. I used green, yellow, red and turquoise powders. Then holding up the paper horizontally at eye level, I sprayed with my spray bottle. The force of the spray causes the powders to blow away and the water causes them to release their pigment creating very artsy effects.

I applied embossing ink to the flat portion of the embossing folder and ran the dried panel through it. I heat embossed the panel with clear embossing powder and then inked it with the Moss Crisp Dye Ink to make the butterfly stand out more.

The sentiment die is from the Calming Cluster Die Set.

Card #5:

This last card was a bit of an afterthought. 

I scribbled with the Purple Wine, Crimson and Sunkissed markers from the Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Markers set on the Motif Tile Embossing Folder. I ran the panel through the die-cutting machine after spraying the folder with water. I repeated this process couple of times till I was happy with the results. After drying the paper, I rubbed some Antique Gold wax on the raised areas with my finger tis to make them stand out. The sentiment is from the PAF Gerbera Revolutions, heat embossed with the Rose Gold Embossing Powder.

Product Links 

Please click HERE to see the links to our new products. Our new products will go live in our shop on 05/23/2022 at 12:01 am EDT. Here is the link to the May 2022 Lovely in Lace  release collection page, listing all of the new products: 


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 05/29/2022 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 05/31/2022.


Blog Hop Order

Next person on the blog hop is Preeti Chandran. I have also included the whole list for your reference.


Altenew Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Mindy Eggen

Jenny Colacicco

Angela Brennan

Tenia Nelson 


Nathalie DeSousa

Carol Hintermeier

Virginia Lu

Nenette S. Madero

Terri Koszler

Katrina Howe

Reiko Tsuchida 

Linda Westfall

Bridget Casey

Ann Taylor

Colleen Balija

SathyaKala Sankaran

Eva Bussom

Natasha Davies

Sande Woodson

Susan Stagno

Nichol Spohr 

Hussena Calcuttawala

Nandini Karmarkar - You are here!

Preeti Chandran




  1. The flowers, and bright colors, are just so pretty!

  2. Gorgeous designs and inspiration Nandini!

  3. These are just BEAUTIFUL!! I'm amazed at the creativity of each artist, and how you "put your mark" on each of these pieces of Art - using the same embossing folders yet coming up w your own original designs that are so different!!

  4. Dear Nandini
    Your talents are sure amazing. You have brought the embossing folders of Altenew to a different level with your talents in crafting. Thanks for the inspiration wanting me to own at least one folder. tc stay safe

  5. Your cards turned out gorgeous! I think the cherry blossom may be my favorite; but its so hard to pick one. Thank you for the inspiration.

  6. I love the colors of the first one! Gorgeous designs!

  7. Amazing cards!! I especially loved your first retro looking card!! Also I never thought to wet and sprinkle cardstock with powders right before embossing...what a cool idea! Definitely going to have to try that!

  8. Beautiful cards! My favorite is the second one!

  9. Soooo many Gorgeous cards!!! Love them all!!!

  10. Your color choices are beautiful!

  11. Lovely cards and so varied - just goes to show how versatile embossing folders are!

  12. Such beautiful backgrounds! Love what you did!

  13. All beautiful cards. My favorite is the cherry blossoms and hosta cards.

  14. Marisela Delgado said: Great cards!

  15. Such beautiful cards! So many cool techniques! I can’t wait to try them! Thanks!

  16. Oh my!!! Your cards are truly marvelous and very unique, Nandini. Love them all. Beautifully done. Thank you for such wonderful inspiration.

  17. The cherry blossoms are just lovely!

  18. Thank you for sharing your talent. Your cards are gorgeous!

  19. Such cool cards!

  20. Perfection in color! So eye popping Love it!

  21. Awesome cards!
    I really like how colorful the first embossed card is, you're right it does spice it up!
    Thanks for sharing.

  22. Lovely selection of cards! Thanks for sharing — Bridget N (

  23. What a wonderful set of cards Nandini!! So many beautiful effects on these backgrounds. :)