Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Altenew 8”x11” Majestic Bouquet Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes)

Hi! You must have arrived here from Kelly Griglione's blog. She always inspires me with her beautiful work! 

I hope you are enjoying this very special blog hop as I am very excited about today's special release! 

This is the largest and most amazing layering stamp set I have ever seen! 

Here are some details of the set.
  • Make a huge statement with this 8" x 11" stamp set! 
  • This is our first-ever stamp set in our largest stamp size category. We hope it inspires you to create projects that are bigger, bolder, and drop-dead gorgeous!
  • The set features two beautiful layering flowers illustrated in a loosely painted style, plus a collection of leaves. The matching flowers and leaves from the Majestic Bloom 3D Embossing Folder perfectly coordinate in size and will allow you to take your gorgeous flower to the next level by giving it extra dimension! 
  • This is an 8" x 11" clear stamp set containing 41 stamps made in the USA from high-quality photopolymer.

Card 1:

My first card is a gatefold card, with a difference.

The white base was stamped with the outline image of the largest leaf in the set using the Evening Grey ink. I drew the opening I wanted with a pencil and cut it away with a craft knife. This gave me a rather funky gatefold opening.

The bloom was stamped on white paper using the following inks – Grapewine, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Fresh Lemon, Honey Drizzle, Bamboo and Olive. I die-cut the stamped paper with a circle die along with a slightly larger red mat. I layered the two circles and then stuck the piece only to the right side flap of the gatefold.

The sentiment is from the Birthday Greetings stamp set. I stamped another sentiment from the Birthday Greetings stamp set inside the card, taking care that it did not show through when the card was closed. 

It was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Another look at the card.


I decided to revisit an old favorite technique using colored card stock for my next two cards. This is a great technique that was inspired by May Sukyong Park. You can find her original card along with a detailed video here. I used the same technique for my final project for the AECP Level I. You can find it here.

Card 2:

I started with a blue card base and used a mix of white pigment ink, distress oxide inks, and Altenew dye inks for the stamping.


Here is the detailed list of inks I used:

Distress oxide inks – Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, and Peeled Paint

Altenew dye inks – Olive and Ocean Waves.

The sentiment is from the Leaf Canopy stamp set. I heat embossed it with some pale blue embossing powder.


Card 3:

I used the same process as the previous card. Instead of blue, I used a golden yellow card base. 

I used white pigment ink and Altenew dye inks – Lavender Fields, Midnight Violet, Maple Yellow, Picked Raspberry, Honey Drizzle and Olive for the stamping.

The sentiment is from the Fresh Freesia stamp set.

Here is a look at all my cards for today.

Another look.

Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 5/16/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 5/19/2021. 


Blog Hop Order

The next person on the hop is the super talented Terri Koszler. I am a huge fan of her work! I have also included the whole list for your reference.

Altenew Card Blog

Jaycee Gaspar 
Erum Tasneem 
Michelle Short
Tenia Nelson
Jenny Colacicco
Norine Borys 
Anna Mahtani
Agnieszka Małyszek
Victoria Calvin
Linda Westfall
Emily Midgett 
Sandhya Iyer 
Laurie Willison
Preeti Chandran
Mindy Eggen
Verity Biddlecombe
Carol Hintermeier
Erin Thompson
Helen Kalb
Joylita Dsouza
Keren Baker
Teresa Litchfield
Bridget Casey
Kelly Griglione

Nandini Karmarkar - That's me!

Terri Koszler
Karen Brown




  1. NIce look at a few color options. I like the card type share.

  2. All your cards are beautiful, but I love the fun gate fold card the best! So unexpected, love it!

  3. Love the bright red surprise inside. All the cards are incredible!

  4. Beautiful cards!!! Love the design on the first one!!

  5. The gatefold card is so cool, the angled cut is very different.

  6. what a beautiful stamp set. love the design of the first card

  7. Pretty cool fold on that first card. The majestic bloom fits perfectly as the centerpiece.

  8. Beautiful designs and I really like the clever fold of your first card.

  9. Beautiful cards! I LOVE the fold of the first one!

  10. Love the design of your first card! all are beautiful!

  11. Well done! Your cards are so unique. I think they are all beautiful but the first one just caught my eye - stunning!

  12. Marisela Delgado said: Gorgeous card! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

  13. Awww...love the gate gold card showcasing one of the blooms! So cute 🥰

  14. I love your funky gate-fold card. I'm going to have to try that!

  15. Beautiful cards Nandini! That gatefold one is so unique 💕

  16. I like your idea of using colored card stock behind the flowers. I have never tried that. Nice

  17. Gorgeous designs, the gatefold is so eye catching! Thank you for sharing your creative cards!

  18. Wonderful cards. I especially love the first one -- the style is so pretty and unique.

  19. Wow they are all great! You did a fabulous job on them. It is a wonderful stamp!

  20. Very neat style cards. The lines are so pretty and unique with the beautiful flower stamps.

  21. Gate fold card is so awesome love the background colors that you picked out for the other cards too!

  22. Great cards, your gate fold is my fav!

  23. My favorite is the gate fold but I also enjoyed seeing your stamping on colored card stock. Thanks for the inspiration.

  24. Love the card you’ve made! Wonderful colored used. Wow that is a huge stamp set! That layering is really realistic and so cool!

  25. Fabulous cards, love how you put them together. Wonderful stamp set!

  26. These are wonderful! Love the colors.

  27. Lovely cards. I think your gatefold card is amazing and stunning, and I would love to see a video of how you cut it!

  28. Great job! All three cards made me go "How did she do that". The first one really steps out and grabs your attention. I love the colors and the happiness it speaks to me. The other two being a little more subdued are great in their own way and I can see doing something similar. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

  29. Lovely cards. I like the gate fold card.

  30. Beautiful cards! I love the gatefold format of your first card!

  31. Love your colour choices!! Beautiful work!!

  32. That is such a cool gatefold card!! LOVE!!!

  33. Lovely cards! I especially like your funky gatefold one - so pretty.

  34. Oh my, I really adore that clever gatefold card you made. Of course all your cards are lovely.

  35. Such clever cards! Thanks for sharing.

  36. I love the unique cut of the first card!

  37. So interesting! Especially the first one! Great idea!