Monday, April 4, 2022

Altenew 8th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway (over $1,900 in Total Prizes)


Hi! I really hope you have enjoyed this amazing blog hop! Thank you Joylita Dsouza for sending you to me! I have been a HUGE fan of Altenew right from 2014, when the brand was launched. I applied for the very first batch of the Altenew Educator Certification Program. And completed it in March 2018. Through the years my love for Altenew has just grown! And I am very happy and honoured to be a part of their 8th Anniversary Celebration.

I created a very festive card for this momentous occasion.

I started with a piece of cream and gold handmade paper. I ran it through the Flower Bed 3D Embossing Folder which was covered with embossing ink. I poured three shades of metallic gold embossing powders over the paper and then used an old credit card over the top to remove more powder. I did this in all directions, applying a light pressure. After tapping off all the extra embossing powder, I heat set it.


I trimmed the panel and adhered it to a black card base.


To finish I added the sentiment which is from the Fresh Freesia stamp set.


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Giveaway Prizes



Over $1,900 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 25 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

 

 

Be sure to leave comments by 4/13/2022 for a chance to win one of 49 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!" 49 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

I am the last stop on today's blog hop. I hope you are planning on joining us again tomorrow. There is loads of inspiration waiting for you. And some fantastic prizes too!


Altenew Blog

Simon Says Stamp

Jaycee Gaspar

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jenny Colacicco

Keisha Charles

Virginia Lu

TaeEun Yoo

Agnieszka Maล‚yszek

Bumbleberry Papercrafts

Colleen Balija

Juhi Khanna

Annemarie Caister

Joylita Dsouza

Nandini Karmarkar - That's me!



Love,

Nandini


203 comments:

  1. Nandini ji.. your card is gorgeous! The different metallic shades make it look stunning ๐Ÿ˜

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  2. Hi from Sioux Falls. Love your card. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Happy anniversary from Rhode Island!!!!! ❤️๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงก

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  4. Happy anniversary. Quick and easy yet still makes a statement. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Hi I'm from Athens Georgia, Happy Anniversary Altenew! You're products are awesome

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  6. Hello from New York! Happy Anniversary Altenew! Beautiful card Nandini!

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  7. Hello for Minnesota! Wow, what a unique and elegant technique with embossing powders. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Hi from Illinois!! Stunning card!!! So elegant!!

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  9. Hi, from New Brunswick, Canada. WOW! such a beautiful card & unique technique. Love it.

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  10. Hi from Michigan. Stunning card. You really pulled off the technique to its fullest. Great job.

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  11. Hello from Washington State! What a stunning card! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. This California gal is blown away with what you did with an embossing folder!!! What a beauty.

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  13. Hi !!! I am from Rumford, Maine. WOW WOW WOW I love your card. Thank you for sharing all your steps. Need to try this...... tyfs :)

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  14. Hello from Danville, Virginia! Wow! Your card is spectacular. Would love to see a video of your process.

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  15. Hi from Wilmington, DE! Thanks for ending this Day 1 8th Altenew Anniversary celebration on such a high note with this beautiful card. It has been so much fun and inspiration just to follow along!

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  16. Hi, I'm Cheryl from Lakeville, MN. When I first saw this card, I literally gasped. It is so beautiful and elegant. You really outdid yourself with this amazing card. Would love to see a video.

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  17. Danyelle from Fayetteville, NC! Love your card! The gold is perfect! Such an exquisite looking work of art! Love it so much! Thank you for sharing! Thank you for this hop and congratulations Altenew!

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  18. Hi from Canada! Handmade paper and Embossing?! Such a wonderful combo that makes a stunning card! I love the gold!

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  19. The detail on this embossing folder is fabulous! Gorgeous card.

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  20. Beautiful card!!! Such a cool technique!!!

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  21. WOW! It looks like leather! That is just beautiful -- and relatively simple.

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  22. Hi from Tampa, Florida, USA! LOVE that technique and can't wait to try it myself. Such fabulous inspiration in the Hop - thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!!

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  23. Hello from Wisconsin! Lovely card!

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  24. Hi from Seattle, WA. Very pretty! I’m anxious to try this technique as I recently bought some embossing folders. Have a lovely day.

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  25. Your process of using three different golds certainly paid off and created a truly beautiful card. Thank you for showing it to us.

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  26. Hi, from Brookfield, Wisconsin - this card is gorgeous - love the texture on it

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  27. A golden beauty! Love the way you sanded off the color!

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  28. Hello from South Florida!! What a fabulous technique you used. It's really stunning!! I love 3D embossing folders (& embossing powder!!).

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  29. Hi from Cape Cod! The sun is shining, and things seem to be greening up! Happy 8th Birthday, Altenew! WOW! That 3D Embossing Folder looks AHmazing! Makes for a gorgeous card! That handmade paper is pretty cool too!

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  30. So elegant. This is a gorgeous card. Hi from Donna Shultz in Raleigh, North Carolina!

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  31. So beautiful in its simplicity, thanks for sharing.

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  32. Hi, From Chicago, IL! OMG! Happy 8th Anniversary Altenew! Great texture!

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  33. Gorgeous card - love the use of gold with that design.

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  34. Hi from Vancouver Canada :) I love going through all these amazing crafters blogs because I learn so much each time. Thank you for teaching me a new way to add gorgeous gold all over yet leaving highlights as well.

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  35. Beautiful embossing folder card! I might have to buy that one.

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  36. Hello from Seattle. I am officially inspired to ink up an embossing folder and give this technique a go. Thank you for sharing.

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  37. Hi from Idaho. Very pretty card. I like that embossing folder very much.

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  38. Great technique! The card is so beautiful and graceful.

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  39. Thanks for sharing this technique! I'm going to try it on some newly acquired Altenew embossing folders.

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  40. Your card is fabulous! Something different and fun. I am new here and going to join your blog. Thank you.

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  41. Hi from Davis County, Utah!

    Wow!

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  42. wow, just pops when done with the embossing powders so pretty----thanks for showing--Donna S

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  43. Hi...I am from the Caribbean islands of Trinidad & Tobago! Awesome card!

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  44. Hi from Texas. Beautiful card and such a brilliant technique. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  45. Hi from lovely Lou., Kentucky love your handmade paper then followed by embossing on this card. Happy 8th anniversary and thanks for sharing!

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  46. Hello from Muskego, WI! So beautiful, love the textures you were able to achieve!!

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  47. Hi, from Pennsylvania! Love this card - three shades of metallic embossing powder!?! Wow!! I love how it turned out. Congrats to Altenew on this milestone!
    Lori S in PA

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  48. Hi, from Jefferson City, Missouri USA. Congratulations on our 8th Birthday Altenew! I love all of your products!

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  49. Hi from Texas! That card is so classy! I want to try that technique.

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  50. Hi from Minnesota!
    Beautiful card, thanks for sharing your creative process.

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  51. Hello from Sacramento, CA - Beautiful card using the embossing folder and embossing powder. Very elegant!

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  52. hi from Australia, beautiful card, these 3d embossing folders make such a statement!

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  53. Thanks for a great technique using the Altenew embossing folder. I love their folders but run out of ideas on how to use them. Love the inspiration!

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  54. Hello from Texas. What a beautiful way to color that 3D embossing folder. I must try that soon!

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  55. I had not thought of using this technique until now. It really adds so much depth to an already dimensional design. Just remarkable!

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  56. Hi from TN! This is so stunning! Amazing technique!!

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  57. They saved the best for last! My favorite card of todays hop! Beautiful!

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  58. Hello from the PNW! Ooohhh, a new idea for embossing!!❤

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  59. The mix of colors in the handmade paper
    is gorgeous. Amazing card.
    thanks for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. Hi from WV. Your card is beautiful!

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  61. Hi from Maine Beautiful card, love the embossing

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  62. Awesome! I am happy to read about someone else who makes their own paper. It can be a bit fidgety with die cutting or stamping though. Using it in an embossing folder is great!

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  63. Hello from Round Rock, TX! Love how this technique turned out. Beautiful card!

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  64. Great use of a 3D folder, it looks like an antique card, but new, love the idea.

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  65. Hi I’m from Saskatchewan Canada. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

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  66. Hi from Springfield Virginia. I love this gorgeous card and would never have thought of doing this. I am going to try it soon.

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  67. Hello from Manchester, NH - USA - WOW love how you used the 3-D embossing folder but by adding the gold embossing to add dimension is perfect. Thanks for sharing this technique, I'm certainly adding to my list of 'to-dos'

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  68. Hi from central NC...Go Heels!
    I love the elegance of these cards - so beautiful!

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  69. Hi I'm from NC, US and I love blog hops! Very elegant and beautiful!

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  70. Hi from NW Ohio. Gorgeous card. Love the embossing folder.
    Happy Anniversary, Altenew.

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  71. Hello my name is Amy!! From London Ontario Canada. The black and gold is so classic and it suits the embossing folder perfectly!! Fantastic!!

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  72. Hey from sunny Florida! Your card is elegant and beautiful!

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  73. Gorgeous card! I'd love to see a video of your process sometime.

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  74. What a beautiful card. I too would love to see a video of your technique cause this effect is amazing.

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  75. What a classy embossed card. Love it. Hello from WA State.

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  76. Great use of this terrific embossing folder.

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  77. Hi from California. So elegant!

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  78. Hi from OH! thanks for sharing this pretty card and happy anniversary to Altenew!

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  79. Hi from TX! What a creative way to make such a beautiful card!!!

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  80. Hi from Colorado. Such a stunning, sophisticated card. Gorgeous

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  81. Hi from Alberta, Canada!

    Stunning card! I need to try that technique!

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  82. Hi from northern CA!
    Elegant card with this beautiful embossing folder!

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  83. Hi from Freehold NJ!
    Beautiful card! ๐Ÿ˜

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  84. What a stunning card! I love all the gold!

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  85. Marisela Delgado said: Hola from San Antonio, Texas! Gorgeous card! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  86. That is a beautiful and elegant card! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  87. Hi from England. Never thought of using embossing powder like this, Amazing. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card

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  88. Hi from Pennsylvania, Elegant card, great idea using embossing ink in folder then adding the various powders. Gorgeous!

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  89. Hi from Chicago. How beautiful! 3 shades of gold embossing powder is pretty impressive on it's own. I love the final result!

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  90. What a beautiful, classy card! The gold embossing is elegant. Anyone would love receiving this card!

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  91. Very elegant card! I like the idea of mixing the different shades of gold embossing powder!

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  92. Hello maam, Your card is just stunning and so unique!love the embossed effect.

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  93. Hi from California! All I can say is wow, wow, wow! I love your card. I would love to see a video or more still pictures showing the technique you used. I got a little lost at the credit card part, but boy are the results amazing!

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  94. Hello from Saskatchewan Canada! Absolutely gorgeous card!

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  95. Hi from Ontario, Canada. I did not even know there were different shades of Gold embossing powder! Who knew?! LOL This card is gorgeous!

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  96. Hi from the Florida Panhandle. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  97. Hi from Calgary, AB! Wow!!!! Such a beautiful design and fantastic technique! One I'm going to have to try!

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  98. Hello from Colorado ... absolutely STUNNING card ... just WOW!

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  99. Happy 8th Anniversary Altenew from Oviedo, Florida! Very pretty card!

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  100. Hi from Michigan USA. Happy birthday Altenew! Annnnd just like that.... the effect is spectacular and I can only imagine how much the embossing makes it breathtaking. Gorgeous card. The color is wonderful. I need a sympathy card and thank you for the inspiration!

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  101. hi from Ontario Canada! Your card is so elegant! At first I thought you had sanded and inked but when I read that it was done with embossing powders, all I can say is wow!! Thanks for sharing your technique and talent!

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  102. Hi from Dublin, Ireland! What a gorgeous and elegant card! I love the 3D folders, they are simply magical!

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  103. Hi from Lexington SC. I love this card. Beautiful

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  104. Hi from Niagara Falls! Wow, love this stunning card!

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  105. Hi from Dayton OH. What a gorgeous, elegant card!

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  106. Amazing card and unique technique - TFS! Happy 8th!

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  107. Hi from Long Island, NY. This card was stunning!!

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  108. Hi from St. Paul, MN. Wow, I'll bet the pictures just don't do it justice!

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  109. Very interesting result! Might have to try it! Beautiful card!

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  110. Nice project share. I like the effect of the embossing.

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  111. your card reminds me how I need to do this technique because it looks so nice

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  112. Hello Nandini, I love this card. Thank you for using the flower bed embossing folder. I had not seen that one before. I am new to crafting cards. I had no idea you could run embossing ink in a folder and then put the powder on. Thank you for sharing how you did this with me. This card reminds me a little of tapestry. I love forward to your next card. Bye

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  113. Very well done, you have that technique down!

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  114. Hello from Wakefield, RI, USA!! Oh, WOW!!! This is gorgeous! What a great idea to scrape off some of the embossing powder; it gives a really elegant, old-world look!

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  115. Hi from Apollo PA.
    Such a very elegant card!

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  116. Hi from St. Charles, MO! Beautiful card! I love that embossing folder.

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  117. Hi from Texas. This is an impressive card, Nandini! Thank you so much for sharing the directions!

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  118. Hi Nandini,
    What a great technique! I never thought to use embossing powder over the embossed image. Thank you!

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  119. Hi from Australia! A wonderful card! So elegant! Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Take care! :)

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  120. Hello from Macedon NY. Lovely, elegant card!

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  121. Gorgeous! Love that background texture and color!

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  122. Hi from Myrtle Beach, SC...gorgeous gold.

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  123. Orange County,CA. THIS IS SO PRETTY. It reminds me of some embossed leather I have seen on antique furniture in amazing homes.

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  124. Hello from Philadelphia, PA. I definitely have to try your idea! It is so pretty! Thank you

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  125. Gorgeous card. Love this technique

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  126. Hello from Maryland/DC! Happy anniversary! I love Altenew products! Thanks for great ideas and tools! Beautiful cards!

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  127. Vicki from Virginia here! What an elegant card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  128. Hello from Appleton Wisconsin. I absolutely love Altenew's floral stamps as they are so realistic. Your card is stunning - simple and elegant!

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  129. Hi from NH! Happy anniversary to Altenew! What a beautiful card. I love that embossing folder! So pretty with gold! Great technique! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  130. Gorgeous card--the embossing folders from Altenew are top notch. Congrats to them on their 8th anniversary!

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  131. Hello from Alaska! How incredibly beautiful! Thanks for the how-to in your description!

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  132. Hi from Virginia. What a beautiful card!

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  133. Hi from Tracy, CA. Simple yet elegant.

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  134. Hi from San Diego, CA! What a stunning card! I love your technique... so simple, but what a gorgeous result! I have to try it soon. Thank you for sharing!

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  135. Hello from Clarence New York. Your card is amazing. I will definitely give that technique try. Happy 8th Anniversary Altenew.

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  136. Hello from Washington. Your card is stunning! Love the look you created.

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  137. Hi from Escondido, CA! Wow!! A stunning card!

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  138. Hi from Bellville, TX
    Amazing what can be done with a 3-D embossing folder. I love your card.

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  139. Hi from Kentucky. Can you say, Wow!

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  140. Hi from Cental Florida! Gorgeous card, I love the gold rubbed over the embossed image. Just gorgeous!

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  141. Hi from Wisconsin! Your card is beautiful in it's simplicity!

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  142. Hello from NY! Wow, this card is gorgeous!

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  143. Hello from Indiana! This embossing folder is stunning. Happy Anniversary to Altenew!

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  144. Hi from Quincy, Wa. Wow! Your card is gorgeous.

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  145. This embossing folder created a stunning card!! Love it.

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  146. Hi from Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island. This card is so beautiful.

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  147. Hi, from IL. Very simply and elegant card. Thanks for celebrating and sharing on AlteNew's 8th Anniversary!

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  148. Hi from Northern Kentucky! Stunning card! It just glows with all that gold on it!

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  149. Great job on this card. Very pretty!

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  150. Hi from Arizona. that paper looks wonderful with the embossing folder.

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  151. Hi, from northwest Alabama! Beautiful card using the Flower Bed embossing folder! It has gone on my "wish list!" Thanks for sharing AND happy 8th birthday to one of my very favorite companies...Altenew!

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  152. Hi from Texas! The gold and black together are stunning! Gorgeous card!

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  153. Gorgeous embossing! A very stunning and beautiful card you have created!

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  154. Hi from Pennsylvania! So excited to celebrate with Altenew and see all the beautiful creations. Absolutely beautiful Card!!!!!

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  155. Handmade paper, an embossing folder and a creative use of embossing powders is fantastic… Happy 8th Anniversary from Altenew’s hometown, Syracuse, NY!

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  156. Hello from Northern VA! Your card is stunning.

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  157. Hi from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Your card is gorgeous! Amazingly beautiful. I love how you used embossing ink on the embossing folder and the used different powders over it to heat emboss. It is just so beautiful!!!

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  158. Greetings from upstate New York, Nandini! What a marvelous and elegant card you've created. Love it. Beautifully done. Have a happy day. Lori xx

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  159. Hi from Elkridge, MD! Stunning card

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  160. Hello from Central Florida! You MADE this paper? I would ❤️❤❤ to see a tutorial on how to do that!This card is so elegant! I never thought of using more than one embossing powder on one card! I will certainly be trying this!

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  161. I love the simplicity and the drama of this beautiful card. That embossing folder is now on my list of MUST HAVES!

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  162. Hello from Jax, FL! Your card is breathtaking! TFS ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  163. Hi from Pa. I admire all the work you put into this card ! Job well done and your talents show through .

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  164. Hi from Indianapolis!I love the simplicity of this card, and I have a new technique to try out. Thanks!

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  165. Hello from chilly Northern Michigan! Love your card, so very pretty. Very cool technique, thanks for sharing!

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  166. Hello from Charlotte, NC! Such a beautiful card!!

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  167. Hi from New Hampshire! Your card is beautiful! I can't wait to try out this awesome technique!

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  168. Hi from Orlando! Thanks so much for the details on your technique! Really a unique and beautiful card!

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  169. Hello from Wisconsin. Beautiful card!

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  170. Hi from Missouri! So pretty! I haven’t seen that technique before. Lovely.

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  171. LOVE that embossing folder. It's on my wish list for sure!

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  172. Hi from Ohio. Gorgeous with all of the embossing.

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  173. Hi, I'm from Texas. I think embossing powders and 3d embossing folders are a match made in heaven. Thanks for the inspiration! Happy 8th Anniversary Altenew!

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  174. This is beautiful! I love the gold. It is so elegant and shiny.

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