Thursday, April 14, 2022

Altenew April 2022 Gardens Around the World Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hi! You must have arrived here from the blog of Eva Bussom. I hope you are enjoying this fun hop!

About the Gardens Around the World release:

"Take a journey with us around the world to visit exotic landscapes and gardens! This release takes its inspiration from all over the globe; explore an English Victorian greenhouse, Asian meadows, ornate castle gardens, and more! We have even included a realistic layered image of the Earth that you can stamp to represent the entire world as seen from space. Coordinating dies and a clever greenhouse stand-alone die finish off this exceptional collection! "

Card #1:
I used the lovely Castle Garden stamp and die set for my first card. 

I stamped the image on a sheet to watercolor paper and colored the image using my Zigs. Once the coloring was done, I die-cut it using the coordinating die. I also used the black Zig to cover the thin rim left after die-cutting. I love the bold outline this gives the design. I used a lime green card base and lightly stenciled through the Sunburst stencil with a darker green ink. 

The sentiment is from the Victorian Greenhouse stamp set. I stamped it with black ink. I arranged the image that I cut into two over the card base and popped it up with foam tape. Here is another look at the card.

Card #2:
I used the beautiful Morning Flowers stamp and die set for my second card. This is a lovely layering set with pretty delicate flowers. 

I stamped the flowers with yellow, red, pink and green inks. For the card base I used a piece of background that I had colored using some pigment powders. I adhered the watercolor background to an A2 size card base. I arranged the flowers over the base and adhered them with liquid glue and foam tape.

The sentiment is from the Victorian Greenhouse stamp set. To finish I added some half pearls from my stash to the flower centers. Here is another look at the completed card.

Card #3:

I love creating my own backgrounds. I used a technique called Retiform to create a bold background with watercolors.

Once the background was dry, I trimmed the panel. I placed a black card base into my stamp positioner along with the background panel and stamped with the Meadow Reflections stamp set using embossing ink. I gently removed the background panel and re-stamped the image. I used black embossing powder on both and heat set it. I also swiped my embossing ink pad over the sides of the background panel and dipped it in black embossing powder for a slightly grungy look.

I popped up the background panel with foam tape, taking care to align the stamping with the card base. The sentiment is from the Castle Garden stamp set. Here is another look at the card.

Card #4:
My last card was a bit of an experiment. I used the Victorian Greenhouse stamp and die set to create it.

I started with a piece of white card stock. I stamped the paint strokes from the Painted Rainbow stamp set in the rainbow order along the top and bottom of the panel. I then stamped the large greenhouse image from the Victorian Greenhouse stamp set with black ink. I used the coordinating die-set to cut the image out. To add some more interest to the background, I ran a slightly smaller piece of black cardstock through the Deck Planks 3D embossing folder.  I adhered the embossed panel to the black card base and placed the greenhouse image over it.

The sentiment is from the Victorian Greenhouse set. Here is another look at the completed card.

I hope you liked my cards and are inspired by them.


You can shop for the new products at the Altenew shop or the April 2022 Gardens Around the World release collection page.


Free Gift

We are running a free gift promotion to celebrate the release.


  • Get a FREE brand new Gardens Around the World Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 04/14/2022 through 04/16/2022. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand new Gardens Around the World Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide Ebook  (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Sweet Moments Bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Gardens Around the World Stamp & Die Release Collection from 04/14/2022 through 04/20/2022. Shop HERE!


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 04/20/2022 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 04/22/2022.


Blog Hop Order

The next person on the hop is Hussena Calcuttawala. I have included the full list as well.





  1. Nandini, your cards are lovely with some wonderful coloring techniques.

  2. Love your style!!! Beautiful cards.

  3. Fabulous designs! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I LOVE the flowers with the pearls! All are stunning!

  5. Beautiful job with your cards. I love the pearls on your cards. Eye catching tyfs :)

  6. beautiful cards, thanks for sharing

  7. Marisela Delgado said: GORGEOUS cards!

  8. Wow! Your cards are amazing! I love the colorful background on the butterfly card!

  9. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Such beautiful cards! The Morning Flowers are my favorite from this release. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. The first card is my favorite. Thanks for sharing your inspirations with us all.

  12. Wonderful cards. Love your choice of colors.

  13. I love your background techniques.

  14. Fabulous cards! Love your designs and colors!

  15. I love your Gorgeous and colorful cards!!!

  16. I love the meadow card with the watercolor background. Your background is perfect to show up the meadow set. Thank you.

  17. Beautiful cards! I don't have many flower stamps so I will be getting these! Love hops because I find so many new great card makers to follow! Love the release.

  18. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards!

  19. Your cards are amazing! I like them all. TFS :-)

  20. I love love your cards and designs. You so inspire me. thanks

  21. What an amazing versatile set. I cannot wait to use it. It is in the mail.

  22. I really like your rainbow greenhouse. Thank you.

  23. Great cards! I like that Retiform background and great silhouette stamps. Your last card is lovely as well.

  24. I always enjoy seeing your creations. I like how you play with so many different techniques. Each card is always unique.

  25. Oh my goodness, I love the You're Incredible card! The background is gorgeous and I love the colors of the flowers. Beautiful!

  26. Nice set of projects for the release. I like the created backgrounds used.

  27. Gorgeous cards! I really love the second floral one you shared. :)