Altenew x Hero Arts Stampwheel Collab Blog Hop + Giveaway ($400 in Total Prizes!)

Welcome to my blog and the collaboration between Altenew and Hero Arts. To start at the beginning of the hop visit Altenew’s blog.

I recently purchased my Stampwheel and I can’t say enough great things about it. I love the sticky mat that comes with it to hold my paper in place. It does a much better job than the magnets in other stamp platforms. The sticky mat also doubles as a great place for stenciling and ink blending, because it keeps the paper in place without low tack tape. And, because it’s a stamp wheel it’s easy to create interesting patterns in a circular formation, like wreaths. You’ll see that in my card samples.

Because it’s approaching the holiday season my cards show two Christmas cards showcasing Hero Arts Merry Foliage stamp and die set. I hope you enjoy my cards and pick up some inspiration along the way.

In this first card I used one of the leafy images in the Merry Foliage die set. I placed it in the upper right corner of the dark red card and used the Stampwheel to pick up the stamp. I used a sticky, embossing ink and Altenew’s Rose Gold embossing powder. To stamp the leafy image in the lower left corner all I had to do was rotate the Stampwheel 180º and stamp again. The Stampwheel gave me a perfectly aligned stamp exactly opposite of the first one. To make the card look like it had a glow in the center I used Altenew’s Grapevine crisp dye ink and a blending brush to blend in toward the center, just a little less than an inch on each side. Then I used Altenew’s Jet Black fresh dye ink and blended the edge toward the center just a little bit, to make the very edge slightly darker. Finally, I mounted it on Brushed Rose Metallic Cardstock.

This second card really shows off what the Stampwheel can do. For this card I placed the Merry Christmas stamp on my card so that the M in merry lined up exactly in the center of the wheel. Then I stamped with embossing ink and rotated the Stampwheel just one point and stamped again until I had gone all the way around the wheel then embossed with silver embossing powder. The word merry doesn’t show because it’s in the center under the poinsettia but the the word Christmas is evenly spaced all around the card. I stamped the poinsettia on Altenew’s watercolor paper and used both their Artists’ Watercolor 24 Pan Set and their Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set to color it. I used the coordinating die cut to cut out the poinsettia and raised it up in the center of the card. Then I mounted the card on silver cardstock.

I hope you enjoyed my cards and got some inspiration.

Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Michelle.

Please leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway.

Giveaway Prizes

$400  in total prizes! To celebrate this collaboration, Altenew is giving away FOUR $50 gift certificates and Hero Arts will be giving TWO $100 gift certificates! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/03/2023 for a chance to win. Altenew and Hero Arts will draw 6 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/06/2023.

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  1. Sheri L Kempke

    October 3, 2023 at 5:21 pm

    Lovely cards–my favorite is the Red with gold embossing-so elegant. This tool looks very useful.

  2. Donna Tuschoff

    October 3, 2023 at 4:48 pm

    Gorgeous cards, love the Merry Christmas!

  3. Sherri K

    October 3, 2023 at 12:11 am

    Lovely Christmas cards.

  4. Sue D

    October 2, 2023 at 10:13 pm

    I like your elegant card designs.

  5. ionabunny

    October 2, 2023 at 5:44 pm

    Love the red and gold. Awesome with the radiating sentiments. Hugz

  6. Jennifer Swietkoski

    October 2, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    I’m in love with thus card! The red vignette with the gold embossing ugh, so gorgeous!

  7. Karen Walker

    October 2, 2023 at 4:34 pm

    Both cards are lovely, but the first card is just stunning! the red and gold are fabulous!

  8. Andre M.

    October 2, 2023 at 11:27 am

    Two lovely cards showcasing these products, so neat to make a sentiment wreath!

  9. S. M.

    October 1, 2023 at 7:40 pm

    Love that the stampwheel allows for perfect alignment. Love the simple elegance of your first card!

  10. Karen L K

    October 1, 2023 at 4:50 pm

    Very pretty cards!

  11. Debbie Frank

    October 1, 2023 at 11:07 am

    Love the deep red and the simplicity of it!

    1. Karen Baughman

      October 1, 2023 at 11:45 pm

      Love the red and gold. The second card really shows how the Stampwheel can be used.

  12. Melissa

    October 1, 2023 at 4:39 am

    Both cards are so gorgeous! I love the depth of colour on the red card using jet black and grapevine. And great job showing off what the Stampwheel can do with that sentiment on the second card.

  13. Jennifer Mitten

    September 30, 2023 at 10:45 pm

    Amazing card. I love the sentiment layout here. So creative!

  14. Jeanne Beam

    September 30, 2023 at 10:44 pm

    Beautiful cards! Love the colors.

  15. Becky Moore

    September 30, 2023 at 10:13 pm

    Your cards are beautiful!!

  16. Lauryne Cunningham

    September 30, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    Beautiful cards! I love the red and gold together!

  17. Cassi D.

    September 30, 2023 at 11:41 am

    I love the bold floral in the center of a wreath pattern!

  18. Denise Bryant

    September 30, 2023 at 1:10 am

    Awesome use of the Stampwheel to aid in placement of these beautiful designs! Gorgeous cards!

  19. Priscilla Bade

    September 30, 2023 at 12:17 am

    Both cards are beautiful! The red and rose gold one is so elegant.

  20. Diana

    September 29, 2023 at 11:01 pm

    Simple and elegant. Can’t go wrong with either! Thanks so much for sharing.

  21. Jeanne Rice

    September 29, 2023 at 10:32 pm

    Love the card with the Christmas all around it.

  22. Alexandra Y

    September 29, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    Such absolutely beautiful cards!

  23. Joan Brenizer

    September 29, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    Beautiful cards.

  24. Nancy Knapp

    September 29, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    Both of your cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Beverly Jordan

    September 29, 2023 at 12:31 pm

    Fun and festive holiday cards! So easy to make with the new Altenew Stampwheel tool!!

  26. Mary Holshouser

    September 29, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Love the deep red of the first card. Really makes the
    gold branches pop. The second card is wonderful.
    Great to make a complicated looking card so easily.
    thanks for sharing.

  27. Tavia Cheney

    September 29, 2023 at 10:54 am

    My favourite card out of the 2 I must say is the red, white, green and shimmery, Merry Christmas card. So fun and festive! Beautiful job on both cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  28. Laura

    September 29, 2023 at 9:20 am

    Lovely cards! Inspires me to get to work on my Christmas cards.

  29. Christine Katharina Nandrup

    September 29, 2023 at 3:58 am

    Your cards are beautiful But sadly that having to subscribe/patrionage and having to comfirm my email and then again security numbers just to be able to read this post interrupted or kind of destroyed the good flow of the hop. Projects done great though

    1. Laurie

      September 29, 2023 at 7:19 am

      I’m so sorry that happened to you. It was not intentional. Thanks for letting me know and I’ll need to figure out how that happened and turn that setting off. No one should be required to subscribe to see my posts. I’ve been blogging for years and this I’d the first time that’s happened. Again I apologize profusely.

  30. Liz O

    September 29, 2023 at 1:24 am

    Laurie, you did a wonderful job! Both cards are beautiful! The red one is CAS, and elegant. The second one with the radial sentiment is very clever, the pop of color makes the sentiments stand out even more!. Thanks for the inspiration!

  31. Bo Gilmore

    September 29, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Hi Laurie. I love your cards. They are just stunning. I love how bright and bold they are. I have been amazed going on the Stampwheel hops what you can do with just a few stamps. I can’t wait to get one and try it out. I look forward to your next project.

  32. Brenda Flick

    September 28, 2023 at 10:03 pm

    Love the red! It’s beautiful.

  33. Melissa Leftrick

    September 28, 2023 at 9:35 pm

    Beautiful cards!!!

  34. Phyllis Freese

    September 28, 2023 at 9:04 pm

    The gold embossing against that dark red cardstock is stunning.

  35. Marisela Delgado

    September 28, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    So beautiful!

  36. Angy Hughes

    September 28, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    I love the first card – Simply STUNNING – Great card for Christmas.

  37. Berina Rajakumar

    September 28, 2023 at 7:51 pm

    Beautiful cards! Love them both. Love the idea of the word wreath. Pretty.

  38. Dawn Lee

    September 28, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    Beautiful cards, love the simplicity!

  39. Verna Angerhofer

    September 28, 2023 at 5:11 pm

    Two great cards!

  40. Deborah Hellman

    September 28, 2023 at 2:46 pm

    Beautiful cards ♥️

      1. Meredith Smith

        October 3, 2023 at 11:29 pm

        Your Christmas cards are so beautiful!!! I love both of the cards! Especially, the beautiful wreath card!

  41. Laurie Black

    September 28, 2023 at 11:37 am

    Beautiful cards! I love the elegant simplicity of the first one, and the sentiment wreath on the second card is so creative.

    1. Amy Cooley

      September 29, 2023 at 11:52 pm

      This is a very gorgeous holiday card! The Stampwheel is so versatile.

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