Altenew Exotic Garden Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to the Altenew Exotic Garden Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway. Today’s release is a complete package chock full of stamps, dies, stencils and embossing folders that you will absolutely need in your stash!

Thank you to Tania Ahmed for relaying you over to my blog. If you haven’t hopped along yet, you can start at the Altenew Card Blog or keep reading to find the complete blog list.

Altenew Exotic Garden Collection – A closer look

Here is a closer look at all the goodies in today’s release. What will you be adding to your card today? Do let me know in the comments below.

Blooming Tulips Stamp and Die Set

You just can’t go wrong with this gorgeous tulip stamp. I love the elegant and wispy petals in this set.

For my card, I stamped the last 2 layers directly on the panel and layered fully stamped and die-cut tulips over them. I was going for a busy garden look. So, I added some stenciling using the Gris Stencil. I heat embossed over the fancy hello die cut and added it to complete the card. A sprinkling of green sequins was needed to add some oomph. Here are some close-up clicks so you can check out the details.

Simply Spring Stamp Set

The Simply Spring Stamp Set is a huge floral arrangement and I had a blast watercoloring it using Altenew Watercolor brush Markers.

As you can see here, I split up the colored image into two panels and made two cards. I actually heat-embossed the image as well as the sentiment here. Here’s a closer look at this card.

Enchanting Beauty Stamp Set

Up next is one of my favorites from this release! The gingko swag from the Enchanted beauty stamp set had my heart as soon as I saw it.

I created an ink blended background and heat embossed over it using sparkle white embossing powder. Then, I added a thin gold frame to make it extra special. Let’s take a closer look st this card now.

Tropical Jungle Stamp & Die Bundle

This is one of those releases where each stamp is special and it’s almost impossible to choose between them. Anyways, moving on to the next beauty…. the Tropical Jungle.

I stamped the larger stamp from this set to make the background, and colored the smaller stamped image with alcohol markers. The sentiments in this set are so bold and catch the eye beautifully. Here are few close up pictures.

Mega Succulent 3D Embossing Folder

Next, I played with the Mega Succulent 3D Embossing folder. This card was super simple and wasy to create, and works well for mass production.

I used the folder to emboss watercolor cardstock and ink blended over it with Distress Oxides. Then, I used a touch of copic marker to the tips of the petals to add color. I die cut the waterbrush hello die from Cosmic Berry cardstock for the sentiment. Check out the detail created by this folder.

Monstera Leaves 3D Embossing Folder

Moving on to the final card for today’s post featuring the Monstera Leaves 3D embossing folder. I went back to one of my favorite techniques using perfect pearls.

The shiny look is from the Perfect Bronze powder over embossing ink. I foind a piece of bronze/gold reflective cardstock in my stash and made the hello die cut for the sentiment. Check out the shimmery shine 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 05/10/2021 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 05/12/2021.


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Thank You

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your precious time with me today. If you liked my cards, please consider subscribing to my blog and following me on Instagram. Next, you can head on to Reiko Tsuchida‘s blog for more inspiration featuring this amazing release!

Complete Hop List –

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jaycee Gaspar

Amanda Baldwin

Nicole Watt

Vicky Papaioannou

Emily Midgett

Carol Hintermeier

Norine Borys 

Erin Thompson

Agnieszka Małyszek

Helen Kalb

Amber Rain Davis

Jenny Colacicco

Svitlana Shayevich

Erum Tasneem

Kymona Tracey

Keren Baker

Virginia Lu


Lilith Eeckels

Linda Westfall

Maryam Perez

Michelle Short

Therese Calvird

Verity Biddlecombe

Tania Ahmed

Sandhya Iyer

Reiko Tsuchida


Nathalie DeSousa

Teresa Litchfield

Laurie Willison

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Tina Smith

Tricia Schaden 

Joylita Dsouza

Nandini Karmarkar


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  • Debbie Frank
    Posted May 11, 2021 8:54 pm

    The mint green hello card is my fav!

  • mjmarmo
    Posted May 11, 2021 5:31 pm

    Simply gorgeous! Another wonderful release!

  • Karen F.
    Posted May 11, 2021 3:43 pm

    What a fabulous soft green succulent card! Thank you for another beautiful release, Altenew!

  • Sarina Parhawk
    Posted May 10, 2021 7:30 pm

    All your cards are so stunning! Subscribed… Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Cyndi Morris
    Posted May 10, 2021 1:42 pm

    Wonderful cards. Great showcase of this fantastic release.

  • Mary Ann Reilly
    Posted May 9, 2021 3:31 pm

    Your cards are amazingly beautiful. I love the new tulip set and have my heart set on it.

  • S Schmidt
    Posted May 9, 2021 8:07 am

    The soft green and black are to die for. I also like the white silhouette on the blue.

  • Becky Esposito
    Posted May 9, 2021 8:04 am


  • Denise Bryant
    Posted May 8, 2021 9:41 pm

    Gorgeous designs and colors! I love the floral images!

  • Kathy R
    Posted May 8, 2021 7:04 pm

    They are all very beautiful!

  • my1sandwich
    Posted May 7, 2021 2:01 pm

    Beautiful cards!

  • Nicki Baxley
    Posted May 7, 2021 12:16 pm

    Beautiful examples. Love the colors!

  • Sarah B
    Posted May 7, 2021 11:14 am

    Here for you and the tulips are my favorite cards. I love all the detail in the tulips and the simplicity of “here for you”. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Lauryne Cunningham
    Posted May 7, 2021 9:47 am

    Wow! I love all of your cards!

  • Jeannine
    Posted May 7, 2021 9:12 am

    wow, wow, wow Sandhya! gorgeous cards – one is more amazing than the other! i especially love how you have things coming in from all angles and sides and not simply placed in the center of the card. beautifully done! thanks for sharing

  • Dhruvika
    Posted May 7, 2021 7:26 am

    Such preettyy cards!

  • Elizabeth Kuhn
    Posted May 6, 2021 11:21 pm

    I love how vibrant the colors are you use on your projects. They put me in a very happy place! Plus, I really enjoy seeing how you mix more monochromatic looks with a single pop of color, or image ❤️

  • dorothyayotte
    Posted May 6, 2021 9:34 pm

    These cards are stunning! I love that first card with the orange flowers and green grid background. Perfect! My first purchase will be the mega succulent embossing folder. I have been looking for an “artichoke” stamp or die, but this is the best! (I receive home grown artichokes every year, and want to sent an artichoke thank you.) This would be just right!!!!

  • natashavacca
    Posted May 6, 2021 6:41 pm

    Sandhya these are STUNNING! Each project is beautiful!

  • Karen Letchworth
    Posted May 6, 2021 6:04 pm

    Great Altenew release, and thank you for sharing your talents and inspiration.

    • Sandhya
      Posted May 6, 2021 6:28 pm

      Thank you for your kindness ❤

  • Sharon Gullikson
    Posted May 6, 2021 8:47 am

    Your flowers and leaves are just gorgeous. So many different looks, and all are gorgeous

    • Sandhya
      Posted May 6, 2021 6:28 pm

      Thanks Sharon!

  • Ddmac58
    Posted May 5, 2021 5:06 pm

    Your cards are beautiful and stunning. I love the bright colors and I love how some of the cards are soft and pretty. Fabulous job!

  • Cindy C.
    Posted May 5, 2021 11:20 am

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful inspiring cards!

    • Sandhya
      Posted May 5, 2021 12:22 pm

      Thanks Cindy!!

    • Sandhya
      Posted May 6, 2021 6:29 pm

      Thanks Cindy!

  • Veronica L Hunt
    Posted May 5, 2021 10:27 am

    What a wonderful release. It is always so exciting to see!

  • Rema DeLeeuw
    Posted May 5, 2021 9:50 am

    Stunning cards!

    • Colleen Balija
      Posted May 5, 2021 4:38 pm

      These are ALL SO gorgeous Sandhya! I couldnt choose just one!!!

      • Sandhya
        Posted May 6, 2021 6:29 pm

        Thanks Colleen!

  • Silvia hutchinson
    Posted May 5, 2021 9:13 am

    Pretty cards!! My favorite is the one with the monstera leaves

  • Libby T
    Posted May 5, 2021 6:44 am

    Beautiful work! It’s making a decision on what I like best really difficult!

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  • Marisela Delgado
    Posted May 4, 2021 8:19 pm

    So beautiful!

  • Peggy D.
    Posted May 4, 2021 7:15 pm

    I am torn between the tropical jungle set and the succulents. You used both beautifully!

  • joni52
    Posted May 4, 2021 6:20 pm

    All amazing cards

  • Meghan Kennihan
    Posted May 4, 2021 6:01 pm

    Stunning coloring and designs! I LOVE the green with gold!

  • Melissa Leftrick
    Posted May 4, 2021 3:56 pm

    So beautiful! Love the color choices for each of your creations!

  • Donna Walls
    Posted May 4, 2021 1:38 pm

    Very beautiful cards with lots of inspiration.

  • roxanne tellini
    Posted May 4, 2021 1:16 pm

    These are great! I really like them all but looking back a second time, I think the embossed images are my favorites. That giant succulent is really special.

  • Nandini
    Posted May 4, 2021 12:04 pm

    Gorgeous cards, Sandhya. Love your Monstera card. The color combo looks very elegant.

  • Linda Petersen
    Posted May 4, 2021 10:23 am

    very nice designs

  • Liz O.
    Posted May 4, 2021 9:39 am

    Fabulous cards Sandhya! You did a wonderful job showcasing the new products, thanks for the inspiration!

    • Sandhya
      Posted May 4, 2021 10:48 am

      Thanks so much 💗

  • Inkin' Chickie
    Posted May 4, 2021 7:58 am

    Nice design shares. I like the ideas on how to flip and place the images.

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