Sep 18, 2020

Altenew Geometry & Nature Stencils Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


HI there!

Welcome to Altenew's Geometry & Nature Stencils Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.  You are arriving from Vicki Papaioannou's blog.  A list of all the blog hop participants is available at the bottom of this post for your convenience.

Today, Altenew is releasing a new set of stencils that are sure to stretch your imagination when paper crafting.  Regardless of the format you work with, stencils are versatile pieces that can convert your projects easily.  And this new set is amazing.   Let me show you what i have created:

The new Leaf Bed stencil  is probably one of my favorites from this release.  I chose to use it to add texture to the background of this card.   A bit of Embossing paste and a palette knife is all that i needed to create the texture in the card panel.  

To make sure the background shines, i kept the rest of the card pretty simple. Two flowers created with the Beauty Within stamp, die, and Easy coloring stencil along with a few die cuts from the Hanging Garden die set provide the focus point.  The simple embossed sentiment comes from the Simply The Best Stamp Set. 

For my next card, i wanted something a bit more masculine using the  new LEAF DROPS stencil.  I started by adding a bit of Sea Breeze ink to heavy cardstock, once it dried, i mixed a bit of cracking paste with gold paste and passed the mixture through the stencil and set it aside to dry.

Using the Halftone Heart Die set, i cut two hearts from the pre made paper.   To bring the gold of the paste forward, I chose a navy dotted cardstock. I added a piece of vellum and then used foam adhesive to attach the hearts to the card. Once again, I used the  Simply The Best Stamps set to add my sentiment and a few Satin Gold sequin to add a touch of shimmer to the card.

And, now onto my truest love, documenting...

Let's start with the new MIGHTY CORNERS stencil.   I love the triangular shape of the stencil, as it forms guiding lines on my page.  This time, i pulled inks from different Altenew mini cube sets, and carefully masked the stencil so i can color each line a different color.

The lines of the stencil are doing lots of the work.  So,  all i need to add was my picture a few phrase stickers, a simple title and a few stamped sentiments ( Everything Orange Stamp set).

As soon as i saw the new SPHERE STENCIL, all i could think was of the sun...and since i had this picture of my kids sleeping on my daughter's bunk bed,  right away i thought of morning.     First, i used a piece of one of the Celebrate collection's paper to back the picture so that it fits in the album.  

I used the Cloud Scene Stencil, Sea Shore Mini Ink cube set and an ink blending tool to create the clouds for the page.  To add some interest to the page, i used yellow texture paste and a stencil brush to stipple the paste through the stencil, that gives the sun a bit of texture.

Once the paste dried, i used the Shine Like A Diamond  Stamp set to create my title, and then added a small sentiment to the bottom of the  journal lines.

For my last project, i decided to combine stencils and colors for a new page on my journal.   I started by creating the background using the new COLOR BLOCK TRIANGLES stencil, an ink blending tool, and Sea Shore and Shades of Purple  mini ink cube sets.    I used painter's tape to help me mask the stencil and create the ombre effect of the triangles.

While the ink set,  i used the new STRIPE BUILDER stencil to color a piece of white cardstock and then used the Bold Alpha die set to cut the word "Play" for my title.  I mixed a few chipboard alpha from the Enjoy The Ride scrapbook collection.  A few embellishments complete the page.

I hope these have inspired you to check all the new stencil and use them in your next project.  Remember to take advantage of this weekend's promotion...

To celebrate this release, we are offering a free gift for a limited time.

As always, no celebration is complete without  prizes!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 09/23/2020 for a chance to win. 

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/26/2020.

Good Luck everyone!

Now it is time to continue the blog hop, you are off to visit Tenia Wilson's blog.  Remember you can always visit the Altenew card blog to start the hop.   A list of all the participants is available for your convenience...

Altenew Card Blog

Therese Calvird

Laura Bassen

Amber Rain Davis
Victoria Calvin

Nicole Watt

Jenny Colacicco

Lilith Eeckels


Virginia Lu

Vicky Papaioannou

Nathalie DeSousa <<< YOU ARE HERE

Tenia Nelson

Laurie Willison

Lydia Fiedler

Norine Borys

Cheiron Brandon 

Erum Tasneem

Justine Hovey

Reiko Tsuchida

Laurel Beard

Tania Ahmed

Svitlana Shayevich


  1. Great projects. The smile card is awesome. TFS

  2. Lovely variety, so fun and pretty!

  3. I love your journal pages and what you did with the stencils on your cards!

  4. terrific use of stencils! love your journal pages.

  5. Nice work with the stencils. Your journal pages are always a hit with me. So colorful. Great stencil release.

  6. Beautiful cards and layouts. Thank you for sharing.

  7. I really like the many ways you have used these new stencils. I especially like the card you made from the Leaf Bed stencil. The texture of the embossing paste is so pretty and a great background for the lovely flowers.

  8. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous cards and very cool journal pages.
    The first card is my favorite - sooo pretty.

  10. Beautiful cards!

  11. Love all of the beautiful inspiration projects! That first card is simply amazing!

  12. Gorgeous projects. I'm always inspired by your amazing journal pages and these fantastic stencils are perfect. Love those cards, too.

  13. so love the corners versitile, so many looks!

  14. Wonderful cards and incredible pages. You have the nicest and most amazing journal!!! Remarkable!

  15. I haven’t scrapped without a kit in a long time, and I’m so inspired by the pages you made. Thank you!!!

  16. Gorgeous and inspiring projects! My favorite is the last one. I love the color combo.

  17. Thanks for sharing all these cool ideas!

  18. so many great ideas for cards and scrapbook you have been very busy,..beautiful...

  19. Wonderful journal pages.
    I LOVE the texture of the leaf stencil card , it's gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing.

  20. Beautiful cards and layouts. Thanks for sharing

  21. I love the colour combo and design of the orange & blue card!!! Also your layout with the sphere is very stunning!!

  22. Very pretty creations with these stencil designs! Love the card you made with the Leaf Bed stencil!

  23. I like the combinations with the embossing paste. Great borders on the pages.

  24. Wonderful layouts using super colour combos from this amazing stencil release. Thanks Nathalie.

  25. Awesome projects! I love the bright colors on your Mighty Corners layout!

  26. I absolutely love your layouts... Thank you for the inspiration!