Thursday, 25 February 2016

Altenew and WOW! Blog Hop

Hello!




Today I'm participating in a collaboration blog hop between Altenew and WOW! Embossing Powder. If you came from Sveta's blog you are in a right place, if not please start at the beginning from Altenew blog. Please hop along and have fun!




EDIT: I made this into a video tutorial. Due a technical problems, I got it uploaded to you Youtube a day late. You can watch it here or in HD in YouTube.



GIVEAWAY!


There are prizes to be win - of course. Altenew will draw two $30 gift certificate to their online store and WOW! Embossing Powders will draw also two $30 to their online store. Winners will be picked randomly from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below. Please leave a comment before 28th of February and the winners will be announce on the 29th of February on the Altenew and WOW! blogs.

GET HOPPING!

Here's the blog hop order. 



Supplies:
Stamps: Lace up and Way too Sweet by Altenew.
Dies: Dodec Cover Die and Baby Zoo Die by Altenew.
Inks: Buttercream, Warm Sunshine, Ruby Red , Caramel Toffee and Grapevine Altenew Crisp Inks, Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black.
Embossing Powders: Rainbow Black and Opaque Vanilla white Embossing Powders from WOW!
Paper: Black Canson Vivaldi card stock, Neenah Solar White Card Stock

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a beautiful day!

Marika

152 comments:

  1. Absolutely fabulous Marika! Those giraffes always make me miss Africa!

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  2. black powder in your work looks very effectively

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  3. The ombre' background really makes the giraffe silhouettes pop! Amazing and beautiful!

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  4. Oh what a lovely scene you have created!

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  5. This is super cute. Love the ombre background, the blending is perfect :) :) :)

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  6. Oh wow. I have to show my daughter this, she loves giraffes.

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  7. Oh my, the background is bautiful and then the stamping on top is so great. What a beautiful card.

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  8. Amazing work! So delicate background with all colour changes and glittered die cut and a beautiful scene ;)

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  9. Amazing work! So delicate background with all colour changes and glittered die cut and a beautiful scene ;)

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  10. The embossing on the background really makes your card pop. Gorgeous!

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  11. So beautiful, Marika! What a sweet little scene you've created WOW indeed! xx
    =]

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  12. What a striking card - Love it!

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  13. Awww this is so different I love the way you show off the sweet loving giraffes, great work

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  14. Aaaaaaaaa...I can't speak because my jaw is on the floor. This card is spectacular.

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  15. What a visually striking card. Love the ombré background!

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  16. Why a gorgeous card! I love the blending in your background!

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  17. So beautiful! The embossing powders make this card design FABULOUS!

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  18. The black embossing looks amazing against the inky background!

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  19. This sunset and those two giraffes makes me feel like I'm on a date in a safari. Amazing!

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  20. OMG. WOW!! This is just gorgeous. LOVE the silhouette of the giraffes on the beautiful pattern!

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  21. Lovely safari scene popped with the glittered bg!

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  22. Love the use of the background die with the embossing powder. Stunning!

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  23. a very serene card, Marika. The colors are exceptional.

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  24. Now this one is a true WOW WOW WOW!!! In every way. love the black embossing powder, the animals and the blended background is to die for! I feel like I am on a safari!

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  25. Fantastic! We {heart} giraffes in my house! ;)

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  26. Your background is outstanding. The die and the coloring work so well together and yet show off the giraffes. So pretty. Thanks so much.

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  27. Awesome cards and inspiration! Lovin' the new release and WOW embossing powder!
    ~God bless~

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  28. Beautiful background and the "silhouette" look of the giraffes is great! Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Amazing-I never would've thought of using that bacground and the ombre with the giraffes

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  30. Ok- I'm super impressed with the embossed background... because I can never get my powder to stick that well! This is beautiful- an African Sunset.

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  31. This is just gorgeous. I really like the background you have created to look like sunrise or sunset and the giraffes popping to catch our attention.

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  32. Oh cute and lovely
    work. Love the colorful
    background panel.
    Carla from Utah

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  33. Hi Marika ~ Your colorful blending in the background is absolutely the perfect backdrop for the black embossed images on your card. Anyone would be thrilled to receive such a gorgeous card. Thanks so much for sharing (and I hope you don't mind if I "steal" your idea!!).
    #sharehandmadekindness

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  34. Great card Marika, as always You are my coloring HERO!!

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  35. Wow beautiful the background really makes the black stand out or is it the other way around....? Always beautifully done and that heart love it
    Hugs

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  36. What a beauty! Your design is so bold and stunning!

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  37. Oh that blending makes my heart skip a beat! You are my blending hero! Wonderful work!

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  38. Yowza! Outstanding!! LOVE it!!

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  39. Marika, your card is so pretty, I love the ink blending and the dies you used.

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  40. This is great!! I love the background and the glittery diecut background! Wonderful!

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  41. Wow what a stunning card! I love everything about your card!!!

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  42. I love the background... completely gorgeous
    Pratyusha

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  43. Oh Marika, your card is beautiful!

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  44. Stunning card!! Everything about it is awesome!

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  45. Incredible!! Love the blending and the silhouettes of the giraffe are so beautiful. And that background die is my absolutely favourite, wish I had it!!!

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  46. Beautiful card, love your pretty background.
    Dolores

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  47. Very sweet card. The ombre background is stunning. The sparkly Dodec cover plate looks fabulous.

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  48. Amazing, simply amazing. Love it.

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  49. This card is so striking! I love the sparkly embossing powder you used over the geometric die and the sunset background is beautiful!

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  50. Fabulous card! A definite WOW factor! Love your colors, the textures and the silhouette! Lovely card!

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  51. So beautiful, it reminds me The Lion King movie. I love the colors, they're bright yet with the sun setting or rising it looks peaceful. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Wow! What a gorgeous background, it brightens up the silouhettes, TFS!

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  53. Fabulous background and coloring! Great job

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  54. Beautiful background colors and design.

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  55. Beautiful card! I love the embossed background and ombre effect combined! Thank You for sharing along in this Fantastic hop!

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  56. So intricate and beautiful! Love the colours of the background and the back silhouettes of the giraffes!

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  57. That's such a cute lovely card :) Love the blend of colors!

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  58. Beautiful design and fun card!

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  59. Oh, those lovely giraffes on such a soft and amazing backgroung topped with shiny glittery accents...))) Fabulous work!

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  60. Love this card, the colours are beautiful.

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  61. O ho purple n mauve n now jungle safari

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  62. O ho purple n mauve n now jungle safari

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  63. What a beautiful card. Love the background die-cut and embossing!! The colors are great as well and then you've added the lovely giraffes. Great card.

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  64. Amazing background colours, perfect African sunset for silhouette giraffes!

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  65. This card is just gorgeous! I love the die, the colors, and I adore giraffes!

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  66. I am in love with your card! The black glitter embossing powder is a perfect backdrop for your giraffes! Love the ink blended background too!

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  67. An absolutely stunning card! I love the colored background and the embossed background. Those giraffes really make the backgrounds stand out!

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  68. The background is lovely and that die cut looks so cool over the top.

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  69. So beautiful, love the stained glass look. Such nice warmth. Thanks so much for sharing!~kim

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  70. Simply wonderful - love this card, and how you used the die cut :-D

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  71. What an amazing card. The color variation with that striking embossing....fantastic!

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  72. Oh My Gosh !! I absolute love the black embossing power on your background. The sky is stunning and I love how you made the sun :) Fantastic job.

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  73. This is really beautiful Marika and the gorgeously vibrant sunset behind the pretty die cut flowery plate works fantastically. I love the way you kept the giraffes grounded in the black card and then used the sentiment in between them and also the pretty glossy heart. x

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  74. Striking background and gorgeous giraffes.

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  75. This is absolutely gorgeous, but then so is everything you do! I'm a huge fan, and because of you, now own a full set of Polychromos pencils - I love them, and thank you for introducing me to them. Now maybe I can do justice to some of Altenew's flower stamps! And I love WOW embossing powder. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  76. The patterned background is just stunning !

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  77. Beautiful card, gorgeous background, Cathy x

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  78. What a fabulous card! Love the background and the silhouette look of the giraffes. Thanks!

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  79. What an absolutely stunning card. Your video was excellent too.

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  80. This is very different, but very striking

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  81. Thanks for a great video! You made a perfect backdrop for the two giraffes! Great idea to use embossing powder on your background die! It really jazzes it up!!

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  82. The sunset background is gorgeous with the black giraffes.

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  83. FABULOUS! I've always loved silhouette cards, but this one is truly fab. Your background is stunning in every way. I love it. I have a friend in Australia who is bonkers about giraffes and you've given me some wonderful ideas for a card for her. Thanks so much for that, for sharing your art with us, and for the chance to win!

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D

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  84. Very pretty! The glitter embossed background layer is lovely

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  85. Such a beautiful card!! The background is awesome!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  86. LOVE this card! The colors are so pretty, and I love the giraffes silhouetted on it!

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  87. Always spectacular and you make it look so easy.

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  88. that is a really interesting safari looking card!

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  89. Wow, what an amazing card! I love the ombre background and the black embossing. Thanks for sharing.

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  90. Beautiful background and love the look of the embossing.

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  91. beautiful, love silhouettes! and thanks for the video!

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  92. I love the background on this card, both your ink blending and that fun, glittery die make it a show stopper! It was very creative the way you cut the giraffes out. This was definitely an amazing card!

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  93. I love the giraffe silhouettes! Very striking card!

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  94. Oh wow, Marika, this is truly outstanding!

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  95. What a fabulous background for those cute giraffes! Gorgeous card. Xx

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  96. Oh I love this stamp set! You've made a gorgeous card with it. Thank you for the video tutorial.

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  97. Gorgeous card, the background is amazing

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  98. Your video was awesome!!! Your card is gorgeous! Especially love the embossed cover plate die! Thank you for sharing your tips and talents!

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  99. Beautiful!!! I love the embossed die with the WOW powder and thank you for sharing the die cutting tips in your video!!!

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  100. Stunning sunset colored card, love the embossed cover plate die cut!

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  101. Wow--striking background for the giraffes.

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  102. Stunning card - beautiful background! Thanks for sharing.

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  103. Such a gorgeous background! LOVE!!!

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  104. Such a romantic card. Love the colors. Thanks for inspiration.

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  105. Absolutely gorgeous! Perfect inking and I Just love the sparkle on the background!

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  106. Fantastic design, love the background!!

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  107. Love your card. The background is beautiful, showed off by the black giraffes.

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  108. Marika, your artwork is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

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  109. Beautiful card as always Marika! Love it!

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  110. Marika, this is a pretty card! I love the background color combo and the rainbow black embossing powder.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Michelle

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  111. Awwwww! I love the giraffes! Thank you!

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  112. What a wonderful background. The embossing just makes it really special.

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  113. Beautiful card love the giraffes.

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  114. Your creation is GORGEOUS!!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  115. Wow, I am blown away....what an amazing card.pure elegance. I love giraffes, they are my favourite animals.hugs xxxx

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  116. Love how your sunset glows! I never thought about embossing an entire cover plate die. Great idea!

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  117. Fantastic card Marika. Love the multicolored background behind the die-cut panel. The touch of sparkle looks great.

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  118. Stunning card! I love how you used the glitter embossing powder on your full panel die cut. And your inked background is gorgeous!

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  119. Awesome background and nice card.

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  120. Such a gorgeous card with amazing design, Marika!

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  121. Such a gorgeous sunset card! Love the pattern!

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  122. WOW, what a great card, Marika!!!!

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  123. OMG!!! This is beyond amazing!!!!! Your card should be framed as art :)

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