Featured Company: Altenew 04 01 2015


We are happy to bring you this week’s Featured Company: Altenew.

Established in April 2014, Altenew strives to bring fresh, innovative and versatile designs in paper crafting products. Our clear stamps are made from high quality photopolymer, and are manufactured in the US.

Altenew’s distinct style has consistently inspired artists all over the world. We are excited to be serving customers in over 30 countries, including all 50 states in the US.

Whether you are a card maker, a scrapbooker, or someone who makes things with paper and stamps, we hope that you will find something here to add to your collection.

Altenew’s Website/Links:
Altenew: http://altenew.com/
Altenew Blog: https://altenew.wordpress.com/
Altenew Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/altenew
Altenew YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwHkwAQ3Z64VL3PSbye-DKQ

This week we are giving away Bejeweled and Striped Florals Sets. (Details at the end of the post.)



Altenew Designer – Jennifer Rzasa

Today we welcome Jennifer Rzasa. We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Jennifer’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:

Jennifer is an elementary music teacher living in Massachusetts, just outside of Boston.  Although she studied viola performance at Boston University and holds a master’s degree in education, her love of art has always been present in her life.  She “discovered” paper crafting in 2006, but it didn’t become a hobby until four years later when she started her blog, Our Change of Art.  Since then, she has been published in many paper crafting magazines, worked as a design team member for various companies, and hosts the Runway Inspired Challenge.

In addition to her paper crafting endeavors, Jennifer is a published illustrator, and enjoys painting fashion illustrations.  She is thrilled to be designing and illustrating for Altenew!

When she is not teaching or in her craft room, Jennifer can be found exploring the local food in Boston, riding her skateboard with her husband Dave, sewing costumes for video game and comic book conventions, or cooking at home.

Thinking Of  You Floral Card

With the help of a stamp positioner (Stamp-a-ma-jig), I created two identical cardstock panels.  Images from Striped Florals were stamped in black ink, and I also masked off the center flower for a layered look.  Once both panels were completed, I die cut a circle from one, and colored in the images on the other with Copic and Spectrum Noir markers.  I also trimmed down the die cut panel to be thinner than the front of a card base.


Next, I created my card from white cardstock, and adhered the colored panel.   A strip of black and white striped cardstock was adhered along the side, followed by the die cut panel (with foam tape for dimension).


The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark ink and embossed in white onto a strip of black cardstock, which was then adhered to the card with foam tape.  A few scattered sequins finish off the card!


Cardstock (Solar White) Neenah, (black) PTI
Pattermed cardstock (black and white stripe) Making Memories Slice
Stamps (Striped Florals, Bejeweled) Altenew
Ink (Tuxedo Black) Memento, (watermark) VersaMark
Markers ( BV00, R29, RV17, RV13, G07, YG23, YG25) Copic, (PL2, PL4) Spectrum Noir
Dies (Circle Stax 1) MFT
Sequins- ellen hutson
Embossing Powder (detail white) Stampendous

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Jennifer Rzasa for her fabulous project and Altenew for sharing their company with us.

In order to enter the give-away to win the prize shown above, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. The winner will be announced next Wednesday.

Happy Crafting!

135 replies on “Featured Company: Altenew 04 01 2015”

  1. Wow that card is absolutely gorgeous. I love altenew stamps and really am keeping my fingers crossed to win. Thanks for the chance!!!

  2. Gorgeous take on the spotlight technique. I am a huge Altenew fan, their designs are so on trend!

  3. Uh-oh… Altenew was new to me, so I went to their site.. Yikes! My wishlist grew instantly!! : )
    Thanks for the intro to this cool technique and the fab new supplier!!

  4. These stamps look like they would be so fun to color. I love how Jennifer has colored her card. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Beautiful card! I have a few Altenew stamp sets and absolutely love the quality and design of these sets! Would love to win one of the options listed above as I don’t have either one:)

  6. Very cool technology – something new and very impressive. Thanks for sharing your card with us. I am also happy with the chance of winning.

  7. Beautiful. The intricate and elegant designs by Altenew are really gorgeous. I love their sentiment stamp sets, too!

  8. I love this set of stamps and I could see using it in many different ways!

  9. These sets are faublous and I don’t have anything like them in the arsenol 🙂

  10. The card is lovely & has such a delicate look. The colors show so well on the vellum & stamps are great. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Wow, gorgeous card and gorgeous stamps! I don’t have any Altenew stamps but I’ve been drooling over them for a few weeks now. I would love to win this prize! Thank you, Altenew!

  12. These sets are beautiful!!!! I love the way you used this set! The color/no color element is wonderful!!!

  13. This card is just gorgeous and I love the elegant simplicity of it. Altenew is becoming one of my favorite stamp companies and now they have matching dies. Wonderful!!!

  14. These are beautiful stamp sets, and I like the happy card with such pretty colors!

  15. Loved looking at the cards she made – gorgeous. Thanks for showing us how to do that.

  16. What a wonderfull card with the partial black and white on the front of the card. made with the new stampset.
    That’s the one I like toooooo ;o)

    I have to remember the technique you used and the idea on how to make the card, thank you for sharing

  17. Altenew has such clean and crisp lines to their stamp sets. Love this card elegant and such a real sense to it. I would love to have either stamp set, but I do favor the butterflies. Keep up the wonderful cards.

  18. Gorgeous card! Love
    the white outline and
    then the coloring inside!
    Carla from Utah

  19. Love the fine detail of Altenew’s stamps! These are beautiful, just look at that ribbon bow. The card is cheerful and inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

  20. I love Altenew stamps. What a beautiful card by Jennifer. I am always amazed by her work.

  21. I Love Altenew stamps!
    They are so fresh and pretty.
    Jennifer’s card is so clean
    and clever! I love how she
    stamped on two different panels,
    made a cutout and combined
    the panels for contrast.

  22. I LOVE what you did with this project….UNIQUE and BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thank you for a chance at winning!
    Paper Hugs,

  23. Lovely card idea, thanks for sharing. I’m waiting patiently for SSS to get my altenew stamp order one set seems to be back order UGH can’t wait to play with the stamp sets. would love a free b!!! 🙂

  24. beautiful colors and design – luv the way how you did the partial coloring with the circle cut!

  25. I love all of Altenews products. Vintage roses is my all time favorite. Hugs & Aloha.

  26. Beautiful card…..the colors are so perfect for the style of the stamps.

  27. i love the technique for this card……very pretty! Two beautiful stamp sets too!

  28. The cards are stunning..And every card on the Altenew Blog is a Masterpiece .I desperately want to win the giveaway.. I love all the stamp sets that Altenew has.. Im keeping fingures crossed!

  29. Wow…I love the card design! It is crisp, fresh, and beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win and thanks for all the inspiration!

  30. I LOVE this card. The stamping is amazing and every card I have seen on the Altenew blog is a little piece of art. I would frame it and put it on my walls. Thank you for the chance to win!

  31. I’d love to CASE Jen’s card as this is so striking (colors, techniques, design). Have been eyeballing Altenew for some time now but because there are so many sets on my wish list, I’m having a hard time prioritizing them. Would be thrilled to win either one of these sets to get me started with Altenew. Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. The card is stunning, love the bright colors. Thank you for a chance to win these sets.

  33. Stunning card, loveit! I love Altenew stamps as they are such good quality with gorgeous designs. I have a few sets already but not these two.

  34. Jennifer…………….lovely card. I love Altenew. Thank you for the opportunity to win something.

  35. Altenew makes the best quality stamps that I have. Also, their designs and sentiments are always so beautiful and meaningful. Todays card is just gorgeous.

  36. Altenew creates fabulous and unique stamps. It’s nice to have stamp choices that just don’t follow trends but sets them!

  37. I enjoyed reading about Jennifer’s creative lifestyle and hobbies. Her card is beautiful, love the pop of color with the black and white . And these stamp sets are just gorgeous. Altenew’s designs are so lovely and fresh.

  38. Awesome card and stamp sets. Very nicely designed on both.
    Thanks for sharing with us!

  39. Im familiar with Altenew due to other artists using their stamps. I love the two stamp sets that you are giving away, thank you for the opportunity to win. Jennifers card is stunning. I love how there are actually two cards stamped the same to begin the “magic” of this very unique and beautifyl card.

  40. Altenew are the best. I am so happy to use them. Look forward to many hours of fun and creativity with Altenew.

  41. I love how Jennifer stamped the flower and then colored the portion inside the circle and left the outside portion clear. Makes for an interesting design.
    Altenew has great stamps. thanks for a chance to win some more.

  42. What an eye-catcher this card is! I love the design: young, cool, modern, elegant …
    I found Altenew about 2 months ago on the internet and bought 2 stamp sets – they´re wonderful to work with!

  43. Beautiful card! Thanks for letting me be a part of this giveaway, love altenew designs, quite inspiring.

  44. I love the card and the way she colored it. Also, the stamps look yummy! Will have to check out this new company.

  45. I love these two stamp sets. Also the cards was a very interesting design that I would like to try! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  46. Okay, I’m ready. Just bought the last sets on my Altenew wishlist, so I’m caught up and ready for the grand new things. Love the edgy design of Altenew. Creative minds @ work there!

  47. Fabulous card. I like the inlaid spotlight. The Altenew stamp sets are gorgeous. Thank you for the chance to win.

  48. I an 72 and have not been stamping long – when I came across altenew stamps I had to buy one ( so nice) your cards are so lovely. thanks so much for giving me a chance to win another.

  49. Love this card and the techniques used. Love the Altenew stamps. Thanks to Jennifer for sharing.

  50. Gorgeous!! LOVE Altenew stamps and have a few on my wish list! LOVE Bejeweled and Striped Florals! Would be ecstatic if I was to be the lucky winner of these amazing stamp sets! Thanks for the chance to!

  51. WOW! What a stunning card. Love the spotlight pop of color. Thanks for the chance to win these gorgeous stamp sets.

  52. Wow!!! Really Beautiful card!! Love the effect!! Thanks for the chance to win some of Altenew’s Awesome stamps!!

  53. Altenew is one of the most exciting and innovative companies out there right now. I LOVE their stamps and would be over the moon to win these sets. Thank you for the opportunity and for the inspiration of Jennifer’s lovely card.

  54. I wish I could make such beautiful cards. Mine never seem to look so professional.

  55. What a beautiful card! Love the unique design! Thanks for the chance to win two great Altenew stamp sets.

  56. I love Altenew stamps – they can be dressed up for special occasions, or made casual for every day fun. Great versatility! 🙂

  57. Jen’s card is really beautiful. I love the uniqueness of the design and it really showcases the Altenew stamp.

  58. Oh, I really love the trendy look of these floral stamps and the beautiful card design!

  59. That is a gorgeous stamp and I LOVE Jennifer’s card. I would love to have pinned this to try. I guess I’ll have to check her blog. Great card!

  60. Terrific card with so many beautiful elements. The stamp sets are so lovely. I can see all sorts of projects coming from them. Thanks for a chance to win.

  61. These stamps are absolutely gorgeous! Love the beautiful card! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed… I’d so love to win this!

  62. The stamps are amazing! I’d love to win, I want them to use to make a birthday greeting card for my friend.

  63. Altenew is such a fabulous stamp company…their designs are so trendy and fresh. Beautiful card and thanks for the chance to win.

  64. LOVE Altenew, LOVE both of these stamp sets, and LOVE this card!!! Their designs are amazing and unique. Would love to add these sets to my collection! Thanks for the chance to win 😀

  65. The Altenew stamps are really interesting and well designed. I would love to win these sets! Thanks for making such high quality stamps.

  66. I just ordered my first set of Altenew stamps. I’m looking forward to using them to make Mother’s Day cards. Would love to own more.

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