Altenew Educators “Giving Thanks” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Welcome everyone to Altenew Educators Giving Thanks Blog hop and linky party + giveaway!!! I’m so excited to be a part of this blog hop with my co-educators!!! The hop starts at the Altenew Card Blog. The complete blog hop list is at the end of this post in case you get lost.

We are in this unprecedented crisis. Yet so many doctors, nurses, technicians, scientists, policemen, grocery storekeepers, pharmacists, food delivery crew, bank tellers, couriers, garbage collectors, hospital cleaning staff etc. work tirelessly to keep us all safe and so that we can continue to live our new normal lives. I truly appreciate that the theme for this blog hop is thankfulness. In our own little way, we can express our appreciation and gratitude to these everyday heroes for their dedication and selflessness through our cards.

I love the idea of coming up with 2 cards using the same stamped images. I sometimes call it my yin and yang cards. The following pairs were done using the same stamp sets. I just varied the looks by using the negative and positive die cuts, changing up the placement of the flowers, or by cutting the die cuts in half (the split card trick was inspired by Jennifer Mcguire). Here are my samples:


THANK YOU AND SO THANKFUL FOR YOU CARDS


I loved coloring the Poppy Garden stamp images so I used it in 4 of my cards– warm colors for one set of die cuts and cool colors for the other set. I stamped all the images on watercolor paper with Versamark Ink then embossed with Rose gold embossing powder. The Tropical Fiesta and Winter Wonderland watecolor brush markers were used to color the stamped and embossed images. The images where then die cut using the coordinating dies.

Next, I stamped the biggest image onto Neenah Solar White CS using the Silver lake dye ink. I chose a lighter color instead of black so that the watercolored images will stand out more. Then I used the coordinating stencil to mask the stamped image so that I can overlap and stamp the second image. Always remember that whatever you stamp first will be the image that will look closest to you. Everything else will be behind the masked image so plan your stamping accordingly. I continued until I covered the entire paper using all the different stamp images.

I then temporarily adhered vellum over the stamped panel using washi tape so that I can glue the die-cut flowers on top following the placement of the stamped images. You can also use transparency as an alternative. Make sure you secure the two together using washi tape so that the vellum with the die cuts and the stamped panel will not shift when it goes through the die-cutting machine. Both sheets were then die cut using a rectangular die to create a frame.

The negative die cut frame was adhered onto an A2 card front using foam squares. The middle portion of the stamped panel was glued to the center of the card then the sentiment from the Ornamental Bliss stamp set was stamped on black cardstock and embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder. This was mounted onto the card front using foam squares.

The same thing was done for the 2nd card. I just made sure that the flowers aligned when I adhered the middle panel using foam squares. Sentiment for this card was from the Needlework Motif stamp set.


THANK YOU AND I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU DO CARDS


For these cards, I watercolored the flowers using the wet on wet technique using warm colors. I loved the split card idea of Jennifer Mcguire wherein she adhered the elements in the middle of an 81/2 x 5 1/2 cardstock just like the photo below.

I then used a guillotine cutter to cut right at the center thus dividing it into two panels. I wanted a gold border for both panels to define the edges so I went ahead and embossed the fine frame die cuts with rose gold embossing powder.

First, I inked up the frames with Versamark Ink then I poured the embossing powder and embossed it with a heat gun.

Now I have frames that match perfectly with the embossed flowers.

I made sure to use foam squares to adhere some of the flowers for added dimension. I also did not put glue at the tips of the leaves and small flowers for a more organic look. To finish it off, the card fronts were adhered to top folding and side folding A2 white cardstocks.


I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU DO AND WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BLESSING YOU ARE TO ME CARDS


For these two cards, I used the Regal Beauty Stamp and die set, Rose Flurries 3D dies, and Garden Picks 3d dies. The layers of the flowers and leaves were stamped using Altenew dye inks then these were die cut using the coordinating dies.

Leaves from the Rose Flurries and the Garden Picks 3D die sets were used for these cards as well.

Sentiments from the Needlework Motif stamp set were stamped using the Platinum crisp embossing powder. I used similar ink colors from the brush markers to create a mat for the sentiment.


PRIZES



Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 6/17/2020 for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Card Blog on 6/21/2020.

There’s MORE! We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!

Special offer:
FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY6T or $5 OFF international shipping with code SHOPPING6T at checkout on orders over $29. Offer valid from 6/10/2020 at 12:01 am EDT through6/11/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT. Shop HERE! Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Not valid on Altenew Academy Classes and Virtual Workshops.

This is no ordinary hop! Altenew wants you to join in on the fun as well. There is a Linky Party going on at the Altenew Card Blog. All you have to do is link up your creations based on the theme of the hop, which is, “Giving Thanks” and mention that you are taking part in the Altenew Educators Blog Hop and Linky Party. So what are you waiting for?! Link up!

There are many more card examples from the other amazing certified Altenew educators so please make sure to drop by their blogs, too! Next up is Christine Pennington. Thank you so much for dropping by and do leave a comment to get a chance to win! I always love hearing from my readers. Stay safe everyone! Until my next post. Happy crafting!!!

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Nandini
Nandini
1 year ago

Beautiful cards, Nenette. I love the bright colors. The second set is my favorite. Those cards are so elegant!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.
1 year ago

All so gorgeous!! Love the vibrant colors and the clever designs of creating two cards with one stamp image.

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan
1 year ago

These are incredible! I love the colors and the embossing! gorgeous!

Karen Kunz
Karen Kunz
1 year ago

Now I must have the Poppy Garden stamp/die set! You colored them so beautifully!

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson
1 year ago

I just love the blue and gold together!!

Sheryl Brossard
Sheryl Brossard
1 year ago

Love the colors. I love using the split card idea as well. Loved your use of rose gold embossing – one of my favs

Diana Soling
Diana Soling
1 year ago

Wow! Stunning cards! They are all beautiful but your blue ones really call to me!

Katina New
Katina New
1 year ago

Beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing

Marilynn d-r
Marilynn d-r
1 year ago

Nenette, WOW 🤩! your cards are spectacular, so vibrant and beautiful colors. Love them all. All have great design and detail. The tutorial with every step showing great detail so very helpfully. Great inspiration, thank you 🙏.

Jen F
Jen F
1 year ago

Beautiful and elegant!!

Virginia L.
Virginia L.
1 year ago

You did an amazing job, Nenette! Wow, what beautiful creations for this hop! Thanks for the eye candy! Hugs!

Mandi Chau
Mandi Chau
1 year ago

Love your cards! They are so beautiful and colorful. Thank you for sharing 🙂

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado
1 year ago
Reply to  Mandi Chau

Hola, mi amiga, Nenette! Gorgeous cards and colors! Girl, you always rock it! Con mucho carino , Mari

rosieneust
rosieneust
1 year ago

Such lovely cards, thanks for the inspiration!

Erum Tasneem
Erum Tasneem
1 year ago

Absolutely stunning!! Your cards are pieces of art! Each piece needs to be framed!! I love your work!
Thank you for being part of this hop.

kim k
kim k
1 year ago

All of your cards look amazing!!!

Candace
Candace
1 year ago

OMG! Loads of inspiration here! The color combos, the color vibrancy, the organization of the masking, the use of interesting die cuts, so much! Love it all! Thank you!

Carolyn R
Carolyn R
1 year ago

I just love the blue and oranges in your cards. Just beautiful!

JanisSpear
JanisSpear
1 year ago

Such extraordinary cards. So lifelike and beautiful. <3

Linda Walker
Linda Walker
1 year ago

All the cards a sooooo beautiful. I’m loving the orange flowers with the attached to the navy blue card.

Pam Melieste
Pam Melieste
1 year ago

Beautiful cards which I am sure will be greatly appreciated by those who receive them.

Jane B.
Jane B.
1 year ago

Wow! Each one of your cards is a masterpiece. Love the vibrant colors! Your work is an inspiration.

Peg Frushour
Peg Frushour
1 year ago

Absolutely gorgeous – all of them!!

Betty
Betty
1 year ago

glad I don’t have to choose a favorite from these beauties – every one is just gorgeous!!

jadewongmcclung
jadewongmcclung
1 year ago

What incredible cards! I love the bright colors. They are masterpieces!

Lois
Lois
1 year ago

So very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Verna Angerhofer
Verna Angerhofer
1 year ago

Beautiful cards and the colors are so gorgeous!

Annette Reed
Annette Reed
1 year ago

Your card designs and your coloring are both beautiful. I love the looks of these cards-especially the warm colored ones on the dark blue cardstock. I like the rose gold embossed frames. They are a lovely and elegant embellishment.

dorothyayotte
dorothyayotte
1 year ago

So nice to meet you! Beautiful stamps and coloring, and flower arranging. The recipients will be so touched receiving them! Thank you for sharing your tips and techniques.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant
1 year ago

Gorgeous cards! I especially love the way you colored the poppies!

Christine A
Christine A
1 year ago

Lovely watercolouring.

CS
CS
1 year ago

Beautiful- love the blues with the rose gold embossing

Wanda Webster
Wanda Webster
1 year ago

Both sets of cards are beautiful. My favorite color is blue, so I really love how you colored them. I love the light and dark versions. Thank you for sharing your talent and stay safe. Be blessed.

Inkin' Chickie
Inkin' Chickie
1 year ago

Always love seeing your card shares and still hoping for a course at the academy with your ideas.

Angela Shoffner
Angela Shoffner
1 year ago

Your cards are beautiful and I love the coloring!

Sue
Sue
1 year ago

Loved the cards. Full of inspiration. Especially loved the split cards. I definitely will try that technique.

dawnnz
dawnnz
1 year ago

Stunning cards Nanette. You are very talented and it’s wonderful to see your ideas and designs.

Marian
Marian
1 year ago

Wonderful cards!

Julia Casey
Julia Casey
1 year ago

So many beautiful flower sets, I loved using both pieces to make two cards. I always save cut pieces, but using it right away really makes sense and will save me some space.

Anna Mahtani
Anna Mahtani
1 year ago

I love all your cards!! Specially the yin and yang ones!! 💕

Nathania T. Johnson
Nathania T. Johnson
1 year ago

All I can say is that these cards are AMAZING! You have done things that I wouldn’t think of doing like splitting the floral image in half. Well done Nenette!!

Kathy
Kathy
1 year ago

Love your color pallette

Jacque Rodgers
Jacque Rodgers
1 year ago

I love your cards. They are just beautiful.

stampingrama
stampingrama
1 year ago

What gorgeous-ness!! Your card designs and color palettes are absolutely magnificent!!

Stephanie Raimondi
Stephanie Raimondi
1 year ago

Love your cards, the colors are so bright and cheerful. I have been right in the midst of this crisis working in an ICU as an RN. Thank you for thinking of us Frontline workers, it feels great to be appreciated.

Suzanne Russell
Suzanne Russell
1 year ago

I love your brilliant coloring and style. Such bold, rich colors make each card an eye-popper. Beautiful.

Kelli Dillon Moldenhauer
Kelli Dillon Moldenhauer
1 year ago

Wow the colors so beautiful great card

Linda D
Linda D
1 year ago

Such beautiful ideas!

Lourdes Alexander
Lourdes Alexander
1 year ago

These cards are absolutely stunning!! I love the colors and designs! Thanks for sharing! I’m new to Altenew and I just LOVE this company!

Jody V
Jody V
1 year ago

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Anna
Anna
1 year ago

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the fabulous ideas and color combinations!

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