Altenew Certified Educators For the Love of Altenew Instagram Blog Hop

Hello everybody!!!

I am joining a fun INSTA hop where all of us Educators will be sharing our love for Altenew through our handmade goodness/creations! The IG hop starts from @altenewllc so make sure you start from the beginning! I thought of creating a blog post as well for those of you who would like to know how I created the cards.

For this hop, I thought of creating 2 cards using the same inks, embossing folders and or stamps to make 1 easy to create card (CAS) and 1 intermediate card with more techniques involved. Let’s get started!


YOU ARE AMAZING/ SOMETIMES IN THE WINDS OF CHANGE…


MATERIALS:

STEPS:

  • Create a background to mimic the water by using different shades of blue and gold alcohol inks on Nara paper. Wet the surface of the paper with alcohol before dropping the alcohol inks. Move the colors using a hairdryer. The last step is to spray the background using a misting spray with alcohol to create the “bubbles”.
  • For the goldfish, stamp the images onto watercolor paper using Antique linen distress ink or any light colored ink. Color the images using watercolor and colored pencils.

  • Die-cut the images using the coordinating dies. Use a circle die for the card front to create windows.
  • Stamp the sentient using Versamark Ink and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  • Assemble the card using adhesive and foam squares.

Here’s a CAS card using the same basic materials as the first card.

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:

STEPS:

  • Create the background using alcohol inks and the gold ink
  • Color the images using watercolor and colored pencils
  • Die-cut 2 circles as base for the fishes
  • Stamp the sentiment using Versamark Ink and Rose Gold embossing powder
  • Assemble the card with foam squares for added dimension.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY


Here’s another pair of cards using the same materials to create two totally different cards.

Again, I used alcohol inks to create this wonderful textured background as a base of my card. Below are the materials.

MATERIALS:

STEPS:

  • Add alcohol to Nara paper then drop of alcohol ink to create an ombre background. Add Pinata brass while the surface is still wet. Use a dryer to dry the surface.
  • Add droplets of diluted alcohol ink using the paintbrush to create added texture.
  • Dry emboss the background with the Angled Mosaic 3D embossing folder and add more alcohol inks to darken certain areas.
  • Stamp floral images on watercolor paper with Vesamark Ink and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  • Watercolor the images. Add salt while the petal is still wet to create some texture.
  • Assemble the card using foam squares and adhesive.

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:

DIES: FINE ALPHABET DIE, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE

STEPS:

  • Cut a strip of Nara paper and paint lines using a brush and alcohol inks. Dilute the inks if necessary to create an ombre effect.
  • Add drops of diluted inks and spray pure alcohol as well for added texture to the background.
  • Die cut the letters and sentiment several times and adhere on top of each other.
  • Emboss a plain white rectangular Cardstock using the Angled Mosaic 3D embossing folder leaving the center area flat.
  • Assemble the card using foam squares and adhesive.

SO GRATEFUL/THANKS


Here is the 3rd set of cards. I recently got the latest set of the Northern Shore mini dye inks and wanted to test the colors so I swiped the ink cube onto white cardstock. I loved the look so I went ahead and created these cards. 🙂 No colored cardstock to match the inks? No problem! Make your own colored cardstock using the ink cubes!

MATERIALS:

STEPS:

  • For the card base, swipe the mini ink cubes directly onto Neenah Solar white cardstock. Make sure they overlap and leave some white space.
  • Die cut the Morning Glory die using textured cardstock and color using the ink cubes to match the background.
  • Color the leaves using artist markers.
  • Assemble the card using foam squares and adhesive.

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:

FANCY THANKS DIE, PAINT-A-FLOWER: CALLA LILY FOR THE SENTIMENT, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, VERSAMARK INK, VELLUM

STEPS:

  • Swipe the dye inks on Neenah Solar White cardstock to create some stripes. Leave about 1/4 of the bottom white.
  • Tear the edge and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder and Versamark Ink.
  • Die cut the Thanks from the card front and from scrap paper then adhere on top of each other for added thickness to the diecut.
  • Ink the base of the word with Versamark Ink and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  • Stamp the sentiment on vellum using Versamark Ink and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  • Cut strips of white paper and adhere on top of each other to create a border.
  • Assemble the card.

Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! For a chance to win, please follow @altenewllc and @mylittleatticstudio and leave a comment on IG to get a chance to win!!!

Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this Instagram hop and announce the winners on Altenew’s Educator Instagram hop post on 03/05/2021.

Head over to your NEXT STOP: Eva Bussom — @evabussom. Make sure you follow all the other educators’ IG to see the wonderful creations! Below is the complete list.

Hop List:

@altenewllc
@rotejas_magic
@kariavan
@taniaahmed
@crown_focus
@irishrosecreations
@treasuresinletters
@sandespoema
@_michelleomurray
@terismailbox
@channellingmarthaau
@yesvirginialu
@notableink
@teresakim16
@altenew_planner_girl
@craftylemur
@karens_mini
@handmadebytasha13
@everyday_expressions
@pixelmavensretreat
@handmadebyteris
@sevenscrafts
@bridgetcaseydesigns
@mylittleatticstudio <– YOU ARE HERE
@evabussom
@irenemcbeatle
@cardrefinery
@jaycee.gaspar
@mes_cartes_a_moi
@auzztrinkletsncrafts
@rosieneust
@paperaddictpam
@tenianelson

I hope you liked the cards I created for this IG hop. Thank you so much for dropping by!!! Please don’t forget to leave a comment in IG to get a chance to win a prize! Stay safe everyone and happy crafting! ❤️

P.S. I changed the format of my post. Please let me know if the bullet points for the steps are easier to follow than writing them in paragraph form. Thanks everyone <3

ALTENEW’S 6TH ANNIVERSARY BLOG HOP DAY 3 + GIVEAWAY

Welcome to Altenew’s blog hop Day 3!!! Right now, my country is under enhanced community quarantine that has displaced over 100k people. My heart goes out to all the front liners– doctors, nurses, residents, health care workers, police and law enforcement people, pharmacists, grocery employees, delivery guys etc– just to make sure that we survive. Aside from helping out in donations for hospital equipment and protective gear or other necessities desperately needed now, our crafting community can help in giving inspiration to all those who have to be quarantined at home. Maybe a little inspiration can keep them calm and provide some distraction and help relieve stress.

I’m thrilled and humbled to be a part of this big big giveaway to celebrate Altenew’s 6th anniversary!!! I can’t believe it has been 6 years already!!! Congratulations to the Altenew team for continuously giving us beautiful stamp designs and materials to work with. Don’t forget to drop by the Altenew Card Blog for the complete list of giveaways. Here are some of the cards I made for this hop.


ALWAYS THINKING OF YOU


I used the beautiful Paint a Flower Poppy stamp for this card. These flowers were stamped on watercolor paper using Versa Mark Embossing ink then embossed with Altenew pure white crisp embossing powder. The petals were then watercolored using the watercolor brush markers.

Some of the foliage from the Layered Floral Elements die were used to cut navy blue cardstock. The sentiment was stamped on the blue cardstock as well and embossed with the Rose Gold Embossing powder. I added Versamark Ink to the edges and embossed with gold embossing powder for contrast. The flowers were adhered using foam tape to create some dimension. These flowers were framed using the Navy Gold trim washi tape.


THANKS


I love when you can make two different cards by switching some elements. These were very easy to make using the Monstera 3d die set. (I’m obsessed with them!!!) These cards were inspired by Norine Borys’ card using the same die. The different directions of the leaves make them fun to arrange in a vase or pot.

I adhered the different shades from the Rose Petal washi tapes onto Neenah Solar White cardstocks then I die cut the leaves. Two watercolor papers were painted–one using pinks and violets starting at the bottom with the most concentrated watercolor and slowly fading towards the top to create an ombre effect. The other was painted with blues and a touch of purple. The Framed Thanks die was used to cut out the image from the blue watercolored paper and adhered to the pink cardfront.

I cut another thanks die on plain white cardstock for the blue card and pieced in the negative parts of the die. The leaves where then arranged using jute string and the other with a pot. The Navy Gold trim washi tape was used to add accent to the pot.


HELLO ALWAYS THINKING OF YOU


Here’s a simple card to make by using washi tapes and dies. I created a geometric background using the different shades of the Sea Shore Washi Tape. I made sure to leave some white paper showing through. I then used the Dotted Starburst debossing cover die and debossed the whole panel.

I love the subtle texture it gives on card fronts. ❤️ Notice that when you layer the washi tapes since they are translucent, you get more shades of blue when they’re taped on top of each other. The Handwritten Hello die was used to cut the word right at the center of the front panel. An additional 4 layers were cut and adhered together to add dimension. The sentiment was stamped using Rose Gold Embossing Powder on black cardstock.


DON’T LOSE HOPE BECAUSE WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN, THE STARS COME OUT


This card is so timely. The message gives us hope that things will get better. For this card, I stamped the floral images from the Precious Peony stamp set on watercolor cardstock and again on Neenah solar white cardstock without moving the stamp images. Both images were embossed using the Platinum Crisp Embossing Powder . Next, 1 inch was trimmed off on each side of the watercolored paper. The central part was then colored using the Altenew brush watercolor markers. While the flowers were still wet, I sprinkled some salt to create some pattern on the flowers. The background was colored using the Lagoon watercolor brush marker. I just love this color!

This panel was layered on top of a cardstock lined with the Gold foil .2 inch washi tape for contrast. Foam tape was mounted behind this painted panel then adhered on top of the embossed image making sure to line up the petals and leaves. This was then attached to a purple side folding card. The sentiment from the Kind Words stamp was stamped on vellum using Versa Mark embossing ink then embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder. I added 2 more layers of vellum to make the sentiment a little sturdy.


PROUD PAPI


I don’t think I’ve ever created a layout WITHOUT flowers until today. I found these photos of my husband and son tucked away in a drawer and wanted to create a simple masculine layout. Before I did anything, I visualized the layout to have 3 areas of stamped images, color and embellishments.

I used the Pattern Play -Diamond stamp set for the background embossed with white embossing powder. Watercolor brush markers were used to add colors to the background. The Fina Frames Diamonds Set was used to cut out the diamonds and these were stacked on top of each other to create dimension. The papers from Alluring Blooms and the Blushing Blooms created a base for the photos. The Fine alphabet die and the Caps bold alphabet were used for the title. The letters were either watercolored or embossed with gold embossing powder.

For the journaling, I traced the outline of the diamond onto vellum so that I could write within the lines.


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PRIZES


Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Altenew: 6 $50 Altenew gift certificates
Altenew Academy: 10 class spots
Jennifer McGuire Ink: 1 $100 Altenew gift certificate & 5 Share Handmade Kindness goodie bags($20 each)
My Sweet Petunia: 1 prize bundle(Original MISTI, a set of Creative Corners, a Cut-Align and a bar magnet)
CiLi in Papers: $100 gift certificate
Craft Stash: £75 gift certificate
Amy Tangerine: Your Brightest Year Yet online workshop(valued at $89)
Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
Simon Says Stamp: $50 gift certificate
Scrapbook.com: $50 gift certificate
Michelle’s Cards & Stamp: $50 gift certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2020 issue
Bumbleberry Papercrafts: £25 gift certificate
Seven Hills Crafts: £25 gift certificate

Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2020 for a chance to win one of 37 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you’re from)!”. 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/18/2020.

Thank you so much for finding time to drop by! Your comments mean so much to me. I’ll be having my own little giveaway too and will pick a winner from the comments on my blog. The winner will be getting a card set from me <3 (will ship it out as soon as the situation gets better 🙏) Next stop: Scrapbook & Cards Today.

May this season of uncertainty give us more reasons to be kind to one another. My prayers go out to all the heroes risking their lives for a brighter future for all of us. Stay safe everyone and happy crafting! ❤️


BLOG HOP ORDER


Day 3: April 4th
Altenew Blog
Laura Bassen
Therese Calvird
LauraJane
Ellen Hutson LLC
Nathalie DeSousa
Seeka
Nenette S. Madero <<– YOU ARE HERE
Scrapbook & Cards Today
Sveta Fotinia
Ilda Dias
Craft Stash
Laurie Willison
Laura Volpes
Bumbleberry Papercrafts
Arjita Sepaha Singh
The Hedgehog Hollow
Jenny Colacicco

Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi everyone!!! I’m so thrilled to be a part of this Altenew year-end blog hop. Thank you so much, Ashlea Cornell, for sending them over here. 💜 We were asked to choose our top 4 favorite projects from 2019 and honestly, it was quite difficult to narrow it down to 4! I’m so grateful to be one of Altenew’s guest designers this year and because of this, I was able to create a lot of cards and a couple of layouts <3 Here are my top 4 projects:

It was an amazingly creative year filled with so much inspiration from all the talented designers and guest designers. If you start with a product that’s already so beautiful, you get so motivated to create and play with it.

I love this card because of this gorgeous Dainty Blooms cover die. You can also make two cards with one die cut by using both the positive and the negative pieces.

This is what I call my yin and yang cards– one card is elaborate while the other card is clean and simple. ❤️ Here I used the Angelique Motifs stamp and die sets and the Mega Alphabet die to create this monogram card.

This is on my top 4 list because I truly enjoyed painting the Inked rosebud for this card. It was small enough not to get overwhelmed in painting it and somehow, I managed to make it look 3D. 😊 I already had this bouquet design in my mind the minute I saw the stamp set. 🙂

I haven’t done a scrapbook page in ages!!! These are my love letters to my children. Special photos inspire me to document a moment and when I saw these photos of my daughter and her cousin, I knew I had to create a layout using Altenew stamps, dies and stencils as embellishments. The layout was inspired by a PageMaps sketch. I used the Weekend Doodles and Ornate Foliage stamp and die sets, Mandala die and the Broken Chevron Stencil.

This will be my last post for 2019 and I’d like to share with you some cards I recently created for a Christmas card swap of My Little Attic Studio. Here are the cards that I made for my swap mate, Jen.

I used non-traditional colors for this Christmas card. This was the first time I played with the Antique Roses Stamp set and I immediately fell in love with it! The Sting Art Rectangle Die was used to create a window for this card.

5 layers of the Fine Frames Cover Die were used to cover the holes of the string art die and embossed with rose gold embossing powder. The flowers and leaves were stamped using Altenew dye inks.

Here are some CAS cards using the Ornate Foliage stamp set and the Bountiful Branch stamp set. A lot of white space was left for these clean and simple cards and I used a combination of oranges and teal green for this set.

I thought of including some non-Christmas themed cards for the recipient using the Calming Bouquet washi tape. I just love how easy it is to embellish a card or scrapbook page using this washi tape.

Rose gold embossing powder was added to the edge of the monogram letter for some subtle shine. The washi cut-outs were popped up using foam squares to add dimension to the cards.

PRIZES

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 01/03/2020 for a chance to win. Random winners will also be chosen to win a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each stop on the hop. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 01/06/2020.

I’ve gotten to know quite a number of people through this blog, IG and FB and I just want you to know how grateful I am for all the positive and inspiring comments you leave behind. It warms my heart knowing that others appreciate my art. Thank you so much for continuing to inspire me to create! My profound gratitude to May Sukyong Park for inviting me to be a guest designer for Altenew. What an honor. ❤️

Wishing all of you a blessed Christmas season and may your New Year bring you peace, happiness and tons of crafty inspiration!!! Looking forward to a creative year ahead. Wishing you wonderful blessings always! ❤️

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BLOG HOP ORDER

Altenew Card Blog
Keeway Tsao
Laurie Willison
Michelle Murray
Kristina Pokazanieva
Norine Borys
Gayatri Murali
Jen Schow
Mindy Eggen
Vicky Papaioannou
Ashlea Cornell
Nenette S. Madero <– YOU ARE HERE
Janette Kausen
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Nathalie DeSousa
Terri Koszler
Seeka
Jaycee Gaspar
Teri Wilson
Amber Rain Davis
Therese Calvird
Isha Gupta
Anna Komenda
Erum Tasneem
TaeEun Yoo

Lilith Eeckels
Alex Syberia
Caly Person
Virginia Lu
Amanda Baldwin
Maryám Pérez
LauraJane
Kathleen Graumüller
Zinia Redo
Nancy McClelland Kymona Tracey