Altenew Educators “Favourite Old/New Altenew Stamp” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Hey Crafty People!

I’m so excited to be taking part in an Altenew Educator’s blog hop! Our theme is ‘favourite Altenew products, old or new’ and I couldn’t create something under that brief without including my beloved Statement Flowers stamp set!

Also, if you are interested in becoming an Altenew Educator yourself, you can check all of the details for Altenew’s Educator Certification Programme (or AECP) here.

ALSO – Don’t forget to check out my upcoming workshops HERE.

Prizes:

Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 4/4/2021 for a chance to win. 

They’ll 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 Altenew Winners Page on 4/6/2021.

There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! Altenew have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Old/New Favorite Altenew Stamp” creations. They will pick 2 of their favourite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!

Card 1 – White Vellum Florals

I remembered one of Erum’s Altenew video submissions where she created these beautifully soft white on vellum flowers and I’ve wanted to recreate that look for ages, so I heat embossed the image onto vellum and began adding further detail to the back of the image.

I first used a white POSCA pen to add some shading right in the deepest shadows, before swapping to a white pencil crayon to blend that all out further.

I absolutely love the soft, subtle shading that it adds to the image, when you put further colour onto the back of vellum. It’s such a quick & easy way to step up an image, especially because it is such a forgiving technique; the vellum will automatically soften any colour that you add.

Next I ink blended a background for my flowers using the large blending tool; I chose the Sea Shore family of inks and made an ombre panel with the ink fading off to white.

It’s so easy to blend a full card panel with the large blending tools and I find that achieving that soft, gradual fade to white is effortless with these!

I added some white shimmery splatter using the Metallic Watercolour Set and set it aside to dry.

I haven’t got the coordinating die, so I fussy cut my vellum flowers and I adhered them to the background panel with tiny dots of glue behind the embossing.

Vellum will show any glue through, so adding it behind the embossing is the perfect way to conceal it.

For my greeting, I stacked up 3x thanks die cuts from the Simple Greetings set, and added some Satin white sequins as accents.

Card 2 – Ombre Stripes with Gold

I went back to my tried & true ink swiping for my next card; still keeping to the same colours and an ombre effect. I created swipes of each of the inks, going horizontally across the panel, but adding a wave into it rather than a straight line.

I also added more than one swipe to get more colour onto the stripes than one swipe would afford me.

I used one of the golds from the Metallic Watercolour Set, adding a single stripe across each of my ink swipes.

SUPER simple and easy background idea, and the gold elevates it so much!

This time I embossed the flowers in Gold onto vellum and fussy cut them again.

This time I centred the image more and attached in the same way as before.

I went for a stacked Hello sentiment for this design, and more of the satin white sequins. To be sure that the flowers couldn’t go anywhere, I additionally added dots of glue behind the sentiment and sequins.

Card 3 – Experimenting with Colour & Texture

I had originally created this third white flower to go on the first card, but I couldn’t make it work, so I decided to use it on another card.

I added vertical ink swipes in Sea Shore inks and the first & third inks from the Glacier Caves family, layering them all to give me some different colours too.

I grabbed out the Milky Way stencil because this was one of the first Altenew products that I owned, so I thought it would work perfectly for this hop!

I added stars that went across all of the ink swipes, then I adhered the single white flower over the top of it; I like the way that you can still see the texture and colour through the vellum, but it’s softened.

I stacked the hello you sentiment and attached it onto the ink blending/swiping and finished it off with the same Satin White Sequins.

Blog Hop Info

Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful Karen Brown


You should have arrived here from Irina Fonina

The full hop list is below, for you information.

Altenew Card Blog

Bridget Casey

Colleen Balija

Teresa Litchfield

Katrina Howe

Rosie Neustaedter

Terri Marie Koszler

Tenia Nelson

Pam Boedeker

Nandini Karmarkar

Amy Hill

Irina Fonina

Natasha Davies

Karen Brown

Helen Kalb

Patty Mello

Roteja Galvan

Eva Bussom

Fiona Duff

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicki Finger

Nenette S. Madero

Teri Wilson

Rachael Shedeed

Neha Aggarwal

Kari VanNoy

Teri Stokes

Amber Rain Davis

Virginia Lu

Sandra Woodson


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49 thoughts on “Altenew Educators “Favourite Old/New Altenew Stamp” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

      1. Love your vellum flower and the blue background. Why did you add the gold? The vellum flower doesnt show up with it. Just my feelings.

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  1. Amazing cards! So pretty and delicate. Your backgrounds are incredible too. Thanks so much for sharing your work.

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  2. Oh my gosh, this is so pretty. I have never die cut or stamped on vellum before, but I am definitely going to make a card similar to this. GORGEOUS!

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  3. Beautiful vellum flowers! Makes me want to stamp all my Altenew florals on vellum! Your backgrounds are lovely.

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  4. Wow is that pretty. Your first Statement Flowers Thanks card literally gave me goose bumps. Kudos to you and Erum.

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  5. I love the look of the vellum flowers whenever I see it on one of these hops, so why I can’t remember to do it myself I have no idea! All your cards are so pretty and the backgrounds very different and interesting. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  6. Your cards are stunning!!!!! I LOVE them! Never thought of swiping the ink pads onto the cardstock for a quick and easy background. The vellum flowers against them is beautiful! I love the stamp you chose too. Thank you!

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  7. Hello Natasha, I love all of your cards they truly are beautiful, the number 2 card the ombre stripes with Gold is my favorite, it is breath taking. Thanks so much for sharing all your techniques to inspire us, you did a great job and #1 card turned out so well with the white embossing. all of your backgrounds were so nice. All three were really winners in my book.

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    1. Thank you so much!!!! 😁 Your words have me grinning ear to ear! I’m so glad that you like my designs and I really hope that I have inspired you to play with your favourite Altenew goodies! 😁

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  8. Wow! Your cards are gorgeous! I love how the vellum flowers look against the beautiful backgrounds that you created!

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  9. I love your use of gorgeous vellum flowers on these beautiful and creative backgrounds!! They give such a delicate look! Thanks for sharing the great inspiration! Stay safe! 🙂

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