Thursday, March 5, 2020

Altenew Educator "For the Love of Flowers" Blog Hop and Linky Party



Hello and welcome to the Altenew Educator "For the Love of Flowers" blog hop. I am thrilled to be participating in this educator blog hop for the first time. 

The hop starts off at the Altenew Card Blog and if you are here from the talented 
Amber Rain Davis' blog you are in the right place.

I became a certified Altenew Educator January 2019 and if you're considering the Altenew Certified Educator program, let me share a little about my experience. 

Working my way through the program was educational, fun, inspiring and, in a world full of deadlines, it was wonderful to be able to complete the program at my own pace. The wide variety of classes really stretched and grew my creativity.

We are celebrating flowers in this hop and honestly no one does flowers better than Altenew so the hard part, for me, was choosing just a couple of products to use 😉.

I decided to combine floral stamps and Washi tape and my first card is:

You Are Very Special

I covered pieces of white card stock with Altenew Red Ombre Washi tape, varying the layout of the tape strips.

Before stamping the images in clear embossing ink I treated the washi tape with a powder tool, stamped "washi paper" with the florals from the Incredible Stamp set in clear embossing ink and covered the ink with Altenew Rose Gold Crisp Embossing Powder.

 I then heat set the embossing powder, moving the heat tool off and on the image to avoid over heating the tape and making it bubble.


Next, I fussy cut the heat embossed images and arranged them on a 4"x 5 1/4" white card front, tucked in leaves stamped and rose gold heat embossed from the Wallpaper Art stamp set in the upper right and lower left corners and trimmed to the edges of the card front. 

Lastly I stamped the sentiment from the Incredible stamp set.


The leaves from a floral stamp set can make a beautiful card and I featured them, along with my "washi paper" on this:

 Happy Birthday card

I stamped and rose gold heat embossed the solid leaves from the Wallpaper Art stamp set, then die cut them with the matching die.
The Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die adding texture and interest to a white card front adhered to a white card base.



The rose gold embossed leaves are adhered diagonally on a rectangle of "washi paper", overlapping in the middle and trimmed the leaves off the edge of the rectangle.


I stamped the sentiment from the Paint-a-Flower: Poppy stamp with Altenew Clear Embossing ink and heat embossed with Altenew Rose Gold Embossing power on black card stock and then matted on white card stock and then black card stock and glued to the centre of the of leaves.

Speaking of the Paint-a-Flower: Poppy stamp, it is featured in this 

Poppy Happy Birthday card

One of my goals for this year is to improve my colouring skills, especially with florals so the new Paint-A-Flower stamps will give me lots of opportunity to practice. 

Here's my first go with the Paint-A-Flower: Poppy and Altenew Artist Markers-Set A. I used Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red and Grapevine for the poppy and Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen for the leaves and stem.


I glued leftover strips of my "washi paper" diagonally on a white card front trimming them to match the edge of the card front, and rose gold heat embossed the sentiment within the area framed by the paper strips.

Prizes
To Celebrate the For the Love of Flowers Educator Blog Hop Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! 

Please leave a comment here →on the Altenew Card Blog by 3/11/2020 for a chance to win. 

All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 3/14/2020.

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 gift certificate to the Altenew store!


We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. 


Special Offer


Valid 3/5/2020 at 12:01 AM EST until 3/6/2020 at 11:59 PM EST
No code needed to enjoy this sale! Not valid on previous purchases. **Excludes February 2020 release products.
Rosie Neustaedter ← you are here
Patty Mello → your next stop


Thank you so very much for stopping by to take a look at my projects, don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a $15 gift certificatory to the Altenew store.

Your next stop on the hop is:




39 comments:

Janis Godwin Spear said...

Such a clever way to use the washi tape to make the loverly flowers for the card. Gorgeous.

Linda Gorman said...

I love all of your techniques and color combinations! Thanks for sharing!!!

Vicki Finger said...

Gorgeous! So creative to use the Washi Tape in that Way.

Helen Kalb said...

I love that you used washi tape as your coloring medium Rosie, I shall have to try that! Great cards :)

designermc said...

Great use of the Washi. Such great inspiration

Terri Koszler said...

I love the use of Washi Rosie, the embossing loks beautiful with the colour of the tape

gail said...

such a washi wonder of cards!

Catherine said...

I love the bold contrast look of that washi tape. Fantastic job using it in different ways!

Nenette Madero said...

What a great idea to stamp on washi tape!!! Will definitely try that next time❤️

sharon g said...

What an incredible idea. And so easy/fast!

Amber Rain Davis said...

These are great, Rosie! Excellent use of washi tape!

Liz O. said...

Wonderful and clever ways to use up washi tape rolls! All your designs are fabulous Rosie, thanks for sharing!

Karthikha said...

What a clever set of cards! Awesome takes in the washitape combo! :)

Auzz Trinklets N Krafts said...

What a Brilliant use of the washi Tapes ,.. Loved it! regards Neha

Patty-Treasures in Letters said...

Great use for the washi tape. Nice job on the cards. Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

Wow!! These are all beautiful!! The color combos are fabulous! I LOVE that first one with the flowers stamped on the washi tape!

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the use of the washi tape on these cards.

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards. I like how you used washi tape and heat embossing.

Hummingbird said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

Dawn T said...

Just love the way you have used the Washi on your flowers.

Nelya said...

I have one of their washi tapes... making a mental note to emboss it too.

Gaby said...

Great idea on how to use the washi...Lovely cards

Nandini said...

Great cards, Rosie. Love the different ways of using washi tape.

pamboe said...

That Washi tape card just took my breath away. Absolutely stunning!

Anneleise Hampson said...

Lovely cards. That stamp set is so beautiful!!

Cindy C. said...

Great marriage of stamp and washi tape!! Lovely cards!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Amazing coloring ! I LOVE the stamp coloring and washi tape!

Brandi R said...

Oh how pretty! LOVE that washi and you used it beautifully. Gorgeous creations ♥

Annette Reed said...

These are gorgeous! I love that washi tape. It made beautiful flowers. What a great idea. I like the layout and design of that last card. Great use of leftovers.

Deborah Daniels said...

Your cards are BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors and how you created the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Ammieloris said...

Stunning! These are amazing.

Bri Kay said...

I love how you used washi tape!

Cyndi said...

Wonderful cards. I love that gorgeous washi and you've used it beautifully.

Erum Tasneem said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love all the cards you made!
Thank you for being part of this hop!

Betty said...

how clever to use that washi tape for your flowers - love it with the rose gold embossing powder!

Izabela Wr. said...

Wow genius!! I’ve never thought that I can use Washi tape like that. Thank you for a great inspiration!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Gorgeous cards! Love how you used the Red Ombre washi tape to die cut your flowers! So pretty!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love the idea of using the washintape to stamp onto!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards! I love the different ways you used the washi tape for your cards. Fantastic tips! Thanks.

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