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.

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:

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps April/May Release Recap!

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