18 January 2019

Altenew Educators Blog Hop +Giveaway



Welcome to Altenew Educators Blog Hop!  As Altenew-Certificated Educators, we were asked to share our FAVORITE ( techniques, styles.... or Altenew supplies)! If you’ve been following along, you’ve just arrived from Michelle Ochoa Murray's blogIf you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Altenew Card Blog.

I thought I'd share with you two cards using one of my favourite techniques, pairing delicate flowers with backdrops consisting of black and white elements. I love the fresh modern vibe it creates.



For my first card I used the Watercolor stripes cover die to create a black backdrop for my flowers to sit against.  I added floral elements using the Bride to be stamp and die set. I chose to use pastel inks to give a soft feminine feel. My sentiment is from the Hope stamp and die set.


My next card was created using the same idea, this time I used the Layered Medallions A cover die cut in white against a black card. I used the Fine Alphabet to die but the word Hugs, which I placed on to vellum.


As many of you will know, Altenew is a huge part of my crafting life, I'm not only a huge fan, Certified Educator but also run the Altenew fan group on Facebook, I just can't get enough of their stunning products.

When I first heard about the AECP I was ready to jump in with both feet. The program was a way for me to learn new techniques, ways to get more form my Altenew stash and take my crafting to the next level.

I adore Altenew's stamps, inks and dies (well in fact all of their products) They make such a difference to my crafting, if you are thinking about joining the AECP, I would say go for it. You have nothing to lose and so so much to gain. The lessons are full of hints, tips and inspiration and the support from Virginia who runs the program is fantastic.

I hope you will join hop along and see what the all of the other ladies have to share , below is a list of all the stops. Your next stop is Maryam Sharara

Hop participants;





Prize Info

Altenew is giving away $30 Gift Certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Jan. 23rd for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 1/25/2019.

I also have a $15 gift certificate to give away, please leave me a comment below and I will pick a winner at random and announce it here on 1/22/2019.

Thank you for stopping by today, take care, Terri.

109 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these amazing cards.

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  2. Love love love the dramatic backgrounds!

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  3. I LOVE the black and white behind the florals - so striking and classic <3

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  4. I really really love the color contrast and the layering with your beautiful creations, Terri! So glad that you are on the artistic journey with us! Thank you for joining the Altenew Educators Blog Hop today!

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  5. the black and white with those lovely soft pastels make two gorgeous cards, Terri!

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  6. Great cards Terri! I love the combination of pretty flowers and stark black and white - makes a card look modern and up to date.

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  7. Very nice cards and great use of cover dies.

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  8. I love how bold these cards are. The black & white really let the colors stand out. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Love the graphic bold stripes paired with the softer colored flowers! Very impactful.

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  10. These are beautiful. The flowers on the black and white create a stunning look. I love the watercolor stripes die and it's on my wish list.

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  11. Beautiful cards - I love the contrast of the soft flowers and the strong graphic backgrounds. Quite breathtaking.

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  12. I love the black and white with a big pop of color, and of course you used my favorite cover dies

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  13. Wow these are stunning! I've always been afraid to do black and white with colored but it's on my too do list to just go ahead and try! And you are the reason for that! Those cards are stunning! Love love love these!!

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  14. I do love that look with colored flowers over black & white. Your cards are beautiful and I expecially love that striped background die!

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  15. You have created such fabulous cards!! Love the mixture of black and white with bright colors. Wonderful job!!

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  16. Beautiful cards and I love the black and white backgrounds!

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  17. So fresh and modern! Love, love, love

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  18. Love the black and white backgrounds! Simple but effective. The cards are fantastic.

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  19. Interesting background... I really like the first one.

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  20. You cards are lovely. They have a kind of art deco look to them. Love them both!

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  21. I really love both of your cards. Black and pink is one of my favorite color combinations.

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  22. love your cards - the black backgrounds are really eye catching - thanks for the ideas:)

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  23. Love the black backgrounds, really makes the colors pop.

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  24. Very fresh ideas! Love the modern look!

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  25. These are just lovely! Thank you for sharing.

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  26. Both so charming!! I so enjoy seeing them!!

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  27. Congratulations on qualifying as an Altenew Educator. Your cards are lovely!

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  28. Beautiful cards. Very striking card designs. Thanks so much for sharing your art.🐧

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  29. Congrats on achieving your Altenew Educator certificate! Gorgeous cards and beautiful layouts. I always love the contrast of black and white as a base for a card but never remember to apply it to my own card designs.

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    1. Hi Dana Congratulations, you are the winner of the $15 gift card for the Altenew store, please email me at tkoszler@yahoo.co.uk to claim your prize.

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    2. Yay, I'm so excited! Thank you so much Terri! Sending an email now :)

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  30. Stunning is exactly the word for your cards. I love cover plates so much. Altenew has some beauties. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Beautiful cards, Terri! I love the bold use of these techniques!

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  32. Wonderful cards! I just love the black and white background, it sets of the flowers really well �� all the best on your crafting journey

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  33. I love how the colors POP from your black and white bases!

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  34. Terri, your cards are stunning! Congrats on completing the program - what a great accomplishment. Your work is just lovely and I completely agree, Altenew products are just a part of my life.

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  35. I too love cards with the B & W background with pastel flowers on top. I'll have to actually make one now!

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  36. Classy and stunningly effective..x

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  37. Oooh these are fantastic cards!! Love the fresh feel with the soft colors and beautiful black and white backgrounds! :)

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  38. Stunning flowers with the black and white contrast!! Gorgeous!

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  39. Love the colorful flowers with the cook black & white!! So striking!

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  40. Your cards are lovely! I love the touch of color against the black and white backgrounds. So elegant!

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  41. Love seeing a lot of black and whites, they are perfect combination background!

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  42. Великолепные работы. Очень хотелось бы иметь в наличии спиртовые маркеры, а пока работаю с акварельными карандашами.

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  43. Love your cards, Terri. I am a regular at the FB group and I really appreciate the work you put into maintaining it so well! Congrats on completing the AECP. Looking forward to more inspiration from you!

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  44. Love this look! A great way to use cover dies. They are on my wish list. Thanks for sharing

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  45. You are right - the lovely florals against a black and white background is stunning!

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  46. Stunning ! What a bold and beautiful card. I will attempt the strips on my next card. Thank you

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  47. Absolutely fab!! Love the black.

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  48. Love, love, love your cards!

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  49. Totally am going to try to replicate this card, love it!

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  50. Love the drama that the black and white creates.

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  51. The Black and white makes it really pop. Thanks for sharing

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  52. I love the contrasting colors. Beautiful.

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  53. I too love a bold black background for a bright floral image. Great card.

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  54. The contrast of the black and white with color is stunning!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

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  55. Thank you for sharing your techniques...very helpful...I see now that I need to purchase the cover sets, I have not used them...but see how create they can be. Thanks again, Carol-Lynn

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  56. Great use of background dies. Very dramatic black and white with the soft pastels

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  57. Love the use of the black background.
    Makes everything else pop off the card.
    Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. Beautiful cards! I love this fresh idea for background dies, the black and white really makes the florals pop.

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  59. I am enjoying the new backgroud dies but I especially like what you did with the watercolor stripes die. It comes off as really striking. Enjoy your new adventure.

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  60. Love the one with the black and white stripes I need to do that!!! thanks for the inspiration.

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  61. Very pretty cards today. Thank you so much for sharing them.

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  62. can't get enough of the dover dies. Love your use of lighter colors with the dramatic black and white background.

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  63. Very pretty. I like your use of black and white

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  64. Beautiful projects, Terri! I agree with you that black and white makes any colored really stand out.

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  65. I love the colors and the black and white!

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  66. Beautiful cards! I really like the black and white background. I see this on so many products. I love the storage containers with the b&w backgrounds. Congratulations on your achievements!

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  67. WOW Terri, I can certainly see why you are an Altenew Educator, your cards are truly AMAZING! Altenew's beautiful floral's are what got me hooked on their products but in all honesty, ALL of their products are amazing!

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  68. Marisela Delgado said: Great cards. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  69. This color looks beautiful against the black and white! Very pretty ideas that look amazing!
    Take care!
    Michele K. Henderson
    crimsonowl@comcast.net

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  70. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  71. Beautiful cards! I love the b&w backgrounds and colored flowers!

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  72. What a unique design with the black & white background! It really showcases the lovely flowers in the soft pastels. I can't wait to try this!

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  73. Very very pretty. Your card looks like it was a lot of fun to make!

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  74. Love the colors you used on your card. Really liking Altenew products

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  75. Beautiful flowers and I like the black and white backgrounds.

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  76. Great cards. I love black and white with a splash of color or colors. Great job.

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  77. Your cards are totally delightful, love the strong black and white with those beautiful pastel colours. Thanks for sharing.

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  78. Love the colors over the black and white background! Casing your card!

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  79. I too like the b&w backgrounds. Your cards are fabulous! Congrats on being an Altenew-Certificated Educators, you deserve it after the hardwork you put in.

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  80. The colors look so pretty on the black.

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  81. Beautiful cards - I need to use black in a bold way on my cards more often - it's such a stunning look!

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  82. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous cards, Terri! I absolutely adore your mix of colors and the layering of your cards. It creates such great depth and dimension! Just beautiful!

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  83. I, too, love cover plates, and the watercolor cover plate was made for black and white! Love it as a backdrop for colorful flowers, especially if they are Altenew layering stamp flowers! Your work is awesome, and look forward to seeing more!

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  84. Beautiful cards,Congratulations for your new certificates,Hugs Anushree

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  85. Gorgeous designs! Love the color schemes. Congratulations on completing the education program.

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  86. Beautiful cards. I love the black backgrounds and the styles are gorgeous.

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  87. Congrats on becoming an AN educator! Lovely cards Terri! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  88. The black and white backgrounds do make an impressive contrast to the beautiful colorful florals! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  89. Absolutely love love the hope card. Simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  90. wow! great use of black and white!!!

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  91. Beautiful cards! Love Altenew cover dies!
    Thanks for sharing...

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  92. Terri, am your avid follower on FB group. Love the black and white backdrop for the delicious layers of colored flowers. Great inspiration and am loving the idea of learning
    Beverly Jordan

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  93. love these cards. The black really makes the colors pop out. Thank you for sharing your cards.

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  94. Congrats on being an Altenew educator! Beautiful projects, I love The pastels paired with black & white!

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  95. Congratulations Terri, love these soft pastels colors over the black and white die cut cover die . So pretty and cheerful. Both of your cards are pretty.

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  96. Love the contrast with the black and white with the colored flowers in the front! Really beautiful cards.

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  97. Beautiful projects. Thanks for the inspiration

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