19 July 2019

Altenew Educator "Love & Friendship" Blog Hop +Giveaway

Welcome to the Second Altenew Educator Blog Hop. I am so excited to be joining so many talented designers and sharing my cards and experience as an Altenew Educator.

Our theme for the hop is Love and Friendship. You should have arrived here from the 
Altenew Card Blog, if not you can pop back and check out the post there.

I wanted to share a few words about my experience with the Altenew Educator Certification Program. The program is set out into 3 levels, each level providing you with tons of skills and ideas to help enhance your crafting arsenal.  I have learnt so much and had the best experience ever. Virginia, Nicole and Erum have been on hand to provide advice and guidance when needed. My fellow Educators and I have become a friends, we share ideas and support one another.

If you are wanting to improve your crafting or work towards teaching craft workshops, then the AECP is for you. Don't hesitate, you have nothing to lose and so much to gain.

Ok, so let's have a look at the projects I've created for the hop,


I love Altenew's Stencils for quick cards and funky backgrounds so chose to use the Cube Builder Stencil as the main focus of my card. I used the following Ink colours, Sunkissed, Sunray, Pink Diamond, Baby Pink, Frayed Leaf and Firefly and a blending brush (I find a brush give the most flawless finish)


Using the Crafty Life Stamp set, Embossing Ink and Crisp White Embossing Powder I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment onto some Vellum. I use glossy accents behind the embossed text to adhere the vellum to the background. I then popped the stenciled panel onto a white card.



Working on Solar Crest card stock I stamped the outline image from the Ditsy Print Stamp Set with  Embossing Ink and heat embossed with Crisp White Embossing Powder, this give the look of a patterned paper and makes the perfect base for some ink blending.


I used 3 inks to create my backgound Firefly, Sunkissed and Baby Pink I then flicked some clear sparkle ink over the top. I cut the words love and hugs form the Script Word Dies set and coloured them to match my background. I also cut the Ampersand from the Merry Christmas Die set and coloured it as previously mentioned.

I then covered the die cut elements with the clear sparkle ink before adding them to my card.  I added some embellishment drops in the center of the flowers for a cute girly look.

My final card is a very different style for me, I used the Dotted Scales Cover die to add texture to a water coloured panel, I created the panel with the 36 colour Watercolor Pan set. I wanted to add a floral image that wouldn't over power the delicate feel of my card so cut a Rose from the Rose filament die set and added some ink to tie in with the background.

My vellum sentiment were stamped using Crisp white embossing Powder, Embossing ink and the Love Letters Stamp Set. I tore around each part of the verse and added some blended ink to the reverse so that hey stood out from the background.

This card is so delicate and has a real handmade feel to it, so feminine.

To celebrate the Blog Hop Altenew has discounted the following class bundles by 20% from 7/19/2019 to 7/21/2019. AECP Class Bundle 2 and AECP Class Bundle 1




Prizes
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Blog by 7/26/2019 for a chance to win. 
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. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/30/2019

Below are all of the stops for today's hop, your next stop is the lovely Michelle Ochoa Murray, if at any point you lose your way you can go back to the Altenew Card Blog and start over.




***My links to Altenew products are affiliate links, this means that I get a small commission from Altenew for each purchase made, this does not cost you any more, however it helps me be able to create more content and share inspiration.  I truly appreciate any purchase made using my links.***

147 comments:

  1. These three cards are absolutely beautiful. I like the way you have taken the same color palette and utilized it three different ways.

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  2. Very beautiful and elegant cards, Terri. Love the gorgeous colours.

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  3. All three of your cards are beautiful, love the background techniques on all of them, but my favorite one is the last one. The colors are so pretty! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  4. Hi Terri! I've been in love with the pink + yellow = orange combo lately too! I really like how you added green to the mix :) Great work! I think I'll have to add the scallop die to my wish list!

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  5. Your very first card gave me so much inspiration I almost didn't finish reading the rest. Now to the craft room..

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  6. Terri, your soft color palettes are so perfect. I love your designs and incorporation of vellum. Hugs!!

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  8. Exciting new things from Altenew,
    Love the colors in this card!

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  9. I like to see cards with a common element that are created and then finished in different ways. Great inspiration

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, I'm glad you enjoyed my colour scheme, I love to keep to a pallete of colours in my posts

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  10. Your cards are all so softly colored! Love all 3!

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  11. I love the soft colors and the color scheme on your cards! Using three card designs and the same colors is a great idea. I especially love the last card.

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  12. Hi Terri! I love the soft color combinations of your cards... they're just so sweet!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. The color pallet used in all three cards is so soothing. I love how despite that similarity, the cards are so different. Thank you for sharing your techniques the cards are beautiful.

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  14. Beautiful projects, Sweet Terri! I love your soft palette choices.

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  15. Love the color combination!

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  16. Lovely projects - I love the soft colours, and the softly layered sentiments.

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  17. What a beautiful post, Terri! I love the two cards with the same color palette yet they are different! Love that shine on the 2nd card especially! So happy to have you hopping along with us today! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Virginia, I have had so much fun on my Altenew journey. So many friends made and skills learnt. Here's to more fun in the future.

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  18. Love your color schemes - beautiful card

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  19. All are so pretty! I would not have thought to emboss on vellum - looks so professional! This is a lovely color palette you have used!

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  20. I love the cards! Really pretty!

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  22. Lovely color palette. I just ordered a debossing cover die and can't wait to use it!! Thank you for sharing your experience with the Academy. I have just recently learned about it and am curious about the classes.

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  23. I absolutely love your first card Terri, the soft blend on the beautiful builder stencil is so pretty.

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  24. Beautiful! I love the soft color palette. I have Ditsy Print and will definitely use your idea. I love the clean graphic feel of the first card too.

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  25. Such soft and pretty colors. Great job!

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  26. I, too, love Altenew's stencils and the Cube Builder is one of my favorites. Both these cards are gorgeous and the colors are lovely.

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  27. Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards with us!

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  28. Gorgeous cards with such pretty, soft color. Love the way you used vellum.

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  29. I love the soft colors of your cards. Both are beautiful

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  30. Marisela Delgado said: Awesome card! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  31. I love the soft colors of your cards. :) So pretty.

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  32. Beautiful card. THANKS FOR SHARING IDEAS AND INSPIRATION.

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  33. Beautiful cards! I love the soft pastel colors.

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  34. Very pretty cards!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  36. Beautiful cards! Love the look of the glossy accents behind the vellum. Excellent tip, thank you.

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  37. Your cards are so pretty and creative. I love the colors you used.

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  38. Terri, your cards turned out fantastic. I love how each have the same concept behind them and yet each is so unique. Lovely.

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  39. Very lovely cards Terri. I love the pastel colors. The designs are also very nice!!

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  40. I love your soft colors for your backgrounds! So sweet! Fab designs!

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  41. Beautiful cards, beautiful colors!

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  42. Love the colors here and really love the white embossing on the vellum.

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  43. Soft, lovely and eye catching cards!

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  44. Beautiful cards Terri. You are so talented.

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  45. The unifying look you have created by coordinating the colours and stamps for backgrounds and sentiments is lovely and restful....thanks for wonderful inspirations!

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  46. All three of your cards are beautiful, especially love the vellum embossed sentiments.

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  47. So beautiful backgrounds! Thanks for the inspirations!

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  48. Hi Terri. I loved your soft color scheme and "gotta love" the ditsy print stamp!! I used that one too. ;)

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  49. I love all of them...nice colors

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  50. love all the soft colors you've used in your three beautiful cards, Terri!

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  51. I love all that you made, but the cube builder stencil is my favorite. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  52. Such Soft and beautiful cards Terri!!Love them all

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  53. Beautiful cards in soft colors! :)

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  54. I am inspired! Thank you for sharing details of your creation.

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  55. Very delicate cards. But the first one is definitely my favorite.

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  56. I love your color combinations, and that cube stencil!

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  57. You have completely inspired me to get out my cube builder stencil and try it again!! Love your projects and the ink blending looks flawless!!

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    1. Kari, thank you. I would reccomend make up brushes for blending, I get such a nice finish with them

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  58. thanks for the fabulous inspiration Teri! all your cards are fantastic! I truly love participating in this hops as they are always full of so much inspiration and pretty designs. Thanks for all that you share!

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  59. Terri, am an avid fan of yours and how you use the same products three ways! Great trio today and love how different the styles were!
    @jordanbev5

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  60. The soft color palette you used is so lovely!

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  61. Very pretty cards. I like your choice of colors.

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  62. Love the pretty color combos on your lovely cards!

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  63. Tricia A Podmore22 July 2019 at 17:51

    What gorgeous color palettes you chose. Beautiful cards.

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  64. These cards are so lovely! I love the colors, so soft yet they make an impression.

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  65. Beautiful colors for summer! I love the cube builder card is soft colors!!!

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  66. I love the look of the card with the Ditsy print stamp set!

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  67. Lovely cards! The cube builder stencil is a favorite of mine.

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  68. I love your cards, especially the soft colors. So pretty, I struggle with nice, soft colors. TFS!

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  69. Beautiful cards - love the soft colors and the blending is wonderful.

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  70. Terri, the color combinations on these cards are so soft and pretty. Love all the use of different materials on these cards to get such different looks. I am definitely trying this color combination out. Wonderful job on these.

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  71. Love the softness of this color combo on your beautiful cards!

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  72. Your cards are all so pretty and soft. Just love them.

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  73. All of the cards are very pretty.

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  74. Your cards look beautiful Teri! We are so lucky to have you. Your dedication and love for Altenew never ceases to amaze me.

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  75. Gorgeous cards Teri. I love the soft serene look you captured on all three cards. Thank you for sharing your amazing talents with the crafty world!

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  76. I love these cards and I am going to try this design.

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