Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway


Good morning, and welcome to Altenew’s final blog hop of the year.  Thank you to all my crafty “friends” for allowing me to share my happy space and in return inspiring me with your talents! You should have come here from the amazing Laurie Willison page. Today I have some of my favorite Altenew projects of 2019 to share with you. I will list/link the major Altenew supplies used.
This one was fun and I used a new-to-me technique of cutting and then stacking the nested layers.
Supplies 
Washi tape makes for EASY backgrounds!
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A subtle dry embossed background can really dress up your card.
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Prizes:
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 01/03/2020 for a chance to win. Random winners will also be chosen to win a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each stop on the hop. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 01/06/2020.

Your next stop on the blog hop is Kristina Pokazanieva. Below is a complete list of the amazing designers/guests who are participating today:

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, it makes my day! Michelle

Friday, July 19, 2019

Altenew Educator "Love & Friendship" Blog Hop +Giveaway

Hello Friends! If you are following the blog hop you should have arrived here from the talented Terri Marie Koszler page. To start at the beginning to the Altenew Blog Hop page HERE.

I am a first-year graduate of the AECP and I honestly loved every class and assignment we were given. The flexibility and convenience of taking the classes on-line were most important to me, after all we each lead busy lives. I also felt it important to invest in myself (even if it is just a hobby) as card-making is my “happy place”. I can’t mention the program without mentioning the best director and cheerleader, Virginia Lu! From day one Virginia was there to answer any question I had and to encourage every student along the way, I certainly consider her a new friend. This blog hop is celebrating Love and Friendship, I have to say I have a new community of virtual friends through this program! It is so great to have people in your life who speak the same crafty language.
If you are considering taking the program you can find out more by clicking on this link: https://altenew.com/pages/altenew-educator-certification-program

Offers:

To celebrate this AECP blog hop Altenew is discounting the following bundles by 20% from 7/19/2019 to 7/21/2019.
https://altenew.com/products/aecp-level-1-class-bundle
https://altenew.com/products/aecp-level-2-class-bundle

Prizes

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment 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.

My Card
Today I’m sharing a fairly quick and easy card! Washi tape makes producing cards so simple. I covered an entire 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of 80# cardstock with this Botanical Rhapsody tape and using my alcohol markers accented the floral images, I only colored the areas that were already shadowed. I then cut out the images I wanted to use and arranged them on my panel. Some of the flowers are popped up with foam tape.
TIP: when using alcohol markers on washi tape know that the initial application of ink beads up a little at first. Keep a paper towel nearby to lightly dab off the excess ink and you are left with a beautiful stain or lighter color of ink on your tape. You may have to do a couple of layers to darken it up. Of course you can leave the beading for a cool effect once it dries (see the small flower in my 2nd photo).
I then heat embossed the main “Blessed” statement onto vellum, fussy cut it out and adhered to the panel with liquid glue along the thicker font lines. The sub sentiment was heat embossed directly to my panel. I think this washi tape has gorgeous images that can be assembled to make a stunning focal point.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, it makes my day! Next on the blog hop is the inspiring Maryam Sharara. For your convenience below is the entire blog hop list:

Altenew Card Blog | Terri Marie Koszler | Michelle Ochoa Murray | Maryam Sharer | Amber Rain Davis | Irina Fontina | Teri Wilson | Francine Dodwell | Patty Mello | Nenette S. Madero | Vicki Finger | Nandini Karmarkar | Amy Hill | Christine Pennington | Erum Tasneem


Crafty Hugs,
Michelle