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

152 comments:

  1. I like the subtle use of the vellum, and the color palette on the flowers. Gorgeous card!

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  2. Your cards are always so beautiful, Michelle! Love the gorgeous flowers and the bold sentiment.

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  3. Michelle your card is gorgeous! Love the coloring on the washi and the colors are so pretty. Love this new Blessed set. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  4. I'm a HUGE washi fan, and until I found the extra large stuff from Altenew, I had to swear off buying it because I had too much and didn't know what to do with it all. Now, I have an excuse to buy it again! I really like that some of the tape has a coordinating die. But, fussy cutting is ok too :D

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    1. So easy to fall down the washi wormhole!!! LOL!

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  5. Michelle, the touches of color on your washi tape cut outs are superb. I especially like the one in the second photo that bubbled up a bit. What a great effect! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, Sweet Amber! Yes, I love that effect too. I’m always up for stretching those supplies. I love that you can change the look completely just with a marker :)

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  6. So elegant! What a brilliant idea to color the Washi. Your coloring is just beautiful

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    1. Thanks so much, Suzanne!! Yes, I’m all about stretching those supplies :)

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  7. Hey Teamie, Amazing card :) I love your use of washi, I must try adding colour to it soon. I always enjoy seeing your projects xx

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    1. Hey Teamie!! Thanks so much-yes I love that you can get a completely different look just with alcohol ink.

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  8. Exciting new things from Altenew,
    I love your friendship card!

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    1. I agree, Denise! All the time! Thank you for your kind words.

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  9. The Washi tape, the colors, the vellum, the large sentiment and a beautiful card design add up to perfection and a beauty of a card.

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  10. Stunning card! I didn't even know you could color the washi tape!

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    1. Thanks, Patty! Yes I have a video on my YouTube channel if you want to check it out :)

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  11. I'm in love with this card, Michelle!💗💗💗 stamping black on vellum looks beautiful too!

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  12. Anyone would be fortunate to receive such a card.

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    1. That is such a kind thing to say!!! Private message me your address and I will send it to you :) My email is michelletwols@gmail.com

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  13. Wow! The card is gorgeous. I have never inked onto Washi tape; something new to try. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Denise! I have a video on my YouTube channel as well as a blog post about alcohol markers on washi tape.

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  14. Beautiful card - I love how you used vellum to emboss the sentiment on - what a great idea - it looks great with the textured embossing in front.

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    1. Thank you so much!!! You always leave encouraging comments-so appreciated.

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  15. Your post makes me smile from cheek to cheek! I admire your organization skills, determination and talent! Your gorgeous cards are so well-executed! You are one inspiring lady, Michelle! So happy to have you hopping with us today!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, they mean everything!! You are definitely a new-found, treasured friend through this AECP journey :)

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  16. Beautiful paper & beautiful card

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  17. Very pretty! Great job on coloring the flowers!

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  18. Its a beautiful card ! Loved the colouring on washi tape and that cool effect on smaller flowers too .

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  19. You have sold me on that washi tape. I just love how you can color the tape, or, leave it uncolored and either way have a fabulous card.

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  20. My thanks and appreciation to all you talented educators. You truly inspire me. This card is gorgeous. I love Altenew's beautiful washi!

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  21. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card and your insights with us.

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  22. I am in LOVE with this card! I have to get this washi tape and try this. It is just GORGEOUS!

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  23. Such a beautiful card. I love how easy and quick this card is. Thanks for the tips on coloring on the washi tape.

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  24. I love this card! :) It is very pretty.

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  25. Very pretty card! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  26. Beautiful, beautiful card elegant, love it.

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  27. Beautiful card! Thanks for the tip with the alcohol markers.

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  28. Beautiful card and sentiment!

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  29. Stunning card, and great tips. Thank you!

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  30. What an amazing card! I love it!!

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  31. Gorgeous card! The coloring on the Washi is so beautiful.

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  32. Oh, so creative how you used the washi tape. Love the look and technique. Great idea to dab off the excess. I will have to give this technique a try. Thanks for the idea!

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  33. Very nice card!! I love the sentiment and the design. Wonderful card!!

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  34. I love the sentiment and you can't even tell it's washi tape! SOOOO BEAUTIFUL!

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  35. What a beautiful card! I love the big Blessed stamp on vellum!

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  36. Beautiful, I love how you used the large "Blessed" as the focal point, but added the gorgeous flowers for embellishment, so pretty

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  37. How beautiful this card is Michelle. Very impressive.

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  38. Wow, this is so pretty! I love the look of the alcohol marker on the washi tape, it’s such a soft beautiful effect. There’s so much that can be done with this, thanks for showing me another way to step out of my box!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and I am so happy I could inspire you in any way!!!

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  39. So now I MUST add washi tape to my supplies....this is too beautiful to not be using. I also have had my eye on the gold stripey tape. Do you have a video or blog entry using other washi tapes?

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    1. Haha, I said the same thing :) So glad you’ve been inspired to try this!

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    2. And yes, I have a video using the Monochrome washi tape. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrBlUiysYqQ

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  40. Gorgeous card, love the colouring on this washi florals.

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  41. Such a beautiful colouring.Thanks for sharing it!

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  42. Michelle, your card is beautiful and what a great idea to use alcohol markers on the washi tape.

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  43. absolutely gorgeous, Michelle - love it!

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  44. Your card is gorgeous!! Have to put that washi tape on my wish list:)

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  45. Love your lovely card! It makes me so happy!

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  46. Your card is stunning using the Botanical Rhapsody washi tape. Made me smile seeing.

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  47. A lovely card! The clean style with hints of color are perfect for these images.

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  48. I adore this card...It would be great to receive such a beautiful gift.
    Thanks for sharing

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  49. I need that stamp! Beautiful.

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  50. Such a beautiful card. That washi is amazing!! And I need the blessed die in my stash asap! :)

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  51. this is a gorgeous card Michelle! love the colors and overall design, the mega greeting is a perfect companion for those pretty flowers. Thanks for sharing!

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  52. interesting washi tape affect - thanks

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  53. So beautiful using the gorgeous washi tape with alcohol inks and heat embossing "blessed" onto vellum! Spectacular effects and card! Simple yes, but ingenious!

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  54. Such a beautiful card; I love the way the sentiment is tucked into the flowers.

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    1. Thanks Karen! A small thing but it does add cool dimension and interest.

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  55. Very pretty and thanks for the tip on using alcohol markers on the washi tape.

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  56. Beautiful flowers and pretty sentiment! Lovely card!

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  57. Tricia Podmore stopping by today to say, you nailed it making your card with Washi tape. The release of this wide focal point Washi is terrific, but never would have thought to color it nor that you could use alchohol markers on the tape. Where you left the marker beaded up gives a neat effect.

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    1. You are so kind, Tricia! Thank you for your encouraging words.

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  58. Gorgeous card! Love the delicate but effective washi tape!

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  59. Wow this is gorgeous Michelle, I would never have thought to color on top of the washi!

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  60. Beautiful! Nothing else I can say except maybe Fantastic, Lovely, Gorgeous, Artistic....

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    1. Haha! Thank you, Pamela you are so encouraging :)

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  61. Beautiful card! I love your coloring!

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  62. Very pretty card ... like the use of washi tape

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  63. Michelle, I love the use of washi tape and that large scripty blessed font is just stunning. Wonderful tips on using the Altenew Artist markers in a different way.

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  64. Gorgeous card, love the big washi tape flower and big sentiment combo.

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  65. This is so gorgeous! Love the verse you chose also.

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  66. WOW! Your work is always such a blessing to my eyes! This is art! Frame it!

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  67. I absolutely love your card. I have yet to buy the big washi tape YET. Its on my wish list. Thank you for sharing your amazing talents with the crafty world!

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  68. I love the sentiment and the simpleness of this card!

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