Thursday, March 5, 2020

Altenew Educator "For the Love of Flowers" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Hello crafty friends! Welcome to your second stop on this blog hop, you should have come here from the Altenew blog page

My journey through the Educator Program was a great joy, being able to complete all three levels at my own pace from anywhere I could use a computer made the courses enjoyable! Today we are hopping with the certified Altenew Educators via this special blog hop and links party! There are prizes (of course), so be sure to hop along for inspiration and creative ideas. I am thrilled to share some floral cards with you as they are my absolute favorite to make, they are where my true mojo thrives. But first let me share some information with you:
Prize Info
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 3/11/2020 for a chance to win. Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list at the bottom of this post. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 3/14/2020.
There’s MORE! Altenew will pick 2 of their favorite handmade creations from those who joined the link party and they will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the Altenew store!

Now on to some cards.
Card 1.  For this project I chose one of my most loved Altenew floral stamp/die bundle, Beautiful Day. I was inspired by an invitation I recently created and thought I could carry it over to a lovely tri-fold card, what do you think?

I started by taking two 5x7 white cardstock panels and drawing a semi-circle on one side of each (I used my tape roll as a guide). 
I did the following steps for both panels:
  • I arranged my stamps along the penciled line. 
  • I then scored each panel about a half inch from the non-stamped side and secured with double sided tape to a third blank 5x7 panel to give me the tri-fold.
  • I stamped a sentiment inside the card using the Beautiful Inside set.
  • For my vellum band I heat embossed a sentiment from Forever and Always.
Here is another version of the card (standard fold card):
 

Card 2. This card was inspired by a journal I recently purchased, I think the flowers pop off of the black background. This card showcases a newer stamp/die bundle set, Simple Beauty.
  • I stamped the main image of this set several times and again pulled out my mini cube sets including: Summer Afternoon, Sea Shore, Warm & Cozy, Red Cosmos. I used the matching Altenew Artist Markers to color the small blooms.
  • The sentiment comes from the Mega Greetings 4 set.
  • After I adhered the flowers with foam tape to my black panel I then cut off any excess hanging over the sides. 
  • Adhere the black panel to a 5x7 card base.
  • Because it was an afterthought, I added faux splatter with my white gel pen.
I hope I have left you with some inspiration and here is something else for you from our friends at Altenew:
Special offer: Save 15% off on ALL Stamp & Die Bundles from 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. Click here to start shopping!

Your next stop on the blog hop is the talented Nandini Karmarkar.
For your convenience, here is the entire blog hop list, enjoy!!
Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, it makes my day! Michelle

53 comments:

  1. The first card is just yummy (a technical term!) I've bookmarked it because I want to look at it again and again!

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  2. Lovely cards Michelle, Beautyful Day is such a classic, I also love that set!

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  3. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Your cards are gorgeous! Those blooms look really lush.

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  5. I LOVE your cards Michelle. Thank you for the inspiration and sharing your talent with us!

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  6. Michelle, these are stunning! The tri-fold design is amazing and of course I love the black card as well!

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  7. Michelle, your cards are stunning, I love the shaped edge of the first card it's so unique.

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  8. Love the bright colors and of course the black, hope card

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  9. These are all just gorgeous and I love the different folds & cut aways.

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  10. Lovely cards, Michelle! The trifold is a stunner❤️❤️❤️

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  11. Both cards are beautiful and your first one is a real showstopper! It's amazing!

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  12. I love your cards. Michelle. And your tutorials are first rate.

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  13. I like how you didn't color everything. Very pretty.

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous cards, love the half wreath and the gate fold. you did a fabulous job Michelle, thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Love your Cards Michelle the colour Combinations are just so bright and colorful.

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  16. Wow! Gorgeous floral cards!! Love the colors and designs! <3

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  17. Love seeing these bright and beautiful floral cards!!!

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  18. Gorgeous card, love the colors and shape.

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  19. I like the non standard fold cards. Great idea to save and try out later.

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  20. Lovely cards and gorgeous colors!

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  21. Those cards are CRAZY BEAUTIFUL! Way to bring it, Michelle with two Ls!!!

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  22. These are all gorgeous!! "Beautiful Day" is probably one of my favorite Altenew sets and you've showed it off perfectly! Love your tri-fold with the shaped edges! Fabulous!

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  23. Lovely cards sure to make whoever receives them feel extra special and appreciated! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  24. Love the pretty colors of these flowers.

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  25. These are lovely cards. I have often wanted to make cards like my lovely journal pages as well. You have done a fabulous job. Love those layering floral dies!

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  26. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. WOW - love the tri fold card. Such a great idea. And the others are just as amazing.

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  28. I love your cards! The trifold and standard are just beautiful with the bright flowers! Thank you for all of the inspiration!

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  29. Beautiful cards, Michelle. I love the idea of a trifold. And the bright flowers look gorgeous against the dark base.

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  30. Your vibrant colors are beautiful. The trip-fold makes this card extra special. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  31. Both of the cards are stunning. Love the bright and vibrant colors!

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  32. I love the way you curved the flowers around. It leaves room for writing or bling.

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  33. These cards are just above and beyond beautiful!

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  34. your cards are so pretty, Michelle - especially love the last one - do dramatic with the black base!

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  35. Gorgeous! Love those flowers and lovely card designs ♥

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  36. Gorgeous florals and coloring! I LOVE the warm rich colors!

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  37. These are lovely. I,too, think those flowers pop off the black background.

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  38. Beautiful cards! I love the tri-fold and fussy cutting around the flowers-add that's special touch. The beautiful flowers on the black cardstock just pop right out on the card-love it!

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  39. Lovely bright and beautiful flowers.. love how you arranged your blooms!

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  40. What lovely flowers! 🌹They look great on black background 😍

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  41. I love the trifold design, and the floral on black look is gorgeous.

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  42. I love the way the card opens!

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  43. Gorgeous cards, lovely colors. The Beautiful Day set is one of my favorites.

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  44. Michelle your card designs are always so timeless and classic. These are beautiful

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  45. I am blown away by your gorgeous creations!! The cards look SO SO SO good!! Thank you for being part of this hop!

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  46. Stunning cards! All the cards are amazing but the one with the black background is just blowing me away! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  47. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  48. I love your cards! Both of them are beautiful, but that black background is especially pretty.

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