Thursday, March 5, 2020

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











Thanks for joining our Educators Blog Hop today.  I am honored and blessed to be part of this talented group of designers.  

You should have landed here from Nenette S. Madero's blog.  If not please go back and see her inspiration.

We were asked to share a project focusing on flowers for this blog.So who doesn't love flowers and isn't that what Altenew is all about?  





My first project uses flowers as the focal on the card.  I love the Ornate Cover Die which can stand alone, but I wanted to add the accent flowers from the Hennah Elements stamp and die set.  One of my other loves from Altenew are the 6 X 6 paper packs.  The Celestial pack was perfect for this project to add a background under my cover die.
Using vellum I stamped the sentiment from the Crystal Frames Stamp and Die set.  My flowers were stamped and then I used Honey Drizzle and Forest Glades Crisp dye ink the brush the edges with color.  My finishing touch was enamel dots from the Pocketful of Sunshine set.




My next project sticks with my love of 'Black' and my first try using
I used Stonehenge Black watercolor paper and loved the result.  Using the Build-A-Flower Japanese Mum, the image was embossed first which I'm not totally sure was necessary.  I love to watercolor and will be pulling these out again soon to play.
I started out by using the Circle Quilt Cover Die over my card front.  It's very hard to see in the picture, but I used the Altenew Birchwood paper under the die.  
The sentiment is from the Hello & Hugs die set, which has quickly become  my favorite.
To finish off the project I placed gems on the background.









This last project I share is a card that I have previously posted. It features the Build-A-Flower Camellia with the sentiment coming from the Build-A-Flower Anemone set.  I used the large flower for the focal point and the flower image to make a subtle background print.  I love to use black in my projects so once again that makes the images 'pop'.  Altenew Crisp Dye inks used are Coral Bliss and Fresh Leaf.
This card is a total reflection of my style so I wanted to share one more time.


Now for the fun stuff!

Prize info: Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 3/11/2020 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 Card Blog on 3/14/2020.

There’s MORE! We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 gift certificate to our store!

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. 



Thanks for stopping by and supporting all the educators with our blog hop.

Your next stop on the blog is Eva Bussom, so continue on your blog journey.


Nancy

65 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  2. I love the Hennah elements card Nancy, that is a beautiful card made with a great stamp set! Funny how several of us have used black backgrounds for the hop, must be a trend, it truly does make things stand out!

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  3. Love the second card with the black background. Your water coloring is lovely!

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    1. Thank you, I will need some more play time in the future.

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  4. metallic watercolor - loving them

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  5. Wow Nancy the first card is stunning, the black and yellow are a dream together, awesome card

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  6. Oh, Nancy, the metallic watercolor are stunning on the Stonehenge Black watercolor paper. I love the mix of colors you used for each petal.

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    1. Thanks Amber. I need to continue to play with them.

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  7. I love how you use black, Nancy!!! Your cards are so elegant❤️

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  8. Wonderful and unique cards! I love the mosaic look of your second card.

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  9. Your hello card is especially pretty. LOVE the shine.

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  10. Nancy your watercolor flower on black cardstock is simply stunning!Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Wonderful set of floral inspirations :)

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  12. Wow Nancy Loved your Metallic watercolor card. , Thank you for your inspirations.

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  13. Marisela Delgado said: What fabulous-ness! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  14. I like the metallic card and the addition of the small gems.

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  15. These are all so gorgeous!!! I think the last one might be my favorite, but it's so hard to choose!!

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  16. I like your beautiful variety of cards.

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  17. Amazing Nancy. The metallic paint on the black card is incredible. All the cards are so awesome.

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  18. Your cards are so beautiful, Nancy. Especially the one with metallic watercolors.

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  19. I love the black and yellow combo. That background die in white was the perfect choice!

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    1. Thank you, I love to use the cover dies, makes such an impact

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  20. Stunning projects, thanks for the inspiratons!

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  21. Such elegant designs! I LOVE the striking black backgrounds!

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  22. Beautiful cards. Love the colors and the designs. Those backgrounds are phenomenal ♥

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  23. Very pretty cards. I like the metallic water colors.

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  24. Beautiful Cards, I love the Vellum and the Metallic colors.

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    1. Thank you, Vellum is versatile and can add that subtle detail

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  25. Gorgeous! Those yellow, black and white floral cards are so bold. I love how they pop.

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  26. Beautiful cards. I especially love the first one. I have the Henna Elements bundle and it's one of my most used sets.

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  27. oh Nancy, your cards are so unique and super fabulous! I love how you played aroun with the stamps!
    Thank you for being part of this hop!

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    1. Thanks for asking, we should do this on a regular basis

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  28. stunning cards, Nancy - wonderful colors and design!

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  29. The metallics!!! THE METALLICS flower!!! Very lovely.

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  30. Beautiful cards! I saw a lot of great ideas that I'd be interested in trying. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Very pretty cards. The last one is my favorite. I like the layout and the way you made the background piece using the stamp set. I also love the addition of the silver glitter cardstock.

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