Altenew Educators Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Virginia Lu

AECP Blog HopHello, Altenew friends! This is Virginia here. Did you know that we have an Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP)? We started this program back in December 2017. Within this short time, we now have 11 ( and counting) Altenew Certified Educators! These talented and hard-working educators started from Level 1 and worked all their way up to Level 3. They passed 3 final challenges and successfully conducted an Altenew card-making workshop (observed by our team members).

You can find out more about the program here. Today we are celebrating the certified Altenew Educators with a special blog hop! There are prizes (of course), so be sure to hop along for inspiration and creative ideas.

We asked our educators to share their “favorites”. They can be their favorite card-making styles, Altenew products, favorite techniques, etc. As the Coordinator of the AECP since day 1, I am kicking it off here with my latest favorite medium – watercolors! With Altenew's Watercolor Brush Markers, anyone can color like a pro!

Altenew-Primrose-Virginia#1For the background, I used Metallic Silver Brush Markers from the Winter Wonderland Set. After adhering Flowing Butterfly Stencil with a piece of Washi Tape, I could then easily apply the brush marker over the stencil. See the gorgeous metallic shine!?

Altenew-Primrose-Virginia#3I colored the Delicate Primrose with a mix of colors. This is the fun part of playing with the Watercolor Brush Markers. You will be amazed at how the colors mix and how you get unexpectedly rich gorgeous colors!

Altenew-Primrose-Virginia#4I used the paper from the Our Family 12×12 Patterned Paper Collection for the card base. The subtle green stripes provide just the right amount of color and interest.

Altenew-Primrose-Virginia#5Interested in becoming an Altenew Certified Educator? Please apply here. If you have additional photos of your Altenew projects, you can send them to for review. We hope that you will help us spread some Altenew love!


Altenew is giving away a $30 Gift Certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by January 23rd for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on January 25th, 2019.


Your first stop on the hop is our first Altenew Certified Educator Nancy McClelland! Below is a complete list of our talented educators who are participating today.

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Nancy McClelland

Kelli Cool

Michelle Ochoa Murray

Terri Koszler

Maryam Sharara

Amber Rain Davis

Irina Fonina

Francine Dodwell

Teri Wilson

Patty Mello

Nenette S. Madero

Nicole Picadura

Have fun hopping along!

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Mel H January 21, 2019 - 7:57 PM

Love the stenciled butterflies. They add a wonderful depth to the design.

DEBBIE GAINEY March 6, 2020 - 11:24 AM

Love the floral design. They inspire me so much

Anna York January 21, 2019 - 8:56 PM

This is such a wonderful card. I love the contrast of the grey and the bright flowers.

mogsya January 22, 2019 - 12:29 AM

What a really super blog hop. So many techniques and ideas. Can’t wait to try some (a lot) of them. xx

Karen January 22, 2019 - 4:30 AM

Such creativity. Great job?

Wanda Radler January 22, 2019 - 8:46 AM

This is a beautiful card. I love the pop of the watercolor flowers!

Robin Phelps January 22, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Love the colors you used on your primroses!

Becca January 22, 2019 - 12:56 PM

Beautiful color choices! Love the background.

jensee January 22, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Super fun blog. Gorgeous work!

Marisela Delgado January 22, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Great blog hop!!

Elizabeth Grillo January 22, 2019 - 9:11 PM

So classy. Love it.

Kirsty Vittetoe January 23, 2019 - 12:19 AM

Just yummy! Gorgeous colors.

Stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie) January 23, 2019 - 2:21 AM

Lovely card. Looks like a great hop!

Tracey Landt January 23, 2019 - 3:04 AM

Such beautiful works of art. So many fantastic ideas and of course wonderful products. I have enjoyed this hop greatly. Thank you so much for sharing.
T x

Teresa Godines #6857 January 23, 2019 - 10:44 AM

So many wonderful and inspiring projects. Beautiful hop.

Helen Kalb January 23, 2019 - 10:44 AM

this is so inspirational for me as a participant in the AECP – these ladies are making lovely cards!

Amanda Laine January 23, 2019 - 11:10 AM

I love how you used bright colors but the grey makes it a little muted! Fabulous, Virginia! ❤️

Vicki Beer January 23, 2019 - 12:46 PM

Love the Altenew products and the versatility shown through all of the Educators in their blog posts.

Maty-Anne Spizer January 27, 2019 - 7:18 PM

I am loving layering now. Instead of using pencil marks I line up the stamps for each flower on the cheat sheet, then pick them up one at a time with a block and bingo! Perfect lining up each time.

Sharla March 5, 2020 - 10:14 AM

Altenew’s flower images are so beautiful! The water colored wallpaper stamp is perfect!

Lisa Premo March 5, 2020 - 10:15 AM

Ooh! You’ve got my number! I love flowers – real, created , abstract, whatever! I see some beauties on these cards!

Bobbie Montoya March 5, 2020 - 10:40 AM

Simply beautiful! I love the idea of using markers with stencils – something I need to try. Thank you for the inspiration.

Suzan Fohringer March 5, 2020 - 10:54 AM

Love the design today. That green stripe on the background paper really makes a difference.

Nancy W March 5, 2020 - 11:58 AM

Beautiful cards as always

Rachael Shedeed March 5, 2020 - 12:03 PM


Sandy Anderson March 5, 2020 - 2:15 PM

Beautiful cards, beautiful colors! Such creative artists!!

Peggy Pride March 5, 2020 - 2:30 PM

These educators have showcased their expertise and love of crafting in all of these projects. I love the florals so much and Altenew has so many floral pieces to use. Thank you.

Monika Davis March 5, 2020 - 4:24 PM

What a fun blog hop! Congratulations to all of the new educators! I can’t wait to see more beautiful creations! Virginia, your water colored flowers are lovely! Thank you for the inspiration!

Mary Lehett March 5, 2020 - 5:29 PM

Beautiful flower stamps to color and create cards.

joni52 March 5, 2020 - 6:55 PM

Absolutely gorgeous

Rose Johnson March 6, 2020 - 11:02 AM

That is a gorgeous card – always love the inks and designs – my favorite company!!

Carol M.D. March 6, 2020 - 2:07 PM

The flower pops against the gray. Nice contrast.

Grandma Bonnie March 7, 2020 - 9:35 AM

What a beauty.. love this stamped on watercolor paper!

Joanne Cunningham March 10, 2020 - 6:38 PM

These cards are beyond beautiful and show the wonderful imaginations the educators have. It’s mind boggling….the designs are stunning and different.. so colorful. My goal is to produce cards that are as beautiful as these

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