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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MKW_Cards January 18, 2019 - 09:27

This hop was so much fun. Many wonderful creations and so inspiring. I have already added to my wish list.

Kailash January 18, 2019 - 10:01

Gorgeous work and so much inspiration from these amazing educators! Love all the ideas, techniques and designs shared on this fun hop!

littlesavedgirl January 18, 2019 - 10:05

Always fun to see what the crafty friends are up to .

gilliedog2014 January 18, 2019 - 10:12

I love the use of the silver shimmer pens for the background of this card. All the cards are so beautiful and very inspirational. Thank you.

Vivian C January 18, 2019 - 10:14

Absolutely gorgeous.

Claudia January 18, 2019 - 10:15

Looking forward to adding watercolor markers to my stash!

Sharon O January 18, 2019 - 10:20

Loving the card today!

Lila Wetzel January 18, 2019 - 10:21

I Love Butterflies! Care is very pretty!

Vicki January 18, 2019 - 10:22

Love the depth in this card and the colors really stand out. This new watercolor set is amazing and this card shows it.

Missy Shrontz January 18, 2019 - 10:23

I love the blog hop so that I can see such beautiful projects to get inspiration. Still learning, but you all give me the desire to learn.

Laura P. January 18, 2019 - 10:23

What a clever idea to use the markers with a stencil! The subtle metallic is so pretty with the bright flowers. Beautiful card!

Mary L Makinen January 18, 2019 - 10:25

I so enjoy getting great ideas from these blogs.

Rhonda Gillette January 18, 2019 - 10:33

Really really want to try those markers. Such wonderful inspirational ideas.

Patt H. January 18, 2019 - 10:38

Your card is so lovely, Virginia! I can’t wait to try those markers, especially the gorgeous silver one!!

Betty January 18, 2019 - 10:41

you’ve used those silver pens beautifully Virginia!

Emmaline January 18, 2019 - 10:43

Beautiful card! I love the grey against the bold colors <3

Karen Andrews January 18, 2019 - 10:59

Wow. So interesting. Great work by all educators. Congratulations!

Linda January 18, 2019 - 11:03

I love the shimmery silver background to pop the colors of the floral pieces. What a great card!

Lori Roberson January 18, 2019 - 11:04

Beautiful card!! Thank you for sharing and inspiring. I can’t wait to try the markers.

Beth Butterbaugh January 18, 2019 - 11:04

This is a great blog hop and I enjoyed the creativity! I am looking forward to trying some of the techniques and ideas with so many of the sets that are my favorites as well!

Linda Huffman January 18, 2019 - 11:09

Beautiful use of lots of great Altenew product. Love the card.

Sheila Lane January 18, 2019 - 11:18

Your card turned out just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Pat J January 18, 2019 - 11:20

Love seeing the versatility of these watercolor markers. Must get some!

Delikt72 January 18, 2019 - 11:24

Can’t wait to see what all of these talented ladies have in store for us!

Bethany January 18, 2019 - 11:26

I’ve been very excited about the new watercolor pens & can’t wait to try them.

barbara lassiter January 18, 2019 - 11:31

This is lovely with the silver in the background. I love the idea of the watercolor brush markers and I’m trying to rationalize owning more watercolors! LOL! :)

2178surprise January 18, 2019 - 11:38

I LOVE when I find a project that uses all the items that I have in my stash. Then I can see how close I can come to your finished product. It’s time for me to give this one a whirl!

Lindar C January 18, 2019 - 11:44

Love the bright flowers on the muted background!

Nenette Madero January 18, 2019 - 11:46

Lovely colorful card, Virginia!!! I have yet to try the watercolor brush markers. The colors are so vivid!!! Thanks for the inspiration and thank you for all your words of encouragement :-)

Bonnie Eng January 18, 2019 - 11:55

Love the colours of the flowers. I am just learning about the Altenew Academy classes now and am very intrigued by this program – can’t wait to see what everyone has to show off in this blog hop – thanks for the opportunity!

Ronnie Klatt January 18, 2019 - 11:55

Absolutely beautiful card – the subtle background makes the flowers really stand out.

Melanie Amaya January 18, 2019 - 12:12

Love this card and gives me lots of ideas with my stamps. Thanks for the inspiration.

Krystal Overby January 18, 2019 - 12:14

Love the suble background and the vibrant colors of the flowers! Very beautiful!

Mary McCaslin January 18, 2019 - 12:19

Virginia, your work is always inspiring! Great program as well!

Marcia Rollins January 18, 2019 - 12:31

I have watched this series from your new educators three times and cannot possibly pick a “winner”” if I had to! The styles are so diverse and each one is beautiful in its’ own right. I learned something new from each one which make the “reruns” a delight. Be proud, ladies, as your work is well worth your time and energy!

Patty Eifert January 18, 2019 - 12:32

Very pretty card! I love that butterfly background!

Lisa Byers January 18, 2019 - 12:38

I love your watercolored flowers. The one with pink and yellow is gorgeous. This is a great hop. I always enjoy great inspiration.

Deepa Lakshman January 18, 2019 - 12:49

Beautiful card. I love how the flowers pop amidst the grey background.

Becca Yahrling January 18, 2019 - 12:59

Pretty card, Virginia! You are so very kind to say anyone can color with the new brush markers. lol I would love to try them, though!

Brenda Kuder January 18, 2019 - 13:25

It’s a really beautiful card. I love the colors and the butterfly backgrounds.

M.FATEMA January 18, 2019 - 13:27

Beautiful card!
Love how you used the butterfly for the background.

Sue D January 18, 2019 - 13:37

Very pretty coloring of the the flowers and I like how you made the butterfly background.

Mary G January 18, 2019 - 13:39

Beautiful card – I agree that the watercolors are vibrant and easy to use.

Elizabeth Bomber January 18, 2019 - 13:43

Your card is beautiful. The watercoloring is perfect!! I just started using watercolors. I’m curious as to what the difference really is between using the Altenew watercolors in the pan vs using their watercolor marker brushes. I see that your colors are very vivid. Maybe that’s the difference??

Virginia L. January 18, 2019 - 14:04

Hi Elizabeth, the difference is that you can mix your own colors with the 36 Watercolor Pan Set. The Watercolor Brush Markers provide an instant and vibrant color mix (can be diluted with water for lighter color) when applied. All colors are perfectly matched with Altenew Ink. Hope this helps. :)

Lauryne Cunningham January 18, 2019 - 13:54

Gorgeous card! I love the silver butterflies in the background.

Deb Hurtig January 18, 2019 - 13:56

OMG, love these!

Dee Earnshaw January 18, 2019 - 14:42

LOVE your hops – I always find so much inspiration in them:)

Tracy January 18, 2019 - 14:54

Wow, this is just gorgeous!!

Geri Stuart January 18, 2019 - 15:04

Beautiful card! I enjoy seeing all the wonderful creations!

Bev Page January 18, 2019 - 15:06

Virginia, your card is stunning. Love the very subtle background and those flowers then just pop off the page. Beautiful. TFS.

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