Altenew Educators “Anything But A Card” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

by Erum Tasneem

2021 0628 Anything But A Card Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Altenew Educators Anything But A Card Blog Hop and Linky Party. Today, our Certified Educators have created amazing projects to share with you. The hop is filled with so much inspiration for you so do not forget to hop along with us. Plus, there are tons of prizes too!

Before we move forward, let me tell you a bit about the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP). Through AECP, you not only become a representative of Altenew but also a part of a loving and supportive community of talented crafters. And not only this, if you have not been crafting for a while or feel like you have been stuck in a rut, this is a perfect program to brush up on your skills! This program is perfect if you want to enhance your paper crafting skills, master new crafting techniques, and are open to sharing your passion for crafting with others.

But if you want to take it a step further, the Altenew Educator Certification Program aims to help you realize your crafting dreams and turn your passion into a career! Join the program now!

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Below is a gorgeous collage of a few of the projects you will be seeing along the hop! Don't they look incredible?

2021 0628 Anything But A Card Projects

Project Inspiration: Bookmark


Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Tall TaleBookmark Die Dye Inks 1wm

I used the Tall Tale Bookmark Die and the Leaf Clusters Stamp Set for my project. First, I die-cut the 9 x 12 Watercolor Cardstock using the Tall Tale Bookmark Die. Next, I applied water onto the bookmark making sure I covered the left side a tad higher up than the right. After this, I dropped in Fuchsia Crisp Dye Ink diluted with water. To add interest, I also added splatters of the same while the panel was still wet. Then I added color from Hydrangea Crisp Dye Ink.

Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Tall TaleBookmark Die Dye Inks 3wm

I kept building my base layer till I was happy with the look. Once I was done, I used the heat gun to dry the panel. Next, stamp the images from the Leaf Clusters Stamp Set onto the bookmark in Fuchsia Crisp Dye Ink. Then use a fine paintbrush to apply water to the leaves and drop in Magenta and Ultraviolet Crisp Dye Ink pigment. I also used a bit of Cosmic Berry Crisp Dye Ink in some places.

I didn't add the Ultraviolet Crisp Dye Ink to all the leaves. Most of the leaves only had the Magenta Crisp Dye Ink. After the leaves were colored, I used a very diluted pigment of Andromeda Crisp Dye Ink and added freehand sprigs. The intention behind this was to make the foliage appear fuller.

Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Tall TaleBookmark Die Dye Inks 4wm

Then I dried the panel and added more prominent splatters. I also added very fine black paint splatters. To finish, I tied a couple of matching ribbons.


Watch the process video below or on YouTube.

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$200 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $35 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 07/04/2021 for a chance to win. 

There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Anything But A Card” creations. We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/06/2021.

Hop list:

Our talented Educators are sharing their incredible creations with you. Hop on over to check out their work and make sure to leave a comment on their blog. The first stop on the hop is the talented Terri Marie Koszler.

For your convenience, you will find the complete hop list below.

Altenew Card Blog 

Terri Marie Koszler 

Neha Aggarwal 

Bridget Casey 

Tenia Nelson 

Nandini Karmarkar 

Teri Stokes 

Rachael Shedeed 

Fiona Duff 

Eva Bussom  

Nenette S. Madero 

Roteja Galvan 

Karen Brown 

Sandra Woodson 

Helen Kalb 

Penny Pynnonen 

Rosie Neustaedter 

Irina Fonina 

Rebecca Sogn  

Nancy Souza 

Virginia Lu 

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Leaf Clusters Stamp Set
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Tall Tale Bookmark Die Set
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Artists' Watercolor Brushes – Detailed
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Magenta Crisp Dye Ink
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Fuchsia Crisp Dye Ink
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Hydrangea Crisp Dye Ink
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Ultraviolet Crisp Dye Ink
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Andromeda Crisp Dye Ink
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Cosmic Berry Crisp Dye Ink
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Watercolor Palette – Large
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Michele F June 28, 2021 - 9:26 AM

Really beautiful, Erum – this hop looks like a fun distraction to laundry day!

Betty June 28, 2021 - 9:30 AM

beautiful bookmark, Erum – love the colors you chose!

Eva Bussom June 28, 2021 - 9:45 AM

Beautiful bookmark!

Eva Bussom June 28, 2021 - 9:47 AM

Beautiful bookmark Erum!

Kailash June 28, 2021 - 10:35 AM

Gorgeous inspiration with these amazing projects!

Joan E Sawyer June 28, 2021 - 10:43 AM

Anyone would love that bookmark! The colors are so clear (and among my favorite colors!) Beautiful.

Carmen McIntyre June 28, 2021 - 10:49 AM

Gorgeous coloring as always. I love how you added shading with dye ink and color pencils.

Denise Bryant June 28, 2021 - 11:23 AM

I love Erum’s beautiful bookmark! Awesome design and colors!

Lauryne Cunningham June 28, 2021 - 11:28 AM

I love the splatters and the added colored pencil details! So pretty!

Pam R June 28, 2021 - 11:33 AM

Terrific blog idea. Fun to see the different projects! The bookmark is gorgeous!

Donna Walls June 28, 2021 - 11:51 AM

Lovely bookmark Erum, love the colors you’ve chosen!

Liz O. June 28, 2021 - 12:06 PM

Love this bookmark size and the beautiful coloring! Thanks for the inspiration Erum!

Nancy Wilcox June 28, 2021 - 12:15 PM

Beautiful bookmark!

Linda BL June 28, 2021 - 12:40 PM

Gorgeous bookmark! I love doing bookmarks to go in cards I send.

Nandini June 28, 2021 - 12:44 PM

This is such a fun hop! I always love non-card projects with Altenew supplies!

G Johnson June 28, 2021 - 2:10 PM

Beautiful, fun ideas. Can’t wait to try them all. Love the techniques using different materials, (I.e. other than regular card stock). Thanks to all.

maxine June 28, 2021 - 2:52 PM

lovely bookmark erum. your colors are gorgeous.

vickiedavis77 June 28, 2021 - 3:12 PM

Such a beautiful bookmark. These would make wonderful gifts to tuck inside a card.

Maria del Valle June 28, 2021 - 3:37 PM

Beautiful done! Love the colors you chose

roxanne tellini June 28, 2021 - 4:55 PM

Beautiful depth on those leaves. Very impressive work.

Jeanette Jones June 28, 2021 - 5:03 PM

Beautiful color choices!

Sheri Kempke June 28, 2021 - 5:28 PM

Love the bookmark-just gorgeous!

Janice B June 28, 2021 - 5:48 PM

Very pretty!!!

Melissa Leftrick June 28, 2021 - 7:29 PM

So incredibly stunning!!!

Sue D June 28, 2021 - 9:17 PM

Beautiful bookmark!

Meghan Kennihan June 28, 2021 - 10:26 PM

How do you read with that amazing bookmark! I would just be staring at it and not be able to focus on the text!

Kristine Boydstun June 28, 2021 - 10:56 PM

Wow! This bookmark is stunning!!

Marisela Delgado June 29, 2021 - 1:13 AM

So many beautiful things!

Sue McRae June 29, 2021 - 8:01 AM

Wow, there’s some amazing projects in the sneak peeks and Erum’s bookmark is so simple and pretty!

LAURA CASSELMAN June 29, 2021 - 8:22 AM

This is so beautiful! And what an amazing opportunity that I will be thinking about.

fondarush June 29, 2021 - 10:30 AM

Your bookmark is dreamy! Love the color!

Nicki Baxley June 29, 2021 - 10:38 AM

Beautiful book mark – love the effects you create.

Peg Frushour June 29, 2021 - 10:47 AM

Beautiful bookmark! I Can hardly wait to see everyones’ projects!

Kelsey Thomas June 29, 2021 - 2:22 PM

Beautiful projects! I really love that bookmark. :)

Maria Giselle B. June 29, 2021 - 2:54 PM

Lovely bookmark. Thank you for the tips in watercoloring. Thank you for the giveaway!

Inkin' Chickie June 29, 2021 - 7:14 PM

Great video share. Looking forward to seeing the other projects that are part of the hop.

Isabel Z June 30, 2021 - 7:59 AM

So much creativity in one post!

tara prince June 30, 2021 - 9:12 AM

beautiful bookmark!!

Maureen Reiss June 30, 2021 - 10:20 AM

Really Beautiful bookmark Erum!!! Love the colors!!!

barbara lassiter June 30, 2021 - 11:30 AM

Bookmarks are always a fun project. Sometimes I have scraps left over that I use but it fun to make them purposely! These are beautiful!

dorothyayotte June 30, 2021 - 4:38 PM

What a fun, creative blog hop! I love the many creations, from this lovely book mark to pretty vases. Thanks Altenew.

Sandra Baggarly June 30, 2021 - 7:30 PM

Gorgeous bookmark!

Amber b July 1, 2021 - 1:42 AM

Wow such a beautiful bookmark!!

Sadia Ashraf July 3, 2021 - 6:17 AM

This is such a lovely bookmark Erum!

Kelly W. July 3, 2021 - 9:22 AM

So beautiful! 💕

Tina Kahles July 3, 2021 - 11:58 AM

Erum I’m so glad I have this set, I love the Bookmark, can’t wait to get the die. Thanks for sharing your talent and the inspiration your giving us !

Cyndi Morris July 4, 2021 - 1:56 PM

I’m so inspired by these “anything but a card” projects. While I love making cards, I think it’s time to step “outside the box.”

Laurie McSpadden August 27, 2021 - 5:16 AM

Your projects have so much detail, you are inspiring.


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