Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to the Altenew Educators “Alphabet Name Game” Blog Hop and Linky Party. It's your lucky day today because not only do we have a lot of inspiration to share with you but also several prizes!
Our talented Educators have completed the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP). If you don't know about the Certification Program, please visit THIS page to find out more on how to turn your hobby into a profession! You will find some of these Educators also teaching at our virtual Craft Your Life Retreat and a few of them hosting workshops every now and then.
Fun stat: We now have 48 Certified Educators!
E for Embossing
So, for our projects, we were supposed to use the first initial of our name and use a technique or style to start with that letter. My name is Erum so I picked the easiest one: embossing! Though I wanted to share a mixed media card with tons of embossing, and then I had the urge to watercolor using the Altenew Pigment Inks. And that is exactly what I did!
My card features the newly released Build-A-Flower: Laelia Layering Stamp Set. To start, stamp the floral image onto A2 Watercolor Cardstock in Embossing Ink. Pour Golden Peach Crisp Embossing Powder on it and heat set it. Next, on the Watercolor Palette, smoosh a bit of Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, and Grapevine Pigment Inks.
First, apply water to the petal, and then add color starting from the lightest color ink which is Frosty Pink. Once all the petals have a light pink color base, add a bit of shading by using diluted Coral Berry Pigment Ink. Then use the heat gun to set it. Altenew Pigment Inks become permanent when they are heat set. Next, apply Coral Berry Pigment Ink; make sure it is a little diluted as it's quite vibrant. Blend this out smoothly towards the edge. Add a smidge of Grapevine Pigment Ink to show more depth.
On A2 Watercolor Cardstock, apply water with a round brush. Then start by applying Arctic Pigment Ink. This is very light so to this add the Caribbean Sky and then the Persian Blue Pigment Inks. In the end, add a bit of Sapphire Pigment Ink and add it to the very top edge and a bit on the left edge. While still wet, add splatters of Sapphire Pigment Ink diluted with water. Then heat set this panel and add more concentrated splatters of Sapphire Pigment Ink.
Next, adhere the floral image with foam tape and stamp the sentiment in Obsidian Pigment Ink.
You can watch the 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 10/09/2021 for a chance to win.
There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz party at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Alphabet Name Game” 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 10/11/2021.
Our lovely Educators have created gorgeous projects to share with you. Please check each blog on the hop for tons of inspiration. The first stop on the hop is my co-coordinator, Virginia Lu.
For your convenience, you will find the complete hop list below.
Enter your Creations HERE!
This is no ordinary hop! We want you to join in on the fun, as well. Link up your creations based on the theme of the hop, which is, “Alphabet Name Game”. All you have to do is use the technique or style that starts with the initial of your name! For example, my name is Erum and I have chosen “Embossing”. I could've also selected “Easel Card” or “Easter”! So what are you waiting for?! Grab your stuff and get crafty! Please click on the blue button below to share your projects for a chance to win one of two $15 Altenew gift certificates! The link party ends on 10/9/2021.