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.

For the leaves, use the Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, and Evergreen Mixed Media Inks. And color the leaves in the same manner, starting from light to dark.

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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Prizes

$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.

Blog Hop

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.

Altenew Blog

Virginia Lu

Joylita Dsouza

Fiona Duff

Michelle Ochoa Murray

Irina Fonina 

Penny Pynnonen

Anna Patricia Mahtani

Kari VanNoy

Bridget Casey

Rachael Shedeed

Ann Taylor

Neha Aggarwal

Annemarie Caister

Helen Kalb

Sandra Woodson

Nancy Souza

Nandini Karmarkar

Pam Boedeker

Eva Bussom 

Terri Marie Koszler

Karen Brown

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.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

~SUPPLIES~

o Build-A-Flower: Laelia Layering…
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Green Fields Pigment Ink Bundle
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Red Cosmos Pigment Ink Bundle
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Glacier Caves Pigment Ink Bundle
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Watercolor Paper Set (A2 loose sheets)
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Golden Peach Crisp Embossing Powder
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Embossing Ink
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Obsidian Pigment Ink
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Sharon Brand October 4, 2021 - 10:25

This is beautiful!

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Maureen R October 4, 2021 - 10:26

Amazing card!!!! Love this fun hop!!!

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Cindy C. October 4, 2021 - 10:35

Gorgeous inspiration card!!

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Bev Chapman October 4, 2021 - 10:38

Gorgeous card! Love your tutorial. Thanks

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Melissa Leftrick October 4, 2021 - 10:45

Gorgeous creations and congratulations to the Educators!!!

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Eva Bussom October 4, 2021 - 10:57

Stunning design, great hop

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Daphne Hooyboer October 4, 2021 - 11:08

Love the designs

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Michele F October 4, 2021 - 11:27

Erum, embossing is still like magic to me – whether heat embossed, or dry embossed! Gorgeous representation of your E!
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Amber Bissonnette October 4, 2021 - 11:42

Beautiful!! Love the dripping mixed media and splatters.

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Helen Kalb October 4, 2021 - 11:43

This card is a treasure Erum – so beautiful!

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Cheryl Thompson October 4, 2021 - 11:45

Very pretty card!

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Marilyn Brittain October 4, 2021 - 12:11

I love the background; I love the flower; I love the technique. Thanks for the video

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barbara lassiter October 4, 2021 - 12:26

This is beautiful! I love the background as well and see many possibilities for other cards! Erum’s work always inspires, I think!

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Mel H October 4, 2021 - 13:18

The background just really makes the flower shine.

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Amy Cooley October 4, 2021 - 13:27

Thanks for sharing these beautiful and inspiring projects!

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Isabel Z October 4, 2021 - 13:47

Such fun to be had!

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Angie L October 4, 2021 - 14:44

What a great way to use the first letter of your name, and embossing is one of my favorite techniques. Mine is A, so would I get away with adhering? LOL.

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Sheri Kempke October 4, 2021 - 14:46

Absolutely gorgeous cards! The lovely pink one is gorgeous!

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Dee Earnshaw October 4, 2021 - 15:14

such a beautiful flower

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Cordelia Alderman October 4, 2021 - 15:16

This is such a gorgeous image. You made an absolutely stunning card.

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Jeanne Rice October 4, 2021 - 16:15

Appreciate all the Altenew educators and the inspiration they provide.

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Meghan Kennihan October 4, 2021 - 17:59

I love the blue background and the pink flower just pops! Great splatters and design!

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Angela C. Posch October 4, 2021 - 18:26

Lovely card.

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Pai Meng October 4, 2021 - 18:53

what a cute hop theme :)

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Janice Berbin October 4, 2021 - 21:27

Love your card, Erum!

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Marisela Delgado October 4, 2021 - 23:56

Yay! Another hop!

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Linda BL October 5, 2021 - 01:04

Gorgeous card. Love the softness of the florals.

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DeeAnn Kleinschmidt October 5, 2021 - 08:09

Altnew has such amazing stamps and dies! I have purchased a lot. I love the design team and what they have created. It is gorgeous.!!

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Cindy C. October 5, 2021 - 09:24

Fun hop, great inspirations from the educators! Very fun to find out what technique/crafty things they choose for their projects!!

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annamahtani October 5, 2021 - 10:59

Your card is Stunning with a capital S!! I’m so excited to be part of this hop.. so many amazing projects!!

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roxanne tellini October 5, 2021 - 11:21

I have been thinking on it and the only thing I can come up with is emboss RESIST. At least its a fun one.

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Verna Angerhofer October 5, 2021 - 12:27

Wow! I love all the inspiration from the designers!

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Sue McRae October 5, 2021 - 16:27

What a simple yet gorgeous card!

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dorothyayotte October 5, 2021 - 23:56

Beautiful card Erum! And this was one of my favorite Altenew blog hops ever! It was so fun to guess and anticipate what each educator was going to do, and every creation was wonderful and inspirational. I am ready to try one with my initial(s).

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Nandini October 6, 2021 - 02:12

Gorgeous card, Erum! And I loved the blog hop. I got so many new ideas!

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Denise Bryant October 6, 2021 - 02:25

Gorgeous card! Looking forward to the hop!

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Lauryne Cunningham October 6, 2021 - 07:47

Congratulations to all of the Educators! Erum, your card is beautiful- I love the background!

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Greta H October 6, 2021 - 12:20

Beautiful card, Erum! What a fun challenge theme!

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Mirella Rogan October 6, 2021 - 13:27

Stunning, all of them, that totally deserves one big S, for SUPERB and STUNNING! :-)

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Kathy Raker October 6, 2021 - 20:54

So exciting to fabulous designs, love the card and choice of colors. Well done! Thanks for sharing.

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Denise Bryant October 7, 2021 - 01:23

Beautiful embossed flower! Lovely card!

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joni52 October 7, 2021 - 07:40

What a fun idea!

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Sandra Baggarly October 7, 2021 - 19:46

How much fun, thanks for another hop!

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Kelsey Thomas October 8, 2021 - 08:45

This sounds like it will be a fun hop! Can’t wait to see what everyone created. :)

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Denise Bryant October 8, 2021 - 12:58

Beautiful design! I love the embossed floral image and the colors!

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Donna Walls October 8, 2021 - 22:05

Beautiful card Erum and looking forward to hooping through the inspiration.

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Michelle Pokorny October 8, 2021 - 22:44

What a beautiful card —so soft and colorful!

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Sara Fail October 9, 2021 - 02:09

I love the artsy look of this card

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Helen Liu October 9, 2021 - 12:18

This blog hop and challenge is so inspirational. I’ve never thought of using the first alphabet of my name as a challenge. Each of the demonstration card offers different inspirations. I’ve them all. Thanks so much for arranging the blog hop.

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Linda Callahan October 10, 2021 - 14:41

Beautiful card! Such a fun idea for a hop!

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