Secret Card Recipe Blog Hop

Hello there, everyone! Get your crafting game on as we welcome you to the Altenew Educators’ “Secret Card Recipe” Blog Hop and Linky Party!

Educator Program

Our esteemed Educators have taken part in this hop to inspire you by sharing their beautiful work. Right now, we have 62 Certified Educators from all over the world! Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) was developed to improve crafting skills and to master new crafting techniques. Here's what the Educators' have to say about the program.

Secret Card Recipe – Alcohol Markers + Heat Embossing

The theme of the hop today is “Secret Card Recipe”. On each stop of the hop, you will find the Educator sharing their own recipe for their project. You can use your very own, create a card and link your project below too!

I love the touch of gold and the depth of alcohol markers, so my “Secret Card Recipe” is alcohol markers and heat embossing.

Secret Card Recipe

  1. On a panel of Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, heat emboss the floral image from the Gracious Peonies Stamp Set in Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder.
  2. Use Artist Alcohol Markers in Peach Perfect and Rouge to color the flower in a flicking motion, leaving the tips without color.
  3. Use Artist Alcohol Markers in Almond Butter and Vanilla Cream to color the leaves in a flicking motion.
  4. Use Coral Bliss and Autumn Blaze Woodless Coloring Pencils to add detail to the petals.Secret Card Recipe
  5. Next, use Peach Perfect Woodless Coloring Pencil to soften the flicks on the tips of the petals.
  6. Use Sicilian Amber Woodless Coloring Pencil to add detail to the leaves.
  7. Die cut the image with the coordinating die.
  8. On a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Woodgrain Powder Cardstock, apply a few black splatters and let them dry.
  9. Adhere the image with Instant Dimension Foam Tape.
  10. Die Cut sentiment from Versatile Greetings Die Set out of Brushed Rose Metallic Cardstock.

Secret Card Recipe

Video: Secret Card Recipe – Markers & Heat Embossing

You can watch the process video below or on YouTube.

Giveaway Prizes + A Fun Linky Party for YOU!

$130 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 winners! To win, please comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/30/2022.

Join the celebration of our Altenew Educators’ “Secret Card Recipe” Blog Hop and Linky party!

We have included an Inlinkz at the end of this post for you to enter your beautiful, Altenew “Secret Card Recipe” creations. 

We will pick one of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party, and they will receive a $10 Altenew gift certificate! Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each blog hop stop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/31/2022. We cannot wait to see your designs! 

Secret Card Recipe

Blog Hop List:

Thanks for stopping by! Explore an endless pool of inspiration and creativity on our blog hop list – the next stop is the talented Laurie Patterson!

For your convenience, you will find the complete hop list below. Make sure to view each one to get more unique ideas and tips for your next crafting projects!

Altenew Card Blog

Laurie Patterson

Irene Mejia

Roteja Galvan

Virginia Lu

Pam Boedeker

Neha Aggarwal

Nancy Souza

Helen Kalb

Rachael Shedeed

Rosie Neustaedter

Nicki Baxley

Joylita D’Souza

Lana Taber

Bridget Casey

Nandini Karmarkar

Teri Duncan

Eva Bussom

April Leithner

Amy Hill

Jennifer Leonard

Annemarie Caister

Natasha Davies

Anna Patricia Mahtani

Fiona Duff

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Cindy C. October 24, 2022 - 10:43 AM

Stunning card! Thanks for sharing your ‘secret card recipe’.

Rachael Shedeed October 24, 2022 - 12:14 PM

Your cards are always very pretty

lanabylanadesign October 24, 2022 - 1:37 PM

This is so beautiful! Your work is always impeccable. This blog hop was an incredible idea. I am looking forward to reading everyone’s “secret recipe”.

Nicki Baxley October 24, 2022 - 3:18 PM

I can’t wait to see what everyone created!

joni52 October 24, 2022 - 4:58 PM


Meghan Kennihan October 24, 2022 - 6:30 PM

Gorgeous card! The educators work is always spectactular. This blog hop is a great idea. I loved reading everyone’s “secret recipe”.

Denise Bryant October 24, 2022 - 6:57 PM

I’m looking forward to checking out the ideas!

Amber Bissonnette October 24, 2022 - 7:42 PM

Wow such a beautiful card!!

Linda BL October 25, 2022 - 12:50 AM

Gorgeous peonies!

Tracey McNally October 25, 2022 - 2:02 AM

Oh wow this is just stunning. I love the colours you used for the flower. The rose gold embossing powder is gorgeous. I love that you left the background plain with a few black sprinkles and the sequins. Perfect 🥰

Sara October 25, 2022 - 7:18 AM

Love this card! I thought you had to emboss after alcohol markers, though.

Erum Tasneem October 25, 2022 - 1:45 PM

That is what I normally do, Sara. But since this coloring style did not require a lot of blending, you can heat emboss before coloring with markers.

Pai C Meng October 25, 2022 - 8:19 AM

beautiful! touch of gold makes anything classy ;)

Mel H October 25, 2022 - 10:51 AM

Love the delicate peach coloring accented perfectly with the gold foil.

Karen Grosz October 25, 2022 - 1:04 PM

That image is gorgeous. Love the touch of gold.

Kathy Eddy October 25, 2022 - 1:15 PM

What a beautiful card!

Kalpana October 25, 2022 - 1:33 PM

Beautiful card!! Every time I see your card, I think it’s beautiful but then another card beats the first one!! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing!

Sandra Baggarly October 25, 2022 - 6:22 PM

Gorgeous card! Love the colors.

Lillian L October 25, 2022 - 9:35 PM

Stunning card! Wow!

Sharon Gullikson October 25, 2022 - 11:00 PM

I like the pink lines. This technique is so pretty

roxanne tellini October 26, 2022 - 5:12 PM

E.T. never disappoints. I love gold embossing outlines on florals too. <3

Stacy Scott Buller October 26, 2022 - 5:22 PM

This is simply beautiful. I don’t know how “simple” it is but I love the added depth and texture that the colored pencils add. Will definitely give this a whirl.

Jeanne Rice October 26, 2022 - 9:49 PM

Love the tutorials. Thanks for sharing all your secrets!

Traci Starkweather October 27, 2022 - 11:59 AM

Jenny, your card is STUNNING! I love your color choices and the gold makes it so rich!

Lauryne Cunningham October 27, 2022 - 1:51 PM

Beautiful coloring, Erum! I love your card!

Donna Walls October 27, 2022 - 5:52 PM

Erum’s inspiration card is gorgeous and it’s always a treat to see what she comes up with.

Jayne Haumschild October 27, 2022 - 9:54 PM

I love the peach with gold. Absolutely stunning

Sara Fail November 8, 2022 - 12:04 AM

Shoot, I was going to participate, but lost track of time. Like, it’s over a week over.

I absolutely loved this hop and the theme of it, and there were some people whose stuff especially resonated with me. I just haven’t had much time lately or I would have commented at the time, reading here and there in waiting rooms.


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