Altenew Educators “Style it with Stencils” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

by Erum Tasneem

Blog Hop 4

Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew Educator “Style it with Stencils” Blog Hop and Linky Party! So glad that you stopped by the blog today because we have tons of inspiration to share with you! Before I jump onto the details about my project, let me share with you a bit of information about the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP).

AECP was started because Altenew saw how crafters wanted to turn their hobby into a profession and earn from it. AECP is based on three levels. The first two levels comprise of ten courses each. And the third level has five courses. Each level has a final challenge that the participant has to pass in order to move to the next level. The last level's final challenge is a mock-workshop observed by Virginia Lu, Nicole Picadura, and me. Through these courses and challenges, you learn various techniques and brush up on the ones you already know. Not only this, but we also have specially curated photography guidelines and tips on how to make your projects aesthetically pleasing.

Once you pass, you receive a certification from Altenew. Let me tell you some of the perks of an Altenew Certified Educator; they get an exclusive preview of Altenew products for their upcoming workshops, discounts on products, increased affiliate compensation, sponsorship, and support (we help you spread the word about your workshops), and a lot more!

If you want to know more about the program, you will find the FAQ section here. And if you want to apply, click HERE.

Below is a comprehensive graphic to show you everything precisely.


Let's jump on to what I have to share today. It's a peek into the upcoming stencil release actually *winks*. For my project, I used the Mighty Corners Stencil, which will be released later this week. I do have a video for this project, just scroll down a bit if you want to skip reading and get to watching!

Altenew Mighty Corners Stencil | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I started by securing the stencil onto the A2 Watercolor Cardstock, which I cut down to 3.75″ x 5.25″. Next, through the stencil, I traced the pattern. Then, with a Jet Black Artist Marker, I filled in the pattern.

Altenew Mighty Corners Stencil | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

After this, I applied water onto the panel in a triangular fashion, following the design. Then I dropped in color going from purple, pink, orange, yellow, green, teal, and blue. The watercolors used here are from the Artists' Watercolor Pan Set.

The next step was to add splatters and I added splatters of the same colors used. You will be able to understand this better if you watch the video. It is really simple, easy to follow, and recreate.

Altenew Mighty Corners Stencil | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I didn't want to take away from the design and the color so I just die cut the Simply Thank You Die in the same watercolor cardstock and also in silver foil cardstock. Next, I adhered the two pieces together but kept the silver one slightly offset to the white layer.

I also die cut one of the butterflies from the Mix and Match Mariposa Die Set in vellum and silver foil cardstock. Then I adhered the vellum die-cut over the silver foil one as to dim the shine of the silver foil cardstock and adhered it with liquid adhesive.

To finish, I added a few sequins.

You can watch the video below or on YouTube.


Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 9/19/2020 for a chance to win. 

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 9/22/2020.

There’s MORE! 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!

Blog Hop

Our lovely Educators have made amazing projects to share with you. The next stop on the hop is the talented Educator and Video Design Team Member Amber Rain Davis.

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

Hop List

Altenew Card Blog

Amber Rain Davis

Neha Aggarwal

Nicole Watt

Erin Thompson

Teri Wilson

Helen Kalb

Rachael Shedeed

Terri Marie Koszler

Rosie Neustaedter

Amy Hill

Nandini Karmarkar

Maryam Sharara 

Nenette S. Madero

Irina Fonina

Vicki Finger

Virginia Lu

This is no ordinary hop! We want you to join in on the fun as well. All you have to do is link up your creations based on the theme of the hop, which is, “Style it with Stencils”. So what are you waiting for?! Grab your stencils and get creating! 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 9/19/2020.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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Cindy C. September 14, 2020 - 11:10 PM

Stunning design!!

Vikki H September 15, 2020 - 12:12 AM

Wonderful modern design and your coloring technique is so good!

Gail Spence September 15, 2020 - 6:27 AM

Like the bold design!

gransarah September 15, 2020 - 7:48 AM

You are very artistic! Lovely card and this stencil is interesting!

Cheryl September 15, 2020 - 9:24 AM

I love this new stencil! The black coloring idea really makes the card pop!

fondarush September 15, 2020 - 10:34 AM

I really lovin’ those big sentiments!

Sue McRae September 15, 2020 - 11:52 AM

Such a fun and colorful card design!

Kim Salito September 15, 2020 - 11:56 AM

I love the bold black background n the bright watercolors

Lauryne Cunningham September 15, 2020 - 12:44 PM

What an awesome, modern design! I love it!

apalmer2019 September 15, 2020 - 1:27 PM

Wow what a fun hop today. Give inspiration to keep going. Thanks all.

MelissaF September 15, 2020 - 2:01 PM

Love this bold and graphic design stencil paired with the rainbow loose watercoloring.

Bekka aka PrairieStork September 15, 2020 - 2:07 PM

Love the mix of random color with the edgy, black geometrics. Thank you for sharing your inspiring ideas.

Martha Gunckel September 15, 2020 - 2:23 PM

Fantastic contrast between the stark black and white stripes with bright color in between. Just my style! Love it!

Cyndi Morris September 15, 2020 - 2:32 PM

I’m always inspired by Erum’s unique designs and her gorgeous watercoloring. I love this stencil and I love her gorgeous, abstract card.

Elizabeth Kuhn September 15, 2020 - 4:52 PM

I am always drawn to techniques that utilize bright colors and unique approaches to making cards an art.

Karen F. September 15, 2020 - 9:36 PM

What a beautiful card! I love the drama of the black stripes with the bold colors!

dorothyayotte September 16, 2020 - 12:23 AM

Lovely card and video! Wonderful stencil! Looking forward to that release.

Annalisa September 16, 2020 - 1:34 AM

What a seriously cool card. I love the splashy, bright rainbow colors against the bold, geometric black. It’s such a great look.

Melissa M September 16, 2020 - 2:46 AM

I love this super graphic design. The sharp triangles made with the markers really set off the colors and the looseness of the watercolor paint. The different mediums set each other off and look great on the card.

Sue D September 16, 2020 - 12:26 PM

Beautiful card. I need to use my stencils more. Thanks for explaining the Altenew Academy.

Patt H. September 16, 2020 - 1:52 PM

I love the graphic look & the bright happy colors on this beauty!!

craftingaplannedlifegmailcom September 16, 2020 - 3:13 PM

This is a beautiful card. TFS!!!

Kelsey Thomas September 16, 2020 - 7:37 PM

I love the colors on that card!

Julie Wexler September 16, 2020 - 11:39 PM

The program sounds wonderful, and I’m so impressed with talents of those I see are certified Altenew Educators. Erum’s card is lovely; I really like the structure of the corner stencil coupled with the loose arty watercoloring.

Dhruvika September 17, 2020 - 10:43 AM

Super wonderful card, bold and bright background against the dainty butterfly and the Sentiments

Jacinda September 17, 2020 - 9:40 PM

Love the card!!

Inkin' Chickie September 18, 2020 - 9:53 AM

Great video showing the process. It looks so much more complex than it is to created.

Avonlea September 18, 2020 - 6:59 PM

What a bright, cheerful & colourful card! Thank you for sharing a video with your technique, Erum! You make it look so very easy and doable. Very creative and inspirational!

Jen shears September 18, 2020 - 7:39 PM

What a beautiful design!! Off to check on more stencil ideas!!

kjwinston September 19, 2020 - 12:16 PM

Love how you filled in the traced stencil parts with bold black! Really stunning card

Penny September 19, 2020 - 4:38 PM

Great stencil design, Erum. I like your triangles both ways.

Dawn Tooley September 19, 2020 - 10:46 PM

Cool card! Thanks for sharing!

Noelia Gutierrez September 20, 2020 - 9:59 AM

I really enjoyed this alternative use of the stencil. So creative! The card is stunning! Tfs. Regards from Spain!

Kristine Boydstun September 27, 2020 - 12:37 AM

Love the way you used this stencil, and I can’t wait to try it. My stencils came in the mail just yesterday!!!

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