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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Darlene Pavlick September 14, 2020 - 9:32 AM

WOW! What a beautiful creation! The black really makes the other colors POP! I’ve really been enjoying getting more familiar with the stencils I have in my stash lately! Thanks for beautiful inspiration!

Crystal LeShae Evans September 14, 2020 - 9:35 AM

So glad I received the notification for this blog post! My favorite thing I read was about the certified educator program – while I don’t have a workshop per say; I am new to card making & want to share my best work with friends & family & enter in challenges/contest & grow as card crafter! & I was even more excited to read on that by just commenting I would be entered into a drawing for an Altenew GC 😍😍👏 that would definitely help me build my craft stash!!! 😉 🤞💖

Helen Kalb September 14, 2020 - 9:50 AM

What a lovely rainbow Erum! Love your card :)

barbara lassiter September 14, 2020 - 10:14 AM

This is beautiful and opens up lots of possibilities for using stencils!

Dee Earnshaw September 14, 2020 - 10:15 AM

love this card – the design is eye popping – thanks for the ideas

lblanch287 September 14, 2020 - 10:22 AM

Unique way of using the stencil. Love it.

Kailash September 14, 2020 - 10:24 AM

Beautiful, love the inspirational ideas!

bernietk September 14, 2020 - 10:28 AM

Great way to use that stencil. What an impact that black chevron makes with the rainbow watercolor

Kathie Kopf September 14, 2020 - 10:41 AM

I am anxious to see the new stencils!

Amber Bissonnette September 14, 2020 - 11:12 AM

What a great opportunity!! Also such a fun bright card!

Candace September 14, 2020 - 11:12 AM

I like everything about this card. The bold geometry, the watercolor effect, and its simplicity. I mean I think I could make this card. Thanks for the inspiration!

Patricia Wilson September 14, 2020 - 11:26 AM

Very interesting card and another use for those stencils.

Daniella Karni-Harel September 14, 2020 - 11:41 AM

beautiful card!

Karla September 14, 2020 - 11:45 AM

Fun use of the stencil! Love the card. This release is great!

Stacey Kowbel September 14, 2020 - 12:10 PM

Beautiful creation! I’ve had so many stencils and never really used them. Love all the different techniques that are out there – they are so much more versatile than I believed!

Amy Gross September 14, 2020 - 12:20 PM

I love the card! Such vibrant colors! I definitely need to use my stencils more often. Thanks for the inspiration.

Denise Bryant September 14, 2020 - 12:20 PM

I love getting some stencil inspiration! Beautiful card! Love the colors in the background and the bold black Mighty Corners stencil design over it!

KimK September 14, 2020 - 12:23 PM

What a great idea! I love the way you used the stencil AND the watercolors. I can’t wait to try this!

Michele W September 14, 2020 - 12:24 PM

What a fantastic idea for a blog hop! I learned so much from these educators. I was reminded of techniques I’d forgotten about and learned a lot of new techniques as well. Thanks for hosting this hop! Now I’m off to play with my stencils.

Lynn Y. September 14, 2020 - 12:37 PM

I love this card, it is clean and simple with a bit of sass!!!

Maureen Reiss September 14, 2020 - 12:38 PM

Wow!!!! Really Gorgeous!!!!

Mirella Rogan September 14, 2020 - 12:41 PM

That’s really beautiful!

Rachael Shedeed September 14, 2020 - 12:43 PM

I love the boldness of the black with these bright colors

Patty A Eifert September 14, 2020 - 12:53 PM

Love this and I LOVE stencils in general….can’t wait to see what stencils you are releasing later in the week!!

Linda Peix September 14, 2020 - 1:02 PM

Wow! Vibrant colors pop on this one!

Sheri Kempke September 14, 2020 - 1:09 PM

Gorgeous card. The Altenew education program looks great!

Lois September 14, 2020 - 1:17 PM

Really beautiful card. Thanks for sharing

kellenamo September 14, 2020 - 1:18 PM

I have loads of stencils, which I am now inspired to actually use! Thank!

Nandini September 14, 2020 - 1:35 PM

Gorgeous card, Erum. I love the bold look. The blog hop was really great! All the projects were beautiful and inspiring.

Jade McClung September 14, 2020 - 1:51 PM

Beautiful card! I like the rainbow colors and the bold black stripes! Fabulous!

Carolyn R September 14, 2020 - 1:53 PM

Love this, great stencils. So many options too.

joni52 September 14, 2020 - 2:09 PM

Love the color and design of this card

Laura Rozsonits September 14, 2020 - 2:13 PM

Love your card! It is so stunning. Thank you for sharing your process.

Joyace Feheley September 14, 2020 - 2:34 PM

Wow. Love this card and stencil.

Laura Casselman September 14, 2020 - 2:41 PM

Thank you for the video. I appreciate seeing the process. This one is a stunner!

Dawn Cooksley Art September 14, 2020 - 2:52 PM

Absolutely love your card.. Beautiful…gives me a lot of new ideas..thank you…

thetrailerites September 14, 2020 - 2:53 PM

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Linda BL September 14, 2020 - 3:06 PM

The bright, bold colors look striking with the black. Very pretty card!

beccab33324 September 14, 2020 - 4:11 PM

A very cool looking card!

Theresa September 14, 2020 - 4:17 PM

Wow Erum this card is so pretty. I didn’t think that I liked graphic stencils. I guess I just never knew what to do with them because I love this.

Dena Hughes September 14, 2020 - 4:56 PM

Beautiful card! Will watch the video this afternoon. I have looked at the classes. It is on my wishlist!

Tammy perkins September 14, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Beautiful and fun!!!

Karen Flowers September 14, 2020 - 5:56 PM

What a pretty card. And I really like the simple thank you with the off set silver.

Jemma September 14, 2020 - 6:55 PM

I love watching different ways to use products. The creativity enables you to get more out of your regular supplies, but also the new products. I always consider how many ways I could use a new product before purchasing, so these blog hops fit the bill perfectly! Thanks.

Angela C Posch September 14, 2020 - 7:11 PM

Thanks for sharing.

Juanita September 14, 2020 - 7:34 PM

Love the colors of this card. TFS

Meghan Kennihan September 14, 2020 - 8:56 PM

OMG! I LOVE stencils! what a beautiful rainbow Thanks card! I LOVE how the black just pops!

Deepa Lakshman September 14, 2020 - 10:20 PM

The black really pops with all the colors in the background. Great way to use the stencil.

Marisela Delgado September 14, 2020 - 10:47 PM

Yay! So excited! 💜

Peg Frushour September 14, 2020 - 10:49 PM

Absolutely love this card! Looking forward to more ideas!

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