Altenew Educators “Floral with Geometric Elements” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

by Erum Tasneem

Hello everyone! Welcome to Altenew Educators “Floral with Geometric Elements” Blog Hop and Linky Party. Thank you for stopping by the blog today, our Educators have tons of inspiration to share with you. All 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 be glad to know that we now have 38 Educators!

A few of them have workshops lined up in the coming year so watch out for the email! If you want more information regarding these independent workshops, please email me at

Also, if you want to apply to the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP), click HERE.

Below is a comprehensive graphic about AECP.

Now on to my project for today which is inspired by the monochrome geometric tattoo designs. As always, I have a process video to share as well so be sure to check that out for tips and ideas.


Masking on One-Layer Card

Altenew Spring Daisy Stamp Set, Broken Chevron Stencil | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I decided I wanted to create a one layer card today. Firstly, stamp the smaller of the flowers from the Spring Daisy Stamp Set in Obsidian Pigment Ink. Now, mask this image. Then stamp the larger flower and mask this as well. Once the flowers are done, stamp the leaves repeatedly to build your bouquet. For my cluster, I mainly used the pair of leaves and stamped that repeatedly. I did use the single leaf too but only to show a change in direction. Mask all the leaves as well.

Altenew Spring Daisy Stamp Set, Broken Chevron Stencil | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

You will have to watch the video to understand this part better. Make two different sized circular stencils (masks) out of copy paper. Place them onto the card panel. Then place the Broken Chevrons Stencil over it, lining it with one edge of the panel. Note that the stencil will move so either use a spray adhesive, washi tape, or hold it firmly. I did the latter. Through the stencil, apply Jet Black Mixed Media Ink with the help of a Small Blending Brush. As you can see, this ink gives you a supreme jet black and beautiful result. ALWAYS use this for stenciling if you want jet black patterns.

Add Pen Detail

Altenew Spring Daisy Stamp Set, Broken Chevron Stencil | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Once done, remove the masks. Add black paint splatters from the 12 Pan Essential Watercolor Set.

Next, with the help of the 005 point pen from the Fine Liner Pen Set add details to the petals. These are going to be simple line details, just flicks or strokes. You can even add this detail as stippling, this is completely up to you.

Add Faux Dimension

Next, use a black color pencil (I used a graphite and a black color pencil both) to add shadows to the outer side of the image and the circular shapes. With the help of a blending stump, blend the pencil shading a little for a softer, more natural effect.

Altenew Spring Daisy Stamp Set, Broken Chevron Stencil | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Additionally, I drew vertical lines of various thicknesses. The third black element balanced the design considerably. You can add these as well or add a third, smaller sized circle on the top right. All you will have to do is start stamping a little lower than I did.

The sentiment is from You are Beautiful Stamp Set. To finish, I added a few black crystals.

You can watch the video below or on YouTube.

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Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 12/21/2020 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 12/23/2020.

There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz at the end of this post for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Floral with Geometric Elements” 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!

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 the very talented Nenette S. Madero.

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


Altenew Card Blog

Nenette S. Madero

Kari VanNoy

Helen Kalb

Teresa Litchfield

Colleen Balija

Rachael Shedeed

Pam Boedeker

Nandini Karmarkar

Amber Rain Davis

Neha Aggarwal 

Amy Hill

Teri Wilson

Terri Marie Koszler

Eva Bussom

Sandra Woodson

Irina Fonina

Jaycee Gaspar

Roteja Galvan

Teri Stokes

Michelle Ochoa Murray

Rosie Neustaedter

Patty Mello

Virginia Lu


Enter your Creations HERE!

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, “Floral with Geometric Elements”. 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 12/21/2020.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter



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Eva Bussom December 14, 2020 - 09:21

Beautiful card Erum. :)

Colleen Balija December 14, 2020 - 10:13


Stacey Kowbel December 14, 2020 - 10:24

Beautiful card Erum!!! Such a talented group of crafters!

barbara lassiter December 14, 2020 - 11:03

I love the look of this! All the elements look great together and beautifully placed with your masking!

Nandini December 14, 2020 - 11:30

The card is absolutely stunning, Erum! You are always such an amazing inspiration!

RG December 14, 2020 - 11:51

Very nice card Erum!

Kailash December 14, 2020 - 11:52

Gorgeous card!

Dianne December 14, 2020 - 12:06

Such a beautiful card Erum.

Denise Bryant December 14, 2020 - 12:08

Looking forward to checking out the creations along the hop! Beautiful card, Erum!

apalmer2019 December 14, 2020 - 12:15

What a beautiful card. I like the semi abstract features and artsy look. Very well done as always. Love your work and guidance. Year 2021 may be my year to enroll in Educator Program. Watching is fun, also sharing a skill and talent is rewarding as well. You Are Very Talented and thanks for sharing.

Nenette Madero December 14, 2020 - 12:31

Erum. My idol. Simply amazing one layer card that looks like a dimensional card. You never cease to amaze me with your talent. Just beautiful!!!!!!!!!😍😍😍😍

Miriam Prantner December 14, 2020 - 14:18

Such a cool one layer card, love the combination of stamps and elements, so striking!

Teresa Litchfield December 14, 2020 - 14:38

I love your cards Erum! i reminds of a wood mounted stamp! so beautifu and creative!!💕

Michelle Pokorny December 14, 2020 - 15:41

What a beautiful card. I’m excited to see all the inspiration on this hop!

Beth December 14, 2020 - 16:04

Beautiful card! I hope to do the educator program in the near future!

Lori December 14, 2020 - 17:24

Beautiful mix of floral and geometric elements! Your masking is absolutely perfect!

cindy d. December 14, 2020 - 17:33

Wow, this is gorgeous. Love the colors you used.

Susan Busada December 14, 2020 - 18:36

Very striking! it’s beautiful!

Lori Lehnen December 14, 2020 - 19:54

Gorgeous combinations of the floral and geographic elements!
Love your card! Thanks for sharing.

Carla Hundley December 14, 2020 - 20:27

Coll way to create
the card, looks neat.
Carla from Utah

Greta H December 14, 2020 - 22:01

Really gorgeous card!

Cindy H. December 14, 2020 - 23:18

Who’d a thought monochrome could be so stunning?!! Love it! TYFS ❤️🦋💜

. December 14, 2020 - 23:59

I love your card, the color is gorgeous, So with I could have joined this time.

Pauline Abeysekera December 15, 2020 - 01:01

Wow, Erum, this card is brilliant and so perfectly executed.

dorothyayotte December 15, 2020 - 01:12

Your card is beautiful! It was great watching your video. I really like how you filled in the flower stamp. I have a number of flower stamps from Altenew that are a bit plain and I am inspired to add to them although I will need lots of practice to make them look good!

Lois K December 15, 2020 - 07:56

Amazing card. I love learning from your talented designers

Sue McRae December 15, 2020 - 08:26

Love the contrast between the black and kraft, gorgeous!

dartsylife December 15, 2020 - 09:39

Absolutely Stunning!

Nancy R Walker December 15, 2020 - 10:21

I never thought of black with floral stamps. This is just stu ning!

Margi Chesbro December 15, 2020 - 10:26

Beautiful card. Who knew black could come out looking so soft and delicate? Thank you!

Carol Wortman December 15, 2020 - 10:52

Absolutely stunning card. Love how the dimension pops out of only one layer. And a very healthy Merry Christmas to Altenew and to all the design team!

Marilyn Brittain December 15, 2020 - 11:10

I love the look of black ink on kraft cardstock. Great inspiration

Patty A Eifert December 15, 2020 - 11:23

:Looks amazing Erum! I usually like a lot of color on my card but this is truly stunning!

Maureen Reiss December 15, 2020 - 11:43

Wow!!! Really Beautiful card!!!!!

Sheri Kempke December 15, 2020 - 12:02

This is gorgeous!

Cindy C. December 15, 2020 - 12:46

Outstanding card, love the faux dimension!

Inkin' Chickie December 15, 2020 - 13:02

Surprising that it’s a one layer card. Will check out the video to see more. I’m looking forward to the other shared project ideas.

Kathy Landphair December 15, 2020 - 13:59

Love this one layer card and I learned a lot by watching the short video! Thank you!!!

Tara Prince December 15, 2020 - 14:07

stunning card!!

Marisela Delgado December 15, 2020 - 14:13

Such a great card! 💜

Carmen December 15, 2020 - 14:13

This gives the illusion it was stamped with a single stamp. Lovely.

Kimberly Ligocki December 15, 2020 - 14:16

Hard to believe that is only one layer — you really used your shading so well to make it POP

Helen Budz December 15, 2020 - 14:23

Erum, this card is exquisite. Your design process and crafting works so well. tfs-stay well.

Deepa Lakshman December 15, 2020 - 14:24

Great card. Off to see the work of the Altenew educators, their works are always fabulous works of art.

Jade McClung December 15, 2020 - 14:30

So beautiful! I love the one color card! Extraordinary!

Sharon Gullikson December 15, 2020 - 14:40

I like how different this is, not being colored. So cool.

beccab33324 December 15, 2020 - 15:03

Stunning card!! And I admire all the masking you did.

Penny December 15, 2020 - 16:00

So much creativity here. Love the black ink on lighter cardstock

Patricia Wilson December 15, 2020 - 16:51

This one layer card that’s monochromatic is outstanding. Just goes to show that you don’t always need lots of color to achieve something that takes your breath away. Thank you.

Ann Taylor December 15, 2020 - 17:02

Love the monochromatic design!

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