Introducing January 2020 Guest Designer: Tania Ahmed (+Video Tutorial)

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Hello, Altenew friends! Welcome to our January 2020 Guest Designer post! We absolutely ADORE today's guest designer and you would know this if you are a regular participant in our release blog hops! Tania Ahmed wowed us with her impressive projects and amazing creativity and we are truly delighted to have her as a guest designer today. Feel free to check out her blog and have a quick look through her Instagram feed.

Get to know Tania!

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Hi friends! My name is Tania Ahmed and I am a creative content maker, crafts tutor, and maker from the UK. I have been crafting almost all my life and I am grateful to be able to contribute to the crafts industry in my own little way. I produce creative content for magazines and craft manufacturers and teach at independent stores, craft shows, and local charities. I'm passionate about sharing the joy of creating! On my days at home, you will most often find me covered in glitter, glue, and paint while sharing a cup of tea with my cat.

Let's take a look at Tania's projects!

I am so thrilled to be guest designing for Altenew which is a dream come true for me! I have been a huge fan of the company and its beautiful products since the very first day they launched.

20191215 220126 scaledToday I am using the Flurries of Thanks Creativity Kit, which I fell in love with because of its combination of motivational quotes stamp set perfect for New Year's resolutions, and gorgeous and very versatile die sets. Unfortunately, this Creativity Kit is currently out of stock BUT make sure you subscribe to Altenew's “in-stock alert notification” so you'll be the first to know when it's available again. 

20191215 220110 scaled Even though the set comes with inspirational ideas for cards, I decided to create my own design inspired by stationery brands and bold graphic designs. I love bright colours and seeing how grey the weather has been recently here in the UK, I thought it was fitting to bring a little creative brightness into my little craft room with my card.

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How-to Video

Here's a video tutorial on how I made the finished 6″ x 6” card. You can watch it below or on Altenew's YouTube channel.

I've used coloured cardstocks selected from my stash and chose shades of each colour family for each layer of the die-cuts.

crop 2I loved how once I had die cut the flowers, assembling them did not take very long at all and was very easy to do. Here, I die cut and assembled two of each of the elements and roughly arranged them into a symmetrical design. This is my fool-proof method for when I want to make sure that a card design looks balanced and cohesive!

crop 3I hope that you enjoyed my project! Thank you so much for taking the time to have a peek at my video! Have a fabulously creative day!


Thank you for being our January 2020 Guest Designer, Tania! Your creativity is truly inspiring! We are looking forward to having you again!

Find more of her work on her blog, Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. Don't forget to leave her some love in the comment section below!

Thank you for stopping by!


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Kimberly January 23, 2020 - 11:49 AM

That. Is. Gorgeous! What fabulous color choices!

Beverly Jordan January 23, 2020 - 12:40 PM

This is so beautiful and you used such gorgeous colors!!!

Irene M Gebe-Norris January 23, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Love the orange backround. Very striking.

Laura P. January 23, 2020 - 3:24 PM

Hello Tania, What a beautiful card! As others have said,the orange base is very striking. I can’t wait to try it myself! Thank you for your inspiration. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work!

Inkin' Chickie January 23, 2020 - 4:10 PM

I like the color combination and the use of the black card base.

LauraJane January 23, 2020 - 11:41 PM

Beautiful card Tania!!

kerenbaker January 24, 2020 - 5:20 AM

Such a fabulous card! So good to see you here as guest designer Tania!! xx

Annette Gordon January 24, 2020 - 10:21 AM

I love when there is guest designers and I can see other people’s amazing work. That card Tania is beautiful. I love the colours and having the bold orange behind the pink! With the Gold!


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