Altenew Educator’s Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!! (Closed)

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Welcome to the Altenew Educators Blog Hop!  As Altenew Certified Educators, we were asked to share our “favorite” (techniques, styles..or Altenew supplies).  If you’ve been following along, you’ve just arrived from, Irina Fonina’s blog. If you find a broken link, you’ll find the master list of the hop links at the Altenew Card Blog.

I am please to say in September 2018 I completed my journey though the Altenew Educator Certification Program.  As such, I have instructed two on site classes since and am looking forward to my third on January 19.  I’ve really enjoyed this program as it has provided me with additional ways to enhance my creativity. I’ve personally enhanced my card designs utilizing the many techniques that are expounded upon.  The Altenew Educator Certification program, being on online class, is self paced which is great if you are a busy person.  You can adjust your schedule as necessary.  I’ve also grown in my confidence as I am hosting classes where my attendees are loving the Altenew product line and excited to share in the techniques I can teach them. It’s a very rewarding feeling.

Today I am sharing with you four quick and easy cards I created using my favorite line of Altenew stamps and dies – The Build a Flower (Peruvian Lily aka Alstroemeria).   What I love about this line, is it makes for quick and beautiful cards.  You quickly and easily stamp multiple images of the layering florals and die cut them with the coordinating die.  Once this is done, you can place some card bases down and begin your creative card making.  The florals and sentiments with the Build A Flower stamp set line really make this process easy.

The cards I am showing you, I’ve incorporated concepts I’ve taken away from the many Altenew online classes I’ve completed.  I’ve used dry embossed stenciling as well as inked stenciling, Altenew marker to create a frame, ink splattering, and glitter tape for sparkle and pizzazz.   These are just a few of the take away ideas you’ll learn from the Altenew classes.

If you are currently enrolled, congratulations and I am sure you are having a great time.  If you are not enrolled, please consider the program.  There are so many techniques and ideas shared in this program that your creative-self will be taken to a new level.

Now for my cards.  I’ve used the Altenew Build A FlowerPeruvian Lily and two stencils for the backgrounds: Elegant Swirls and Molded Lines.  The flowers were stamped with: Rose Petal mini inks, Red Sunset mini inks and Shades of Purple mini inks. The leaves were stamped with Green fields mini inks. I used the Altenew Buttercream and Dew Drops for the backgrounds.



Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to three lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog  by January 23, 2109 for a chance to win.  Three winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on January 25, 2019.

Also, I will randomly choose a winner from the comments left on this blog post to win a $15 gift certificate to the Altenew Online Store.  If you follow me on Instagram (FD92354) you are eligible for another entry, just leave a separate comment with your Instagram ID. You have until midnight January 21st (PST) and I will announce the winner here on January 22, 2019.

Now, let’s hop to the next participant: Teri Wilson.

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Michelle Ochoa Murray
Terri Koszler
Maryam Sharara
Amber Rain Davis
Irina Fonina
Francine Dodwell <– You are here
Teri Wilson  <– Next to visit
Patty Mello
Nenette S. Madero

Winner Announcement:

Thank you everyone for joining me on the Altenew Educator Blog Hop.  I hope you found some great inspiration from all the talented creators who participated in the hop.  Again, I hope you will also check out the Altenew Educators Certification Program.  Congratulations to Krystal Overby.  Please contact: by Thursday 1/31/2019 using an email subject line “Altenew Educator’s Blog Hop Winner from Francine’s blog”.


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  1. Wow beautiful cards and love the backgrounds.However, my old eyes can’t read such tiny print, so not for sure how you achieved such beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing your time and talent. Carol-Lynn


  2. Your cards are stunning! For christmas I got that stamp set with the dies. I haven’t used them yet but you have given me so much inspiration!! Thank you


  3. That Lily is gorgeous. I can see why it is a favorite. Your cards are beautiful. I love how you mixed stencils onto one card. I love the texture it gives the card. Great job on all four.


  4. Your stencil work shows off these beautiful lilies so well. I just made a bunch of these flowers, but now I have to go back and make some in pink! Thanks for the inspiration!


  5. Beautiful cards! I love the colors you chose, as well as how versatile one stamp set can be to make several types of cards. Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!


  6. Francine, your colors and designs so cheerful and pretty. You draw a big smile on my face with these pretty color . And I was amazed who you creat 4 different cards with the same elements. This so cleaver and unique talent. Wish you more success and congratulations for being a certified educator.


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