Altenew Educator “Love & Friendship” Blog Hop +Giveaway (Closed)

Welcome to the Second Altenew Educator’s Blog Hop and Giveway! There are a lot of talented Artists participating in this hop, so be sure to check them all out. You should have arrived here from Teri Wilson’s page. Below I have a complete list below should you need it.

Being an Altenew Educator has been a wonderful experience for me. Hosting ‘class events’ has brought in so many new contacts that have become my new friends. AND, that is what this hop is about – Love and Friendship. Having friends that share the same passion with you is so motivating, rewarding an encouraging. I’ve not only made new friends by hosting classes, but all my blog followers and Instagram followers are always supporting and encouraging too. Of course, being part of the Altenew Educators program opens up another group of friends (and Artists) with the same passion and different card making ideas and skills. Such a great way to keep your friends and skills growing.

The cards I am presenting below are made as a set of four note cards. I am a big fan of the Build A Flowers stamps. Layering the images is so easy with the layering guide and the Altenew mini cube sets – you can’t go wrong. I’m using the Warm & Cozy orange toned inks to create my cards. I’m using the Build a Flower Poppy stamp set along with the Block Print stamp for the background.

As I’ve created a ‘set’ of cards, all the cards have the same concept, colors and images. I’ve used masking paper to mask off a rectangle area the size of the Block Print stamp image. I then stamped my layered Poppy image in the desired location. I placed a ‘mask’ over the Poppy image then placed my Block Print stamp where I wanted it to go. I inked the Block Print stamp and stamped it over my Poppy. Remove the mask and add the desired sentiment.

I’ve create a short video showing a technique I used to see if each of my layered stamps are positioned correctly before stamping onto my project. It is really quite quick and saves a lot of time and frustration (if you need perfection).

Thank you, Altenew for hosting this Blog Hop. The Altenew Educator Program is rapidly growing. If you’d like to become part of the program, you can join by going to the Altenew Educator Program. You are sure to grow in so many ways.

To celebrate the AECP Love & Friendship Blog Hop and encourage people to join this program, Altenew is discounting the AECP Level 1 Class Bundle and AECP Level 2 Class Bundle by 20% from 7/19/2019 to 7/21/2019.  Make sure you grab this amazing deal!

Prizes: Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Blog by 7/26/2019 for a chance to win. 

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 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 blogs on 7/30/2019.

Thank you for visiting. Please leave a comment below to be entered in the Give-Away. Next on the hop is: Patty Mello.

Below is the complete list of Love & Friendship Blog Hop Artists:
Altenew Card Blog
Terri Marie Koszler
Michelle Ochoa Murray
Maryam Sharara
Amber Rain Davis
Irina Fonina
Teri Wilson
Francine Dodwell ← You are here
Patty Mello ← Next
Nenette S. Madero
Vicki Finger
Nandini Karmarkar
Amy Hill
Christine Pennington
Erum Tasneem

WINNER – as chosen by Altenew:

Congratulations Kari.
Please email Altenew at with the subject line “AECP Giveaway Winner from Francine’s blog” by 08/30/19 so Altenew can set you up with your prize.

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75 replies

  1. I think your cards are stunning! I love your background and the blumes on top. The colors are so pretty, I want to reach out and touch them. Thank you for sharing.


  2. Wow, Francine, I totally love these rendition with this set of BAF! You knock this hop out of the ball park with the video! So happy that you are part of the Educator Blog Hop today! Bravo!


  3. I, too, adore Altenew’s Build-A-Flower sets, but I’ve somehow missed the Poppy. Its gorgeous. Your card is stunning.


  4. I love all four of your cards. All are “Blooming Gorgeous) Thank you for the video. It is nice to see a set of cards where all are the same stamps but each is a little different. I love them.


  5. I like to make “sets” of cards also. I love your set of cards! That is the best idea to use the Block Print set that I have seen. Very inspiring. Thank you so much for the video!


  6. Love the stenciled background. Perfectly frames the flower. Love that you made a set of cards that are monochromatic.


  7. I love what you created using the poppy layered build a flower stamp set. I’m making donate cards to the military oh, and I can see this poppy being something that I would have to get to make for the veterans. Great inspiring.


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