Altenew Educators’ “Secret Card Recipe” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Hello! Welcome to the Altenew Educators Blog hop! Today’s hop, my fellow Educators and I will be sharing our “secret recipes” in creating beautiful projects. You have just come from the uber talented Natasha Davies!

If you have been following me for any length of time, you probably know my secrets as these are my go-to techniques in cardmaking. I like to add those extra little details to the images I put on my cards or projects, that will make it a little more special.

For my card today, I took a stenciled image of a flower, this one is a flower cluster from the Impressionist Bouquet Stencil set, and I added details using the Woodless Coloring Pencils to give it that extra pop! This is my first “secret”

For this flower, inkblended using the inks from the Cherry Blossom ink cube set, first with the lightest color, Pink Diamond for the outer parts of the flower, then blending inwards switching colors, from Pinkalicious and Rubellite, and ending with Raffleberry towards the middle. For the leaves I used the greens from the Green Valley ink cube set, ligther on the outer parts of the leaves moving to darker colors towards the inner parts. I used Honey Drizzle ink for the middle of the flower.

Then after I finished ink blending, I took a few colored pencils and began to draw in the details of the flowers and the leaves. To create the folds of the petals, I lighly traced it using the stenciled image as a guide, but also added some lines here and there to the tips of the petals. I used the Ruby Red pencil for the petals and Crimson for the inner parts. I did the same for the leaves but only used the Shadow Creek pencil. I also used the Paper Bag pencil to add extra shading to the middle of the flowers.

My second “secret” is adding metallic embossing powder to give the finished project some shine! I also think it makes the card look more elegant and sophisticated. I took an embossing pen and added little dots to the middle of the flower and some detail to the inner part of the leaves. I then used Rose Gold embossing powder and heat set it.

Since I put in a lot of effort on the flower, I didn’t want to spend anymore time to make a background. What is the easiest is just to use a 3D embossing folder. This is my third “secret”. I am using my all-time favorite Altenew embossing foder, Angled Mosaic. Then I sprinkle some water, add the same Rose Gold embossing powder and heat set it. I also heat embossed the edges to create a more finished look. I added a heat embossed sentiment “hello” from the sentiment strips stamp set.

I added some sequins from the Antique Gold Sequin pack, a sentiment and VOILA!

For this fun and creative hop, there is $130 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 winners! To win, please comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/30/2022. 

There’s MORE! Join our party! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your beautiful, Altenew “Secret Card Recipe” creations. 

We will pick one of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party, and they will receive a $10 Altenew gift certificate!

Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each blog hop stop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/31/2022.

Next up is the lovely Fiona Duff!

I look forward to seeing your beautiful creations over at the gallery!

’til next time!



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Full Hop List:

Altenew Card Blog

Laurie Patterson

Irene Mejia

Roteja Galvan

Virginia Lu

Pam Boedeker

Neha Aggarwal

Nancy Souza

Helen Kalb

Rachael Shedeed

Rosie Neustaedter

Nicki Baxley

Joylita D’Souza

Lana Taber

Bridget Casey

Nandini Karmarkar

Teri Duncan

Eva Bussom

April Leithner

Amy Hill

Jennifer Leonard

Annemarie Caister

Natasha Davies

Anna Patricia Mahtani – you are here!

Fiona Duff

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17 thoughts on “Altenew Educators’ “Secret Card Recipe” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway”

  1. Gorgeous card. I have got to get myself an embossing pen so that I can add little details like you did with the centers of the flowers. It is just gorgeous. Thanks for the tips.

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