Altenew Educators Blog Hop +Giveaway

Hello everyone, I am so excited to share with you this post .

Welcome to Altenew Educators Blog Hop! As Altenew-Certificated Educators, we were asked to share our FAVORITE ( techniques, styles…. or Altenew supplies)! . And you all know who much I love altenew products.  It was an honor to be part of this blog hop and to share with you some of my favorite stamps and products from altenew ..


Altenew Educators Blog Hop +Giveaway

If you’ve been following along, you’ve just arrived from Terri Koszler‘ s blog.Terri is making an great job over Facebook Altenew fan group . You can hop in this blog hop with each one of the talented educatator to see more of there amazing creation you can find the link below at this post and if you find a broken link, you’ll find a master list of the hop links at the Altenew card blog


Let me talk with you a little about my experance at Altenew Education certification Program   or as we call it AECP . I was so lucky to be one of the earlier participants. There I found lots of amazing classes , that helped me to practice more in the cardmaking field. learning new techniques and mastering some old ones . For my personality _as i like this atmosphere of having a task and challenges was really attracting me _  so I found myelf in these clases .

I was super lucky to be accepted in a level 2 . But after I finished it . I thought may be it was better for me to be accepted in a level one . So I have to create cards for the classes in the level one . Especially after I was amazed with my colleagues unique cards . They  watch the class and they really come with a brilliant idea. I can’t talk about AECP  without sending my deep thanks to our leader Virginia. She was always there next to me , her kind word and support will be always appreciated. My level two gradations ptoject encouraged me a lot you  to start my youtube channal. And it was one of the thing that I wished to do many years ago . After that , i get brave and made my  first altenew workshop teatching it was definitely not that easy to me , but it was something that I am so proud with it , and I encouraged  to make by the course .


After I finished , I am still have this passion to see the other participant cards in the AECP amazing gallary . It will never stopped amazing me with the unique design there , I am so proud of them , and I am more proud to see that they grow day after day . Especially when I see some of my crafty friends and talents joining this journey. For them I am waiting for your graduation. And to see more of your amazing creations.


At our Altenew Educators supporting page we had a very nice close community that let us feel comfortable with  each other and to be with our lovely and amazing leader Virginia . We growing  with time and getting  happy with the  new members . There we get closer and to share our dreams , our future and our mistakes too.
Let’s star my post ..
We asked to use our favorite from altenew .. so in this post I choose one of dies , stamps , mini stamps , stencils,  techniques to create these card.  choosing favorite from the favorites was so hard . Simpley because I consider most of altenew products are my favorites ….

 in my first  card … i used One of my favorite altenew products is  altenew fantasy floral 3d die se sience they released it and it became one of favorite die cut . For that I am going to share one of my best cards that I made for  today post . This card I made with this die cut . In This card I only used a die cutting elements . First I die cut the altenew watercolor strips cover die   with a black cardstock then I placed it over a white cardstock the die cut the flower with altenew fantasy floral 3d die se a on a watercolor paper . I used   Altenew watercolor pan to color the flowers and the leaves to have this matching look I added extra red colors on the leaves and little of green and gold touch over the red bright flower , they are all  matching the gold splattered background and the gold contracts that I die cut it from altenew altenew signature words die and  I placed it over accete to have this exta dimension look.









For the second card I used one of my  favorite watercolor techniques.. for this watercolor   Altenew watercolor pan i was  waiting it for so long and I was excited to have the altenew inks colors in a watercolor pan. In this card I made one of my favorite coloring techniques it’s a glaxy type watercoloring or a starry night coloring. I used the blues and the black to create this background. I went inside the circle with lots of water then I let the pigment to deal with water to create this amazing background. To finish my card I stamped,  watercolored and die cut with  altenew ruffled flowers stamp and die bundle    the matching die cut this image from the I placed over a vellum that I die cut with the same matched die cut . Placing them double sided foam tape to have more dimensions.




For my third card that I would like to share for today post .. is one of  of my favorite build a flower stamp set which is altenew build a flower Cattleya . I remade a card similar to card I made before with a different color scheme. After I stamped the outer layer of this cattayia flower over the edge of the card base I die cut it partially with its matching die . Then i stamped the layers of these flower without the outer layer over a heavy cardstock using Altenew tea party ink pads



I made two copies to give more dimensions and details to the card. For the last layer of these stamping image I embossed them with clear embossing powder to be more promenant . For the background I did some ink blending using  Altenew sea shore inks pads . Then I added my favorite sentiment from one of my favorite stamping set altenew handpicked boutique stamp set .



For my fourth card I used one of my favorite embossing powder its   Altenew golden beach embossing powder . I like it with any type of card stock, acetate and the elegent vellum . For this card I made a very simple yet elegant card . I stamped the images from  altenew ruffled flowers stamp and die bundle with clear ink over a vellum then I applied the over them and with heat embossing tool it melt leaving an amazing effect. I want yo add extra contrast so I made some blending over the vellum with  Altenew tea party ink pads for the first time and I found it’s just perect. I found this card is so pretty and doesn’t want any extra details. Only I stamped the sentiment from Altenew celebration stamp .I placed it over a metalic white card stock .




For my fifth card , I used one of my favorite stamping set altenew floral art stamp  , and i was happy to see the logo for this hop having on it . So i couldn’t resist using them on my cards today . I did some watercoloring with Altenew watercolor pan  I added extra effects on the background playing with the watercolor pan. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set .then I placed them over a gray card stock that match the gray in the background.





For my sixth th card I used one of my favorite stencile Altenew mega rose stencil. I wanted to create a watercolor effect over it .. I blend many shades of yellow, pink , red , purple and greens altenew inks  over the stencil with blending tool . Then I went over them with watercolor brush with adding more coloring in some areas over the blending area .. leave your card to dry then  I added  the sentiment from  Altnew circular sentinels ..  you will have an amazing results at the end ..


For my seventh  card , i made a little small card using one of my favorite mini stamp from altenew altenew little one stamp die bundle ,  I stamped the small image over a background with gray ink then I did some blending for the background with . Then I die cut baby with altenew fine alphabet dies over a white glitter foam . I place the baby onesie and I die cute with the matched die cut . I stamped these dots with gray using the dots in the same stamp set  . I added a little bow from the matching die cut . over the Y .  It’s kind of cute and give a girlly touch .





For my last creation this super fast tag I used on it one of first and still my favorite Altenew Vintage flower becouse all the memoris that I had with it. I like to stamp this flower partially at one edge of the tags . And a simple two leaves on the side . It’s super fast and creat pretty card in a 2 minutes.





You can hope a long follow the order below to see lots of amazing creations . If you would like to go for the next amazing designer and card maker which is Amber’s blog at Notable Ink .

Blog Hop Order

Giveaway Prizes

  • 1. ..Altenew is giving away $30 Gift Certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Jan. 23rd for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 1/25/2019.
  • 2..
    Altenew is also gonrasly sponsoring a $15 gift certificate on my blog. Simply comment on this post to be elligable . The winner will be announced in a different post on on my blog by 1/22/2019 .


Thanks alot for stopping by . I wish you inspired by this post .. sorry it was a little long but I have a lots of Altenew favorites, so I blame Altenew for that 😉

I hope you all have a happy week end .











120 Comments Add yours

  1. Laurie Barnes says:

    Every card is absolutely gorgeous.


  2. Jan Stroh says:

    Your cards are magnificent!!!💜😮😊


  3. Delia Wilkes says:

    Amazing cards, live your style. Very well done.


  4. sbrussell says:

    I’m glad I don’t have to choose a favorite among your cards. They are each beautiful. Love your style!


  5. Deb Hurtig says:

    Coloring on orchids exquisite!


  6. Michelle says:

    Your cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing so many cards with us!


  7. mj says:

    beautiful – such talent, thank you for sharing


  8. Carol-Lynn says:

    Hi Maryam…I love each of techniques that you shared with us, and I am glad that I don’t have to choose my favorite card as that would be very difficult for me. So far the 5th card is leading in my favorite by you!
    Thank you for taking the time to make video’s, they are informative and shows us your creative style.


  9. Gorgeous cards. The flowers are fantastic.
    Love the baby card. Using the onesie for
    the O was a fun idea. You make the
    program sound so interesting – I think I
    would like to try it.
    thanks for sharing


  10. Carol McGregor says:

    Your cards blew me away. These are totally awesome. Thanks for sharing.


  11. Rochelle says:

    Beautiful cards! Very impressive! I love the gold splatters on the first card. Does Alte&New have that product?


  12. Elaine Wolstenholme says:

    Amazing versatility, I got to the second card and thought, “wow”, and then you topped it with card six


  13. laurie2cats says:

    Beautiful cards, I love your watercolor painting style


  14. jcamp2020 says:

    Wow.. you did so many and yet each is different and beautiful. Such talent. Enjoy your new adventure.


  15. rostamps4fun says:

    Such a nice group of beautiful cards and a tag also…..I loved your pretty tag…makes me remind myself to make some tags while I am using a particular stamp… prety..thank you so much.


  16. jintyoo7 says:

    Beautiful 🙂 Congratulations on being awarded the ACE status.


  17. Laura H says:

    Your cards are beautiful


  18. lee says:

    Wow what a great collection of fabulous cards!


  19. Maryam, your thought and work into all of your projects is admirable! You truly have a gift for watercoloring as well. Thanks for sharing, I am proud to be your AECP Sister!


  20. Lissa says:

    Gasp! These are stunning!


  21. Patt H. says:

    I love every one of these gorgeous creations! Loved your videos & you have inspired me to try some new techniques. Thanks so much for sharing all these wonderful cards!


  22. What a beautiful card! Congratulations on your achievements!


  23. Anonymous says:

    Wow! Is the first word that comes mind when I look at your cards. I love everything about them.


  24. Cynthia says:

    Sorry forgot to give my name. It’s not anonymous.


  25. Teresa Doyle says:

    WOW Maryam. Now that I am subscribed “to the teeth”, I have to tell you that I can see why you are an educator! Your work (cards) are amazing! You have certainly done an awesome job on all of your cards and your tag (which I am a HUGE fan of) is so sweet. I never think to just make a simple shape like an oval….I L♥VE that!
    You have clearly been enjoying your creative time and it is all so well done! Thanks so much for sharing it!


  26. Susan D says:

    Your creations are just beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talent!


  27. Vicki says:

    So many beautiful cards. Each one unique and different. think the fourth card is my favorite. So delicate.The coloring is perfect.


  28. Deb Dortch says:

    All the cards you shared are gorgeous. I especially like the ruffled flower. The embossing on vellum looks so delicate!



    Gorgeous coloring, you have inspired me to use the Altenew watercolor set I bought a while ago!


  30. Marisela Delgado says:

    What FABULOUS cards!!!


  31. Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous cards! I love the way you have showcased so many beautiful stamp designs!


  32. Peggy M says:

    Gorgeous cards!! Thank you for sharing!


  33. Love all the detail and dimension on your cards. 🙂


  34. Laura P. says:

    Hi Maryam, I am overwhelmed by all the gorgeous cards you made as well as your marvelous photos and videos. You obviously spent a great deal of time to share all of your creative process and it is appreciated! I’m saving your post to look at everything again and again. I also enjoyed the way you photographed your cards to show us all the dimension. Thank you for all of the details and for sharing your awesome talent!


  35. Teri Smith says:

    Oh gracious Maryam, you’ve been very busy! Seven cards – & each of them have a loveliness about them that show me this program must have been excellent. Thanks for sharing some things you lerned.


  36. Marjorie King says:

    I just got my first set of Altenew stamps/die and I made my first card and I love it. So I will be buying more and checking out everyone’s card samples for great idea.


  37. Cynthia Koop says:

    Beautiful beautiful cards! You make the watercoloring look so easy and free flowing! Congratulations on your certificate!!


  38. Sue D says:

    Wow–your cards are gorgeous—thanks for sharing.


  39. Susan Joyce says:

    Fabulous collection of cards, all beautifully made with lots of inspiration and ideas for me to create with. Thanks for sharing!


  40. Susan G. says:

    Amazing cards! I am new to your blog and am very inspired by your creations. I love Altenew products and admire all you A & E’s. Everyone is so talented!


  41. lisascreativeniche says:

    Love your beautiful watercoloring!


  42. BrendaLea Abbott says:

    Wow! So many beutiful cards! Great techniques, awesome products, and your talent. Thank you for sharing.


  43. Nana Griffin says:

    All of these are beautiful! I was so excited to see what the next card would be like as I scrolled down and was never disappointed. Loved seeing them all.


  44. Irene McBeatle says:

    Each card is so beautiful and unique!


  45. Lizzie T says:

    WOW – so many stunning cards! I love the layering you’ve done on many of them! Awesome job!


  46. Kathleen C. says:

    Maryam, thank you so much for sharing not one but SEVEN beautiful cards with us! I’m new to card making and blogs like yours are so helpful and inspiring. Although they’re all spectacular, I have to say the “hello gorgeous” is my favorite. So delicate and a brilliant use of colors!


  47. knurse22 says:

    so many cards….so much beauty! Love how you show us the details of each, and why it is your favorite. I especially love the ruffled flowers, the watercolor stripe card, and the Cattleya flowers. Thanks for your amazing inspiration. Can’t wait to see more!


  48. I have always loved your style and colors on your cards!All of them are super gorgeous,Congratulations once again,Hugs Anushree


  49. Carmela Hubler says:

    Maryam, what an amazing array of projects you have posted. I love that night sky and your flowers are just gorgeous. Beautiful designs and coloring/blending. Congratulations! You are making your instructors proud.


  50. Dana Parker says:

    I love all your canards. I wish I could come up with so many gorgeous ideas!


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