Altenew Educator “Love & Friendship” Blog Hop +Giveaway

Hello everyone,

 From Cairo,  Egypt .. Welcome to Altenew Educators Blog Hop! So excited to be invited to celebrate Altenew Educator “Love & Friendship” Blog Hop +Giveaway.  at  Altenew Card Blog  with amazing card makers and AECP editors.
AECP Blog Hop Graphic
Although I was super busy but  I couldn’t resist  when dear Virginia (our supervisor) invited me to be part of Altenew Educator  2nd blog hop  “Love & Friendship”. And after all the encouraging and inspiring spirits and topics from my colleagues at our  secret Altenew Editor facebook group .
For this  post I was super excited, grateful,  stressed and filled with lots of emotions. In this summer I went back to Egypt in long vacation after 4 years . I was super busy but so proud that I made these cards to give my friends although I had a very few cardmaking matrial  ( it was extremely hard to pick some of lost of amazing altenew products ).  My friends and family  here were super surprised with the designs and quality of the cards . They love the sentiments on the cards . I was so grateful for being one of this hop that encouraged me to do some cardmaking in the middle of our busy life and to remember spreading kindness and a little happy thoughts  in our handmade cards worth alot for the one we love.
  If  you’ve been following along,  you’ve just arrived from the kind super, talanted Michelle’s Murray blog . And I am sure  you will find  in this blog hop lots of inspiration , surprising,  and amazing stories from lovely AECP editors and so talented cardmaker . If you find a broken link, you’ll find a master list of the hop links at the Altenew Card Blog .
Altenew were so kind to offer a 20% off on all AECP class bundles from 7/19/2019 to 7/21/2019 .I remember that I took a chance like this to have some courses. Here is the link for AECP Level 1 Class Bundle And AECP Level 2 Class Bundle  If you are interested and you want to join us ..
AA Class Bundle Promotoin
For my cards today , I wasn’t think for a specific theme or order, other than I wanted to use the  Altenew stamps and the matrial I picked with me to create a lovely card to my friends and loved ones..

For my first card ..

Altenew- classic alphabetic die-Maryam Sharara


I made this mixed media card .. I used Altenew Flowing Hearts Stencil   with the Altenew Classic Alphabet Die Set.



First I used embossing paste with the stencile over a  heavy watercolor paper . After it sprayed the paper with water and I added some shimmer coloring powder , then I sprayed more water to blend the colors togather..


I die cut I and u with  Altenew Classic Alphabet Die Set. and I added them to make I ❤ u . Then I added a silver thread and a vellum  strip  and 3 lovely sentiment from Altenew label love stamp. I added the die cut leaves from Altenew fantasy floral 3d die set .  I used silver glitter gel pen over this branch of leaves to add some sparkly details..

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For my second card ..


This card I love it so much, love the mix and match designoon it. I used many altenew products. Altenew Flowing Drops Stencil  , Altenew Trendy Circles Stamp Set  ,Altenew fine alphabet dies,  Altenew Rose Flurries 3D Die Set Altenew Wildflower Garden Stamp Set




I die cut many circles with different size and I arrange them on textured card base over a silver thread on the back with some color splashes on the background ..


I stamped these sentiment from  Altenew Trendy Circles Stamp Set   and Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set with  Altenew permenent black ink.  One of my most favorite black ink to use in my cards. 






In this card I stamped these two leaves from   Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set And I colored it withAltenew watercolor pan



I used  no line watercoloring technique, and  i love these colors the mix between multiple purple, green, blue, lagon and gray were super awesome . To give to another awesome friend..




In my 4th card.. I used a new tech. that I never used.. This kind of interactive card that goes amazing with flowers stamps.. Double opened card with sneaked and new image with every opening… To create scene progression .. It made it with 2 card stock overlapping each other.

Altenew _beautiful peony _Maryam sharara


I used Altenew Beautiful Peony Stamp & Die Bundle and I stamped one of the flower and some leaves in the first layer and I stamped you are the best sentiment from Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set


Then when you open it there is a second sneak peak of another flower and leaves from the same Altenew Beautiful Peony Stamp & Die Bundle


For the final one is  more leaves and a butterfly from Altenew Dream Big Stamp & Die Bundle ,  with another sentiment  from Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set..



I like that the sentiments are matched and you will have a very kind touch in this card.


In my 5th card ..Altenew _inked rose  _Maryam sharara.jpg

I used the same technique to create 2 layer  gate card over a black cardstock..


In this card I used Inked Rose Stamp & Die Bundle And the small butterfly from Altenew Bamboo Rose Stamp Set


For the first layer is the big rose and the big leaf from Inked Rose Stamp & Die Bundle And the sentiment from Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set..



For the second layer is more small leaves..


For the 3rd final one is the butterfly and white splatter all around and the sentement from


Love the contrast between red, greenand black  I used altenew winter wonderland watercolor brush And Altenew Tropical Fiesta Watercolour  Brush Markers. With some white splatter and this  amazing lovely sentiment from Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set


The coming  ones was my first lay out I placed the butterfly over the big rose.. Which I like more.. I wanted to share both of them





And here after you open it



For my 6th card ..


For this card i couldn’t resist using my favorite material which is vellum..



I used Altenew Dainty Bouquet Stamp Set. and perment ink for Stamping over vellum. 



With a perment  muli gray perment ink over a vellum.. I  Stamped  the flowers and leaves details I used colored perment inks. Then I used embossing powder over them to give it some dimensions.


I stamped the sentiment I love you over a vellum too  and I die cut it as a tag.. Then I attached it with lovely ribbon to the flower stem.


Here is my 7th card ..

Altenew _fancy frame _Maryam sharara

Shaker is a happy card for all ages. In this card I made this open clear Shaker.received_621779524897448

I love the colors for this Fancy Frames Stamp Set  I stamped them with pink, purple  colors. Then I used Altenew Sunburst Stencil  to do dry embossing and color the background with purple.

Altenew _fancy frame _Maryam sharara

I die cut the middle of it and I placed two layer of clear acetate which matched pink and purple shakers element. I stamped the hello my dearest friend inside the card. 



For this  rainbow kind card..

Altenew _beautiful rose  _Maryam sharara.jpg

I smashed some of rainbow colors from   Rainbow Prism 6 Mini Cube Set  in the background and I stamped these flower images  from  Altenew bamboo rose stamp  with black ink and I colored it with  Altenew watercolor pan .


Then I fusy cut it and arrange them on the card. The sentiment is from Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set.



For my last card .. it’s kind of happy anvirsary card with so  Simple. Clean , elegant design.

Altenew _big dream _Maryam sharara.jpg


I  stamped and I colored this butterfly from Altenew Dream Big Stamp & Die Bundle , ,  i fussy cut  part of the flower from altenew ruffled flowers stamp and die bundle

Altenew- dream big -Maryam Sharara.jpg
The c is from  Altenew fine alphabet dies , this congratulations font from  Altenew cake love stamp  and I give these elegent touch by using Altenew gold rise embossing powder


I finished my cards for today.. I hope you like them. And I would like to know which one is your favorite.



Near to the end for my post and this celebration ..
I learned a lot , and the program is encourage me to improve my skills, learn new techniques, open my YouTube channel, learn more of the technical skills, had my first workshop for card making and learn other hwo to create an amazing arty cards, lots of discount on the unique altenew products, comenicate with so talented crafter and get lots of advices from our leader Virginia and Erum . And many many Manu more.
It enriched my life with the passion for card making. And I am still learning and apply for the new amazing class.
If you are interested in this program please don’t hesitate to join us At AECP( Altenew Educator Certification Program )
I would like to send lots of happy wishes to all the crafter who joined AECP( Altenew Educator Certification Program ) .. I am very impressed with your  new ideas and your class projects . Waiting for  you to join us in the coming editors hops.
AECP Blog Hop Graphic
These still more news..
There is no celebration without prizes, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here and  on theAltenew blog by 7/26/2019 for a chance to win.

Altenew is super kind and will give 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 Altenew blog on 7/30/2019.

You can hop along with the bellow list and if you want to go in order the next stop will be  the super talented and creative Amber’s Rain Davis blog. By the way, I enjoyed the  class Zentangle for Cardmakers
 That she tough at   Altenew Academy.
You can find the list for blog hop order on my blog or Altenew blog . And I am sure you will be surprised by the projects that the other editors made.




Thanks every one for being  patient and continue reading this long post .
Wish you  all the best ..
Have a good crafty time ..
Maryam ..

88 Comments Add yours

  1. Betty says:

    what a wonderful array of cards, Maryam – love them all!


    1. Lea says:

      Wow!! How many cards!!!! All beautiful, all different. My favorite one is the 5th.
      Thanks for sharing


  2. Jeannie H says:

    Your watercolor leaves card is so striking. Very pretty.


  3. Barbara Heinly says:

    Very nice card do and thanks for sharing.


  4. Kirsty says:

    I love all your beautiful ideas!


  5. Jenrescuemama says:

    Wow, amazing cards! You’ve used so many techniques, I feel like this was a class of its own!


  6. Wow, I love all that you made. Everyone is prettier than the one before. Thank you for sharing your talents and inspiring.



    I really love your style! I hope I can incorporate some of your style into my cards!


  8. Tracey Landt says:

    Beautiful cards Maryam. I love them all. You are very talented.
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    T x


  9. Anushree Vaish says:

    So many beauties Maryam…each is different and incredibly beautiful…thank you for sharing!!


  10. Oh wow! So many beautiful cards! The one with leaf canopy is my fav of all! 🙂


  11. Janis Ford says:

    Wow! What great cards!


  12. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    What a beautiful variety of cards! I love how you colored the Canopy Leaf card- so pretty!


  13. Cindy C. says:

    Wow I can’t get enough of these gorgeous projects!! I so adore Dainty Bouquet done on vellum!! Pinned to CASE. 🙂


  14. Loraine says:

    They are all so beautiful but I especially love the double folded cards.


  15. Kari VanNoy says:

    Wow! You are so so creative!! Each time I see the next card I think that it is my favorite…all so beautiful!! I am completely inspired by your watercoloring on the leaves and the bamboo roses cards. So beautiful. What an amazing collection of cards!


  16. Liz O. says:

    WOW! Maryam you did an amazing job showcasing not only Altenew’s product but a fantastic group of techniques. You are very talented, Love all your cards but the “peekaboo tri-folds” are my favorite! Thanks for the inspiration! have a wonderful day!


  17. michiganderintexas says:

    interesting 2 layer card concept – not sure I understand how to create it. Do you have a video tutorial?


  18. karen514 says:

    All your cards are lovely—and your friends must feel extra special when they receive one! It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I think I’ll go with #6.


  19. Sue D says:

    Beautiful variety of card designs and techniques.


  20. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful group of cards! Love the second one with such pretty layering and colors!


  21. Katie Baird says:

    Beautiful cards! The first and second ones are my favorites. I adore the whimsical nature of the second card, it’s so different and I just love it!


  22. Tricia Podmore says:

    Appreciate the array of different techniques you used on your cards. Not only did you give an abundance of inspiration, but also taught some new features. Your showcasing of Altenew products just shows how versatile their products can be. Thanks for sharing.


  23. creativeunblock says:

    These are all so beautiful! Love the different techniques used. So pretty.


  24. Helen Kalb says:

    You have so many lovely cards here Maryam, I think number 2 is my favorite – I love all the circles!


  25. Wow, you were certainly busy! My fav is the Leaf Canopy card!!!


  26. Pamela Palm says:

    Wow, wow, wow! I thought I saw what would be my favorite card, then I saw another one, then another one, an on…..great job!


  27. Cate D says:

    What a lot of lovely cards, I like the mixed media looks.


  28. Denaha J Doss says:

    So many beautiful cards! I love the “window” cards. Such a sweet surprise when the recipient opens it.


  29. Patt H. says:

    Love these gorgeous creations!!


  30. Amy Hill says:

    Maryam, all of these cards are amazing just really showcase the versatility of Altenew Products. Great job on the hop and so impressed with all of the cards you made for your blog post.


  31. melissaf123 says:

    Wow, what an amazing array of cards! Love your mixed media style of the first card, the vellum overlay and water colored Leaf Canopy cards too.


  32. Nana Griffin says:

    All are very lovely. I can not pick a favorite.


  33. Marisela Delgado says:

    Awesome cards. All are so pretty.


  34. Teri S. says:

    Wow, what a gorgeous bunch of cards! I especially like your interactive designs. I think I may need to try out your technique! It must have been a challenge to travel to Cairo with your supplies in tow. I bet your friends were so happy to receive these handmade cards! ☺️


  35. Erum Tasneem says:

    Woah!! How many did you make? I lost count somewhere in between! You are insanely talented and I love your artsy style!


  36. Christine says:

    You are ONE amazing artist. Each and every piece is a masterpiece. Thank you for sharing your talent with the crafty world!


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