Jan 18, 2019

Altenew Educators Blog Hop + giveaways!!!




Leaf Canopy stamp set – 5 ways 


Hello crafty friends!  I am so honored and excited to have been invited to participate in the Altenew Educator bloghop!  You should have arrived from FrancineDodwell‘s blog.

I achieved the Altenew Educator Certification last year, and what an inspiring journey it was. Once you complete each online class, you are challenged to submit the best example of your work for review. You will also compete a challenge project at the end of each level. Virginia and Nichole have both been extremely supportive through the process.  I loved the variety of classes offered and would highly recommend this program to anyone wishing to increase their skills and challenge their creativity.

The theme of this hop is favorites. I chose the Leaf Canopy Stamp and Die set.  This is a versatile set that can be used in multiple ways with a variety of mediums.

  Dimensional Birthday Card




Starting in the center of a 4x5.25 piece of Cougar white cardstock, I stamped the outline image using grey ink. I continued stamping until the base was completely covered.  I cut the stitched hexagon and the outer edges.  I used alcohol markers to color only the center hexagon piece.  I mounted the center piece on matching teal foam and added a teal card base.  I die cut Happy from the Altenew Halftone Happy set.  I layered three die cuts to create the dimension.  I then embossed birthday in white powder on a black strip of cardstock and assembled the card. 

Thankful for your Friendship


This is my favorite! I started with a piece of watercolor paper and die cut it to 4 x 5.25 inches.  I water-colored wide stripes in teal and allowed the piece to dry.  I also silver embossed the leaf outlines on watercolor paper and used the same shade of teal paint to color the leaves.  The leaves were die cut with the Leaf Canopy dies and arranged behind two flowers from the Spring Daisy set.  The flowers were water colored and dimension added with alcohol markers. The sentiment is from the Altenew/Simon Says Stamptember set stamped in black ink.

 Hugs



This one has multiple layers of cardstock and inked vellum.  I love the depth that has been created!  I started with a piece of Cougar cardstock and stamped the outline images using black ink.  I also stamped the vellum and another piece of Cougar cardstock for the additional layers. I used a grey ink on the vellum for a softer look.  I colored all the leaves using alcohol markers.  I used Altenew’s Inline Alphabet Dies to cut the word hugs under the leaf arrangement.  I chose a matching lavender card base, trimming the face piece to 5.5 x 4 inches to allow a matching stripe on the left side.

 Nothing Better Than This


I cut a piece of Kraft cardstock using a stitched rectangle die.  I stamped the leaf images from the upper left corner in white pigment ink to provide the base for the colors.  I then used watercolor markers, coloring each leaf in random colors and stamped slightly offset.  The final layer was brown ink with the outline stamp offset slightly.  The sentiment is from Altenew’s More than Words stamp set. I love this set. It has a variety of greetings for many occasions.  I mounted the piece in the upper left corner on a green A2 card base.

You are Awesome


This card started with a piece of watercolor paper cut with a corner rectangle die.  I stamped the smaller leaf image around the perimeter in a light brown ink.  Once dry, I water colored the leaves using Altenew’s watercolors in Fresh Lemon, Warm Sunshine and Citrus Burst. I wet the area first with clear water so the colors would mix on their own.  I added some splatters with the orange watercolor. Using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment from Altenew’s Super Script set. The card is mounted on an A2 orange base.  To complete the look, I trimmed the corners to match the die outline.

Here is a last look at all five cards


If you lost your way, here is the entire blog list:
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Now for the Giveaway information!

Altenew is giving away a $30 Gift Certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by January 23rd for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on 1/25/2019.

I am also offering a $15.00 gift certificate to Altenew (supported by Altenew).  To be eligible, leave a below by 1/21/2019. The winner will be announced here by 1/22/2019.

You can also find me on Instagram @teri8188. I would love it if you would be a follower on both Instagram and my blog!  Keep hopping and have fun.  Your next stop is Patty Mello’s blog.


93 comments:

  1. Great cards. I love how different they all look with one common element. Wonderful

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  2. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. There is so much love and talent in this post, Teri! Love your 5 renditions with Leaf Canopy! It has been a pleasure to be on this creative journey with you! Thank you for joining the Altenew Educators Blog Hop today!

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  4. So much great inspiration for this stamp set! Can't wait to try some of it out myself <3

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  5. love the leaf canopy stamps - thanks for the wonderful ideas for using it!

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  6. I love all of the different looks you are able to achieve with a single product! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  7. So pretty - I love how you showed such a range of the canopy leaves. Great colours!

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  8. These are gorgeous!! My favorite is the lavender one!!

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  9. Love love your projects and you used one of my favorite stamps. So happy to be in this group with you

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  10. Such gorgeous cards featuring the canopy leaves. I love all of them.

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  11. I love what you did here with the Leaf Canopy stamps and dies. I have checked out your work before. Very talented!!

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  12. Lovely set of cards, and each one is so different. I like this one stamp set / 5 ways - shows the versatility!

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  13. stunning work - thanks for the different ideas on using this set:)

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  14. Gorgeous cards! I really love the teal & gold combo.

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  15. Congratulations on qualifying as an Altenew Educator. Your cards are lovely!

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  16. I love all of your cards! Also love that leaf canopy stamp set too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. Congrats on achieving your Altenew Educator certificate! Gorgeous collection of cards! Beautiful card designs and fantastic color choices.

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  18. Fabulous cards!! The green on kraft is my favorite. Love the colors.

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  19. Beautiful cards. I love the versatility of this stamp set and you did an amazing job at showcasing that. Thanks for sharing your art.

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  20. I really liked all the different ways you use your favorite stamp set. I think my favorite was the use of blues for the leaf sprays. Very nice.

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  21. OH WOW! I love these! All the different versions and colors! JUST AMAZING

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  22. Teri: Your card ideas are fabulous! I love all the different ways you used this stamp and die set. I think my favorite is the purple with the vellum, but really, they are all wonderful. Congrats on your certification achievement!

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  23. Amazing all of these, so different and unique, love the designs and colours.

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  24. Lovely set of cards! Each one is different and great! :)

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  25. Fabulous! Love how one set can create so many lovely cards!! Thanks for sharing and Congrats!!

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  26. 5 gorgeous cards! Love the layering of the leaf images and the blues & green hues you used!

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  27. Awesome. I love how you designed 5 cards using the same leaf stamp and making them all turn out so differently. Great techniques. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  28. I think the leaf canopy set is so versatile and you provided some major inspiration! The wash of water colour on that second card's background is amazing!!

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  29. These are so very pretty! It's hard to choose a favorite. Each of them have something that I really like. I would have loved to see a video on how you layered up and colored the purple leaves and how you did the Kraft card. Great job!

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  30. I love how you've created such different looks with the leaf canopy stamp, stunning work.

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  31. Wow! Love the different looks you have achieved with the same stamp set! The cards are all very beautiful and very inspiring.

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  32. I especially like the technique you used on the kraft card. It looks so dimensional! I'm following you on Instagram now!

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  33. Great inspiration showing how many ways to use a stamp set!

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  34. I love the design of your card, so elegant

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  35. Simple yet beautiful..Love the design

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  36. Every card is beautiful. I love the colors you chose for each card.

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  37. Teri - Just found your blog! Beautiful cards as usual! Looks like you're having fun.

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  38. Love all the variety with the same stamp set as a foundation!

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  39. thanks for showing the versatility
    of the Leaf Canopy stamp. Each
    design looks so different because
    of the coloring and layout.
    Beautiful cards. thanks for sharing
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  40. Marvelous cards. Love the 5 different looks. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Thank you for sharing your talent! Carol-Lynn

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  42. I love them all, I just recently got the leaf set and have yet to ink it up, you've inspired me to do that!!

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  43. These are all beautiful! Some great techniques, LOVE the vellum layers!

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  44. This is my favorite set of cards by far. I'm definitely going get this stamp set. Thanks for the lovely ideas!!

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  45. I love, love, love this stamp set...it is so soft and pretty...and can used with sooooo many different colors.....Your cards are all just beautiful....thank you so much for sharing them.

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  46. Wow, this set is so versatile! I love all of these gorgeous cards! My favorite is the Friendship card with those beautiful sunflowers.

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  47. Your leaf canopies are so pretty

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  48. This is awesome, I’m going to buy this set!

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  49. Teri, great way to show the versatility of this set! All cards are so lovely. So glad we are part of the AECP family!

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  50. I love the soft water-colour feeling, and how different each one is. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  51. Wow - Beautiful cards! I love that sunflower especially!

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  52. Great job! Congratulations on your achievements!

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  53. I love the use of the stamps in all the different ways. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  54. Really love the sunflowers. Nicely done

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  55. I love your cards! They are so fresh, and have a wonderful CAS vibe!

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  56. Beautiful cards! Love your pretty color combos and details!

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  57. All of your cards are lovely and creative, and my favorite is also the second one! Your watercoloring is fabulous and I'm inspired to paint those stripes! Really nice collection...thank you for sharing!

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  58. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  59. Beautiful cards. I like the silver embossing on the second card.

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  60. I love all the beautiful cards you created! Although it is difficult I think I love the grey Hugs the best.

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  61. I love this stamp set and dies and the gorgeous cards you created, great techniques too.

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  62. WOW Teri, ALL of your cards are gorgeous. (After seeing them, I am putting this Leafy Canopy set on my must have list!) WOW, thanks for sharing!

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  63. All of your cards Teri, are stunning! Loved how you used the Leafy Canopy set for all of your cards, and that they are all so different. Goes to show the versatility of the Altenew products. Congrats on becoming an Altenew-Certificated Educator. You deserve a t.

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  64. I absolutely love the style of your cards and how you used the leaves! All your cards are gorgeous!

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  65. Great cards! These turned out so lovely.

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  66. Leaf Canopy is one of my new favorite stamp sets. thanks for sharing so many beautiful ways to use it.

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  67. Your cards are so awesome! Each one has so many different techniques and dimensions, and I love the colorings you chose. I am saving this for future inspiration, as I want to try out many of your techniques. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us here!

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  68. One stamp set with so many techniques and ideas..thanks for sharing!!

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  69. Great combination of techniques! Congratulations on completing the educator program.

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  70. Gorgeous cards. I love the colors and the unique styles.

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  71. Congrats on becoming an AN educator Teri! Love this fab card set! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  72. Really love these cards! They have been my favorite!

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  73. Beautiful cards! Your sunflower card is so pretty! Thanks for the tip of stamping with white ink on a Kraft card and the adding color! I never thought of that! A must try on my part! Congratulations on becoming a Altenew Educator. Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  74. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  75. 5 exquisite cards and especially liked the Cougar cardstock one with vellum one gray ink. Your work is beautiful!!!

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  76. Congrats on being an Altenew educator! Beautiful projects, I love your techniques, especially the blue card with extra layers of stamped vellum!

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  77. OOOOOhhhhhhh - Love the Hugs Card! Layers with Vellum - ima havta case that!!!

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  78. Love the color on Hugs!! Your flower just glows on Thankful...beautiful cards.

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  79. Oh Teri, your cards set is so amazing and unique. Using one stamp set with many different techniques to achieve gourgous cards , is so unique. Love them all but I liked than one 9n kraft more . So excited for you and your journey as an educator, wish you more success.

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  80. The Leaf Canopy set is one of my favorites simply for it's versatility and you have definitely show it well with these 5 cards! All 5 are gorgeous, thank you for sharing them and for the awesome inspiration. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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