Friday, March 6, 2020

Altenew Educator "For the Love of Flowers" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway


Now coming on to my card details .Its been such a long time since I wrote my last blog.

I am here again for another blog hop for Altenew Educators .

I have created two cards for my Blog hop, both using the Alcohol Artist Marker reinkers, Yupo paper and rubbing Alcohol, along with the Altenew Ink pads and stamps.

Here are two cards which I have created.



Let me explain you how I created my cards.

CARD 1:

Material Used:

Stamps: Simple Beauty Stamp  and Fancy Greeting.
Background with Alcohol Artist Marker Reinker: Persian Blue
Black Obsidian Ink for stamping my sentiment.
Neenah Solar white for my Card base 4 1/4' by 5 1/2' , Sentiment and flower stamping
White embossing powder along with Versamark and heat gun
Altenew sapphire ink pad from Glacier cave ,Warm and Cozy Ink pad and Greenfields
YUPO paper Medium weight
Rubbing Alcohol or Blending Solution

Steps: 

1. To make the background I first took the alcohol ink and dropped few drops on my YUPO paper ( measures 4 1/4' by 5 1/2' ) . Spreading that ink with the help of a straw and also used blending solution to make it more runny across the paper.
2. Once the background was all dried , then I used the Sapphire ink pad from  Glacier Cave Altenew inks and stamped the swirls used from Simple beauty stamps on the yupo. Once they were bit dry , I took my microfiber cloth and buffed those stamped images so that they look faded stamped images on the background.
3. Now separately on a Neenah solar white  I heat embossed with white my flowers from Simple Beauty Stamp set and layered them with the warm and cozy ink pad and Greenfields.
4. I also stamped the sentiment with Black Obsidian on Neenah to put behind my flowers.
5. I stuck my flower on with the foam tape and the rest with the Altenew Adhesive.

 CARD 2:

Material Used:

Stamps: Wonderland Stamp, Hello Die and Ornate Cover Die
Background Alcohol Artist Marker Reinker: Midnight Violet and Ruby red
Black Obsidian Ink for stamping my flowers.
Neenah Solar white for my Card base , flower stamping
A piece of gold Foil
YUPO paper Medium weight
Rubbing Alcohol or Blending Solution
Vellum

Steps: 

1. In this card first I dry embossed my background with the help of the Ornate Cover die on my Yupo paper. If you don't know how to emboss with a die you can follow Lydia's Video here to see how it can be done.
2. To make the background after doing the embossing I took the alcohol ink and dropped few drops on my same YUPO paper ( measures 4 1/4' by 5 1/2' ) and spread that ink with the help of a straw  and also used blending solution to make it more runny across the paper.
3. Once the background was little dried , I took a piece of foil and rubbed on the areas which were still wet. Because it being wet the foil got stuck to those wet areas. 
4. After I was happy with my background I cut that out in four equal parts and stuck on the neenah white card panel measuring 4 1/4'by 5 1/2' with the help of a foam tape.
5. For My hello word I die cut three pcs of hello and stuck them together to get dimensions. 
6. Because I had a very heavy background so I decided to stamp my flowers black and white . I stamped one of the stamps from the wonderland stamp with Black obsidian on Neenah Solar white paper.
7. After finishing all stamping I first put a piece of vellum on the bottom of the card following the 2/3rd  rule. Then I placed my sentiment die cut on it along with the stamped flower image to finish off my card. 

Hope you all liked the way they turned out. Please do not forget to leave me a comment if you like my creation.

Prize info: 
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 3/11/2020 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 Card Blog on 3/14/2020.


There’s MORE! We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 gift certificate to our store!


Special offer: Save 15% off on ALL Stamp & Die Bundles from 3/5/2020 at 12:01 AM EST until 3/6/2020 at 11:59 PM EST. https://altenew.com/collections/stamp-die-bundles  No code needed to enjoy this sale! Not valid on previous purchases. Excludes February 2020 release products.  


At present you were with me , Neha Aggarwal. You can now go to the Next Educator's Blog which you can find from the List below.

Thank you for Stopping By
Neha

79 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards! The backgrounds are amazing!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love a colorful background, yours are beautiful Neha!

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  3. Fantastic cards! I'm loving all those inky backgrounds.

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  4. Love how you made the backgrounds!

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  5. You've knocked it out of the park again, Neha! I'm always excited to see what you create. The rich Persian Blue card really speaks to me. Both are gorgeous!!

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  6. awesome cards Neha, I love your use of the reinkers

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  7. Wow, those cards pop! love the use of re-inkers

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  8. very striking color and boldness to the cards. yet such depth.

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  9. Your backgrounds are stunning!! Makes me want to try using alcohol inks next time around!❤️

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  10. Great cards, I love the cut up panels of your second card.

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  11. Your HELLO card is especially wonderful. I love the background.

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  12. Congrats on completing the AEC program Neha! Love your cards thank you for the amazing inspiration!

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  13. I just love the surprise that happens when you use Yupo paper. Your cards are wonderful, thanks for sharing these.

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  14. Vibrant and colorful backgrounds for awesome cards! Love them! :)

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  15. Marisela Delgado said: Girl, that blue card is fabulous! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  16. Neha, your cards are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

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  17. I like the created backgrounds. Alcohol mixed panels are something I struggle with.

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  18. Gorgeous!! I love your fabulous backgrounds!

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  19. Hi Neha! When I saw that you had done a post I had to come and have a look. Great work! - you have inspired me to get into my alcohol inks and try some different techniques. I really like the idea of stamping over a background, something that I wouldn’t have thought of. ❤️šŸ‘

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    1. Thank you so much Fiona .. This technique is fun , I thought I will give a try if it works good for my project and if it doesn't would have tried something else . You will love it when you try

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  20. Wonderful cards. Love the colors.

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  21. Very nice cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. two stunners Neha. Really beautiful backgrounds

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  23. Your cards are just stunning, Neeha! I love those amazing backgrounds you have created. You have inspired to try some of those fun techniques myself!!! Hope my works out!!! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!!! :) :)

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  24. Gorgeous cards, Neha. I love your alcohol ink backgrounds. They are beautiful.

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  25. Your cards are amazing! I love the way you do the backgrounds!!! Thank you for the wonderful ideas!

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  26. AMAZING BACKGROUNDS! I love the bright colors!

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  27. Oh my!! Look at those backgrounds! Simply stunning. Gorgeous cards ♥

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  28. Love the Simple Beauty card. I just got that set and I'm happy to see it used with such vivid colors!

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  29. Love those alcohol ink backgrounds-especially that multi-paneled one. Your cards are lovely.

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  30. I love the backgrounds you created with re-inkers, they are gorgeous! Your cards are beautiful, thank you for sharing.

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  31. That blue background makes your card pop. I love it! Gorgeous cards.

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  32. Your cards are absolutely beautiful. I love the vivid colors and your backgrounds are stunning.

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  33. HOW are you so awesome?!!! Both your cards are so gorgeous that I want to frame them!! You rock!!
    Thank you for being part of this hop!

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  34. those alcohol ink backgrounds are so great with the lovely flowers!

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  35. What very intense colors you get with your techniques! So rich.

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  36. Beautiful cards! I love the background on the second card and how you divided it up. A tip I will remember.

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