Thursday, April 8, 2021

Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway (over $1,400 in Total Prizes)

 


Hello!

You must be here from the most amazing Amanda Baldwin's blog. She has the biggest heart! If you don't follow her on Instagram, I urge you to do! She will leave you the loveliest comments!


It's such a joy working for a company you absolutely adore! And I truly love working for Altenew.

I started as a card design team member in 2017 and now I am part of the video team plus also play a huge role as a coordinator for the Altenew Educators Certification Program (AECP) since December 2018.



My card was inspired by the packaging of one of the items that Altenew will be launching soon. It would have been here but due to the production delay, we will introduce it next month. 

I stamped the flowers and leaves using the layering stamps. SHOCKER! But hey?! I did watercolor the background!



Giveaway Prizes

Over $1,400 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $70 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 15 lucky winners. There are also 19 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Altenew: 5 $70 Altenew gift certificates
Jennifer McGuire Ink: $100 Altenew gift certificate 
Gina K. Designs: $100 gift certificate
My Sweet Petunia: $100 gift certificate
Spellbinders Paper Arts: $100 gift certificate
CiLi in Papers: €75 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn: $75 gift certificate
Online Card Classes: 3 online class spots
Altenew Academy: 15 online class spots
Auzz Trinklets N Krafts: $50 gift certificate 
Concord & 9th: $50 gift certificate
Hero Arts: $50 gift certificate
My Little Attic: $50 gift certificate 
Scrapbook.com: $50 certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $50 gift certificate
Pinkfresh Studio: $50 gift certificate
Bumbleberry Papercrafts:  £25 gift certificate
Waffle Flower: 1 prize bundle valued at $32
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $25 gift certificate
Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2021 issue


The next stop on the hop is Scrapbook.com. I wish I could shop there but my country has been blocked. If it weren't for Simon Says Stamp, I wouldn't have half the things I have! So thank you SSS! 

And thank you everyone for stopping by!



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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set & Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Hello and welcome to Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cistus and Gradient Cardstock Release.

You must be here from Nichol Spohr's blog.


My card is quite "clean and simple" considering my style :)

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I die-cut my flowers out of Crest Solar White Cardstock for a change.
But I did die-cut my leaves out of  the 9x12 watercolor cardstock and used the Watercolor Brush Markers to color them.

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

For the flowers, I used Vanilla Cream Dye Ink and the Detailed Blending Brushes to add a bit of inking.
And for my background, I used a couple of colours from the Watercolor Brush Markers.

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0


Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky
winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/13/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/15/2021.


The next stop on the hop is the talented Teresa Litchfield.






Thursday, April 1, 2021

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Coneflower Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Coneflower | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0


You must be here from the talented Amanda Baldwin's blog. I am a big fan of hers!


You will see my card and think that I must have spent quite a bit of time colouring these flowers. But in reality, it was the die-cutting that took more time than the colouring!

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Coneflower | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I used the Altenew Woodless Watercolor Pencils to color these pretties including the background.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Coneflower | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Here is a closeup to show you that I messed up die-cutting on one of the flowers but you really can't tell!


Altenew Build-A-Flower: Coneflower | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

If you would like to watch a video for this card, let me know in the comments.

Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/09/2021.



The next stop on the hop is the amazing Sandhya.


Thank you for stopping by!






Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Altenew Storybook Fantasy Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 


Hello and welcome to the Altenew March Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Release!

You must be here from the blog of Nichol Spohr.


Altenew Hill Blossoms Layering Stencil Set (2 in 1) and Tall Tale Bookmark Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0


Altenew Hill Blossoms Layering Stencil Set (2 in 1) and Tall Tale Bookmark Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I don't remember exactly what inks I used, sorry about that. But I used a mix of ink families for the orange. 
And for the green, I tried to apply ink in a way that it appears shaded. 


Altenew Hill Blossoms Layering Stencil Set (2 in 1) and Tall Tale Bookmark Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

For my background, I used the 36 pan Watercolor Set to create a textured watercolor look.

Altenew Modern Swans Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I used the Modern Swans Stamp Set on my card and paired it with the Create-a-Wreath Die Set.

Altenew Modern Swans Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

After stamping, I used color pencils to add details to the swan and the lake. Additionally, I drew clouds and created a scene.

Altenew Modern Swans Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

As my card front was quite plain, I added scored lines on the front for a textured look.

Altenew Fairy Tale Florals Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I stamped the image from the Fairy Tale Florals Stamp Set onto Crest Solar White Cardstock and then heat embossed it in Crystal Clear Embossing Powder. Then I used the Fairy Tale Florals Simple Coloring Stencil Set (2 in 1) and a couple of blue inks to color my images.


Altenew Fairy Tale Florals Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Next, I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the image and set it aside. 

For the background, I used Jet Black Watercolor Brush Marker to color.
I will probably share a video tutorial soon. This was a super easy card to create, especially as I didn't spend a lot of time and effort in coloring. The coloring stencils do make the work easier for you!

Altenew Fairy Tale Florals Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/15/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/17/2021.


The next stop on the hop is the brilliant Jennifer McGuire.




Sunday, March 7, 2021

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Antique Rose Layering Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 


Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Antique Rose Layering Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Hello and welcome to the beautiful Craft-A-Flower: Antique Rose Release.

You must be here from the amazingly talented Amanda Baldwin's blog.

If not, then please start at the Altenew blog.



I used a mix of pan sets to color my flower.

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Antique Rose Layering Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I paired the beautiful flower with the Floral Lace Die.


Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Antique Rose Layering Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I absolutely enjoyed creating this card. Love how it turned out. I don't know if the case is the same for you but it is giving me such a winter vibe. I miss winters already, it has started to get too hot here.

Now onto some awesome stuff!


Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky
winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/12/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/15/2021.



The next stop on the hop is the lovely Carol Hintermeier.


Are you on Instagram? Come, leave me a comment and let's follow each other!


You can also view a lot of coloring tutorials on my YouTube channel!

Thank you for stopping by!










Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Altenew Wondrous World Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 


Hello and welcome to Altenew Wondrous World Release!

You must be here from the lovely Tina Smith's blog.

If not then please start from the Altenew Card Blog so you do not miss any spot on the hop!

Altenew Climber Flowers Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

My first card features the gorgeous Climber Flowers Die Set and the Nesting Slim Rectangles.

Altenew Climber Flowers Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

By now you must already know that I die-cut my floral layering dies out of the 9x12 Watercolor cardstock (which I ABSOLUTELY LOVE - no exaggeration) and then I use watercolors to color them.

This time was no different :) I even paired the floral die-cut with the Trellis Cover Die which looks PERFECT here!

Also, notice my tiny butterflies? They are from another cover die, will share that in a bit, keep scrolling :)

Altenew Climber Flowers Die Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Now, this I had SO much FUN coloring!


Altenew Tulip 3D Embossing Folder + Artist Alcohol Markers | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

The card features the Tulip 3D Embossing Folder. And on the side (right) is the Diamond Stars 3D Embossing Folder. I know that it is a little hard to see as I take photos in daylight, but gosh! That texture is AWESOME. If you liked the previous geometric embossing folders by Altenew, then you will love this too!


Altenew Tulip 3D Embossing Folder + Artist Alcohol Markers | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I used Artist Alcohol Markers to color the panel.
For the sentiment, I used the Miss You Die. I cut out the "miss" and paired the "You" with another sentiment. 

Altenew Tulip 3D Embossing Folder + Artist Alcohol Markers | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Up next is the GORGEOUS Floral Lace Die.

Altenew Floral Lace Die | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Oh the ideas I had! And the things I could have made. ONLY if I had the time or maybe an extra set of hands. You know that point when you have SO many ideas and you just can't make "all the things" no matter how hard you try because you have other deadlines. Well yes. THAT. 

Altenew Floral Lace Die | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Oh and lookey! Those butterflies that I used on my first card were from this Radial Butterflies Cover Die.

Altenew Radial Butterflies Cover Die | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I colored a panel of A2 Watercolor Cardstock using watercolors from the 24 Pan Set. Let it dry and then ran it through my die-cutting machine with the cover die. Since I don't have any adhesive sheets, I applied them the old-fashioned way by gluing them individually.


Altenew Radial Butterflies Cover Die | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

My last card features the Daisies 3D Embossing Folder.


Altenew Daisies 3D Embossing Folder + Artist Alcohol Markers | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Again, I used Artist Alcohol Markers to color the panel. This one I loved so much that I used the complete panel as the card front.

Altenew Daisies 3D Embossing Folder + Artist Alcohol Markers | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I hope you can see that I colored the flowers differently even though I used the same shades.

Altenew Daisies 3D Embossing Folder + Artist Alcohol Markers | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/22/2021 for a chance to win.
Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/25/2021.

The next stop on the hop is the incredible Terri Koszler.








Thursday, February 11, 2021

Altenew Ultimate Watercolor Lovers Blog Hop + Giveaway

 

Altenew Coloring Book | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Hello and welcome to the Altenew Ultimate Watercolor Lovers Blog Hop!

You must be here from Jaycee's blog.

If not then please start from the Altenew Card Blog.


Altenew has released a coloring book and two sets of paintbrushes; detailed and round!! WOOT WOOT!!

Altenew Coloring Book | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

My colored panel is one of the no-line pages from the book! Yes! It has black outlined images and also very light, grey outlined images too that, as you can see, end up looking like perfect no line watercolor paintings!

Altenew Coloring Book | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I thoroughly enjoyed just coloring this. I wish I had filmed. These types of watercolor projects are long and time-consuming. 

Altenew Coloring Book | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I took way too many photos of my project because and look how I even stepped up my flatlay game LOL I usually avoid other things/props around my project except for maybe something floral. But this was a special occasion :) 

Altenew Coloring Book | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I don't like the last photo above as it's taken from my phone, inside my studio with artificial lights. I am someone who has the luxury of taking photos in gorgeous daylight and artificial light photo straightaway looks like crap to me with harsh shadows. 
But I wanted to share the shot above as well, maybe some of my AECP peeps will find it helpful and we can have a discussion about it. 



$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky
winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/16/2021 for a chance to win.


The next stop on the hop is the brilliant Therese Calvird.