Altenew Educators’ “Secret Card Recipe” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway


$130 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 winners! To win, please comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/30/2022. 

There’s MORE! Join our party! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your beautiful, Altenew “Secret Card Recipe” creations. 

We will pick one of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party, and they will receive a $10 Altenew gift certificate!

Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each blog hop stop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/31/2022.

Welcome to my secret card recipe blog post! The secret recipe I have to share with you is a color combination.

My favorite color combinations for card-making are Red, White, and Black. The bold colors stand out and give a dramatic look to any stamp, stencil, or die cut.

I used the Golden Days Layering Stencil and Foil Plate for my first project.
I began with black foil to give the image and bold and clean outline. Then, for the petals, I used Altenew’s Red Cosmos Crisp Dye Ink Cubes and started with frosty pink for the larger area of the stencil, Coral Berry for the next, Ruby Red for the third, and Grapevine for the last layer.

I colored the left side of the card panel with Pure Graphite from the Altenew Artist Markers Rock Collection set. I also used it to add ink spatters over the petals. Next, I cut a small strip of black cardstock and placed it about half an inch from the bottom. I also die-cut “hello” with Altenew’s fancy hello die and adhered it above the black stripe.

I created a second card using Artist marker collections in Red Cosmos and Rock Collection.

I chose Paint-A-Flower: Magnolia Rustica Rubra and Artist Markers Red Cosmos set for this project. I started with the lightest shade and colored close to the edge but left the edges untouched. I used flicking motion strokes with the brush tip of the markers. I sparingly used the darkest color on the inner edges but was heavy-handed with Ruby Red.

I used rock collection artist markers to color the leaves and add ink spatter. I also used the darkest color to color the top portion of the panel. Next, I used the fancy for you die, trimmed it down to “you,” and adhered it with liquid glue. Finally, I inked a portion of a sentiment strip from Sentiment strips 2 to add “make me smile.”

Here’s the complete list of the designers joining our blog hop!

Hop list:

Altenew Card Blog

Laurie Patterson

Irene Mejia (you are here)

Roteja Galvan (next stop)

Virginia Lu

Pam Boedeker

Neha Aggarwal

Nancy Souza

Helen Kalb

Rachael Shedeed

Rosie Neustaedter

Nicki Baxley

Joylita D’Souza

Lana Taber

Bridget Casey

Nandini Karmarkar

Teri Duncan

Eva Bussom

April Leithner

Amy Hill

Jennifer Leonard

Annemarie Caister

Natasha Davies

Anna Patricia Mahtani

Fiona Duff

Supply list

17 thoughts on “Altenew Educators’ “Secret Card Recipe” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

  1. I love this color combination as well. I am impressed with how dark black that marker is…it’s hard to get a true black without using card stock. Your cards are lovely. I just got the Golden Days stamp set in (not this large one but the regulation size)…it is so beautiful, I can’ t wait to play with it.


  2. Wow! These are very dramatic, beautiful cards! I REALLY love the first card! I love to wear red, black snd white–but don’t think I’ve made a card with them. I’m inspired! Going to try it out!


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