Altenew Educators “Style it with Stencils” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Sep 14, 2020Encouragement Cards49 comments

Altenew Educators “Style it with Stencils” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Sep 14, 2020Encouragement Cards49 comments

Another quarter has come and gone! That means that the Altenew Certified Educators are back with an inspirational blog hop, link up and giveaway, just for you! You should be arriving from Neha Aggarwal’s blog. If not, you can track back to the Altenew Card Blog to start at the beginning, or continue around until you loop back here.

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become an educator

Have you heard of the Altenew Educator Certification Program (or AECP)? I started this program in February 2019 as a way to familiarize myself with Altenew products and to learn and refine my crafting skills. I worked through all of the classes in about 6 months, working at my own pace, to finally become a Certified Educator.

Since becoming an Educator, I’ve partipated in these hops, have been asked to be a Guest Designer (and now a Design Team Member), and even created my own Altenew Academy class – Mission: Inspiration.

There are many reasons for applying to the AECP program. Perhaps you’re just looking to expand your skills and knowledge, or maybe you want to do local classes, sponsored by Altenew. Whatever your reason might be, I encourage you to explore the opportunity and see if it’s right for you!

sky for miles

I love that stencils can provide depth and detail in just a single layer. My project for the hop really showcases how much movement and depth you can create with a stencil and with pencil shading on a stamped image.

Can we talk about that sky for a minute? Did you get the Cloud Scene stencil a few months ago, only to push it to the back of your stencil stash because you just don’t know how to use it? Well, now’s the time to dust it off and give it a try. There’s no reason to be scared of cloud stencils! They’re so easy to use! 

Start from the bottom, using one side of the stencil and blend lightly. Then, rotate the stencil 90-degrees, move it up a bit and blend some more. Continue on until the panel is complete. And, voila! A sky full of clouds!

Thank You!

Time is precious and I'm truly grateful that you choose to spend a few minutes of your day with me! If you are in love with my projects and would like to see more, please support my business by following me on Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest.

​Now, about that GIVEAWAY…

Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 9/19/2020 for a chance to win. 

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew 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 Winners Page on 9/22/2020.

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 Altenew gift certificate!


Time to hop along!

Be sure to hop over to the talented Erin Thompson for another amazing project. And don’t forget to leave comments along the way to enter all the giveaways!

Altenew Card Blog
Amber Rain Davis
Neha Aggarwal
Nicole Watt
Erin Thompson
Teri Wilson
Helen Kalb
Rachael Shedeed
Terri Marie Koszler
Rosie Neustaedter
Amy Hill
Nandini Karmarkar
Maryam Sharara 
Nenette S. Madero
Irina Fonina
Vicki Finger
Virginia Lu


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