Altenew Educators Blog Hop

Hello. Today I am taking part in the Altenew Educators blog hop

Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog 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 4/6/2021.

The Altenew Goldfish Pond stamp set is one of my new favourites. It is so unique.

To start the card I made the inky background. I took a piece of A2 sized watercolour card and smooshed Altenew inks on to a slick surface. I then spritzed the ink with water and smooshed my card into it. I then dried this ink with my heat tool before adding more ink in different. shades and colours to build up the layers.

Once my inky background was completely dry I took the solid lily pad and leaf images and stamped them over the background using Altenew Bamboo and Parrot inks,

Next I cut my inked panel down to 4 x 5 1/4 inches and die cut a circle window in the centre. I took the inside of the die cut circle and put it back where it had been cut from and added some adhesive to just the circle and placed the panel on to my A2 white card base. This will adhere the circle in the correct place making it easy to line up when building the shaker card.

I layered a piece of acetate over the circle window using liquid glue.

Next I stamped and layered my fish images on white card. I added a little grey artist marker to add some depth to the fish then fussy cut them along the black outline. I went along the edges of the cut images with a black marker to define the edges.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on to black card with white embossing powder, heat set and trimmed down to size.

I adhered the fish and the sentiment to the front of the card panel and added foam tape to the back of the panel. Making sure to add a foam frame all around the window area so the sequins do not escape!

I brushed the shaker area with an anti static powder tool then placed some sequins over the circle on the card base. I chose colours that matched my inky background. I released the foam tape then attached it card panel to complete the card.

I hope you are inspired to make a shaker card with you stamps.

The next stop on the hop is Rosie Neustaedter

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Here is the full list so you can hop along for your chance to win.

Altenew Card Blog

Bridget Casey

Colleen Balija 

Teresa Litchfield

Katrina Howe. You are here

Rosie Neustaedter

Terri Marie Koszler

Tenia Nelson

Pam Boedeker

Nandini Karmarkar

Amy Hill

Irina Fonina

Natasha Davies

Karen Brown

Helen Kalb

Patty Mello

Roteja Galvan

Eva Bussom

Fiona Duff

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicki Finger

Nenette S. Madero

Teri Wilson

Rachael Shedeed

Neha Aggarwal

Kari VanNoy

Teri Stokes

Amber Rain Davis

Virginia Lu

Sandra Woodson

Published by Crafty Lemur

UK based self taught crafter with a love of card making, cross stitch, art and design. Altenew Certified Educator. Follow me on instagram @craftylemur. Visit my YouTube channel Altenew affiliate link

43 thoughts on “Altenew Educators Blog Hop

  1. Hello Katrina, I really enjoyed your shaker card, I really liked the idea of using the Goldfish Pond stamps set as a shaker card. It turned out so good, also your background was stunning. Thanks for sharing your instructions and your awesome card, you really inspired me.

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