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Altenew Educators “Alphabet Name Game” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

We have another fun Blog Hop with the Altenew Educators. This time we were asked to use a technique/style/tool that started with the letter of our first name. Since mine is Fiona I could have done foiling, fraying, folding (you get the idea) anyway I decided to use stamping Foam.

I had recently been at a Craft Show with Neha Aggarwal where I was demonstrating a new craft foam and fell in love with it. You just heat it with your heat gun for 20/30 seconds and then press it onto the surface of what you would like to use. The possibilities are endless, you can use stamps, dies, background stamps, embossing folders, stencils, anything! And the results you get are similar to block printing. What I really like is that it gives you another look from products you already own.

So as you can imagine I went crazy and designed four cards for you. Let me know in the comments below which one was your favorite.

It is important to remember to swipe the ink pads across the foam. Do not treat it like a stamp. You don’t want to get the ink into the crevices. I was able to get some lovely ombre effects using Altenew’s Crisp Dye Inks.

Thanks to Joylita Dsouza for sending you here if you started the hop from the beginning.

Don’t forget that there are $200 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $35 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 10/09/2021 for a chance to win. 

There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Alphabet Name Game” creations. 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!

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 10/11/2021.

This was probably my favorite card. I really love the Sweet Dreams Ink Set.

Supplies used

  • Stamping foam
  • Altenew Flower Vine Stamp set
  • Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp set
  • Altenew Crisp Dye Inks – Sweet Dreams Set
  • Altenew Fine Liner – 01
  • Neenah Solar White Classic Crest cardstock 80lb and 110lb
  • Black cardstock
  • Waffle Flower A2 Layers Die
  • Versamark embossing ink
  • Hero Arts white embossing powder
  • PinkFresh Jewels – Stargazer

Supplies used

  • Stamping foam
  • Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Poppy stamp set
  • Altenew Sentiment Strips stamp set
  • Altenew Crisp Dye Ink – Four Scoops set
  • Altenew Breezy Bouquet stamp set
  • Altenew Layered Snowflakes Die
  • Waffle Flower A2 Layers Die
  • Waffle Flower Nesting Circles Die
  • Neenah Solar White Classic Crest cardstock 80lb and 110lb
  • Gold glitter cardstock
  • Gold thread
I used only part of the Miss You Die for this card. It was inked up with the darkest ink and then embossed with Shimmering Pearl embossing powder.

Supplies used

  • Stamping foam
  • Altenew Our Friendship Blooms stamp set
  • Altenew Sentiment Strips stamp set
  • Altenew Miss You Word Die
  • Altenew Crisp Dye Ink – Tranquility set
  • Neenah Solar White Classic Crest cardstock 80lb and 110lb
  • Hero Arts Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies
  • Versamark embossing ink
  • Nuvo embossing powder – Shimmering Pearl
  • Silver embellishments
  • Silver thread
  • We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
You can even use word dies with the stamping foam, but you must use the back side otherwise you will get the word written in reverse. I found that it gave me a nice shadow effect.

Supplies used

  • Stamping foam
  • Altenew Fancy Thanks Die
  • Altenew Sentiment Strips stamp set
  • Altenew Crisp Dye Ink – Summer Afternoon set
  • Neenah Solar White Classic Crest cardstock 80lb and 110lb
  • Black cardstock
  • Black and white bakers twine
  • Waffle Flower A2 Layers Die
  • Waffle Flower Nesting Circles Die
  • Versamark embossing ink
  • Nuvo embossing powder – Shimmering Pearl

Now it’s time to visit Michelle Ochoa Murray who is next on the blog hop.

Below is the full list of participants on the blog hop for you.

Altenew Blog

Virginia Lu

Joylita Dsouza

Fiona Duff – You are here

Michelle Ochoa Murray

Irina Fonina

Penny Pynnonen

Anna Patricia Mahtani

Kari VanNoy

Bridget Casey

Rachael Shedeed

Ann Taylor

Neha Aggarwal

Annemarie Caister

Helen Kalb

Sandra Woodson

Nancy Souza

Nandini Karmarkar

Pam Boedeker

Eva Bussom 

Terri Marie Koszler

Karen Brown

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you are inspired to try something new.

Fiona

45 thoughts on “Altenew Educators “Alphabet Name Game” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

  1. I think my favorite card is the same one that is yours. Thank you for the idea of using a die cut with stamping foam as a shadow. There have been MANY times I wish that I had a shadow die with a die cut and I never would have thought of this on my own. I am excited to give it a try!

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  2. I love this technique and you have outdone yourself with all of these Fiona. Love how your added all the little additions to step them up. Amazing!

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  3. Great pick! I am so glad Simon H’s product is getting attention. I thought it was so cool when it first came out. (I know it’s an old trick but it was new to me at the time)

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  4. Wow! Your cards are gorgeous! I love how you used the stamping foam- you’ve made me want to get one now!

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  5. I can’t wait to try this technique out. My fave is the Friendship Blooms card, but I don’t get how you did the embossing. Where did you use the dye ink and embossing ink?

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    1. Hi Sandra. Thanks for leaving me a comment. I used embossing ink on the first panel along with Misty Morning dye ink over the entire piece and used shimmering pearl embossing powder. Then I covered my die cut word with Nimbus dye ink and also covered it with embossing ink and the shimmering pearl embossing powder to add my shine elements to the card. Hope this explains where I used the embossing ink for you. ❤️😊

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  6. Beautiful inspiration pieces. I’m interested in this stamping foam so i have a feeling it will end up in my craft room before the month is over.

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  7. Omg! I don’t think I’ve ever seen this technique—so creative. I think I also like the card that you added the pen details, it is soooo impactful.

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