Monday, October 4, 2021

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


Hi! Welcome to brand new Altenew Educators' blog hop! I hope you are enjoying the amazing inspiration along the way! You should have arrived here from Nancy Souza. She is such an amazing crafter! 

For this hop we were asked to use the first letter of our name, pick a theme or technique... and CREATE! Do you know some techniques that start with 'N'? Please let me know in the comments below!

Here is the card I made using Negative Die Cutting.

This is a great way to stretch your dies. I started with three pieces of cardstock and distress oxide inks. I smooshed the ink on the panels and dried them completely. 

I die-cut the panels using the Succulent Layering dies. I also distressed the edges of the negative space using Black Soot distress oxide ink.

The sentiment is from the PAF Lotus stamp set.

I stamped it Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

I hope my card gives you some new ideas on using your Altenew supplies. And please do mention some techniques that start with 'N' in the comments below.


$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.

Hop list:

The next person on the list is Pam Boedeker If you missed a stop or want to go back, you can refer to the list below.

Altenew Blog

Virginia Lu

Joylita Dsouza

Fiona Duff

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 - You are here!

Pam Boedeker

Eva Bussom 

Terri Marie Koszler

Karen Brown




  1. WOW!!! This looks brilliant!!! Love the colours, Nandini! Thank you for being part of the hop :)

  2. I cannot think of any stamping technique starting with N - you did well finding negative die cutting ;) Your cards are lovely Nandini!

  3. So artsy and colorful, Nandini!! Way to use the negative dies!

  4. Negative die cutting makes a great technique as you show with your beautiful card!

  5. Clever project using negative dies! How about a 'Never ending card'?

  6. This is a great technique and I never would have thought of it. Another way to use our "leftover"pieces so nothing goes to waste.

  7. wow awesome project - the colors just GLOW off the card - amazing technique

  8. Very pretty cards! Going to have to try that technique. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Gorgeous vivid colors and what a cool technique!!!!

  10. Marisela Delgado said: So pretty!

  11. Nice one! This is a really fun challenge.

  12. So clever! This is a fabulous technique and your card is wonderful!

  13. Love this technique and the gorgeous colors!

  14. This is my favorite card of the hop so far. Just love the colors and shadowing!

  15. Great technique idea, and I love the colors!

  16. Gorgeous - so surreal! Thanks for the inspiration.

  17. Love the negative die cut technique. Better than throwing away the "no longer scrap" piece of paper. Thanks for sharing.

  18. What a striking card. Thanks so much for the inspirations.