Tuesday, October 5, 2021

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


$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.

Previous Blog hop: Neha Aggarwal

Next Blog hop: Helen Kalb

Hello and welcome to my blog! I am joining my fellow Altenew Educators for a fun blog hop. 

I made 3 cards for my submission - all using ACETATE as my name starts with an "A".

Card #1:

For this first card, I wanted to create a see-through effect with the acetate. I began but cutting some thick acetate into a 4 1/4 x 11 inch piece and scoring it at the 5 1/2 inch mark. I used the Brick Wall 3D embossing folder https://altenew.com/products/brick-wall-3d-embossing-folder and ran it through my die cut machine twice - once on each side of the scored line. 

In order to create more sturdiness, I looked through the 6x6 Celebrate paper pack  https://shrsl.com/36oqf  and fussy cut around some falling leaves and adhered these at the bottom of each side of the card. 

I then took the Mini Flower Cluster Layering Die Set https://shrsl.com/36oql and die cut 3 sets of flower clusters and leaves. I used various shades of pink from the Red Cosmos Gradient Cardstock https://shrsl.com/36oqn and Green Meadows Gradient Cardstock https://shrsl.com/36oqr to die cut the layers and layer them up using the layering guide provided in the set. I used some rose gold metallic cardstock to die cut the flower centres and the same cardstock to die cut the sentiment from the Simple Greetings Die Set http://shrsl.com/36oq4

Card #2

An acetate overlay panel was my idea for this card. I chose to create a black and silver colour theme for a versatile card which could be used for a special birthday, anniversary or even a wedding card.

The card is a standard A2 size card and the acetate panel measures 4 1/4 x 5 3/4 and scored at 1/4 on the short side to create a hinge to adhere it to the black card panel.

Using the Delicate Primrose stamp set https://shrsl.com/36oqv and Versamark clear embossing ink, I stamped one of the floral images all over the heat-resistant acetate sheet and heat embossed it using Antique Silver embossing powder https://shrsl.com/36or0

I also stamped 2 more images plus some leaves in the same way onto silver metallic cardstock from my stash using Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed them, then fussy cut the images out and arranged them as a focal point on the card along with some metallic thread from the Metallic Thread Set https://shrsl.com/36or3 for some added texture and interest.

The sentiment was stamped onto the same silver cardstock using one of the sentiments from the same floral stamp set and die cut with a banner die from my stash.

Card #3:

Of course, acetate is most often associated with shaker cards and this was my idea for this next card which is also a standard A2 size. I ink-blended a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock using Broken China Distress Oxide ink towards the middle and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink around the edges. 

I then die cut x3 layers of the Diamond Frame Cover Die https://shrsl.com/36os7

and glued the acetate sheet behind the first one and then 2 more layers behind that. I also used thin strips of foam tape to adhere to the bottom layer, creating a "well" into which I sprinkled some iridescent sequens from Make a Statement Sequin Bundle https://shrsl.com/36osb

I then used my scoring board to help line up the acetate layer containing the sequins and the ink-blended panel. 

I stamped and cut out 2 flowers and some leaves from the Antique Roses stamp set https://shrsl.com/36osd 

using inks from Fall Harvest ink cube set https://shrsl.com/36osh

and arranged them on the card front in the bottom right corner. The sentiment comes from Essential Sentiment Strip Die Set https://shrsl.com/36osl 

and was cut from gold and black cardstock.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my cards and how I created them. I would love you to leave a comment below and subscribe to my blog.

Hop along now to the next blog post by Helen Kalb (link at the top of this post)


  1. Oh my god, Annemarie!! Acetate! Clever! Your cards look gorgeous! I would love to see a LO some time ;) I know what an amazing scrapbooker you are!
    Thank you for being part of this hop.

    1. Thanks Erum, your wish will be granted soon!!!! ;) ;)

  2. I love every one of your cards. You get an A!

  3. You clever girl Annemarie - I did not know you could emboss acetate, I will have to try this out! Beautiful cards:)

  4. A Plus on using the acetate! Love this, Annemarie!

  5. Oh wow, I love the embossed brickwork. I have never thought about using an embossing folder on acetate.

  6. These are so awesome! I have never seen and never thought to emboss acetate. That looks so good!

  7. WOW - LOVE how you made these cards - they are so elegant and creative - thanks for the eye candy

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

  9. Absolutely fabulous cars Annemarie. And so awesome to see a fellow New Zealander here too.... Hi from Auckland.

  10. I wonder how it would look if you used alcohol ink on acetate and then dry embossed it in a floral image. Oooo that sounds so pretty! Thank you for the inspiration.

  11. Wonderful use of acetate! Beautiful cards. Each one is wonderful.

  12. Gorgeous cards. I love the creative use of acetate.

  13. I love all your ideas using acetate! I've never tried embossing acetate- looks great! Beautiful cards!

  14. Wow, such impressive cards! They’re just gorgeous.

  15. Awesome cards! I love the see through one!

  16. Love your acetate cards! Beautiful projects for the hop!

  17. Beautiful projects, Thanks for the inspiration.

  18. I absolutely love your third card!

  19. Great use of acetate, stunning cards! Thanks for sharing.

  20. Oh my, Each of the demonstration card offers different inspirations. I love them all. Thanks so much for the inspirations.