Altenew Educators Floral With Geometric Elements Blog Hop

Altenew Educators Blog Hop, Giveaway, and Linky Party

Welcome to the Altenew Educators hop and linky party! Learn to design with black to add high-contrast to your cards. Big thanks to Nandini Karmarkar for sending you to my blog. Visit the Altenew Card Blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

Designing With Black

Geometric Twist

Rather than going with straight-up geometric shapes, I added a twist with the Altenew Main Squeeze Stamp Set. First, I did simple masking with 2-inch Post-It tape.

Altenew Educators Blog Hop

Pastel Sunrise from the Martian Terrain Crisp Dye Ink family is perfect for subdued blood oranges. And Misty Moor from Nature’s Wonders Crisp Dye Ink family is fabulous for subtle limes. I adore the new Crisp Dye Ink colors, don’t you?

Altenew Martian Terrain, Nature's Wonders, and Northern Shore Crisp Dye Inks

To keep things simple, I stamped a single layer stamp rather than using all the layers. There’s enough detail in one layer to know these are citrus slices, even with light ink colors.

Altenew Main Squeeze Stmap Set

Designing With Black

If you follow me, then you know I love to design with black. My general rule of thumb is to add black in three places and retain lots of white space.

Altenew Hanging Garden Die Set

Two of my go-to areas for black are my sentiment and black splatter. For the third area, I opted for black floral die-cuts. Hanging Garden Die Set is perfect to add an elegant touch of black.

The open design allows the background image to show through. This prevents the black from overpowering the design. That’s a wrap for today. Sorry, there isn’t a video this time.

・・・ Thank You ・・・


Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 12/21/2020 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 12/23/2020.

Linky Party

There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?!

We have included an Inlinkz on the Altenew Blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Floral with Geometric Elements” 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!

Designing With Black

Designing with black is an easy way to create high-contrast and high-impact cards.

Check out this post/video for more inspiration.

Next Stop

The next stop on the hop is the lovely Neha Aggarwal. Visit all of our Educator’s posts to maximize your crafty inspiration.

Altenew Card Blog
Nenette S. Madero
Kari VanNoy
Helen Kalb
Teresa Litchfield
Colleen Balija
Rachael Shedeed
Pam Boedeker
Nandini Karmarkar
Amber Rain Davis <<< You Are Here
Neha Aggarwal
Amy Hill
Teri Wilson
Terri Marie Koszler
Eva Bussom
Sandra Woodson
Irina Fonina
Jaycee Gaspar
Roteja Galvan
Teri Stokes
Michelle Ochoa Murray
Rosie Neustaedter
Patty Mello
Virginia Lu


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  1. Dawn Tooley says:

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Cute card! I love the stamping in the background! The die cuts really pop!

  3. You have made me look at black accents in a whole new way. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Joni Mastronardi says:

    Love the black accents

  5. The black die cuts add a wonderful new dimension over the fruit slices!! Very clever! Take care! 🙂

  6. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the citrus designs for your background, and a nice contrast for the die cuts!

  7. Dorothy Ayotte says:

    Lovely card and so inspirational! I have some Altenew outline floral dies and can’t wait to try this.

  8. Meghan Kennihan says:

    Beautiful backgrounds! I love the soft colors too!

  9. Great inspiration! Black always makes a card pop.

  10. lovely cards..they make me want to have lemonade or orange juice…Zesty…smile..

  11. Very pretty! Your cards are always so wonderful! Thank you and Happy Holidays!

  12. Inkin' Chickie says:

    The diagonal sample is my favorite of the two.

  13. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I like the simple die cut with the citrus. Very pretty

  14. Amber those cards are stunning. I love your rule of three for the black. I am going to try and remember that — really impactful.

  15. Marisela Delgado says:

    Such beautiful cards! LOVE the black cardstock!

  16. Patty A Eifert says:

    Love this card! The light background just makes the black leaf die stand out! I love a lot of black in my cards also!

  17. Maureen Reiss says:

    Super Fun and Fantastic cards!!!

  18. Oh these cards are just so pretty and delicate! I absolutely love them!

  19. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing

  20. Pauline Abeysekera says:

    I love floral and geometric combos. Thanks for sharing your designing with black advice!

  21. Kari VanNoy says:

    What a fun twist on geometric with floral! I love your creativity, Amber. Beautiful card!

  22. I love your soft fruit background with the black simple die and stamps.

  23. Like how you used the black die cut with the pale “citrsy” colors. Very pretty card. I enjoy reading all you tips and tricks.

  24. Teresa Litchfield says:

    Love the creativity of your design…very refreshing!💕

  25. Always helpful information here. Great card with good tips and techniques. Will keep the info in mind when working with inking and crafting. Thanks for sharing.
    So talented.

  26. I always look forward to your posts, Amber. I’m a fan of everything you do. Thanks for sharing your talent!!!❤️

  27. Very elegant and beautiful cards, Amber. I love your twist on geometry. The soft backgrounds look really pretty.

  28. Gorgeous! I love your soft citrus with the black die cuts. I need to remember black in three places.

  29. Roteja Galvan says:

    Very nice cards!

  30. Colleen B says:

    I LOVE you unique style, Amber!!!!!!!

  31. Sandhya Iyer says:

    Truly gorgeous cards! Yes, I ordered the new inks… waiting for them to arrive !