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Altenew Educators For The Love Of Flowers Blog Hop

For the Love of Flowers, the Altenew Educators are back with loads of floral inspiration. If you made your way here from Eva Bussom’s blog you’re right on track. For the next 24 hours, you can save 15% by clicking here.

Altenew Educator For the Love of Flowers Blog Hop, Linky Party, + Giveaway

It’s no secret I love floral stamps, so much so, that I see flowers in the most unlikely places. Today, I’m creating a three-layered flower with Altenew Mod Vases Stamp Set. Plus, a bonus card using Mod Vases in another unique way.

Use Altenew Mod Vases Stamp Set in Two Unique Ways

YouTube Tutorial | Altenew Mod Vases Two Ways

Stretch the use of Altenew Mod Vases by using it in two unique ways. Watch here or in HD on YouTube.

Flower Power

I see patterns and shapes in most things and Altenew Mod Vases was screaming flower petals.

In Zentangle®, a meta pattern is created when pen strokes repeatedly overlap. Here a small center flower develops as the vases overlap.

Overlapped vases create a flower meta pattern

Once the stamping was complete, I outlined the petals, added a few orbs and lines, and colored the petals with Altenew Artist Markers. I used Rose Petal, Sea Shore, and Summer Afternoon color families from Sets B and D.

Altenew Mod Vases and Bold Greetings Dies

Bonus Bowties

As a bonus, we’ll create some bowties for the dads and dudes in your life.

This pattern is really simple. No need to measure or line it up with a grid mat. Load your vase stamp on an acrylic block and stamp it near the center.

Turn the stamp 180 degrees and stamp again overlapping the neck of the vases.

Masculine cards

The neck of the vases will create a darker square, the knot of the bowtie. Continue the pattern in 1 or more colors. I used Dew Drops and Chamomile Crips Dye Inks. It’s as simple as that!

Thanks for joining me! Let me know what you think down below. For more inspiration with

We’d love to see what you create with these techniques. Add your projects to the linky party on the Altenew Card Blog so we can see your creativity!

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Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 3/11/2020 for a chance to win. Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 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 Card Blog on 3/14/2020.

There’s MORE! We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 gift certificate to our store!

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Next Stop

The next stop on the hop is the lovely Rosie Neustaedter and the full list is below so you won’t get lost along the way.

Altenew Card Blog
Michelle Ochoa Murray
Nandini Karmarkar
Terri Marie Koszler 
Irina Fonina
Amy Hill
Vicki Finger
Laurel Beard
Teri Stokes
Neha Aggarwal
Nenette S. Madero
Nancy McClelland
Eva Bussom 
Amber Rain Davis <<< You Are Here
Rosie Neustaedter
Patty Mello
Helen Kalb
Teri Wilson
Christine Pennington
Maryam Sharara 
Nicole Watt 
Virginia Lu


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  1. Kathy Dippner says:

    WOW!! Flower power indeed. I love that card!

  2. Lisascreativeniche says:

    Wow! These are incredible!

  3. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Wow! It was fun watching you create these cards! They’re fabulous! Thank you for showing different ways to use our stamps!

  4. Iza Malek says:

    O wow you are such a genius! I love your cards! Bright colors and idea. Amazing! Thank you for sharing

  5. Now that is some creative thinking. Combines my love of mod with my love of Spirograph. Fantastic.

  6. fantastic and unique cards, Amber – love the brilliant colors in the first one!

  7. Okay, so that is one unique card!! Who would have thought of that?! Only you Amber! ONLY YOU!
    Absolutely brilliant!
    Thank you for being part of this hop!

    1. Lol!! Thanks, Erum! Once I saw the vases as petals the card HAD to be made. So fun when an idea just pushes itself into being. Thanks a bunch for all you do for our group. Hugs!!

  8. Christine A says:

    Your creativity is impressive. I just loved watching you turn the simple vase images into a Zentangle masterpiece. I should be brave and try it. The colours are wonderful as well.

    1. Thanks so much, Christine. Each case with create a different meta pattern. So it will be fun to try different combinations.

  9. Cyndi Morris says:

    Wonderful cards. Your coloring on the first one is absolutely amazing.

  10. Thanks for the video!

  11. ammieloris says:

    These cards are ingenious! Your creativity is amazing. I love the simple elegance of the original stamps, and the art-deco and masculine feel you create by re-imagining them is wonderful.

  12. Absolutely fabulous!!! I love the designs you created!!! Great colors, too! Thanks so much for sharing!

  13. Debbie Daniels says:

    Oh my Goodness! This is truly amazing, I love how you created that flower, how beautiful it looks and that you shared the technique. Thank you so much.

  14. Michele Clay says:

    Wow! These cards are amazingly creative! Thanks for sharing your details, too! Love your ideas!

  15. Okay…these are freaking fantastic!!! What a super creative way to use those vases. Creative and striking. LOVE these ♥♥

  16. Meghan Kennihan says:

    I love that HELLO card! Great colors and design!

  17. Anneleise Hampson says:

    Wow very striking cards!

  18. Amazing how you can really think outside the box. What a very creative idea. Great inspiration to us all.

  19. Ingenious!! Both design so very clever and pleasing.

  20. Pam Boedeker says:

    That is way out of the box!!! And thanks for a masculine card.

  21. Clever ways to use the “vase”!

  22. What an innovative way to use your stamps. Fabulous Amber.

  23. Dorothy A says:

    What fun, creative use of those stamps! Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing how you did it!

  24. I like your colorful and creative card designs.

  25. Inkin' Chickie says:

    I’m so glad I signed up for your Altenew class. I can’t wait to try this out. I like the use of the stamp in a different way. Such a great way to extend it’s use.

  26. Heather Mills says:

    These are so awesome!! Love that you thought outside the box for these and used the vases in such fun ways!

    1. These are woeful! These are so creative. I love what you’ve done, especially the first card. I so want to learn to zentangle. I need to take your class. I think it looks so cool.

  27. Such creative ways to use a stamp for other than it’s intended purpose, I am so inspired! 🙂

  28. OMG! What amazing ideas! I am always blown away be your creativity and awesome videos.

  29. Marisela Delgado says:

    WOW! You are amazing. Your hello card is AWESOME!

  30. Amber , I always get mesmerized with your cards, You are my inspirator and Love all your projects.

  31. I am always amazed at your brilliant ideas, love both bold designs, I am always mesmerized at your clever approach of unexpected (to me) techniques. Thanks for the inspiration Amber!

  32. Anne Sturgeon says:

    Amber you really get your moneys worth out of these stamps. Both are so wonderful and I would not have guessed what you used had I not watched… really cool. Thanks for sharing these.

  33. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I like how you used the stamps in different ways. VERY cool!

  34. Amber you never cease to amaze me with your innovative designs!!! Love how you beautifully incorporate zentangle to your works of art.❤️

  35. Amber, you never cease to amaze me with your innovative card designs!!! Love how you incorporate zentangle to your works of art. ❤️

  36. Catherine L says:

    I love your vase bowtie! It’s super clever. What a great masculine card!

  37. Nancy Dempsey says:

    I make cards and have just dipped my toe into Zentangle so I’m thrilled to have found your blog!
    Thanks for the inspiration and the lovely projects.

  38. TERRI KOSZLER says:

    Such a cool post Amber, lots of fun. I love how you always come uo with unique ways to use your stash.

  39. Nancy McClelland says:

    Of course I can count on you to come up with a winner design. Just let me inside your brain for a minute!
    Great projects.

  40. creative – to see what could be and not what should be

  41. I am amazed at how you looked at that stamp set and created that flower!
    I’m going to give all my stamp sets anther once over from now on.

  42. Love your cards Amber, and congratulations on becoming part of the Altenew video team as well 🙂

  43. Linda Gorman says:

    Great projects and video. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  44. I am so glad I saw your youtube post and saw this hop. I am immediately going to go check out all the other posts as well. Thank you so much for sharing – your cards are beautiful and I especially love the one with the tangles on the flower you made from the vases. Gorgeous <3