Altenew Educators “Style it with Stencils” Hop

Altenew Educators “Style it with Stencils” Hop

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Another quarter has come and gone! That means that the Altenew Certified Educators are back with an inspirational blog hop, link up and giveaway, just for you! You should be arriving from Neha Aggarwal’s blog. If not, you can track back to the Altenew Card Blog to start at the beginning, or continue around until you loop back here.

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become an educator

Have you heard of the Altenew Educator Certification Program (or AECP)? I started this program in February 2019 as a way to familiarize myself with Altenew products and to learn and refine my crafting skills. I worked through all of the classes in about 6 months, working at my own pace, to finally become a Certified Educator.

Since becoming an Educator, I’ve partipated in these hops, have been asked to be a Guest Designer (and now a Design Team Member), and even created my own Altenew Academy class – Mission: Inspiration.

There are many reasons for applying to the AECP program. Perhaps you’re just looking to expand your skills and knowledge, or maybe you want to do local classes, sponsored by Altenew. Whatever your reason might be, I encourage you to explore the opportunity and see if it’s right for you!

sky for miles

I love that stencils can provide depth and detail in just a single layer. My project for the hop really showcases how much movement and depth you can create with a stencil and with pencil shading on a stamped image.

Can we talk about that sky for a minute? Did you get the Cloud Scene stencil a few months ago, only to push it to the back of your stencil stash because you just don’t know how to use it? Well, now’s the time to dust it off and give it a try. There’s no reason to be scared of cloud stencils! They’re so easy to use! 

Start from the bottom, using one side of the stencil and blend lightly. Then, rotate the stencil 90-degrees, move it up a bit and blend some more. Continue on until the panel is complete. And, voila! A sky full of clouds!

Thank You!

Time is precious and I’m truly grateful that you chose to spend a few minutes of your day here!
I would love to connect with you on Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest where we have the opportunity to share and interact even more!

Now, about that GIVEAWAY…

Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 9/19/2020 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 9/22/2020.

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 Altenew gift certificate!


Time to hop along!

Be sure to hop over to the talented Erin Thompson for another amazing project. And don’t forget to leave comments along the way to enter all the giveaways!

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49 thoughts on “Altenew Educators “Style it with Stencils” Hop”

  1. Nicole, this is brilliant!! I love the softness of those clouds! Thank you for sharing your talents as an Educator and VDT member! Your knowledge is immense and the way you teach is brilliant! xx

  2. Fabulous! Love those clouds – they look just like our So. Florida clouds right now. Maybe not too many white at the moment, but the shapes. lol

  3. Nicole, I so love how you take something and infuse your spirit and the creation is like none I’ve ever seen (or even thought of). Fabulous.

  4. Nicole – love your personal story on why and how you became a certified educator. The clouds in your example are heavenly. Thanks for all you do to share your talents with us.

  5. Love that cloud scene stencil — it’s so realistic. I never realized how versatile stencils cold be. Your card is beautiful and the sentiment is wonderful.

  6. Oh my goodness…your clouds are spectacular, and yes, I did get the stencil and have been intimidated to use it too. Lol. Thank you for the encouragement and beautiful sample 🙂


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