Friday, September 7, 2018

Tis' the Season


I am sharing another AECP project today and it's inspired by the Tis' the Season class at Altenew Academy. It was hard to pick one lesson to base a card on but I was drawn to the colour combination and use of non-Christmas products in Lesson 3. 

I chose to use the Altenew Calligraphy Mazes stencil and ink blend the background with Altenew Bamboo and Forest Glades ink with a touch of Frayed leaf.

Then I blended Altenew Pinkalicious, Rubellite and Razzleberry ink on a piece of white card stock.
Next I die cut the word JOY using the Altenew Caps Bold Alpha. After cutting, I taped the letters off with purple tape, applied Versmark embossing ink on the exposed area, then heat embossed with Altenew Platinum Crisp Embossing powder.

JOY was then adhered to the centre of the card with foam tape, sentiment from the Altenew Sketched Evergreen stamp set is heat embossed with Altenew Crisp White embossing powder and layered over joy with foam tape as well. Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear confetti finish off the card.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

For the Love of Colour-AECP Project


Sharing this card inspired by Lesson 5 of the Altenew Academy For the Love of Colour course. I LOVE glitter so making a card with it was a no brainer for me 😄.

{supplies: Altenew Sweetest Pea stamp set, Halftone Squares die, Artist Markers; Glitter Ritz Micro Fine Cool Highlight glitter; GinaK Amalgam Ink; Tim Holtz Metallic Card stock, 3D Botanical embossing folder; Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti}

To create the glittered image first apply Sookwang or any double sided adhesive to white card stock. The size of card stock will be determined by the stamp image you choose.

Remove the backing, sprinkle transparent microfine glitter over the adhesive and burnish by rubbing with your finger over the adhesive. Tap off any excess glitter and also wipe with a Swiffer cloth to remove any glitter that does not burnish.

Next, stamp your image with black ink, I used GinaK amalgam ink, Altenew Permanent Black ink would work as well, both are copic friendly.

Now it's time to add colour, I used my Altenew Artist alcohol markers although the lesson suggests other types of markers. I have coloured with alcohol markers on glitter in the past but you must use a VERY LIGHT HAND to do so or the colour will feather outside the stamped image. You can see the sparkle in the image above.

Once the colouring was completed I taped 2 Halftone square dies equidistant from each other to create a square frame and cut the frame from silver metallic card stock. I then adhered the frame over the image with foam tape, cutting the glitter piece with scissors to fit behind the frame.

Half of the card stock base was embossed with the Tim Holtz 3d Botanical embossing folder, you can see the dimension it creates above. The framed image is then adhered to the card stock base, sentiment was stamped before adhering the image. Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear confetti adds a little more shine to the card.

Here's one last look at the complete card:

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