As Easy as ABC

This is my LAST course in the AECP!!!! I am so excited!!!! Of course, I will not stop taking classes. I have already started on Amber Davis’ “Zentangle for Cardmakers.” THAT will take me quite a while to practice, practice, practice — but I am really motivated to learn to Tangle! If you don’t know …

Artist Alcohol Markers

Oh my goodness…. where should I start with this topic? Being able to color well with alcohol markers has been one of my main goals ever since I began card making a year ago. I have never taken any art classes, so I was basically starting from scratch. I should explain…. there is “coloring” and …

Demystifying Mixed Media

I have looked forward to taking this class for SO LONG, and I am excited that I finally get the opportunity! I actually began my crafting journey being drawn to Mixed Media Journaling before I ever thought about card making. But I never was brave enough to jump in and try. Now I am ready! …

Vintage Roses

Hi everyone! This is my second card for the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP). It is to demonstrate that I have completed the “All About Layering 2” course… and it is also an anniversary card for my daughter & son-in-law!

I used the beautiful Altenew Vintage Roses stamp set. I stamped the flower and leaf layers using my Misti Stamp Platform. The layering guides for Altenew stamps make it easy to know how to layer each piece on the one before it. The result is an artistic rendition that, if you’re like me, you won’t believe that you made yourself!

After stamping, I cut out each piece with my die cutting machine. Then I decided that I wanted to make some heat embossed leaf clusters that were larger than those in the Vintage Roses stamp set. So I used the leaves from the Altenew Flower Arrangement set. One thing I have learned from being in the AECP is to not hesitate to mix stamp sets. It makes things stretch so much further!

After die cutting, I made my own metallic paper with the same Wow Platinum embossing powder that I used for the leaves. Then I cut my Altenew Congrats sentiment from that paper so that all of the embossed pieces would match.

I also cut 3 extra sentiments from charcoal 80# card stock and glued all 4 layers together to give the sentiment dimension.

To assemble the card, I cut some of the same charcoal card stock to be 4”x5 1/4”. I then layered the flowers & leaves, propping some up with foam tape. I used liquid glue for the sentiment, & finished everything with some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Caramel. Finally I used foam tape to attach the card panel to a dusty rose A2 card base.

This card was so much fun to make, with a mix of vintage & modern styles that would be appropriate for any recipient!