Altenew IG Hop - Background Check
Hello everyone and welcome to my blog!
Today is an Altenew Certified Educator IG hop and the theme is “Background Check – it’s all about the background”. Altenew will be giving away some a $20 gift card to 5 lucky winners. All you have to do is go to my IG page, @lanabylanadesign and follow the hop and make sure to complete the entire circle. Make sure to leave a comment on each stop of the IG hop. You have until May 26th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced the 27th.
I am pretty exited about what I am about to show you and, honestly I just couldn’t wait for this day to come. You know when you have an idea and you just cannot wait to share it with the whole world, well, that is how I feel right now.
In today’s card I used solely Altenew products, and they are listed below.
This is the star of today’s show!
When I first saw this embossing folder, it immediately reminded me of a book shelf and when I saw that this is actually a fringe embossing folder, I decided to turn it into what I first envisioned.
Aside from the 3D embossing folder these are the Altenew supplies that I used:When I first saw this embossing folder, it immediately reminded me of a book shelf and when I saw that this is actually a fringe embossing folder, I decided to turn it into what I first envisioned.
Aside from the 3D embossing folder these are the Altenew supplies that I used:
After I trimmed my paper to size (I used Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lbs) I started with creating a sentiment. Since I did not want to run out of space, I first stamped the last letter and continued with building the word backwards. To complete the sentiment on my panel, I used a small sentiment form the Tall Foliage stamp set. Next, it was time for dry embossing, I simply put my paper inside the 3d embossing folder and put it through a die cutting machine. The die cutting machine that I used is Spellbinders Platinum 8. Putting your paper through the machine once is good enough. If you are working with water paper, make sure to mist it with water to avoid your paper cracking. Next, I used a ruler to draw a “shelf” and colored it with woodless coloring pencil. And of course, my supervisor was there to make sure I was doing a good job. After I was done with my shelf I started created the “books” with woodless coloring pencils and this is when I realized that the pencils are too rough for the paper and that I could actually lose the shape if I press to hard; I then decided to use Altenew alcohol markers. This was a much faster and efficient way to color this background. After I was done with the markers, I used Altenew gel pens as well as Altenew fine liners to add some lines and give my coloring a look of books. Once that was done, I simply attached it to the card base and the card was done!
Overall, I think that this is one of my favorite masculine cards I have ever created. With just a little bit of imagination you can transform and stretch your supplies.
I hope you liked this project as much as I do. Feel free to message me if you have any questions and see you soon with a new post!