Hello crafty friends! Happy Tuesday and thank you for visiting me today!
Last weekend I had an honor to participate in a final Altenew Educator exam. This time I was on the other side of it, I was the observer and a participant. The class was held by Michelle Burnier and this was his final class before becoming an Altenew Educator.
The class was fun and refreshing. Even though the techniques were basic, Michelle was still able to put her own staple on and teach a wonderful class.
I spent a lovely morning with one of my favorite crafty people doing what I enjoy the most – card making.
We made three cards and there was a bonus card, but I made 3 cards and one of the cards contained two techniques, and here is what I made:
The spotlight of the first card was ink blending.
To create this card you need to mask a portion of your card panel and blend your inks first. I used Altenew Dye Inks ( I used Fresh Lemon, Razzleberry, Midnight Violet & Sapphire) I allowed the ink to dry a few moments and then I stamped beautiful floral images using an Altenew stamp set called Elegant Motifs. You can use a stamping block or a stamp tool (such as MISTI) and any stamp set you have for this technique. To stamp the florals I used VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. At the end, I glued my panel to the base, attached a sentiment strip and decorated with black pearls.
And the first card was done! Simple, easy and fast! Just how I like it.
The second card had a large die cut with a little bit of color around the edges and the third card was a “spotlight”. I am very fond of the latter and I decided to combine these two techniques into one card. Once I finished the “offset” technique, the card looked a little bit bare and that is why I chose the “spotlight” technique.
I wanted this card to have a monochromatic look so my “spotlight” I colored with Altenew Alcohol Markers – Green Fields. I love how this looks, but it seems that is still very hard to read. I will have to come think about making this word stand out more. I am thinking of making the outline black or dark green. What do you think?
My third card was inspired by Michelle’s bonus card.
Michelle created this beautiful background (image above), then stamped the image both, directly on a card panel and on a white cardstock and then attached it to the panel by matching the pattern of the stamped image.
I did the same thing but with a little twist. love the idea of ink blended background and I absolutely love how vibrant the colors were on the very first card that I made, so I decided to repeat the process and create the background by using the same inks I used for the card No.1. I then stamped the images from the same stamp set, both on my inked panel and on a piece of a white cardstock that was the same size as my panel. Just a quick tip, if you want to create this look, the trick is to use a stamp tool and do not remove your stamps from your stamp positioner.
What I did here, instead of covering the entire background, I die cut square shapes and simply matched them to the pattern on the panel, then I added sentiments using Altenew Circled Sentiment Stamp & Die Set and decorated with black pearls.
And the card was done!
And that is all for today.
If you need more information about any of the techniques, shoot me a message and I will be happy to help. Thank you so much for visiting me today and I will see you soon with another post.