Friday, May 14, 2021

AECP - All About Layering 2

 Hello and thank you for stopping by today!

I recently finished up another class for the Altenew Educators Certification Program (AECP). The class is called All About Layering 2 and it teaches you even more tips and tricks about Altenew layering stamps.

Today I have 3 cards to share with you.  The first card features the Altenew Build-A-Flower: Coneflower Layering Stamp Set.


I am sucker for anything daisy so I was really drawn to this set.  I stamped out both flower images starting with the outline images using Milk Chocolate Ink.  The layers were stamped using the Shades of Purple Ink family (the first 3 shades), Almond Butter, Hazelnut, Grass Fields and Mountain Pine ink.  I used the coordinating dies to cut out the flowers.

My background panel was created by embossing the large flower die over a white cardstock sheet cut to 4 x 5 1/4 and ink blending it with Soft Lilac ink.  I stamped the sentiment "Your Kindness warms my heart" with Deep Iris ink onto white cardstock and back it with a piece of silver mirror cardstock.

I adhered my background with some strong double sided tape onto a white cardbase after wrapping the lowest portion with piece of ribbon from my stash.  I adhered my sentiment with the same tape and my flowers were adhered with liquid glue and foam squares.  The card was finished with some glitter glue on the cones of the flowers.

Next up is the Dream Big Stamp Set. 


This set features a sweet little butterfly image.  I started by stamping out the butterfly with a black ink from stash. I then stamped the layers of the butterfly wings with Marigold and Chamomile Ink before cutting it out with the coordinating die.

I also stamped out a few flower images from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set and colored them using colors from the Sunshine Valley Garden Artist Markers Set. I used the coordinating dies to cut out the images.

One of my favorite relaxing things to do is to make easy watercolor panels.  This is exactly what I did for my background panel.  I used some glitter watercolors from my stash.  Once the panel was dry I die cut a circle from the Circular Elements Die Set and also used a stitched rectangle die to add detail.  I adhered the panel to some white cardstock with foam tape and stamped the "Dream Big" sentiment from the stamp set in the center of my circle with some black ink.

I arranged and glued the flowers and butterfly to my card front. The final touch was some clear bobbles from my stash.  The panels were adhered onto a pink card base.

One more card today! I also created a card using the Sweet Flowers Stamp Set. 

I was very excited to play with this set because it has a large floral cluster.  I stamped the outline of the flowers with Almond Butter ink to give softer look.  For the petals I used Sunray and Snapdragon ink and for the stems I used Lime and Frayed Leaf.  I colored in the smaller flower clusters with my alcohol markers as they are just outline stamps.  I used the Orange Cream, Sunkissed, Firebrick, Parrot and Bamboo markers.  The images all have coordinating dies.

I did some more easy watercoloring with the same glittery watercolors (just different colors) to create my background.  Once the panel was dry I die cut the Halftone Cover Die.  I chose to leave most of the little dots in the die because I thought it looked cool!  I did pop out the circles along the edge for more interest.  I cut the panel down to 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 and adhered it to left side of a white cardbase with strong double sided tape.  

My flower images were adhered with foam squares.  I stamped the "You are so Sweet" sentiment with black ink.  I finished the card with some pearl bobbles from my stash.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have an awesome day!

Jen =)


  1. These are AWESOME, Jen! Love your attentions to details as each one has its individual beauty and unique feature! Keep up with the great work!

    1. Thank you Virginia! I so appreciate your feedback!!

  2. These are gorgeous Jen! Great job!

  3. WOW! Such amazing work, Jen! I love the happy colours and the overall feel of the cards. I am quite surprised and impressed that you shared quite elaborate cards for a beginner course! Cant wait to see more from you.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us and submitting it to the AECP assignment gallery.


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