Thursday, September 9, 2021

AECP - Simple Boutique Cards

 Hello again crafty friends!

Time for a few more Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) cards!!  I recently finished up a class called "Simple Boutique Cards" and would love to share with you the projects I made using what I learned.  I loved that this class encouraged me to focus on making beautiful cards that did not have a lot of layers to them.

Stamped Background:

My first card is probably my favorite of the two.  One of my favorite crafty things is creating easy watercolor backgrounds.  So I started this class by taking out my Altenew 36 pan watercolor set and some watercolor paper.  I used a wet on wet technique and created an easy pink panel with some pops of orange.  I also added some gold splatters.

After I trimmed my panel to A2 size I placed it in my MISTI and stamped my sentiment in the center.  I used Altenew Obsidian Black ink to the stamp the sentiment and all the other images on my panel. I alternated between stamping the Wonder Bloom and Wonder Flower stamp. Once I was happy with my flower image placement, I filled in the open spaces with a flourish image from the Hennah Elements Stamp Set.

I finished the card by placing the panel onto a A2 cardbase.  I really love the colors and flowers on this card.  I have to say that creating one layer cards is definitely stepping outside my comfort zone but I'm happy with the result!

Designer Paper:


For my next card I knew I wanted to do some heat embossing on vellum.  I just the love the way an outline stamp looks on vellum heat embossed in gold!  This was also my first time trying out coloring with my Altenew alcohol markers on vellum. 

After stamping out the Altenew Paint-A-Flower Sunflower I turned over my heat embossed image and colored it on the BACKSIDE of the vellum.  This was so the alcohol ink would not smear and so that the embossing powder would not damage my marker tips!

My next step was to create a simple background for my flowers.  I stamped the Whimsical Herringbone Stamp onto a piece of white cardstock in the color Fuschia. The background adds a subtle interest behind the vellum.

When I cut my vellum (A2 size) I added an additional 1/4 inch to the length so that I could score and fold the top to wrap around my panel of cardstock.  This allowed me to adhere my vellum without having to worry about hiding adhesive!

 My last step was my sentiment! I stamped "You are my Sunshine" from the Sunflower set in black ink onto white cardstock.  I trimmed the sentiment down and added a thin black matte to the back.

That finishes my cards for today! I hope you enjoyed them and maybe picked up some inspiration to try out your own Simple Boutique Cards!

Thanks again for stopping by! See you again soon.


1 comment :

  1. The cards look fabulous!! Thank you for submitting your wonderful work to the AECP assignment gallery.


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