Sunday, November 18, 2018

Totally Tropical

Happy Sunday everyone!  Recently I received word that I had been accepted into the Altenew Educator Certification program.  I am so very JAZZED!  I have to say that I love all things Altenew and I am looking forward to learning lots of new things.  I find things that challenge me also make me a better crafter!

The very first class is called All About Layering 1.  As you can guess, it's sort of a beginning guide for using their layering stamps.  I did learn some trips and tricks during this class to line up the stamps better!  For each class we need to create a project at the end for submission and a little bit about what we learned during the course of the class.  Let me share my photo first.

The set that I used is called Totally Tropical and I think this is the first time I have actually inked it up.  I'm not sure why I waited so long!

I think the thing that jumped out at me most was the idea of layering your stamped images in three different levels.  Sure, I am used to doing two layers but for some reason I don't think of doing three.  Basically you stamp directly on the paper, stamp on another paper, cut it out and glue directly to the base paper and the third layer is popped up on foam tape.  Pretty darn cool!  

For this card, the majority of images were stamped directly on the card base.  The top leaf was colored on another piece of paper, cut out by hand and glued onto the base.  The top orange flower is popped up on foam tape.

For the leaves I used Aqualicious and Teal Cave inks.  For the popped up orange flower I used Autumn Blaze and Firebrick inks.  For the direct stamped orange flower I used Orange Cream and Autumn Blaze.  The little yellow flowers were stamped in Honey Drizzle.

I think it is hard to see in the photo but I did add some extra details.  I used a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss pen on the top teal leaf and and over the darker orange areas on the popped up flower.  Before I adhered the two layered pieces, I used my Score Buddy to add two horizontal embossed lines and two vertical embossed lines.  They were both spaced a 1/2 inch apart.  They intersect right about where the two flowers overlap in the middle.  

For the sentiment I first stamped it in black ink.  Then I shifted it just a little and stamped it with a gray ink to give it a shadow.  There you have it!  

I am definitely looking forward to starting the next class!

Ta ta for now!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Kristina! What a great first write-up for your first AECP project! Love your use of color contrast and attentions to details!I am so glad that you enter your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work!