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AECP CAS lesson #4- Faux Letterpress/Embossing

I made this card for the Altenew Education Certification Program, CAS- Lesson #4. Jennifer demonstrated a wonderful technique for faux letterpressing. I am waiting for my new Altenew order to arrive, so I had to use what I had on hand which does not include a word die from Altenew. Instead I chose to use the embossing technique that was under "more inspiration".

I decided to make a congratulations card, using the stamp from the Altenew Leaf Canopy set. I grabbed some 110 lb. cardstock in gray that I had gotten at Michaels but have not used. I thought that this would make a great engagement card so I decided to go with an elegant gray, silver, and black combo.

First I used a Cuttlebug (yes, I am still using a Cuttlebug lol!) embossing folder that I have probably had for 10 years. I embossed the gray cardstock and then went over it with a white Studio G ink pad that I had gotten for $1 at Michaels years ago and never used until watching this class. I love the way the white looks on the gray, I think it makes it look so elegant!

I cut the panel down and adhered it to a piece of 110 lb. black cardstock from Recollections using Scotch foam adhesive to pop it up. I stamped the Congratulations sentiment onto white 65 lb. cardstock with Versa Fine embossing ink and then embossed with JudiKins fine silver embossing powder (another supply I have had in my stash for over 10 years and never used!). I wrapped the sentiment around the gray panel and adhered with some Lawn Fawn precision glue. I then glued the finished panel to a gray 110 lb. A2 card base.

The finishing touches are some sequins from 28 Lilac Lane SHINE sequin mix. I think that adds a little sparkle and elegance to the card. I'm so happy with how this came out. I will definitely use the techniques from this class from now on for a simple, elegant card!

I really enjoyed this class. I can't wait to try this with a word and vellum like Jennifer did in the video. Such grade techniques and card project inspiration I am excited to try this again. Jennifer made it so easy to understand and made it look so easy!

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