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AECP Level 1- Celebration Stencil Techniques

Happy Thursday! Today I am sharing the card that I made for the Altenew Educator Certification Program level 1 Celebration stencil class. This was a great class with Laurel! One technique that I had wanted to try was using embossing paste with a stencil, so that is the lesson that I chose to use for my card.

I had so many new supplies that I ordered from Altenew, it was hard to decide which to use. I finally decided to use Trellis stencil. I made an A2 size card from 110 lb. cardstock from Recollections. I then cut about 1" off of the bottom. I cut another piece of 110 lb. cardstock in an A2 size and used the scalloped border die from Simon Says Stamp. I trimmed this down so that it would fit on top of my panel. I wanted to make the scalloped border a different color, so I taped it off with some washi tape. I placed the trellis stencil over the cardstock and started with Coral Berry dye ink from the Floral 6 Crisp mini dye ink cube set. I blended this and faded into the fruity pink dye ink at the top.

Once this was finished and dry, I used Ranger texture paste in opaque matte over my stencil. This is a picture of it right after doing this. I left the washi tape in place because I didn't want the paste on the pretty scalloped border.

After this was dry, I inked the scalloped edge with Floral Glades dye ink from the same set. I love the color combination of the corals and the greens! Deciding which new flower set was a toughie! I finally chose the Hibiscus set. I stamped several of the images onto white 110 lb. cardstock and colored them yellow with a combination of Copic and Ohuhu alcohol ink markers (colors listed below). I also colored the leaves with alcohol ink. I fussy cut all of these out and then arranged them until I was happy with the placement on the card. I knew I wanted the leaves to hand over into the white portion of the card for interest and contrast.

I adhered the flowers to the base, some with pop dots and some with lawn fawn glue. I then adhered this panel to my cardstock base.

For the sentiment, I chose the words 'you're the' and then 'best' and stamped these in the bottom right corner of the card base with memento black ink. I think this is one of my favorite cards that I have made, and it is definitely one of my favorite techniques! Laurel's tip to place your tape on the back of the stencil is a great one! Then you don't miss any of the design. I didn't tint the paste, that is next on my list to try from this lesson. Since this was my first time using embossing paste, I wanted to see what it would look like without altering it.

The original inking was very pretty; I love the coral berry and it is complemented so nicely with the fruity pink and the card was very vibrant. The embossing paste in opaque matte changed the feel of the card and I wasn't sure how I was going to like it but I ended up being super happy with how it turned out. I already ordered translucent glossy so I can try Laurel's tinting technique!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:

Altenew Trellis stencil

Altenew Floral 6 Crisp mini dye ink cubes- forest glades, coral berry, and fruity pink

Memento black ink

White 110 lb. cardstock from Recollections

Altenew Hibiscus stamp set

Altenew Floral Fairy Tales stamp set

Copic markers: Y02, Y11, Y15, Y17, and Y38 and the colorless blender

Ohuhu alcohol ink markers: GY 7, GY 8, Y3, Y2, YR 3, YR 33

Texture paste from Ranger in opaque matte

Pop dots

Lawn fawn adhesive

Scalloped border die from Simon Says Stamp!

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