AECP Level 2- Beautiful Details
Hi crafty friends! I am back with another submission for the Altenew Educator Certification Program. This time the class is Beautiful Details with Marika Rahtu. I chose to focus on lesson #2 for my card. I have seen so many make cards where the flower itself just has a hint of color, but I have never tried this so I was excited to give it a whirl.
I decided to use watercolor paper for this. I stamped the flower from the Beautiful Day stamp set, as well as two of the leaves in VersaFine Black Onyx . I really wanted to use this set of gray inks from the Gentleman's Gray mini dye ink set. Just a little side note on this- when I ordered a mini set of dye inks from Altenew, this was not the set that I ordered. When I contacted customer service, they were so nice about it. Not only did they send me the correct set right away, but they let me keep this one! Outstanding customer service!
I started by lightly inking a circle on the lower right hand of my A2 card base with Silver Lake. I then took Silver Lake and Cloudy Night from this set, and smooshed a little of each onto my craft mat, and used them to water color the leaves. I like this set because there are brownish undertones to the gray.
After this, I took a little bit of Coral Berry Altenew crisp dye ink and colored the very center of the flower using the same technique. I really wanted just a hint of color. After I finished and these were all dry, I used the coordinating die set to cut them out.
I placed them on the front of the card to kind of get a feel for where I wanted them. I cut a long piece of Altenew metallic thread in silver and placed it under the flower, and adhered it with a piece of Scotch foam tape, and then adhered this all to the card. I placed the leaves under the flower, and used my Tombow adhesive runner to adhere them to the card. After this was done, I placed the whole card in my Misti stamping tool, and stamped the sentiment in VersaFine Black Onyx ink.
Recollections 110 lb. cardstock in white
Canson water color paper
VersaFine ink in black onyx
Altenew Beautiful Day stamp and coordinating die sets
Altenew mini crisp dye ink set in Gentleman's Gray
Altenew crisp dye ink in Coral Berry
Scotch foam tape
Tombow adhesive runner
Altenew metallic thread in silver
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