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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.

Supplies used:

  • 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

Thank you for stopping by!

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