AECP Level 2 Impressive Heat Embossing
Hello all! I am here today with my submission for the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) level 2 class, Impressive Heat Embossing, with Svetlana Marchenko. I loved this class. Heat embossing did not always come so easy to me, but I definitely feel more comfortable with it after this class.
I began by cutting 2 pieces of 110 lb. cardstock, one gray and one white, to an A2 size. I then took the stamps from the Altenew Leaf Canopy set and arranged them in my Misti Stamping tool. I began with the white piece of cardstock. I inked the stamps with Altenew crisp dye ink in Industrial Diamond. After I inked one side, I flipped the cardstock upside down, and stamped the same image on the other side. I did ink and stamp 3 times to get a nice dark grey impression.
After this, I aligned the gray cardstock in my Misti, and used my antistatic tool on the side I was stamping first. This time I stamped the images with Versa Mark clear embossing ink (remember to wipe your stamps clean in between). I then covered with clear embossing powder from Recollection and heat embossed. One tip that I really found helpful in this class is to let your heat tool warm up for about a minute. When it is nice and hot, you warp your cardstock less.
After I repeated this process on the other side, I took one of my stitched rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn, and die cut the gray panel. I then aligned it on top of the white stamped panel.
Once I knew it lined up well, I chose a sentiment from the Altenew Leaf Canopy set and placed the gray panel back in my Misti stamping tool. I stamped the sentiment in the center of the panel with Versa Fine ink in black onyx. I then realigned the panel, and adhered with Scotch foam tape. Once this was done, I adhered the entire panel to my 110 lb. A2 cardstock base.
I really enjoyed this class, and I love the way the card turned out. I would definitely make a card like this again. It was fairly easy to make and put together, yet the technique itself makes it look so elegant!
Thanks for stopping by!
Altenew Leaf Canopy stamp set
Altenew crisp dye ink mini cube in Industrial Diamond
Clear embossing powder from Recollections
110 lb. cardstock in grey and white from Recollections
Versa Mark embossing ink and Versa Fine ink in black onyx
Misti stamping tool
Stitched rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn
Scotch foam tape
Cuttlebug die cut machine (yes, I still have one of those lol!)