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AECP Level 2 With a Twist

Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing the card that I made for the AECP Level 2 course, "With a Twist" taught by Therese Calvird. I really enjoyed the techniques taught in this class; it highlighted some techniques that I have been wanting to try but wasn't really sure how. There was lots of inspiration and instructions in this class to make it super simple! For this card, I decided to go with a shaker card from lesson 3; Acetate with a Twist. I had a new mini stamp from Altenew that I have just been dying to try, and I have some brightly colored glitter bits that I have not used, so I thought this would be the perfect combo for a shaker card!

To begin with, I cut an A2 sized panel from a piece of white 110 lb. cardstock. I then took the hugs shaker die from Pretty Pink Posh and cut this out of the center of the card panel. I carefully trimmed out the word so that I was just left with the circle. I took another scrap piece of cardstock and repeated the process so that I could have another scalloped circle to add to the panel to give it a little dimension.

After this I stamped the flowers from the Altenew Wonder Clusters stamp set in tuxedo black Memento ink. I colored them with Copic and Ohuhu alcohol markers (see below for list of colors used). I then die cut them with the coordinating die set.

After I was done with this, I decided I was also going to try my hand at embossing the sentiment right on the acetate. I decided to use the Thank you sentiment that came with the Wonder Clusters set. I took a piece of Judikins embossable acetate and placed it in my Misti stamping tool. I used my anti-static tool, and then stamped the sentiment in VersaMark embossing ink. I sprinkled it with Alabaster embossing powder from Brutus Monroe and heat embossed it. The acetate works great, no warping at all!

I flipped the panel over and grabbed some Altenew crisp die ink in Frosty Pink and lightly inked the outside of the panel. I thought the pale pink went really well with the brighter colors of the flowers. I adhered the die cut flowers to the circle with foam tape, slightly overlapping the shaker portion of the card. I placed a post it note on the front so that I didn't get watercolor paint on the flowers or the acetate. Using the Altenew 24 pan watercolor set, I splattered the background with "Warm and Cozy" watercolor paint.

I then adhered the acetate to the panel and placed foam tape all around the die cut circle to create a well for my shaker bits. I added some glitter bits from Hobby Lobby in "Tropical Social". I covered the rest of the back of the panel with foam tape and then adhered this to an A2 card made from 110 lb. white cardstock.

Take-away's from the class:

  • It is important to place foam tape or fun foam along the entire panel before adhering it to your card base. This will help it go through the mail easier and not get smooshed :)

  • It's OK to use anything that you have on hand as your shaker doesn't have to be anything special, just pretty!

  • It is still important yo use your anti-static tool even if you are embossing on acetate so that no stray embossing powder sticks to your panel.

Supplies used:

  • Altenew Wonder Clusters stamp set and coordinating die set

  • Altenew crisp die ink in Frosted Pink

  • Altenew 24 pan watercolor set

  • 110 lb. cardstock in white from Recollections

  • Memento ink in Tuxedo black

  • VersaMark embossing ink

  • Brutus Monroe embossing powder in Alabaster

  • Hugs paper shaker die from Pretty Pink Posh

  • Hobby Lobby Glitter bits in Tropical Social

  • Embossable acetate from Judikins

  • Copic alcohol ink markers in: RV19, RV25, and Y15

  • Ohuhu alcohol ink markers in: RP1, RP6, P1, R5, G2, GY3, GY4, GY5, GY172, YR2, YR3, and YR4

  • Scotch foam tape

  • Misti stamping tool

Thank you for stopping by to check out my latest project :)

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