CAS card/ Altenew Build A Flower Rose
I recently got accepted to into the Altenew Educators Certification Program (AECP), and i am over the moon excited to be a part of it. If you have never heard of the program, I highly recommend you go to the AECP website here for all the details. Whether you are a new stamper or a seasoned one there is a lot you can learn.
I am starting off my program by taking the Layering 1 class taught by the very talented Nicole Picadura. In this layering 1 course she focuses on how to layer different styles of layering stamps and also gives ideas of using them on cards.Nichle is know for her clean and simple card making style, which is quiet challenging for me. But after taking this class, I am feeling much confident to do it myself.
For my card I used the Build A Flower Rose layering stamp set to create a very clean and simple card. The Rose flower in this stamp set is quiet large and is very impressive when all the layers are stamped and I wanted to keep the focus of this card on the Rose. I have always struggled to align my layering stamps, even though Altenew does an excellent job, providing layering maps for their stamps. Nicole's class made it even more easy on how to align.
I stamped the flower using six different shades of pink Altenew crisp dye inks and die cut it using the cordinating dies. I did the same for the leaves as well, but the leaves had 4 layers instead of six. Before I adhered the flower and the leaves onto my white cards base, I stamped a few cluster of florwers, which is included in the Rose stamp with a very light Altenew Morning Frost ink.
Altenew Crisp Inks:
Flower- Baby Pink, Pink Diamond, Fuchsia, Pinkalicious, Magenta, Rubellite, Razzleberry
Leaves- Minty Mint, Sweet Leaf, Just Green, Hunter Green
After all the main element of the card were in place, I added the sentiment using Altenew Jet Black ink. My favorite thing to add to almost all my cards is to either add splatters or dots. For this card I decided to added black dots using a gel roll pen to balance the black of the sentiment and it also helps to draw your eye to the large flower.. I added some jewels from Pretty Pink Posh and I was done. I was amazed, that this card actually took me only forty minutes to make and I am telling you my friends that is a feat for me .
I hope you will give AECP a go. Thank you for stopping, leave me a comment or if you have any question i ill be more than happy to answer. Until next time happy crafting and keep spreading handmade kindness .