I\’ve been cardmaking for a little over three years and thought it might be time to see what I could learn at The Altenew Academy Teacher Certification Program. I applied and was pleased to see that I was invited to join their 17th class. The first class is \”All About Layering 1\”. I have actually never used layering stamps so this was a great way for me to start. I purchased their \”Bride to Be\” stamp and die bundle and started creating. Since I have never done layer stamping before I thought the best way for me to learn was to just stamp lots of images.
The background, stems and tan flowers were all stamped using Altenew\’s Coffee Break ink cubes. For the sentiment, I hand inked a scrap of paper with navy ink and die cut it twice because I wanted the sentiment to coordinate with the blue flowers.
I normally stamp with a Misti, but the instructor used an acryllic block so I did also. I think it was good practice to stamp free hand.
I practiced on scratch paper to see which colors I liked and wound up with a simple tan and blue palette.
I am also playing along:
Just Add Ink \”Thinking of You\” (#505) During these uncertain times, I\’ve found myself making more hello/thinking of you/encouragement cards. This card is for a friend who is living alone, which is so hard during the quarantine.
A Place To Start: Create a Custom Background I handstamped my background for this card.
I was so pleased to see that this card was selected as \”The Winner\” at Just Add Ink.
I was honored that this card was selected as a \”Rising Star\” at A Place to Start.
I am so pleased that you stopped by!