Thursday, March 30, 2023

AECP: All About Layering 1 – Project 2/2

Hello again everyone!

This is the second card I made to demonstrate the skills I learned in my first class AECP “All about Layering 1” class.

For this card, I wanted something bright and cheery! I used the Altenew Build-a-Flower Anemone stamp and die set to create the flower and leaves. Like the Canterbury Bells set I used in my first project, this set is a layering stamp – using several stamps to create the large flower and the leaves. I found this set much easier to layer than the Canterbury Bells on my first project – I don’t know if it was because I started getting better at it or if it was just because the larger images are easier to work with. Probably a bit of both.

I used tips from the class to layer the yellows for the flower, adding the brown for the flower center, and for creating the layers on the leaves. I love the dimension that layering stamps give the flowers – it’s a much more realistic look and keeps the flowers from looking flat. The picture below provides a close up of the layering on the Anemone.

I die cut a circle out of a piece of corrugated white cardstock using an Infinity Circle die from Hero Arts and mounted it on a piece of Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock that I had die cut with the Detail Petal Plate from Simon Says Stamp. The Detail Petal Plate doesn’t actually cut the paper, it just adds a pierced pattern that is both beautiful and subtle – it’s become one of my favorite ways of adding some interest to the backgrounds of my cards without it overtaking the center piece.

For the sentiment, I die cut the Hello die from the Altenew Hello and Hugs stamp and die set four times, and glued them together to give the sentiment added dimension.

I assembled all my components on my card and added a few yellow gems for sparkle.

I think this card is super cheerful and I had so much fun making it!

Both of the cards I made for this class were a great way to practice the tips and techniques I learned and I’m super happy with how they turned out. I can’t wait to use some of my other layering stamps!

All the best,


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I love to make cards and enjoy trying out new techniques and products. My artistic “style” differs almost daily – it just depends on what I’m making, the look I’m going for, who the intended recipient is, and, well, sometimes just the mood I’m in.



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