Wednesday, December 7, 2022

AECP: All About Layering 2

Hello again!
Today, I’m posting my second project for the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP). This class was “All about Layering 2” and expanded on the tips and tricks for using layering stamps that I learned in the first class.

For this class, I chose to use the Airbrushed Flowers stamp and die set from Altenew. This set has gorgeous flowers that stamp in an airbrushed style.

I used the layering tips from the class and my MISTI to line up the layers for the large flower and the leaves in this set and then die cut them with the coordinating dies.  You can see a detail of the layering in the photo  below.

Next, I die cut a few leaves from the Altenew Leaf Clusters die set in a soft green to add a bit of depth and shadow to the card.

I arranged the flower and the leaves and used Press-n-Seal to hold them all in place exactly as I wanted them while I worked on the background and decided my final layout.

For the background I cut the Fancy Lattice die from Lawn Fawn out of Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock and adhered it to my card front.

My original thinking was to put the flower and leaf arrangement directly on the lattice background but I felt like it looked too busy and the flower got “lost” in the lattice so I added another layer using the Nested Essentials Stitched Rectangle dies from Maker’s Movement.

Now that I finally settled on the layout, I turned the Press-n-Sealed arrangement over, added adhesive, and placed it exactly where I wanted it on the stitched rectangle! The Press-n-Seal is a life saver! It keeps me from having to remember exactly where everything was placed and lessens the risk of it getting messed up while I’m putting it all together.

I added a sentiment from the Airbrushed Flowers set in Gina K Obsidian Amalgam Ink to the stitched panel and then used foam tape to pop the panel up from the lattice card base.

This card posed some challenges, but I am so happy with how it turned out! I hope you like it!

All the best,

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Jean

Designer & Content Creator

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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