Each lesson was inspirational to learn about techniques that use stamps that were layering sets. I watched all of the video tutorials and sometimes watched them again. I found as a beginner layering stamper, using the pencil guidelines very helpful. This helped me practice and practice again. I also checked out the homework posts from other stampers which was also very helpful as well. I was inspired by the posts.
I also found using the MISTI stamping platform very helpful when I was stamping multiple layered flowers and leaves. I watched an Altenew post on Instagram that reviewed the same helpful techniques. I used both ideas to practice layering and then select the stamped images that were the best, die cut those and used them in my card. I ordered a set of the gradient shades of pink mini ink pads. This was extremely helpful when stamping all of the layers of the antique roses and leaves. The rich shades of color was great. I found that numbering each mini cube very helpful and was a great guide and that helped to select the right color of ink for each layered stamp of the rose. I used some green ink for the leaves that I had in my ink supplies and that worked well.
I also learned about layouts, design elements and how to add those little details that make a difference. These helpful tips helped me to create a well balanced card and includes visual interest. and a focus area. I used the element of three for the roses and leaf clusters. I added a layered die cut square from gold glitter paper, a stenciled gradient dot stencil from Altenew, a stamped word sentiment from Altenew and a few Nuvo drops for visual interest.
I feel more confident about using layering stamps, but still a work in progress. So glad I found a helpful teaching tool to learn new techniques and refer to again and again.
Here is my card for the final project All About Layering 1 class AECP Group 17 /Gallery Post-
These additional card photos are some additional cards that I created using the antique rose layered stamps and dies, zinnia layered stamps and dies and layered leaves. I have also posted these cards on my Instagram page as well along with several other cards for homework for the All About Layering 1 Class.