After watching and watching again the video tutorials for Layering 2 All About Layering, I was ready to create several new layering cards for the required homework. I ordered several new layering stamps, dies and ink cubes of gradient colors. Using gradient ink colors is a key ingredient to successful layering. I leanered that from the Layering 1 course. I used the Dahlia Blossoms stamps, die and oranges inks. I also borrowed a set from a friend called Ethereal Beauty for additional layering stamps. I practiced many, many times using the pencil marks to line up each stamp layer. I watched a few more videos from the Altenew blog and Pinterest posts. After I had several good samples, I was ready to begin getting the pieces stamped and die cut. I used a set of ink cubes from Altenew in shades of orange. My submission to Group 17 is the card with the single dahlia flower. I created the background using the lightest shade of ink cube, watercolor paper, and a spray bottle to dilute the ink to begin with. Then I added another darker shade of ink for contrast. I die cut the paper using a stitched edge from My Favorite Things. I added a small paper doily, taped some gold thread to the back of the flower and foam tape to secure the flower. I tucked the leaves behind the flower and stamped the sentiment to the lower right corner using Versamark black ink. A few flat enamel dots for accents, and gold Nuvo drops to the center of the flower. The focal point of the card is the flower and the paper doily was a nice accent piece. The other pictures are other cards I created using the layering technique. Still a work in progress, but getting more successful every time I stamp using using the layered flowers and leaves.
Additional layering cards using the Etherial Beauty set and Dahlia Blossoms set.