NEW TECHNIQUES AND IDEAS!
I just participated in the four day Anniversary Crafter 2022 Class, Four awesome card making lessons with great techniques and ideas. The card making bundle of supplies included- Midsummer Bouquet Outline Stamp set, Morning Flowers Layering Stamp set and a 6″ x6″ Scalloped Frame Geometric 3D Emboss8ng Folder. There was a Floral Spring layering stencil in the class bundle that I did not use for a card this time but a welcome addition to my stencil collection.
Each class covered a different technique which was great. Here are my completed cards!
The technique for this card was coloring, blending and layering using Altenew alcohol markers. I stamped the flower using permanent black ink on white card stock. This was double bloom image with leaves. I had some extra leaves from another stamped image and used a darker green marker for contrast. I fussy cut the image and added it to white card stock trimmed for an A2 card. I tucked the extra leaves behind the image. I stamped a matching sentiment. I used silver glitter washi tape- I doubled the tape to create a wider banner and die cut both the sentiment and and glitter banner. That is a quick tip to create a wider strip of tape.
This ink blending technique created a colorful masked stripe. I used wide Post It paper tape to mask off the section that I ink blended using Altenew blue ink cubes going from darkest to lightest. I stamped two leaf sprigs from the Morning Flowes layering stamp set with bright green ink. I stamped the rose from the same stamp set as the first card and fussy cut the rose. I stamped a word tag and tucked it behind the fussy cut the rose and layered it with foam tape. This was a great technique!
The focal point of this card is the Altenew Scalloped Frame Geometric 3D Embossing Folder. I used a piece of watercolor paper, sprayed a light mist of water before embossing. That was a helpful suggestion from the class. While I was waiting for the paper to dry, I stamped the rose on watercolor paper and painted it using Altenew ink cubes in shades of purple. I used the same ink colors to paint the embossed scalloped frame. I splattered on the piece including the space in the middle. I added a stamp sentiment banner, I added this inked piece to an A2 white card base, then added the rose with foam tape and tucked the tag behind the flower. I added an extra leaf for a trio of leaves. I kept the color scheme monocromatic for the card theme. The embossed scalloped paper was the showcase piece of the card!
SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS
- Altenew MIdsummerBouquet outline stamp set and sentiments
- Craft-Class Altenew Anniversary 2022 Class Bundle
- Altenew Morning Flowers Layering stamp set and sentiments
- Altenew 6″ x6″ Scalloped Frame 3D embossing Folder
- Altenew ink cubes- green, blues and purples
- Altenew alcohol markers- green, blues and yellow
- Altenew silver glitter washi tape
- Black ink
- My Favorite Things mini banner die cu, stitched edge rectangle die