Hi, everyone! Welcome back to my blog. Today I will be sharing my project for the Altenew Educator Certification Program Level 2 challenge (part 1). The goal is to make 4 masculine cards using techniques I learned in my classes. All of these classes helped advance me as a card maker but I am going to focus on 3 classes for this post.
- Impressive Heat Embossing
- Let it Shine
- Stencil Techniques
If you want all the details on these cards, make sure to watch the YouTube video!
Card #1: Ink Blending & Stencils
Let’s start with the first card. On this card, I used a technique of removing color through a stencil. First, I ink blended the background with distress oxide inks in chipped sapphire, prize ribbon and tumbled glass.
Next, I placed the stencil over this piece and used a damp paper towel to remove color from the panel.
After the background dried, I used the technique of splattering water on the panel. While this water was still wet, I added gold embossing powder and heat set it. Once the back panel was finished, I need to add the pattern paper and gold strip on the side of the card front. Last, I added the sentiment “you are awesome” and put some metallic gold thread behind it to add some extra shine.
Card #2: Different Shape & Heat embossing
For the 2nd card, I used the stripes in the tie dye motif set to create an alternating patter of navy and gray on the front panel. I cut this on an angle and added it to a navy card base with a strip of gold foil card stock. To create the sentiment, I cut “hello” from navy card stock and heat embossed the lower half of the word.
Next, I affixed the hello to its vellum shadow. Finally, I attached the sentiment.
Card #3: Layered Heat Embossing & CAS
For the 3rd card, I wanted to layer heat emboss the tie dye stamp. This is a layered stamp, so I decided to use navy, gold and silver embossing powder for the tie dye element. I wanted to the keep this card clean and simple so after the stamped image was heat embossed, I added some metallic gold spatter to break up the white.
After the splatter dried, I mounted this on navy paper and added the sentiment.
Card #4: Stamped Background
The last card involved making a stamped background out of the tie dye stamp. To start this background, I used a ruler and pencil to make the center of the paper. I stamped the center design and worked out from there. After I stamped the first image, I used the Altenew retractable eraser to get rid of my lines then continued stamping the rest of the images.
After the background was finished, I worked on the lower 3rd of the card. I wanted this to use heat embossing to make a pattern on navy paper. I heat embossed the design with gold embossing powder and started working on the sentiment. For this card, I wanted a larger sentiment so I cut out “happy” from gold foil card stock. I added 2 layers of thick white card stock behind it to give it dimension.
Finally, I heat embossed the word “anniversary” on a piece of navy card stock and added it to the sentiment.
I hope you enjoyed these fun masculine cards! Remember to check out the YouTube video and make sure to click through the links below if you are shopping today! These links do not cost you anything but they provide me with a small commission that helps me run my blog. I do a happy dance any time you use one!