Wow, this should be my last class before doing a two-hour workshop before becoming a full Altenew Educator. How exciting! I hope this makes the grade and I can prepare for a workshop.
In this class Tania Ahmed showed us how to use multiple mediums within one card. She covered quite a lot of territory and made what could be a mess into some beautiful works of art. From her class I chose to use the example of watercolor, embossing paste, and embossing powder. Here is a video of my process using these mediums:
Now to take this background and make it into a card. I had some tulle that was left from my wedding almost six years ago. It is purple and I thought that could be used on the card in some way to remember our love and could be part of my husband’s Valentine’s Day card. I tied some into a bow, and created a ribbon-like edge on the left side. I glued it down to the cardstock on the back then also glued some fun foam on top of it and mounted it onto a card base.
I cut the word ‘love’ from the Circled Greetings: Love Die three times and glued them together. I also cut the word out of Tim Holtz metallic lavender paper. I glued it onto the card front then added some pearls for embellishments and my card was finished.
Check out the shimmery close up view of this card and the bonus card below. I love the sparkle of the Translucent Pearl embossing powder.
Bonus card: I also tried to add some tulle to another similar background…made the same way as the video showed. This time the tulle was too much and I took it off. Instead, I wove together the Woven Heart Die out of the deep purple paper and added it to the front of the card with a few purple sequins to finish it off. I used the ‘Hugs’ from the Simple Greetings Die Set and cut the shadow in deep purple and the word in white –again stacking three on top. This time I also pressed the word into embossing ink and then dipped it into the Altenew Translucent Pearl embossing powder and heated it. Now it matched the diamond snowflakes on the card and sparkled.
This has been a great journey through AECP. I already have ideas for my two hour workshop so I hope this passes and sends me on the way. Thank you all for watching this process. I highly recommend taking all the classes in the Altenew Academy. You will learn sooo much!