AECP Level 1: Final Challenge (Part 2) Feminine Card

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The card I am sharing today incorporates three techniques Emboss resist, creating texture with Embossing Paste/stencil and Painting with Inkpads. This is Part 2 of the final challenge given to me at the Altenew Academy. Hope you like the card. I do have a video tutorial.

Here is the video tutorial…

I have used the beautiful floral set Cherished Memories by Altenew. As I plan to colour the blooms with water based Altenew inks, I have taken a piece of Canson watercolor paper.

As the stamp is brand new, I did prep it first by rubbing the same with an eraser.  

For heat embossing I first prep the paper with an anti-static powder as I did not want the embossing powder to stick everywhere. Next, using Versamark ink and Judikins Iridescent sparkle powder I heat emboss all the blooms in the set.

Now for my favourite part, water-colouring.  I built on the colour of the blooms and leaves in layers. I coloured the base very light and slowly moved to a darker shade with each layer. I realised that the inks moved better when I was using a water brush instead of normal brush. I coloured one petal at a time.  Using a water brush I was spreading water first then just dropping colour wherever I wanted to show shadows on a petal. Also, as I had heat embossed the blooms and leaves, it was easy to colour them.

Once I was satisfied with the colouring, I used a pair of scissors to fussy cut all the elements.

For the card base I again took Canson water colour paper. To create texture onto the background, I took some embossing paste and mixed some Glitter to it. I then applied this paste to the background using classy stripes stencil and a spatula.

Once the paste had dried, I picked some coral berry ink with my watercolor brush, and gently squeezed the barrel. This diluted the ink and it spread out beautifully onto the paper.

I did apply the ink in same manner 2-3 times. Once satisfied, I used the heat gun to dry the base.

Once done I arranged the flowers as desired. Using press n seal, I then picked the arrangement and applied adhesive and foam squares to this arrangement. Once done, I pressed the arrangement onto the ready panel. I did check the pieces and used more glue as required.

Next, I took the darkest ink and applied the same to the shadow areas. This really made each level distinctive.

Now for the sentiment, I again choose Altenew Label love stamp set. After stamping and cutting the strip, I did go over the edges with the Coral Berry ink.

Whenever I am making a card, I do try and follow the rule of thirds. So here too, I used the same to decide the placement of the sentiment. Once done, I used some glue and foam strip to adhere the sentiment to the card.

For the card base, I took an A2 size top folding card, I glued down the ready panel onto the same. For the final touch, I applied Nuvo drops Morning Dew.

Hope you liked the card. Thank you for reading and happy crafting.

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