Sunday, May 17, 2020

Altenew Academy All About Layering 1

I've been cardmaking for a little over three years and thought it might be time to see what I could learn at The Altenew Academy Teacher Certification Program.    I applied and was pleased to see that I was invited to join their 17th class.  The first class is "All About Layering 1".  I have actually never used layering stamps so this was a great way for me to start.  I purchased their "Bride to Be" stamp and die bundle and started creating.  Since I have never done layer stamping before I thought the best way for me to learn was to just stamp lots of images.
The background, stems and tan flowers were all stamped using Altenew's Coffee Break ink cubes.  For the sentiment, I hand inked a  scrap of paper with navy ink and die cut it twice because I wanted the sentiment to coordinate with the blue flowers.  
I normally stamp with a Misti, but the instructor used an acryllic block so I did also.  I think it was good practice to stamp free hand.  
I practiced on scratch paper to see which colors I liked and wound up with a simple tan and blue palette.  

I am also playing along:
Just Add Ink "Thinking of You" (#505) During these uncertain times, I've found myself making more hello/thinking of you/encouragement cards.  This card is for a friend who is living alone, which is so hard during the quarantine.  

A Place To Start: Create a Custom Background I handstamped my background for this card.  

I was so pleased to see that this card was selected as "The Winner" at Just Add Ink.
I was honored that this card was selected as a "Rising Star" at A Place to Start.
Rising Star Badge

I am so pleased that you stopped by!


  1. I really like this card :) Funny thing, my boyfriends name is Kenny, but a nickname of that is unique, I like it. I hope that our journey in the AEPC is a wonderful one, and I am sure it will be. Looks like I have some catching up to do. Wish you well :)

  2. Congrats on your first post! This turned out gorgeous! You have done a good job on your first project, a little more detail about your project in the post would be appreciated.
    Thank you for entering your work to the AECP assignment gallery.

  3. This is so pretty Karen! I love the soft graphic background and the slightly bolder bloom colours. I agree it’s great to have a mix of block and Misti tool stampin. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. The design and colours of this card is stunning. Thanks for getting in touch!

  5. Great stamped background, pretty design. Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start this month for our" Make your own background" challenge

  6. Wonderful card: beautiful composition and a beauty of a background. I like the colorcombination very much too. Thanks for the lesson ;-) and succes on you Althenew lessons! Thanks for joining us at a Place to Start this month!

  7. Totally gorgeous Karen! Those colours are amazing as is the fabulous combination of flowers and leaves. Thanks for joining us at JAI!

  8. What a beautiful card! Great work on layering, for the first time! Love the colors you have chosen :) Thank you for sharing your work at A Place to Start challenge. All the best :)

    DT - A Place to Start
    My Blog - K's Kards and Krafts

  9. You did an amazing job! Brown and blue is one of my favorite color combos. Thanks for such a lovely response to our challenge at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

    I apologize for the tardiness of this comment. Life caught up with me!

  10. Congratulations, you were chosen as a Rising Star for the week of May, 18 - 24, 2020 at A Place To Start! Please stop by our blog and grab your badge. We apologize for the late notification!


    1. Thank you so much for letting me know! I am very excited that my card was selected. :-)


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