Thursday, May 28, 2020

Altenew Academy - Cards For the Guys

Hello and welcome.  Today, my blog post is about making masculine cards and I've chosen to do a color blocking background.  Fun, bright and eye-catching.  
Altenew Academy Cards for the Guys using Color Blocking with Altenew Mega Alphabet T die and Large Thanks Sentiment die.
I started by cutting four 2x2 squares from brightly colored card stock.  My inspiration came from Jennifer Rzasa and her class on Pop Art Color Blocking.  Once the squares were cut, I taped them together, trimmed the edges for a nice even line and then backed with craft foam for dimension.  

Next, I die cut the "T" from bright blue card stock and the "thanks" from lavender cardstock.  I die-cut each three times and then carefully glued them together for nice dimension.   I initially was going to back them with foam but didn't like the white shadow which I thought distracted from all the bright bold colors.  

I made a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" card base and then attached the color blocked panel.  I weighted it for a few minutes with an acrylic block
Supplies Used:
Altenew Mega Alphabet T die
Altenew Large Thanks sentiment die
6 shades of brightly colored card stock
liquid glue
craft foam
white cardstock for base.

I am also playing along with: Try It On Tuesday "Cut It Out!" Challenge  This card is all about cutting as every element was either cut with a paper trimmer or die cut.  

I really like how the card turned out and think I will do some more color blocking in the near future.

I am so pleased that you stopped by!


  1. Looks fantastic!!
    Thank you for entering your work to the AECP assignment gallery. Well done!

  2. Fantastic card. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

  3. Wow, what a wonderful card! The bright colours and die cutting looks amazing - I love it 😁. It's perfect for our Cut it Out challenge too! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Take care! Hugs, Jo x


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