Altenew Academy: All About Layering 4

Hello crafty friends, and Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have plenty of things to be thankful for today… the love of family and friends, good food to share, a warm and safe place to call home, or simply being given another day to be alive and do something that makes you happy!

I created this card after participating in Altenew Academy’s All About Layering 4 course. To create the background, I colored transparent matte texture paste with Caramel Toffee Crisp Dye Ink, and applied it through the Altenew square weave pattern stencil. I then sprinkled the wet texture paste with Ranger holographic embossing powder, and let dry before heat embossing the powder. For the flowers. I used the Beautiful Day stamp set with the Crisp Dye mini ink cubes in Lapus Lazuli and Jet Black. I used the Tropical Forest mini ink cube set for the leaves and the floral sprigs.

For the sentiment, I used a piece of glitter paper from the Tim Holtz Halloween Deco Sheets, adhered to a piece of heavyweight cardstock. I diecut the sentiment, and stacked it on top of two more layers to give it dimension. I also decided to use the Deco Sheet glitter paper as a layer under the main card front, to tie the card together.

I was inspired by the sample in the class that used two large blue flowers, and had them mirror each other on the top and bottom of the card. Some of the techniques that I used from this course were to stack diecuts for the sentiment to add dimension, texture paste, mirroring, and using a bold sentiment for the focal point. The flower on the top left is popped up with dimensional foam squares, while the one on the bottom right is glued down flat to the card so the sentiment sits on top of it. I made a second card using flowers from the Peony Bouquet stamp set, and creating the card with a different orientation.

Altenew products used:
Beautiful Day stamps and dies
Square Weave Pattern stencil
Fancy Yay die
Crisp Dye Ink mini cube set in Lapis Lazuli, Summer Afternoon, and Tropical Forest

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