Monday, January 8, 2018

Altenew Academy Project #2...

Hi! I am back with my card inspired by the All About Layering 2 class by the Altenew Academy. I haven't completed the whole course. So there will be more cards coming out soon.

I have always loved the Peony Bouquet stamp set by Altenew. I also find it very difficult to line up this set. But after all the tips and techniques that Nicole Picadura shared I am feeling much more confident about using this set.

I used a stamp positioner this time around since I wanted to make multiple cards. I will share two of the cards today.

The first card is simple layering.

I started with a panel of shimmery cream and gold card stock. This is a textured paper that I bought at a local store and I absolutely love it! I stamped the outline image from the Peony Bouquet stamp set with the Rocky Shore ink. This part of the Coffee Break ink set. That helped me get my base layer into position. I stamped the base layer with the same ink. Then I simply rotated the panel 180ยบ and stamped again. I repeated this process for the entire card. I used Mocha and Espresso for the next two layers.

Here is an extreme close up of the main flower which shows the beautiful texture of the paper and the smoothness of the Altenew inks very well.

I masked off the main flowers and added the supplementary images with Mocha and Rocky Shore inks. Once the stamping was done. I popped up the panel on some foam tape and mounted it on a dark brown card base. The sentiment is from a CAS-ual Fridays stamp set. I heat embossed it with off white embossing powder.

Here is a close up of the completed card.

The second card is similar. But I used a different technique for the layering.

Instead of stamping the base layer with a light color I used several layers of Versacraft Vanilla ink. I was inspired by May Sukyong Park's Inspiration card for lesson 2. I dried it well and then stamped with two shades of green Memento ink. Here is a closeup of the large bloom.

I completed the panel as before. The sentiment is from the Painted Greetings set and I heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I used a gold Sharpie to add some line details to the sentiment panel and the paper strip. To finish I popped up the stamped panel on green card base with some foam tape, adhered the paper strip and popped up the sentiment panel as well. Here is a look at the completed card.

I enjoyed creating these cards. There is one more panel I created using the same technique and stamp set. I will post is very soon.

I hope you liked my cards. Looking forward to hearing from you.



  1. No wonder you love the textured card stock ! It's wonderful:( I loved the vintage look of your cards :)

  2. Both projects are beautiful, Nandini!! Your monochromatic theme is perfect in this!