Monday, January 21, 2019

Altenew Academy Project #23...

Hi! My second post today another card for Level 3 in the Altenew Educator Certification Program. I really enjoyed Background Magic: Background Stamps With Creativity by Laurel Beard. I love background stamps and have quite a few in my stash. But don't have any by Altenew. The beauty of the Altenew Academy classes is that there are several options discussed. So you are not restricted by your supplies. I created a one layer card with the masking technique and my custom background with the balloon stamp from the Birthday Greetings stamp set.

I started with a top folding white card base. I die cut a heart out of Stamping Mask Sheet by Mudra Craft Stamps. This is one of my favourite masking papers. It is very high quality and gives amazing results. I adhered the heart die-cut centred and towards the top of the card base. I stamped the balloon stamp several times with a block to cover the whole card base. The Altenew inks I used were the lightest in the group and with some of them, I used second generation stamping. You can see how beautiful and transparent these inks are. They create new colours where they overlap and I really love this effect. The highlight was stamped with the same inks as I wanted just a slightly darker shade. Here is a closer look at the stamping.

Once the stamping was done, I peeled off the masking paper. I will be able to use it several times again. I stamped the sentiment from the Birthday Greetings stamp set with Onyx Black Versafine ink. I also filled in the outline of the word 'Happy' with Jet Black Artists Marker. I wanted a frame around the sentiment to make it pop a bit more. So I took the smaller heart die from the nested set I used and embossed it with the help of my embossing mat. Here is a closer look at the sentiment.

I really love the frame that embossing with my die created. Here is another look completed card.


  1. Wow, I love this so much, Nandini!! The inked background with the embossed heart...SWOON! So glad that you join the fun with my “Show & Share”! WONDERFUL!Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  2. This looks fab, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Xxxx

  3. A very pretty creation in the soft zesty colous, many thanks for joining in with our 'Fabulously Feminine' theme at Stampining Sensations challenge.

    B x

  4. Lovely card with a great masking technique too

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

  5. A beautiful card with a very nice design with all the balloons and in lovely colours too. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

  6. Hi Nandini! That balloon background is absolutely gorgeous and the stitching around that sweet heart in the middle is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining my In Stitches blog challenge and good luck :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  7. Beautiful creation...Thank you for joining us over at Moving along with the Times..And good luck..Hope to see you again soon..

    Caz xx MAWTT DT