So I received exciting news last week- I was approved to join the Altenew Educator Certification Program. I have been stamping a long time, but I love learning new tips, tricks, and techniques.
I have a few projects to share from some of the recent classes I have taken as part of the certification.
Also for one more day, you're in luck, the classes at Altenew Academy are available for buy 2, get 1 free.
My first card is from the class For the Guys. This is a great class. I don't know about you, but I sometimes struggle with masculine cards. This class has so many great ideas and really helps you re-look at your stash and see how you can make something work for a masculine card.
For example, this stamp set, Simple Flowers- at first glance one would think this set would be best for feminine cards- it's a bold graphic floral set. However, when you break down the images, they are all mostly geometric.The font is also a nice clean and bold one, which works great for masculine cards.
I chose a masculine colour palette- Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, Sand Dunes, Espresso. Next, I chose a few of the circle images that don't necessarily scream "flower". I started stamping with the largest image in a random-ish pattern and then worked my way down in image size. I also made sure to overlap some of the images for added interest.
I stamped the sentiment on some vellum and used some clear foam tape to pop it up. To add a bit more "pop" to the sentiment I added a very thin strip of brown cardstock. I really love how it turned out!