Saturday, May 19, 2018

Altenew Academy: For the Guys

Hi everyone!

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!

1 comment:

  1. AWESOME! I love your composition and use of embossing, Natasha! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design with "For The Guy" card. Well done!