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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Altenew Educator's Certification Program - In the Mood for Color

 Good afternoon, it's May already - how crazy is that! we only have a few more weeks and school will be out - I've survived around 18months as a home school mom!

My post today is showcasing the work I have done for my next AECP class. The lessons this time were all about "In The Mood For Color" Stephanie Klauck led the lessons which taught about how your mood can apply to the theme of your cards. I chose to showcase 2 colors Blue and Pink. 

As defined in the classes blue has a calming mood, I chose to work with the Painted Butterflies stamp set. I have always found watching butterflies calming.


I started with a 4x5.25in piece of white cardstock and using different shades of blue ink and different butterfly layering stamps created a flutter across the card. I decided to stamp the sentiment vertical for interest. I carried the blue theme onto a mat between the stamped card and my A2 card base.
Finally I added some clear blue gems.



Pink is not only one of my favorite colors but is also said to be sweet, sensitive and caring and I fulfilled these with the sentiment on my next card:
 

For this card I used Beautiful Day stamp and die set - This is one of my all time favorite Altenew sets. I stamped the outline of the flowers and leaves with black ink and then used alcohol markers and colored pencils to add color and depth. They were then all die cut and put to once side while I moved on to next step.
I carried the pink theme onto my card layers. I used a white A2 card base and matted this with pink cardstock. I then took a 4x5.5in piece of cardstock and laid Altenew's Halftone Stencil onto it. I colored some matt texture paste with pink ink and spread this over the stencil to give some delicate detail to the surface.
While this dried I heat embossed my sentiment on to a strip of vellum. This was then wrapped around the bottom of my stenciled card. 
I added the stenciled piece onto my card base with foam tape. My flowers and leaves were arranged and added both with wet glue and foam squares to give more dimension.


These were going to be the 2 cards for my post but then we were invited to join an Instagram Hop celebrating the ACEP course so I decided as I loved composing these cards I would do a 3rd card using In The Mood For Color. 

As it's a celebration I decided rainbow was the perfect color combo. 


I loved using the Painted Butterflies stamp set  for my first card so used them again. This time I used some rainbow colors and had the butterflies flittering diagonally across my card front. I die cut the word hello and the font just was perfect to follow my butterflies

My A2 card base was decorated with strips of coordinating cardstock on a diagonal, I cut my card front down so the rainbow would show underneath.
Finally I added rainbow colored enamel dots


Thank you for taking time to stop by and read my post. I am learning so much on this course and can't wait to start the next class


Items I used:

Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Coverstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Coverstock
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Copic Markers
Copic Markers
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X-Press It Cardstock
X-Press It Cardstock
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Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp & Die set
Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp & Die set
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Altenew Painted Butterflies Stamps
Altenew Painted Butterflies Stamps
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Altenew Half tone Stencil
Altenew Half tone Stencil
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Altenew Glacier Caves Crisp Inks
Altenew Glacier Caves Crisp Inks
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Altenew Cool Summer Night Crisp Inks
Altenew Cool Summer Night Crisp Inks
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Altenew Blush Crisp Ink
Altenew Blush Crisp Ink
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Altenew Jet Black Ink
Altenew Jet Black Ink
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Versafine Ink
Versafine Ink
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Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder
Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder
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Ranger Matt Texture Paste
Ranger Matt Texture Paste
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Altenew Envelope Liner Die Set
Altenew Envelope Liner Die Set
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Altenew Red Sunset Crisp Inks
Altenew Red Sunset Crisp Inks
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Altenew Summer Afternoon Crisp Inks
Altenew Summer Afternoon Crisp Inks
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Altenew Green Meadows Crisp Inks
Altenew Green Meadows Crisp Inks
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Shades of Purple Crsip Inks
Shades of Purple Crsip Inks
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colored cardstock
colored cardstock
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