• Hannah Oxberry

Altenew Academy - Level 2, Class One, Beyond Basic Backgrounds

I'm so excited to begin Level 2 of the Altenew Educator Certification Program.

The first class in Altenew Academy Level 2, "Beyond Basic Backgrounds" focuses on a range of different ways to introduce interesting backgrounds to your card making.

For my class submission I have chosen this card using Sohcahtoa stamp set and the guide from Lesson 2.

To make sure my background pattern was stamped evenly, I began with drawing out a grid on my card panel in pencil. This gave me something to follow, and helped align my stamps. I decided to work with a selection of blue inks to give a more masculine vibe, and worked down the grid from light inks to darker ones to create an ombre effect.

To the bottom of the card I added a die cut sentiment "thanks" cut from black card with a drop shadow of light blue. Above this, white heat embossed on black card, the word "with" completes the sentiment. These I mounted on foam pads on a strip of vellum. The vellum helps define the area for the sentiment, making it pop.

To finish I mounted the card panel on to a 5 1/2" by 7" top folding card blank. A strip of light blue to the edge of the card panel pulls the layers together, while a few light blue sequins frame the sentiment.

Stamp Sets: Sohcahtoa, Leaf Medallion Inks: Deep Blue Seas Die: Script Words 2

Supplies: 7x5" Top Folding White Card Blank, Smooth White Card, Black Card, Blue Card, Vellum, Die Cutting Machine, Embossing Ink, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Light Blue Sequins, Foam Pads, Double Sided Tape, Glue

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