Masculine & Feminine Card Sets: AECP Level 1

Working through the Altenew Educator Certification Program, the directions for the Level 1 final challenge state I must choose any three of the lessons from the classes I have completed and create two card sets, one masculine and one feminine. I chose Easy Die Cutting Techniques, Let It Shine, and For the Guys. I also used […]

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Seasonal Scene Building: AECP Level 1

Continuing in my Altenew Educator Certification Program journey, the next session I completed was Seasonal Scene Building by Nichol Magouirk. It is listed under Classes/Monthly on the Altenew website. There are six lessons included in this block: Masking a Scene, Oversized Scenes, Background Building, Framed Scene, Window Scene, and Shaker Scene. I decided to do a framed […]

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clean simple cards

Clean and Simple Boutique Cards: AECP Level 1

Next up in my Altenew Educator Certification Program journey, I completed Clean and Simple Boutique Cards. There are six lessons in this block: Simple Styling, Stamped Backgrounds, Foiling/Metallic Details, Faux Letterpress/Embossing, Luxury Papers, and Envelopes/Packaging/Creating Gifts. It’s a wide range of techniques. I chose Simple Styling, as I sometimes struggle with this technique. Creating a Clean and […]

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Cityscape greeting card suitable for guys

For the Guys: AECP Level 1

Moving on in my Altenew Educator Certification Program journey, the next session I completed was For the Guys. It’s available on the Altenew website under the Classes heading. For many people, it can be difficult to create a card for the men in their lives. I am no exception! The lessons included in this class block are […]

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Hello floral greeting card

Irresistible Inking Techniques: AECP Level 1

Continuing in my Altenew Educator Certification Program journey, the next session I completed was Irresistible Inking Techniques. This module is all about the multiple ways and techniques to use ink pads. There are four lessons included in this block. Layered stamping, direct-to-paper inking, painting with ink pads, block inking for a shadow effect, and using a brayer […]

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Greeting card made with easy die cutting techniques

Easy Die Cutting Techniques: AECP Level 1

Next in my Altenew Educator Certification Program trek, I completed Easy Die Cutting Techniques taught by Yana Smakula (available under the Classes/Monthly Classes heading on the Altenew website). It’s filled with fresh ideas for getting the most out of your dies. There are six lessons included in this block: Stamps and Matching Dies, Stenciling with Dies, Negative […]

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Altenew Craft Your Life Bouquet Bonanza

The last month has been challenging. I had cataract surgeries on both eyes, so crafting was off the table for a bit. This past Saturday, I participated in the Altenew Craft Your Life Virtual Retreat – Bouquet Bonanza 2022, focused on using one of their new stamp sets, Timeless Tulips, and pigment inks. The kit […]

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Day 2 – Joseph’s Coat

I love the card I created using this technique! We inked a background, then put a stencil over it and used black ink through the stencil. I chose a mid-century modern stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.

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Day 1 – Ink Lifting

Today’s technique for the Spring Card Camp is Ink Lifting. Here are the cards I created.

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Online Card Classes: Spring Card Camp 2022

I signed up for the Spring Card Camp 2022 at Online Card Classes. It’s two weeks full of different cardmaking techniques. I’m looking forward to the challenge of doing things I don’t normally consider. Hopefully I don’t get discouraged or frustrated, as it is supposed to be fun!

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