I am back with my second post for the day. I am trying to get through the backlog of cards I have to share with you all. So I hope you enjoy this one too.
This card share is to show what I learned in the Altenew Academy class called "Clean & Simple Boutique Cards".
I learnt so much from this class and I created several cards with different techniques. I learnt that it is often harder to create simple looking cards than to create those with the detail piled on. I think this is because you really need to think about your layout before starting out. I also learnt that the papers that you use can dramatically add to the boutique look of a card by adding texture.
Today I am showing my favourite of all the cards I made. I was inspired by the stamped background portion of the class. I just adore how cards look with a stamped background. It is also a fabulous way to use all the stamped images in a stamp set on one card. I find they are also an amazing layout for using when you are having a creative block.
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For my card I used the Ori Kami Stamp Set. I used all of the images at least once to create my stamped background. To begin with though I stamped the sentiment where I wanted it to be on my card so that I could create the background around it. For the sentiment I chose to use the "Today I celebrate you" from the Forever and Always Stamp Set. I stamped both the sentiment and the images for the background in Versafine Onyx Black ink and stamped onto a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used both this ink and this paper as I knew I wanted to add a little watercolouring using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens.
I decided not to colour each image completely, taking my inspiration from the card that Jen created. I love the way her card turned out, it looked super classy and free. I used the Zig markers in 027 Dark Pink, 080 Violet and 082 Purple. I added a little colour to different sections of each image and then dragged the colour out using a water brush.
To add a little extra to my card I stamped out another elephant image and coloured it in the same way as with my other images and then fussy cut it out. I added it right over the original stamped elephant image on my card using some 3M mounting tape. I also added a googly eye to him just to make the card a little bit fun and unexpected. I added the whole panel to a standard size top folding card base to finish off this project.
I hope that you enjoyed this card and will consider taking a class over at Altenew Academy. The classes are amazing. You really can learn so much, regardless of how long you have been stamping for.
Have a great day!