The courses I’ve been taking over on Altenew Academy for the AECP program have got me so inspired! I’ve got ideas for projects swirling through my brain.
I’ve been doing some online shopping and ordered a whole bunch of goodies to create said projects. But darn it, mail takes such a long time to get to me here in the Canadian boonies.
But that’s okay, I’m still waiting for my packages, but I realized that to make a clean and simple card, I didn’t need a whole lot of supplies. I had everything I needed to make a beautiful card.
It’s one of the benefits of taking such a variety of courses; you learn new styles and try new things and think out of the box.
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Clean & Simple Boutique Cards
The next course I tackled was Clean and Simple Boutique Cards, taught by Jennifer Rasa. This is such a fun course, and Jennifer is a great teacher. I enjoyed her projects and style of teaching.
I ignored all my natural impulses to make this card (what my teen girls would call) “extra,” and I am happy with the results. There is something very beautiful about simplicity.
My daughter tells me it has early-2000s Brittany Spears vibes. I’ll take that as a compliment!
There was A LOT of inspiration in this course! It was hard to decide which direction to go, but in the end, the project that inspired the card I created was the project from Lesson 5.
Although I did not use any luxury paper to create my clean and simple card, I took inspiration from the simple stamped image as well as the colour of the background.
1. Cut a card panel 4″ x 5 1/4″ for an A2 card.
I recommend using Neenah Solar White 80 # cardstock; it works excellent for ink blending!
Ink Blend The Background
2. Start by ink blending the background in a vignette style.
I’ve used Coral Bliss ink from Altenew with a Ranger blending tool.
Blend the edges by layering up the ink around the outside edges and leaving an area in the centre very lightly coloured.
Stamp The Image
For this card, I decided to use the Persian Motifs stamp set by Altenew.
It’s a gorgeous stamp set that I hadn’t had a chance to use yet, but I think this set was a perfect fit for the card.
3. Stamp the image onto the ink blended background.
I’ve used Obsidian Ink from Altenew for an excellent crisp outline.
I used my stamping platform tool to ensure that it was stamped nicely and in the right spot.
Stamp The Sentiment
4. Stamp on the sentiment. For this card, I’ve chosen the sentiment “You Are Incredible.”
I used Atlenew’s Obsidian Ink to stamp the image using my stamp platform.
5. Add a bit of bling to the card with sequins.
I used Majestic Confetti by Studio Katia to create a bling “triangle” around the stamped sentiment.
Put The Card Together
6. Cut a piece of white cardstock 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.
Score and fold in half at 4 1/4″. Use your favourite adhesive to stick down the card panel to the base.
I’ve used Neenah Solar White 110 # for the card base.
This project was created as my submission for Clean & Simple Boutique Cards for Altenew’s AECP program.
For more information on the AECP program, click here.
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