Monday, April 29, 2019

Level 2 Altenew Classes

With A Twist

With a Twist is the third class of ten in the Altenew Education Certification Program taught by Theresa Calvird.  There were six classes in this section.  I have created several cards and will be sharing three of them.  I really enjoyed doing all three but do have my own favorite which I will share first.  

The favorite card was a result of class #6 Die Cut With a Twist.  Hope you like it.

This is a standard A2 card (4.25"x5.5").  I used 110 lb white card stock for the base.  This is a top fold card.  Altenew's Bamboo Rose Stamp and Die set were used.  Below shows all the flowers I stamped and colored.  I used Altenew mini inks, water and a brush to water color the flowers and leaves.  All the flowers were stamped with the permanent black ink first and then water colored with the Red Sunset mini group inks.  For the leaves I used the Tropical Forest mini inks.  You can see I stamped a lot of flowers.  What I don't use I will have on hand to use on another card.

The next step was to die cut the flowers using my Gemini Junior cutting machine.   This takes a bit of time, but well worth it.  I used blush and olive inks to splatter tiny drops to the the card top.  Then the fun begins.  

Placing the flowers to the card top making room for the stamped sentiment.  I played with the flowers and two butterflies.  Once I got what I liked I took a picture.  I removed the grouping from the top and located my space for the sentiment.   Then I removed everything and stamped the sentiment in black. Using my photo of the arrangement I glued each of the elements to the card front. 

I am sharing two more finished cards from the With a Twist classes.  The first is from the class Cutting it Oddly.  I used an oval card to die cut the bottom opening.   This was done with colored pencils and blender tool.  The stamp sets are Flower Vine and Happy Bloom.  

The final card is made using a light violet paper for the card base.  The stamp set is Golden Garden.  I first stamped the outlines in embossing ink and embossed with a gold powder.  Once that was all cooled off I stamped the layer using a medium shade of violet.  Be sure to wipe the embossed areas  once you are done stamping.  The ink will just sit on top of the embossing so it will smear if you don't wipe it off.  You can tell by this card that I need to do a little work on my layers but the effect is still good.  I did three of this one.  What I would plan for in the future is leaving a little white space
(moving the flowers a little further apart).  The sentiment is a simple HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  The i has a little pink drop . 

Now after seeing all three, which one was your favorite?  My Journey with Altenew continues.  I am learning and sharing as I go.  Next class on my journey is "Creative Watercolor Media".  Stay tuned for more.  Please leave me a message with questions or comments.  Have a great week!!!

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  1. Love your creations, Linda! You have proved to be a studious student in "With a Twist" class. I really love the first card and I know the 2nd and 3rd are really awesome, too! I think the colors on your die cut are just so beautiful in the first card. The photos really show very nicely! I encourage you to use larger size photos in your post ( you can set them small, medium and large if you right click your photo after uploading...) and you will see that the photos make a big difference. Other than that, I have no questions about your skills and craftsmanship! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  2. My favourite is the first one Linda! I was about to say the same thing as Virginia that you need to increase the size of your photo on the blog so that we dont have to right click and open it in another tab to look at the details.
    You have done a wonderful job with this course assignment.
    I am so glad that you entered your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Thank you for sharing your creative process! Fabulous job!


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