Try Stampin' on Tuesday #556

Try Stampin' on Tuesday #556

Hello friends! Today cards were created for Try Stampin' on Tuesday's sketch challenge #556 as well as the second part of my final challenge assignment for the Altenew Educator Certification Program's (AECP) Level 1 challenge.




 

As a part of the AECP Level 1 challenge, we were asked to reflect on and use what we learned from the Altenew Academy as we prepare a set of cards and a package for those cards. I chose to focus on the lessons and techniques from the following Altenew Academy Level 1 classes:

In addition, we were asked to create two sets of cards--one that is more feminine and masculine. I chose to focus on the masculine card set and packaging with this sketch challenge. I had completed the feminine challenge last week, seen here.

 

Supplies used:

 

Card #1  

 

This first card was created to mimic the sketch. To begin, one of the smaller tropical images from Altenew's Tropical Jungle stamp set was stamped with VersaMark Frost Dazzle ink on watercolor paper and then heat embossed with Wow!'s Super Fine Metallic Copper embossing powder. The image was watercolored with Altenew's Watercolor Brush Markers in 4 colors: Sweet Leaf, Turquoise, Lime, and Emerald. The lightest part of the image was watercolored with lime, with the internal (flower?) part of the plant colored with a combination of turquoise and sweet leaf. The leaves were colored first with sweet leaf, but were later painted a second time with a blend of emerald and sweet leaf for a darker color. This stamped image was set aside to dry. Later, it was die cut with the corresponding die from the Altenew's Tropical Jungle die set as well as a couple of pieces of scrap cardstock and all three layers were glued together for dimension and set aside to dry.

The squares were created by die cutting some junk mail with a mid-sized square die that cuts both a square as well as a frame. They were each heat embossed with more of the Super Fine Metallic Copper embossing powder and then set aside. 


Next, I turned to the background. Knowing that I wanted to use a  mid-sized stitched rectangular die in my stash for this part of the card, I kept the size of the die in mind as I cut out three quarter inch strips of paper: the bottom strip created by heat embossing more of the Super Fine Metallic Copper embossing powder onto another piece of junk mail, a piece of scrap watercolor paper ink blended with paper die cut from Altenew's Striped Leaf cover die with Catherine Pooler's Aquatini ink, and a piece of leftover brown piece of patterned paper. They were glued onto a piece of scrap paper right next to each other to mimic the three lines in the sketch. Next came a piece of grungy blue and brown piece of patterned paper trimmed to just a little bigger than the stitched rectangular die. After the glue had dried, the whole panel was run through the die cutting machine to create the background panel as you see it above. 

The matte layer was created by die cutting a piece of brown and white spotted piece of patterned paper with a rectangular die cut just a little larger than the stitched rectangular die panel.

The encouraging sentiment came from Altenew's Cotton Comfort stamp set, stamped with Dark Brown Shimmer Delicata Pigment Ink and then heat embossed with more of the Super Fine Metallic Copper embossing powder. After trimming it down in my paper trimmer, I ink blended around the edges with more Dark Brown Shimmer Delicata Pigment Ink.


To assemble the card, the three square frames were glued onto the card panel to mimic the sketch. Since the frames were a little big, they overlap each other more than in the sketch. Before I glued down the sentiment, I decided that the card was still a little too bright (especially the middle strip of ink blended paper on the bottom of the card), so I  ink blended around the edge of the whole card panel with more Dark Brown Shimmer Delicata Pigment Ink, and added a light amount over the whole of the white middle strip as well. The sentiment was placed next. Before gluing it down, I decided to add a strip of the same patterned paper as the matte layer that was leftover from another project to add a little extra interest on the bottom of the card. It was trimmed to just a little longer than the sentiment and glued to the card panel. The sentiment was glued over this strip. Next, the tropical jungle stamped image was glued onto the card panel.  Blue and clear sequins were glued to mimic the dots in the sketch. Again, some modifications were required to make sure the sequins fit on the card panel because  of the size of the squares. I also decided to add the sequins in clusters of 2-3. Then the two panels were glued together and set aside to dry. At this point, I decided that the white card base I had for the card was too bright, so I ink blended the card base with a combination of Dark Brown Shimmer Delicata Pigment Ink and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide to add a warmer brown. I added a few splatters of the Delicata ink using a very old splatter stamp in my stash a few times on the card base. Finally, the whole card panel was glued onto the card base.

Card #2

This card features a leftover Altenew Striped Leaf Cover Die panel created when I used it to add some embossing paste to a previous card. The panel had dried green and shiny. A paper bag was trimmed to be just a little bit smaller than the panel and then stamped repeatedly with a very old splatter stamp in my stash with VersaMark Frost Dazzle ink and then heat embossed with Wow! Super Fine Metallic Copper embossing powder. Next, I trimmed a glossy magazine page to peek through the middle leaves of the striped leaf die and again stamped the page with more of the splatters and heat embossed this with the Super Fine Metallic Copper embossing powder as well. The magazine page was glued behind the die cut image so that it lined up behind the middle leaves and then the paper bag was glued behind that and the whole thing was set aside to dry.


While stamping the same smaller leafy image that I used for the first card from Altenew's Tropical Jungle stamp set, I decided that it would help the image to stand out if I didn't color it since the background was so busy. I stamped the image with more of the VersaMark Frost Dazzle ink and again heat embossed with more of the Wow! Super Fine Metallic Copper embossing powder. The image and two additional pieces of scrap paper were then die cut with the corresponding die and glued together for dimension. After the glued dried, the edges of the leafy image were ink blended with Catherine Pooler's Sea Glass ink.

The encouraging sentiment came from Altenew's Cotton Comfort stamp set, stamped with the same combination of VersaMark Frost Dazzle ink and heat embossed with more of the Wow! Super Fine Metallic Copper embossing powder. After it was trimmed in the paper trimmer, it was ink blended with more of the Sea Glass ink and then the border was heat embossed with more of the Super Fine Metallic Copper embossing powder. 

To assemble the card, the sentiment was glued in the center right of the card panel and the leafy image was glued in the center left. The whole card panel was glued onto a white A2-sized card base. 

  

Card #3


This card features the same, smaller leafy image from Altenew's Tropical Jungle stamp set, this time stamped with Twilight VersaFine Claire ink and heat embossed with Ranger's Holographic embossing powder. It was colored in with Forever Green Perfect Pearls mixed with water and set aside to dry.

Next, the background panel was created. Altenew's Many Dots Washi Tape was roughly ripped across the top edge and placed along the center part of a white piece of cardstock. The whole thing was die cut with a mid-sized stitched rectangular die in my stash. The matte layer came next, die cut with a piece of copper, brown and turquoise grungy patterned paper

The matte layer was created by die cutting a piece of brown and white spotted piece of patterned paper with a rectangular die cut just a little larger than the stitched rectangular die panel.The two die cut papers were glued together and set aside to dry.

 

Taking a piece of corrugated cardboard, I roughly ripped a rectangle slightly wider than the top card panel and about half of its height and took it apart leaving only the ridged middle. Using my finger, I added some Fresh Copper Nuvo Embellishment Mousse on the raised parts of the cardboard and set it aside to dry.

The sentiment was created by die cutting two pieces of paper with a happy birthday sentiment in my stash--a piece of scrap watercolor paper and a scrap piece of olive colored paper. After gluing the two layers together so that a little bit of the white layer peeked out on the right side of the top layer, I colored over the the olive green letters with my Clear Gelly Roll Stardust Ink Pen.

By now, most of the rest of the card's components had dried. I returned to the leafy image and die cut it (along with two scraps of cardstock) with the corresponding die from Altenew's Tropical Jungle die set. All three layers were glued together for dimension. The corrugated cardboard was glued on the bottom third of the white card panel and the edges were trimmed to be flushed with the white panel. Then the leafy image was glued to the corrugated cardboard, followed by the sentiment. The card panel was glued down onto an A2-sized white card base. To finish the card, a few clear and green sequins were glued to the card, tucked behind the leafy image.

 

Card #4


For this final card, I used the largest stamped image from Altenew's Tropical Jungle stamp set, stamped on watercolor paper with VersaMark Frost Dazzle ink and heat embossed with Wow! Super Fine Metallic Copper embossing powder. The leaves were colored in with a variety of greens, blues and yellow Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then was cut out with the corresponding die from Altenew's Tropical Jungle die set.

Next, the background panel was created by running a piece of white cardstock through my die cutting machine inside of  Altenew's Mod Squares embossing folder. To prevent tearing, I lightly sprayed the embossing folder with some Sparkly spray in my stash. I have found that the sparkles are concentrated on the bottom of each of the squares when I use this technique which I really like. I then ink blended around the edges with Catherine Pooler's Sea Glass ink and added some random splatters by stamping randomly on the panel with my ink splatter stamp using more of the Sea Glass ink. Altenew's Many Dots Washi Tape was added to the center of the card panel and the edges were tucked behind the panel. Next, a piece of roughly torn glossy magazine paper was glued over the washi tape and the edges trimmed along the edge of the panel. Finally, the stamped tropical leaf image was attached to the card panel with Altenew's Instant Dimension Foam Tape. Finally, the edges of the leafy image were trimmed to be flush with the panel.

 

The matte layer of the card was trimmed to be slightly larger than the white top panel. The top panel was then glued onto the matte layer and set aside.

The sentiment from Altenew's Cotton Comfort stamp set came next. It was stamped on a leftover piece of white cardstock with more of the VersaMark Frost Dazzle ink and heat embossed with Wow! Super Fine Metallic Copper embossing powder. After trimming the sentiment with my paper trimmer, the edges were ink blended with more of the Sea Glass ink. A small scrap of the same patterned paper that was used for the matte layer was trimmed to be slightly larger than the sentiment strip and the two were glued together. After they had dried, they were attached to the leafy layer with more Instant Dimension Foam Tape.  

 

To finish the card, blue and green sequins were glued onto the card panel and then the whole card panel was glued onto an A2-sized card panel. Finally, the top, bottom and right edges of the card base were lightly ink blended with the residual green ink from my ink blender to add a soft edge. 

 

The box


The last part of the challenge was creating a package to send all of the cards in. I decided to recycle a stationary package as it would easily fit the cards. I wrapped the package with Altenew's Many Dots Washi Tape on both the right and the left side, leaving a sizeable gap in the middle of the box. This was covered with a piece of brown paper (from a paper bag) wrapped around the middle of the package.

To create the leafy focal image, I again used  the largest stamped image from Altenew's Tropical Jungle stamp set, stamped on watercolor paper with VersaMark Frost Dazzle ink and heat embossed with Wow! Super Fine Metallic Copper embossing powder. The leaves were colored in with a variety of green Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then was cut out with the corresponding die from Altenew's Tropical Jungle die set. This was then trimmed to the width of the brown paper and glued onto the package.

 

We hope you are able to join us this week on Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Thanks for reading!

Comments

  1. WOW, Anna! Your cards are incredible! I read through all your steps and couldn't believe all the multimedia processes you used! The TSOT inspiration card is really cool! I haven't used the WOW embossing powder yet, but heard it's to die for!! Congrats on completing your Altenew Level 1 certification challenge!! Thank you for providing a more advanced inspiration project for our experienced TSOT participants... I'm sure they will love your card!!! -Donna

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