Hi Everyone! Today I’m sharing homework with you from my Altenew Academy die cutting class. This is the best homework I’ve ever been assigned and it’s from one of my favorite companies! Honestly, you have to check them out if you’ve never seen or used any of their products. Just head over to the Altenew website or Pinterest.
Today’s stamps and dies are the Hennah set. The lesson was on using vellum and coloring the back to add a hint of color. Now, I will admit that my card looks very similar to Yana’s, but I think I’m kind of allowed to emulate the master’s in this situation. Right? You can check out her website here. She is a great artist and teacher.
I embossed the flowers using silver Ranger on vellum and then used the matching dies to cut them out. Next I colored the back using little sponge sticks I found from Tsukineko and my new Altenew crisp inks. Just like every stamp set I see from them, I’ve been dying to order their coordinating ink sets. I finally bought the mini sets in blue, purple, green, and red. So exciting to have these gorgeous colors for this class. LOL!
Here’s the biggest lessons I learned from this: Color the back before you cut them out and dry it with a heat gun. Also, (I know this is a big “Duh!”) don’t touch the embossed side while drying the back. Some of the embossing rubbed off. Ugh!!! Luckily I was able to hide the mistake.
I like the look of the vines and especially the border I stamped on the black, left side. It’s one of those things you don’t notice at first because you are so attracted to the bold flowers. Then it’s like a huge, make-me-grin-from-ear-to-ear, bonus to discover the little extras in the set.
Finally, the sentiments are from another Altenew set, Painted Butterflies. Add a couple of sequins, and there you go! I love the soft, romantic look of vellum paired with the silver embossing. What do you think?
Thanks for joining me today. I can’t wait to plan my next assignment. Check in tomorrow and tell me if you think I pass.