Altenew Golden Garden

Hi long-lost friends! I know it has been a long while since you’ve heard from me, and I’m so sorry! I was busy the last couple months making 11 (yes, 11!) mini albums for a friend as family Christmas gifts. (I will post a video soon!) It was a crazy endeavor, but it’s thankfully finished and I’m back working on cards.

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Did you see my exciting news on Instragram? I’ve been accepted into the first class in the Altenew Educator Certification Program! I am so thankful, humbled, and excited to begin this new adventure with one of my favorite companies! So… I am taking every single class on Altenew Academy in the three-part certification program. I’ve taken a few over the last couple of years, and they are excellent. Videos, examples, PDFs, etc. taught by some of the best artists in the industry. Have you taken any classes? I highly encourage everyone to check it out.

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The first class I’m taking is All About Layering. It focuses on tutorials for Altenew’s layered stamps and some basic stamping techniques. It’s a good refresher for me. So this first card uses an oldy, but goodie: the artistic and modern Golden Garden stamp set. (You can check out a set of cards I made with this stamp set HERE.) I decided to go with soft, feminine grays and pinks. I thought this could be a pretty card for an engagement announcement or even wedding card. (I know you shouldn’t say congratulations for a wedding card, but I didn’t have a best wishes stamp;)-

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I finished the card by layering the panel over Crafter’s Companion shimmering gray cardstock on a Neenah cardstock base. I stamped the sentiment on a leftover piece of CC with black VersaFine ink, and heat embossed clear embossing powder. Next I added a little Wink of Stella to the pink flowers. Finally I added gorgeous jewels from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards. Don’t they add a pretty touch?

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What do you think? I still love this stamp set! One of my all-time favorites. Let me know if you take some Altenew Academy classes and share your artwork! Love and crafty hugs!

Erin

Altenew Products: Golden Garden and Oriental Orchid stamps, Blush and Silver Stone inks

Other Products: Crafter’s Companion cardstock, VersaFine Black ink, clear embossing powder, Neenah 110 lb. cardstock, Little Things From Lucy’s Cards jewels, Wink of Stella

 

8 thoughts on “Altenew Golden Garden

  1. What a fine post, Erin! Love the soft colors and layering! So glad that you are able to join the program! PS: if you can resubmit this link with the tag name, that will be great. (see forum for tagging details).

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  2. Congratulations on your Altenew program. This is a beautiful card, as all of yours are.
    I am looking forward to more of your beautiful creations.

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