I showed some stenciled background panel on my IG over the weekend. I was away from home and I carried a few stencils and inks to sponge. Sponged a few background. Now that I am home, I made three cards using those panels.
Hello and welcome back to my blog. I have three cards to share with you using Altenew’s Stencils for Day #2 of Progressive Cardmaking class. Here they are:
Card #1: Beginner’s level
I used Altenew’s Watercolor Stripes stencil on the background and sponged the Pocketful of Sunshine ink set to sponge an ombre. I simply love this stencil and irregular watercolour stripes. Striped backgrounds are classic. Never ever will go out of style. I used the new A Study in Watercolour stamp set to stamp in black on a diagonal. Then I added black and gold spatters using Altenew Jet Black and Metallic Gold sprays. Sentiment is Happy Birthday die which I die cut out of blue ombre sponged background, stacked and glued for dimension. A few confetti sequins to finish off the card.
Card #2 – Intermediate Level.
I used Altenew’s Cube Builder stencil and sponged baby Pink, Fuchsia and Magenta inks to make up the background. I love the three dimension the background gives. To add interest t the background, I white heat embossed the images from A study in Watercolor stamp set again diagonally. Added spatter as in the previous card, die cut sentiment (You are Loved die) and confetti sequins to finish the card. But because the stencil is a builder stencil, the background has three dimension illusion unlike two dimension on the first card.
Card #3 – Advance Level
Not sure I can call this advanced level. But I am going to call it anyway. I sponged rainbow colours using Altenew inks over the Floral Drape stencil. I wanted to add Moonstone glimmer paste when I got home. But I ran out of it. So instead, I decided I will use the versamark pen and gold heat embossing to add gold details to the floral pattern. I randomly swiped the versamark pen over the sponged floral pattern and gold heat embossed using Altenew’s Gold embossing powder. Adds texture, subtle dimension and interest to the floral pattern. In the hindsight, I would have loved to foil instead of embossing. This one also turned out nice. Moonstone paste would have been perfect. I really need to stock a few of the bottles. I spattered the entire background with black and gold spray to give an artistic feel to the card. The sentiment from Altenew’s Reflection Collection Alphabet Puffy stickers. Perfect pop of black on the colourful background.
So that was my set of three cards for Altenew’s Progressive Cardmaking day #2. I have four more days of projects to complete. Don’t know when I will complete them and share. Probably over the new week, I think. Fingers crossed. All supplies I used to make these cards are listed below.
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