This title is the sentiment on my card I am going to share with you today. This card is for Altenew’s Certification Program Level #2. I took the Magical Marker techniques class couple of weeks ago and only had the time to make the project for it today. So here I am sharing the card with you.
Hello and welcome to my blog post. To be honest, I did struggle with the project for this class. That is because, I tend to try and think outside the box or step up on the techniques shown in the class or try and combine couple of techniques shown in the classes. I cannot bring myself to do something basic. I alway try to over do a technique. Have to constantly say Stop Gayatri! Basic is good sometimes. Even then, I tried couple of step up ideas but did not end up liking them. Finally I kind of like this one so I am sharing this card for the class.
So in the class I like the idea of using markers on stencils. I tried like two different stencils and makers but I did not like them. In the end, I decided to first emboss the Leaf Burst stencil on white panel and then use the Frayed Leaf artist marker to go over the embossed areas while the stencil is still in its place. This gave not only texture but also subtle colour to the embossed background. I kept the background simple and subtle.
The focal floral cluster is from Hope stamp set. I used the Enchanted Garden ink cube set and Rock Collection ink cube set to stamp the flowers, leaves and buds. For the flower centre I used Fresh Lemon and Orange Cream inks. Using the coordinating dies, I die cut them all out and arranged into a cluster and adhered them. The green marker on the background makes the flower cluster pop.
Sentiment is from Hope stamp set. I used the same maker on white scrap piece of cardstock and then stamped the sentiment in permanent black. The Hope die is die cut using gold glitter cardstock and also two iece of white cardstock, stacked and glued for dimension. A few Nuvo white drops to finish off the card.
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