August 12, 2019

A set of four masculine cards and a gift card holder plus a video

Hope you all had a relaxing and wonderful weekend. Mine was uneventful. I have sick person at home. So didn’t do much. But that gave me enough time to edit today’s project, video and write up this blog post. That brings me to today’s project share.

Hello and welcome. I am Gayatri. Today I have a set of five masculine cards and a matching gift card holder. These projects are part of Altenew’s Certification Program Level 2 final challenge. Yay! I am super thrilled with my projects and cannot wait to share. I hope you will share the same enthusiasm as me.

Here are all the fours cards together.

Altenew masculine card set#1

Altenew masculine card set closeup1

Altenew masculine card set closeup

And here is one of the card with the gift card holder.

Altenew Gift card holder and card

Altenew Gift card holder and card1

And here is the video tutorial on how I made this card set and gift card holder. This is a pretty long video. So make yourself a cuppa and enjoy.

So the techniques I used on these cards are:

  1. Watercolouring using brush markers.
  2. Adding details and texture using brush markers
  3. Creating a texture background using stencil and embossing paste.
  4. Adding colour and layering without bulk using ink sponging.
  5. Adding details using spatters.
  6. Adding layering using die cut.
  7. Framing the focal image using die cut.
  8. Bright colour combination for masculine cards
  9. Adding texture and interest using scoring.
  10. Adding colour and layering using pattern paper.

Here are the measurements for the gift card holder.

Card holder panel: 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 inch scored at half an inch on either side with 5 1/2 inch side face up on the score board. On the 7 1/2 inch side facing up on the score board, I scored at 2 inch and at 5 inch. After scoring there are three sections on this panel. Middle section and two end section. Once of the end section is smaller than the other. This smaller section is the flap. I trimmed the 1/2 inch scored area on either side from the flap and middle section. Then made a tiny triangle notch on the remaining flap. Fold and crease all the score lines, add adhesive to the flap and adhere to the middle section to make a pocket. Fold the flap and make the gift card holder.

The gift card catch piece(pattern paper piece) is cut to 3 1/2 inch by 3 3/4 inch. With 3 1/2 inch side facing up on the score board, I scored at 1/2 inch on either side of the piece. I folded each of the half inch in accordion style with the bottom score flap folded up and told score flap folded behind.

I really love this set and the gift card holder. They turned out so much better than I had hoped. So thrilled! Hope you like them too. Below are the photos of the individual cards, closeups and also the gift card holder.

Card #1

Altenew masculine card #1

Altenew masculine card #1 closeup1

Altenew masculine card #1 closeup

Card #2

Altenew masculine card #2

Altenew masculine card #2 closeup

Altenew masculine card #2 closeup1

Card #3

Altenew masculine card #3

Altenew masculine card #3 closeup1

Altenew masculine card #3 closeup

Card #4

Altenew masculine card #4

Altenew masculine card #4 closeup1

Altenew masculine card #4 closeup

Gift Card Holder

Altenew Gift card holder

Altenew Gift card holder closeup1

Altenew Gift card holder inside

Altenew Gift card holder inside1

Card with gift card holder

Altenew Gift card holder and card

Altenew Gift card holder and card1

Hope that was not too many photos to go through. I love bright colours and I prefer to used bright colours for masculine cards as well. Also I really love the versatility of both the Hug Me as well as Label Love stamp sets. There are so many images on Hug Me stamp set to use. Similarly the sentiments on the Label Love stamp set are so varied, that they along with the image from Hug Me can be used to make a variety of cards. Other products like stencil, dies and pattern papers are used to add texture and layers and accent the focal image and sentiment. All the supplies used to make these projects are listed below.

Supplies:

Thank you very much to taking the time to visit my blog. Hope you got some inspiration from my projects today. Have a lovely day!

Comments

  1. Such lovely and fun cards Gayatri!! LOVE LOVE LOVE everything!! Love the details and your description. The video was great too!
    Thank you for entering your gorgeous work to the AECP assignment gallery. Top job!

    • Thank you very much, Erum! I am so happy you love my projects for the challenge. I really enjoyed the whole experience. EID Mubarak to you and your family. Gayatri xx

  2. Virginia Lu says

    What can I say.,… you ROCK this challenge and ACE it! These are so fun and creative, Gayatri! I love that you stretch your creativity and came up with such cute and cool designs! The coloring is so fun to watch. Love the additional use of Mid Century Frame Die! The added textures from the stencil paste are superb in this! Thank you for taking the time to create videos with your final challenge! I look forward to see more! ps: I am your new YT subscriber!

    • Thank you so much, Virginia1 It means a lot coming from you. I throughly enjoyed the whole experience. Cardmaking is not just a hobby for me but also a passion and an outlet for my creative energy. Altenew designs just bring out my creative juices. Thanks so much for the challenge and being my YT subscriber. I am trying to build it. It is a matter of time I think. Will get there 🙂 You have a lovely day! Gayatri xx

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