Focus on you card

Hello. I hope you are well. Today I am sharing another card for the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.

The most recent class I took was by the talented Laura Bassen. It was called Clean, simple and Colourful techniques. I was particularly struck by the masking and blending and wanted incorporate this into my card.

To start the card I die cut a stitched panel, A6 in size. I then too Distress Oxide inks in Barn Door, Rusty Hinge, Ripe Persimmon, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade.

I placed a piece of wide masking tape on to my card at an angle starting in the middle then used a blending brush to add ink along the line of the tape edge

I started in the middle but you could start at the top or bottom. Each stripe I added I moved the tape along then added a different colour ink, leaving some white space between each colour. I changed to a fresh piece of tape as I got to the lighter colours to stop too much contamination from darker inks. I wiped my blending brush in a micro fibre cloth between each colour change.

Once the blending was done I took one of the images from the Altenew Flower Garden stank set and used Versafine black ink to stamp the image of the edge of the card. I then took the focus on you sentiment from the stamp set of the same name and stamped this between the flowers.

I took a grey coloured pencil and added some subtle shading to the flowers and leaves, then used a glitter pen over the top to add some sparkle which you can’t really see in the photo but it is there!

I added a few sequins and adhered the panel to a white card base to complete the card.

Take care for now.


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Published by Crafty Lemur

UK based self taught crafter with a love of card making, cross stitch, art and design. Altenew Certified Educator. Follow me on instagram @craftylemur. Visit my YouTube channel Altenew affiliate link

3 thoughts on “Focus on you card

  1. That came out so good Katrina! I love the subtle inking. Those are some bright colours, but the way you used them, they look so serene! Gorgeous addition of stamping too. I like the very light shading on the floral image.
    Thank you for entering your work to the AECP assignment gallery.


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