Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing a card for my All About Layering 2 class with the Altenew Educator Certification Program and I wanted to go tropical! With the cold weather coming, I am dreaming of Hawaii!!
With tropical in mind, I decided to go with the Totally Tropical stamp and die set. I have a limited Altenew ink supply, so I used some Catherine Pooler inks for this card to achieve the bright colors I wanted to get.
I started by stamping the images onto a piece of 110lb card stock. I chose to go with a heavy card stock because I wanted sturdy flowers once I die cut them out. I stamped the images first with Jet Black Altenew ink and then stamped the lighter color for the background part of the flower and then I stamped the darker color. I wanted purples, pinks, yellows and oranges and I stamped several of each color. I then stamped the leaves, again stamping the lighter color and then the darker color of ink.
After I stamped all of the flowers and leaves, I used the coordinating dies and cut them out with my die cutting machine.
After all the flowers and leaved were cut out, I rearranged them onto a prepared 5.25"x4" card panel until I was happy with the arrangement, and then took a picture with my phone so I knew how to arrange them, since I would need to take them off to add glue and foam tape. After I put the flower arrangement back together using glue and foam tape, I then cut out the Aloha sentiment with the Aloha word die three times. I then glued them on top of each other to add dimension and glued the sentiment onto the card panel. I then took a piece of dark pink cardstock and cut it to size to mat the card panel. I then glued the card panel onto a white card base made of 110lb white cardstock. I then added some orange gem embellishments to add the final touch. I think the card came out beautifully and it definitely reminds me of Hawaii!! See you all soon for the next class project!
Happy Crafting Y'all!!