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My Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) Journey

Updated: Aug 31, 2018

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to start my cardmaking blog journey. I am currently participating in Altenew's AECP. I would like to explore and apply old and new card making techniques, add my own personal touch, and share them with all of you. I hope you find inspiration from my cards and try to make your own. Cardmaking is one of the simple yet effective ways to show someone you care for them.

For my first post, here's a card I made where I applied lessons from the "Masking Unleashed" course from the Altenew Academy. It covers techniques for masking images and creating customized and unique designs for your card. I mixed a variety of Altenew stamps for this exercise. The frame is from the "framed" set; flowers and leaves from the "peony bouquet" set; and sentiment from the "just because" set. I thought of giving this card a vintage look. I used the layering technique for coloring the flowers. For the inside of the frame, I blended Altenew crisp dye ink cube (old paper) and Ranger Distress mini ink pad (rocky shore), then randomly sprinkled the layer with water droplets using my fingers. I colored the frame with copic markers (C1, C3, C5). To add a vintage accent, I heat embossed the middle panel of the frame using Ranger gold embossing powder. I used Zig squeeze & roll glue pen to adhere the powder. I also heat embossed the sentiment. Hope you like the vintage vibe!

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