AECP: A Floral Card for Any Occasion

Jul 14, 2019Birthday Cards2 comments

AECP: A Floral Card for Any Occasion

Jul 14, 2019Birthday Cards2 comments

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Floral cards are great for any occasion

I love it when I can craft up a design that will accommodate any sentiment. I find that lots of floral designs fit that category. Of course, it sometimes depends on your frame of mind when creating, and the colors selected, but more often than not, a sentiment can be swapped out for another very easily. That’s today’s card!

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CAS with color

There’s a lovely amount of whitespace on this design, which really qualifies it as “CAS”. Over time, I’m learning how to scale back some of my design to keep it more clean and less over-worked. Most times, less is more! 

The Technique & Design

This is the third card that we created at my Altenew Educator Level 3 Final. It prominently features a Build-a-flower stamp set – something that Altenew is known for. I specifically chose the Painted Flowers set because it is very forgiving. The individual images don’t need to be lined up perfectly to create a great look – unlike some of the other build-a-flower sets. I knew that my class attendees would not be familiar with this kind of stamping, but I wanted to introduce them to the style, and feel successful at the same time. Of course, I had a trick up my sleeve to make it even easier — check out the video to see what I did!

Can you imagine this design without the pink “cloud”? The flowers would look like they were floating, don’t you think? Adding the light swirl of color behind the arrangement adds a grounding element that works every time!

And, oh, what about that sentiment? Swap it out with any of 25 sentiments from the Sentiment Strips stamp set! They’re all the same height, so a 1/4″ strip works for every one. It covers sentiments from birthday to sympathy, thinking of you and even get well! This is a must-have set for your collection!

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Project Tutorial Video

I’ve got a full-length process tutorial for you today. Enjoy, & follow along to create your own!

This is nearly the end!

Or is it? These final projects are the end of my journey to Altenew Certification. But, it’s also the beginning of a wonderful relationship with this amazing company! Tomorrow’s post will feature the final card from my Level 3 Final. Then, on Tuesday, I’ll post a final wrap-up with pictures from the event and the cards that the attendees made! You won’t want to miss it!

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Today’s list features stencils and products that work really well with them. I am in L-O-V-E with stencils.

For the @Altenew Educator Certification Program - level 3: FINAL Features: Painted Flowers, Sentiment Strips stamp sets (Altenew). For more details & video click through to the blog post. #pmretreat #altenew #AECP #floral #buildaflower #anyoccasion