AECP: Using Altenew’s Cube Builder Stencil

Mar 2, 2019 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

AECP: Using Altenew’s Cube Builder Stencil

Mar 2, 2019 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

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What do you get when you mix black foil, gold & silver accents and a fun geometric stencil?

Today’s project! LOL! So, true, but also, a fantastic introduction to the endless design possibilities you can achieve with the Altenew Cube Builder Stencil.

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Class #6: Let It Shine

There are so many ways to achieve a bit of shine on a papercrafting project. Altenew’s Let It Shine class doesn’t disappoint with it’s varied ideas. Carissa Wiley shares 6 lessons with techniques that are both bold and subtle ways to add sparkle and shine to any project.

My Project

I thought the Cube Builder Stencil would be a fun way to showcase some shine with a two-toned look. I was so happy that I got to use my Tsukineko Delicata Champagne & Silver ink pads! I love the amount of luster they give with not a lot of effort. And, they work great with the Scrapbook.com Stencil Blending Brushes.

The Technique & Design

As you’ll see in the video, the trick to the Cube Builder Stencil is to flip the whole stencil over so it goes in the opposite direction, creating the opposite side of the cube shape. It really is a cool (brilliant?) design! Stencil brushes gave me the control I was looking for to keep the ink from going on too thick – I didn’t want it to look solid.

The You & Me stamp set was a freebie from an order I placed last month (Yippee!). The You and Me was heat embossed on the cardstock panel, and the “&” image was heat embossed on a piece of black mirror card (Tonic). If you want to heat emboss on any glossy paper, be sure to use LOTS of anti-static powder – otherwise, you’ll just end up with a blob!

All of the metallic accents, and glossy black meant that this card didn’t need anything else in the way of embellishment – keepin’ it classy!

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Crafter’s Toolbox Video

Of course, a video is way better than reading through instructions, so here’s the official Crafter’s Toolbox video showing this stencil!

6 down, 4 to go!

The countdown continues! I love how going through this class series is helping me to refine some of my techniques, and think of fun approaches to the assignments. If you feel like you’ve hit a crafting rut, I definitely recommend taking an Altenew Academy class!

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