On the CASE: Geometric Landscape

May 8, 2019 | Encouragement Cards | 4 comments

On the CASE: Geometric Landscape

May 8, 2019 | Encouragement Cards | 4 comments

Everyone can fussy cut this project!

Today I’m CASE-ing a new stamp set from Altenew – Geometric Landscape. I can envision a lot of amazing cards with this set. But, I thought I’d start with a design that was inspired by one of the samples. 

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Jaycee Gaspar was an April guest designer at Altenew and is also enrolled in the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – just like me! If you get a chance, stop by his blog and see the samples he did. Two words come to mind – thoughtful and balanced. There are quite a few other designs that he’s shared that I have on my list for inspiration. I hope you like his portfolio too!

I started by pulling the cutouts from his design – cutting on my own lines instead of mimicking the ones he’d selected. I also added in a background geometric layer with some of the leftover pieces. I changed the color thinking that green is a more hopeful color. The color, combined with the angled upward geometric (think – climbing up, or achieving new heights) tie into the encouraging sentiment.

Because the geometric is heat embossed, it’s super easy to fussy cut! So, if you’re typically a non-fussy-cutter, or if you’re new to papercrafting, give this one a try as it’s a great introduction to cutting around the lines.

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (January 2019). Featuring, Oh, Hello turnabout (Concord & 9th), and Heat Embossing. For more details including step-by-step instructions for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #concordand9th #hello #handstamped

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Geometric Landscape (Altenew)
Paper: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Solar White 110lb CS (Neenah), 2: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Evergreen CS (Bazzill), 4″ x 3/4″ Gold Mirror CS (Altenew)
Inks: Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: none
Other: Black Fun Foam Sheet(Amazon), Black Embossing Powder (Ranger), Gold Embossing Powder (Ranger), Anti-static bag (Ranger), Heat Tool (Hero Arts), Stamp Positioning Tool (Tonic/Tim Holtz), Paper Snips (Tonic/Tim Holtz), Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain (Ranger/Tim Holtz)

On the CASE Notes

(your step-by-step guide)

  1. Score the card base at 4 1/4″. Set aside.
  2. Stamp and heat emboss the background geometric panel using Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder on one of the Evergreen cardstock panels.
  3. Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment using Versamark and Black Embossing Powder on the Gold Mirror cardstock strip.
  4. Add Picket Fence spatter to the other Evergreen cardstock panel. Allow dry time, or use a heat gun to dry.
  5. Cut out the geometric layers to your preference. 
  6. Adhere the spattered background panel to the card base, then adhere a background geometric layer (optional).
  7. Trace the geometric shape onto a black fun foam sheet. Cut the foam and adhere to the panel.
  8. Finish the card by adhering the sentiment and adding the top geometric layer.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 2 out of 5 – This is a “Quick & Wow” card. If you have just a few extra minutes to do the heat embossing, you can whip this one up last minute style for any occasion you need. Not enough time for heat embossing? Just stamp it high contrast – like green on white or monochrome like dark purple on lavender, and you’ll end up with the same great result. Cut the geometrics different each time, or go cookie cutter – your choice!

We hope our projects today inspired you to try CASE-ing our projects, or another project you’ve been eyeing!  We hope to see you again in 2 weeks when we’ll be On the CASE again!

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