Second submission for the Altenew Education Certification Program

Altenew’s Class “All About Layering 2” was packed with new layering ideas for card making. Clearly, my favorite design inspiration featured the layered letters!

Using the Story of Us, the same Altenew stamp and die set featured in my first submission, I stamped and cut the rose and leaves using Altenew inks Frosty Pink, Coral Berry and Ruby Red for the rose and Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades for the leaves. Next I die cut the word “LOVE” and the letter “U” using Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet Die. I cut the stem of leaves from the Craft-A-Flower:Cosmos Layering Die Set using Darice, Napa Valley green cardstock. Finally, using kraft stock, I cut the burlap background layer from the Atlenew Burlap Texture Die. I also used the same kraft stock for the envelope liner.

The letters L,O & V were cut from one flower and letter placement was designed to feature most of one full rose. The letters “V & E” feature one full leaf. The pink background cardstock is Bubble Gum by Darice. The white enamel dots are from The Stamps of Life, as is the inside matching kraft cardstock envelope liner. The card base is Neenah Classic Crest 100 lb. To make the Bold Alphabet letters stronger and more “snail male” friendly, I cut three layers from the Neenah cardstock and glued them to the back of each letter. I find this technique to be more durable than foam tape. It takes a little more time but the final results are worth the effort!

For an inside sentiment, I heat embossed XOXO, also from Story of Us, in Magenta Embossing Powder by Ranger. As I mentioned in my first submission, I love the sentiments from the Story of Us stamp set. The XOXO is just perfect for this A2 card!

Featuring the same dies and inks above, I tried the process again on Neenah Classic Crest without the Darice, Pink Bubble Gum backer. The pink enamel dots are from Eyelet Outlet.

Not sure which is my favorite? Doesn’t really matter….the love of paper crafting is as much about the process as it is about the final result!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my blog. Hopefully you’ll visit again for my next (and third) submission to the Altenew Education Certification Program. As always, critiques are appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great day!


2 thoughts on “Second submission for the Altenew Education Certification Program”

  1. Jan, please make sure to link directly to the post instead of your blog. Please go through the Step-by-Step Assignment Submission Guide to find out how to link assignments.
    I do like the stamped die-cuts and they look really nice. I think, just those die-cuts would be enough on their own paired with the enamel dots on the second card. Do give it a try ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for submitting your wonderful work to the AECP assignment gallery.


    1. Erum: Thanks for the constructive critique! Thought that second card was a little “busy” :). I am having trouble with the integration between wordpress and my MAC. (WordPress instituted some changes and I’m having a “cookie” problem apparently.)
      Tried to link directly to the blog as I did the first time but could not get it to work. Will contine to work with WordPress and try to resolve for my next submission which will be soon. Thanks!


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