Saturday, August 3, 2019

AECP, Polychromatic Class

Hi!  I've finished another Altenew Academy class for my AECP (Altenew Educator Certification Program) Level 2 requirements.  Well, I have had this absolutely beautiful Build-A-Flower: Hibiscus set since April 2018 and have never used it!!!!  Shame on me!  LOL!

The Altenew Academy Polychromatic class is about different ways to use color.  There are six lessons full of great ideas.  My card today uses the idea of having your colored images really pop by having a bright white background.  I feel confident I've achieved that!!  Another lesson is about using colors within, or close to, the same family and my hues of orange do that.

I used my MISTI to stamp all the images.  For the flower I stamped the solid base layer first in Altenew's Sunday ink.  I continued with the subsequent layers in Chamomile, Snapdragon, Marigold, Vineyard Berry, and Heartbeat for the last small layer.  Even though the Vineyard Berry and Heartbeat inks are in a different ink cube set, I was happy to find that they were fabulous with the yellow colors!  I always stamp extra, mainly because I'm bound to mess up one, and then I just call that one my "practice" flower to test layering and colors on.  The leaf has four layers and the green inks I wanted to use just have the three cubes: Limeade, Lime and Fresh Leaf.  So I just used the Fresh Leaf for the final dark layer and stamped it about four times.  You can see from the photo below that it really stands out right after I stamped, but once they are dry, it blends very well.


Once everything was stamped and die cut, I arranged them on the front of an A2 top-folding card base.  I wanted to plan out where to place the sentiment from the Birthday Builder set.

Once I had everything in place I used some Press-N-Seal to pick up my arrangement.  Then I stamped the sentiment with some Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I flipped the Press-N-Seal with the images over so I could put glue on all the leaves.  Then, flip it back over and press it in place.  I wait a minute before removed the Press-N-Seal with the flowers so the glue on the leaves will be dry.  I popped up the two large flowers with foam squares.  The buds have a couple thin foam squares at the top are glued down at the stem end.  

I added just a few clear droplets in order to add a bit of shine while keeping the white background.

I haven't used layering stamps in quite a while it seems, and I totally LOVE this Hibiscus! I sure won't wait as long to use this one again!   This class is full of inspiration for your stamps and I highly recommend it!  Thank you for stopping by!  Carol :)

(P.S.: I saw Cindy's  beautiful butterfly card over on a Flickr challenge and found out about a challenge called a2z Scrapbooking with the prompt of "birthday".  So I'm entering this card.)

Altenew Inks:


  1. Gorgeous colors that work so well together. Beautifully done! So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbing for the August challenge of Birthdays.

  2. Wow that is very nice! Such great colors and that is a nice stamp set.

  3. Oh Carol, I love the colours you used. Such a beautiful card.
    Thank you for entering your gorgeous work to the AECP assignment gallery. Keep it up!

  4. So bright and happy! I am glad you share this beauty with us. Thanks for joining our August challenge at a2z.

  5. Absolutely SUPERB!! Love your use of elements and layout! Your stamping is awesome, Carol! The layering are simply beautiful! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done!


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