Hello Everyone and welcome back to my blog.
I have been very busy this month completing my final projects for level 2. I am very happy to be sharing them with you today.
Let's start off with the 4 masculine cards I created. The brief was to create 4 cards using the themes Birthday, Love/Thinking of you, Anniversary and Encouragement. I was inspired by the following classes in the Altenew Academy program:
I thoroughly enjoyed taking all 10 classes for Level 2 and my inspiration for the cards came from "Polychromatic", "With a Twist" and "Impressive Heat Embossing".
I love colour but for this project I decided to challenge myself and use a black and white theme with silver as an accent colour. I felt that this colour palette would work well for masculine cards.
I was required to use the themes "Birthday", "Encouragement", "Love/Thinking of You" and "Anniversary".
To make this card I used the Altenew Modern Birthday Faux Letterpress debossing folder. https://altenew.com/products/modern-birthday-faux-letterpress-debossing-folder to deboss some black cardstock, I swiped Versamark ink over the raised areas then sprinkled silver embossing powder over this and heat set it. I used a nesting circle die to cut out the circle. The white panel was embossed using the Diamond Stars 3D embossing folder https://altenew.com/pages/search-results-page?q=diamond+stars+3d+embossing+folder to add extra texture and more interest to the background. I also heat embossed some silver embossing powder around the edges to tie in with the silver on the focal circle which was adhered using foam tape for added dimension. . I love the grungy, yet sophisticated look of the finished card.
For this project I had 2 ideas in mind right from when I was busy with Level 1 cards! I loved both ideas and just couldn't decide which one to make....so I made BOTH!!
I really wanted to create something useful and that I could actually use or display in my craft room.
My first idea was to make a decor item to hang on my craft room wall. I took inspiration from the beautiful bespoke blind I had made for my window. My absolute favourite flower is the rose and my favourite colour is hot pink. Here are a few photos.
I also really love the subtle lime green and ice blue spots in the background and I incorporated these colours into my design.
I found 4 6x6 inch canvases which I had stored in the garage along with some other bits and pieces which were left over from children's crafting classes which I had taught a few years ago.