26 April 2018

Mother's Day card - Altenew Educator Certification Program - All About Layering 1

Hi Everyone,

Today's post is a very happy and special one - it's my first post and project share for the AECP (Altenew Educator Certification Program). I am so honoured and happy to be able to participate in this fun initiative, and I hope you will enjoy this "journey" with me! 

My first project was inspired by the "All about layering 1" course (which, by the way, is FREE, so feel free to check it out yourself), where Nicole shares her inspiration using many of the gorgeous layering stamp sets by Altenew. 

Many of her projects truly inspired me, and my creation uses a few of her suggestions and techniques: second generation stamping (the flowers in the background), heat embossing the outlines of the image, fussy cutting and popping up the focal images, using smaller images from the stamp set for the background, and - finally - using the outlined images without the "proper" stamped layers, and free-hand colouring them instead. 

I wanted to make a Mother's Day card for my purple-loving mum, and opted for the "Beautiful day" stamp set, which was my very first set I got from Altenew, and is still my favourite of all the ones I own. 

I had loads of fun making this card, and I am really happy with how my colouring of the flowers with ZIGs turned out - for a moment, I felt like a true watercolour artist, they're so easy to use! 

I was considering adding sequins or other type of bling, or at least some glitter/shimmer, but in the end decided not to - the design is already quite busy, and I wanted to make sure that the main focus is on the three coloured flowers :o)

I hope you like my first project, stay tuned for more in the coming weeks!

I am entering the card into the following challenges:
SSS Monday Challenge - Flower Power
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes
Work it Wednesday - For the Mom

I will be taking a short break from blogging and crafting for the next few weeks, as I am going away, but I will be back mid-May! 

Take care,


SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):

Grey ink - from my stash
Altenew BEAUTIFUL DAY Clear Stamp Set Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink HYDRANGEA INK035 Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001 Brutus Monroe GILDED Ultra Fine Embossing Powder BRU2487 Zig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48V Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096 Pentel AQUASH BRUSH MEDIUM Fine Point 226537 Ranger EUROPEAN VOLTAGE HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL HIT27089 Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue Adhesive Paint INK41511 Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle 317 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045 Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE PAPER TRIMMER T453 EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01


  1. So very beautiful, gorgeous layering and love your colouring.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a great day x

  2. Oh, Mirella, this is such a gorgeous long card! Love the embossing and layering! So happy to see your first entry for AECP!! Way to go! I look forward to seeing more!

  3. WOW. This has just rendered us speechless!!! it's so beautiful! So glad you could play along with us in this month's Inspiration Challenge!

  4. Love the layering and hints of gold! Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Flower Power Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog :)


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