20 December 2018

Altenew Educator Cerficiation Program - Clean and Simple Boutique cards

Hi Everyone,

Today, I want to share with you another card I made for the Altenew Educator Certification Program. Yes, I know, I haven't shared anything for AECP for a long while now, and I am quite behind, but I really want to try submitting a few more entries before the end of the year, so fingers crossed I'll manage. I have been really busy with life recently, and sadly card making had to suffer as a consequence...

Anyhow, on to the class and the card.

I must admit, the class was very interesting to me, as it covered quite a variety of different techniques and approaches to what one can call a clean and simple design. I was mostly inspired by the stamped backgrounds lesson. And yes, my card design might not be 100% clean and simple per se, but let me tell you - I am anyway impressed that I managed to salvage the card, and not throw it into the bin ;o)

Anything that you can imagine going wrong with a card, went wrong... I smeared and slightly bent the panel when stamping my final image. I wanted to just emboss the panel with a die, for additional interest, but the die shifted in my die-cutting machine, and it ended up being all wonky... Fair enough, I ended up trimming the panel, and that helped with eliminating both of these issues :o) I was determined to keep going... But then, when I wanted to embellish my "merry" part of the sentiment with red glitter, the glitter bottle exploded! I had to remove the letters and replace them with new ones... And believe you me - I think I heat embossed the white "Christmas" bit like 20 times - I never have issues with heat embossing sentiments, so don't ask me how I managed that... 

All in all, I was very close to just dumping this card, but I really prefer to avoid doing that, and so I continued... And you know what? The end result is actually quite decent! Maybe not as CAS as I planned, and maybe not 100% perfect, but I am truly proud that I persevered. 

What do you think? Did it deserve to be salvaged? :o)

We're really close to Christmas now, hence I wanted to wish you all 
a very merry Christmas. 
I hope you get to spend it surrounded by the people you love and care about, 
and that you won't get caught up in all the nervous 
preparations - sometimes it's good to just take a step back, 
relax a bit, and devote the time to your loved ones! 
And here's to a great and crafty New Year!


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1 comment:

  1. This card is so very charming, Mirella! I love your subtle stamping of the background and your attentions to details. The popped up sentiment and pops of colors are spot on! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done! I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work in 2019!


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