Saturday, February 17, 2018

AECP Level 1 - Final Project

Over the past couple of weeks I've been working my way through the Altenew Academy classes and the first level for certification.
This week I completed the first level of assigned classes, and now I have my final project to present.
For this assignment I can select any 3 components from the classes and my choice of a Birthday, Graduation or Encouragement theme card. 

The Cotton Comfort Stamp Set was calling my name because I LOVE the sentiments of Encouragement.  
The three components used are Easy Ink Blending, Let it Shine and Irresistible Inking.

I started by stamping several of the cotton pods on Copic friendly paper and I heat embossed with Altenew Platinum Powder
I am very careful when coloring an image with Copics after embossing but I feel it adds so much definition to the image it's worth the chance of having to possibly replacing a marker tip, if needed.

I die cut a panel out of the 

I now do some ink blending on an additional piece of paper using 
Altenew ink colors
Mocha, Espresso and Industrial Diamond

  I've selected a copper foil paper to be the base of my card front, my colored and die cut images are ready, the cover panel with the ink blended paper on the lower bottom (glued to the backside) and I stamped and embossed the 'Prayers' sentiment. 
It's ready to assemble.

Here is my finished card. 
Thanks for joining me on this first part of my journey, now on to Level 2.



Altenew - Cotton Comfort Stamp and Die
Altenew Watercolor Stripes Cover Die
Altenew Inks- Mocha, Espresso,Industrial Diamond
VersaMark Ink
Altenew Embossing Powder - Platinum
Copic Markers - E25,E49,E59,E40,E41,E50,W1
Core'dinations Kraft-Core Metallic paper


  1. Beautifully done! Love the elements that you incorporated into this design, Nancy! The embossing and die-cutting are perfect in this!

    1. Thanks for the great comments. I love this stamp and I'm very happy the way the card came together.