Layering Stamps - Altenew Educator Certification Program

by - February 03, 2019

Hello crafty people! Today I am finally (FINALLY) submitting my first card for the Altenew Educator Certification Program. I have been a part of the program for quite a while, however, the Holidays are always a crazy, demanding time and I had to put it on the back burner but when I had the opportunity to join Altenew at Creativation, I was able to meet Amber Davis who completed the program recently. She had only great things to say about the program and is even teaching her first class at the Altenew Academy soon. Success stories always get my butt in gear! So here I am.

The first stage of the program is named All About Layering. The class is taught by Nicole Picadura and she gives many tips and tricks to try when using layering stamps. She suggests stamping the first layer and then drawing small arrows (in pencil) pointing to the obvious sections that will line up with the second stamp and so on. 

One of my favorite stamp sets is Painted Flowers from Altenew. I love that they look hand painted but also have the layer of the very fine outline which I stamped here in black. I stamped the first layer of the florals in my lightest color ink and then drew some arrows to the sections that I knew should line up with the second layer. Doing this helped me visualize where the perimeters were and to be sure not to let me second layer stamp go outside of those parts. 

I then took some of the extra outline stamps and added them with black ink around the card front to add some detail. For my sentiment, I used the Label Love stamp set also from Altenew and stamped the "Thanks A Bunch" sentiment in a burnt orange color ink to coordinate with some of the florals on the card. I adhered the card front to an A2 sized card base and added a few orange confetti sequins around the sentiment strip. 

I hope that you've enjoyed learning about how I created this card and the tips I learned so far from the Altenew Educator Certification Program. If you're interested in the program yourself, you can check out the requirement and apply here!

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  1. Yay! Congrats on finally starting the program! Gorgeous card! I like how clear your photos are too!
    I am so glad that you entered your beautiful work in the AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work!

    1. Thank you so much Erum! I love your work! Such an inspiration ♥️


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