I’m so excited to share with you the first part of my final challenge at AECP course level 2.
I then chose my typography. For a cohesive look across the set, I’ve used the Hello and Hugs Stamp Set in all of the cards. I decided not to use heat embossing – I’ve done so in the first challenge – and opted for the Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink which went well with the strong-but-calm feeling I was trying to achieve.
The Cards (and some tips!)
I can’t get enough of shaker cards! The challenge was to keep it clean & simple, yet fun and colorful.
Tip: don’t fill your shaker too much. I usually fill about a quarter – this allow the filling to move freely but it doesn’t look too empty.
Love/Thinking of You
This card was inspired by Beyond Basic Backgrounds class – I’ve decided to use the sentiment to create my own background.
Tip: Use the grid on your crafting mat to achieve evenly spaced stamping.
As it so happens, my significant other and I celebrated 6 years in January. This card was created with him in mind.
I really like the enamel dots layout and thought it might be cool for once not to use single dots but the whole row. I achieved this by placing washi tape over an entire row and removing the dots from the plastic as a group. Then I set them on the cardstock and removed the tape. This took several tries… I am now in need of more dots!
I just had to use what I learned from the incredible Beautiful Details class. It was by far the most inspiring and motivating class I’ve watched.
Tip: stamp your image on the edges to create a feeling of seeing just a part of a bigger picture.
I’ve really enjoyed the courses and learned a lot from them. I’ve started the certification program in May, and it helped me to stay focused and motivated to create during the pandemic, the lockdowns and the gloomy uncertainty in the past year. Being able to complete the second challenge is a big win for me.
Thank you for reading this post, I hope you enjoyed it.