It’s been a while since I’ve shared my progress in the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP), so I wanted to share a project with you today! This program is self-paced, which is amazing because I can work at my own speed without worrying about missing deadlines. This ensures I can always submit my best work, which I love!
The class featured in today’s post is ‘In The Mood for Color.’ This class is taught by Stephanie Klauck. It builds upon the premise of using your mood to inspire your card process. I loved all of the awesome information included in each lesson and there were definitely some fun takeaways and ideas.
I tried to pick just one color for my project, but I couldn’t do it! I decided to go with Stephanie’s bonus lesson theme – Rainbow! You guys know how I love my rainbows, so this was totally up my alley.
To get started, I pulled out the Layered Cupcake stamp set from Altenew. I used my Mini MISTI to stamp the outline of the cupcake image three times in a row on white cardstock. Instead of going the traditional ink layering route, I decided to get creative with my colors and make a rainbow of cupcakes. I used Distress Oxides mixed with water to achieve this look. You can see how I did it in my video tutorial below (or HERE on YouTube).
I used the layering images for the base and wrapper of each cupcake. I absolutely love how these look! I used a couple of grey Copic markers to add shadows around the base of each cupcake.
Next, I used the same Distress Oxide inks with the circle stamps included in Layered Cupcake. I alternated colors to match up the circles with the color of the cupcakes. I watered down some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black and splattered them on my background.
I heat embossed the sentiment in white on black card stock and matted it with bright pink glitter paper. I popped this up on foam and added some cute black and white baker’s twine behind it for some interest. I matted my card on black card stock and then adhered this to a white top-folding card base. That finished off my card!
I really love the way this one turned out. What do you think about color in your artwork – do you think the color of your project determines the mood or feeling of it? Leave me a comment and let me know!
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