Paper Crafting & Beyond

Altenew, Altenew Academy, Cards, Die cuts, Watercolor

Hi all! Today I am here to share with you a card I made after I attended another excellent online course over at the Altenew Academy, called “Paper Crafting and Beyond”. This is part of my Altenew Educator’s Certification course and I’m already on the last level, Level 3! I have just 2 more classes to take, do the last assignment and hopefully be certified.Fantasy Floral product pinterestThis course was all about how to use our designer papers in many innovative ways to create beautiful house or party decorations, cards and scrapbooking projects. My card today was inspired by her very first lesson where she showed us how to make a flower wreath using Altenew’s beautiful watercoloured paper and their 3D dies.
20190502_160304.jpgUnfortunately, I didn’t have any of their paper, but I did have tons of my own watercolour pieces from my (failed) attempts to create loose florals. So in the true spirit of the origin of Scrapbooking, I used my scraps to create the flowers using Altenew’s Fantasy Floral 3D die set. I just love how they look once cut out from my failed paintings! I layered them and arranged them around the Sweet friend frame die from Altenew, which I had stamped and heat embossed with Rose Gold Wow embossing powder.Fantasy Floral cuThe sentiment comes from Altenew’s Beautiful Quotes (I love every one of them!) and even though I used a stamp positioner to stamp it, it still came out bleary because I moved the card before I stamped it a second time 🙄. I tried to rectify it by filling in the double letters with a black pen but please forgive me if it still looks a little blurry. To finish, I added splatters with liquid watercolours and a little blue bauble.Fantasy Floral die pinterestI really enjoyed this class and I’m going to use the other ideas in this course to create party decorations and scrapbook layouts. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my post. Let me know your thoughts in the comments, I look forward to reading them.

Have a Great Day! Hugs, 0aablog-signature

I’m also sharing this card over at:

altenew.jpgAltenew’s inspiration challenge 

DiesRUsDies R Us – Flowers

the flower challenge.jpgThe Flower challenge – Embossing

Crafty friends.pngCrafty Friends challenge – use more than one die

11 thoughts on “Paper Crafting & Beyond

  1. Oh WOW!! this is gorgeous Gwendolyn, love all the different shades you created on these die cut flowers, love how you arranged them on your panel with that sweet golden frame in the background, if these are your “failed attempts” my dear, I don’t know what to say, seriously, the flowers are stunning.
    Thank you for sharing this beauty with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, I hope you come and play with us next time.
    Hugs.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

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  2. Gwendolyn I am totally in love with this card, your watercolour scraps turned out just perfect and has inspired me to get my dies out and try again with some layered roses. After I make some more watercolour backgrounds. Its a stunning creation and you must be wrapped and that sentiment is just perfect. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge this month. Aileen DT

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  3. Outstanding! I was wondering which Altenew paper pack you used…turned out it is your paper scraps! It is even better and more beautiful with this organic look! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done! I am glad that you are on the home stretch! 🙂

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