Thursday, May 10, 2018

Teenage Guy Encouragement Card - AECP Level 1 Challange Project

I am so excited to be sharing my Level 1 challenge for the Altenew Educator Certification Program.  I was asked to create a card for a teenage boy or girl, with a choice of several categories.  I chose an encouragement card for a teenage boy because I always love a good challenge.  The other requirement was to use 3 elements from the classes I have taken so far in Level 1.  I chose 3 elements with a very basic thought: many a teenage boy is not going to keep a card forever, so I wanted something simple, quick, and fun for me to make.  I reviewed Lesson 1 of the Clean & Simple Boutique class to zero in on this concept for my card. I decided on no dimension to keep it as simple as possible and a few elements to still have a fun card when I was done.

Besides an A2 white card base, this card only needed a 4" x 5 1/4" white panel to stencil on, a scrap for the sentiment, and the super cool Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Kraft Stock (silver) cut to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" and another piece to cut out my letters.

The card was completed in just a few steps:
  1. I attached the silver rectangle panel to the card base.
  2. Using the Altenew Weave Builder Stencil, on the white panel, I created my background by using a sponge dauber with Limestone and Dusk inks from Altenew.  This has to be the coolest stencil ever!  It makes me a little dizzy to look at it :)  I then centered the completed panel and attached it to my card base.  The inspiration for this was by the Seasonal Scene Building class, Lesson 3, which teaches about building backgrounds using a number of different methods.
  3. I cut the word DUDE out of the metallic paper using the Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet dies and attached them to the front of my card.  I was inspired to do this by the Let It Shine class, Lesson 5, metallic paper.  Who doesn't love shiny things and what is cool about this paper is it has that Tim Holtz rustic quality to it that is very hip. 
  4. I stamped You Are Awesome! from Altenew's Label Love stamp set, in Dusk ink, trimmed it, backed it smidge larger white scrap, and added it to my card front.  
And then we are done!  I hope this card would be encouraging to a young man who is doing his best to be an amazing person.  Lord knows that can be quite a challenge in and of itself :)  I also think this would make a great all around guy card that could be mass produced and kept on hand for birthdays, thank yous and other occasions.
If you make a project inspired by this post please tag it with #perkypennypapers on 
Instagram and I will be able to see it :)  

Happy card making,

Joanne and Penny 

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Supplies List

• Altenew Crisp Dye Ink Pad, Limestone
• Altenew Crisp Dye Ink Pad, Dusk
• Altenew DUSK Crisp Dye Ink Pad ALT1212
• Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash METALLIC KRAFT STOCK Paperie TH93586
• Altenew Stencils, Weave Builder
• Altenew Dies, Caps Bold Alphabet
• Altenew Clear Stamps, Label Love
• Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight, Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb, 25 pk
• Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine Paper Trimmer by Tim Holtz
• Tonic Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
• Crafter's Companion GEMINI JUNIOR Die-Cutting & Embossing Machine USA gemjr
• Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your thought and creative process!! This card proves to be perfect for a teenage boy! I love the colors and use of stencil! I am so proud that you are making such great progress in AECP! Way to go!