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In The Mood For Color - AECP Level 2

I am back again with another group of projects from my Altenew Educator Certification Program.  The name of this class says it all: In the Mood for Color.  It focuses on using different colors to convey the mood of the card.  I chose pink ... BIG surprise!  Pink inspires feelings of caring, sweetness, and sensitivity which are all wonderful reasons to send a card.  I chose the Cherry Blossom set from Altenew for my pinks and the Tropical Forest set to stamp my leaves.  These bright and cheerful combos are two of my favorites.
To prepare to make these cards, I created a couple of A2 backgrounds using the Altenew Classy Stripes Stencil in different ways.  The first one I created using Nuvo Glimmer Paste, a piece of card stock, Pink Diamond ink, a craft mat, my stencil, and a spatula.  This stencil is very easy to line up straight which I did and I attached it to my paper using Purple Tape.  I then flipped it over and placed it on my craft mat.  The Nuvo Glimmer Paste is the best I have ever used.  It is light and airy, mixes quickly, spreads easily, and shines beautifully.  I took my ink pad and smooshed some color onto my craft mat and then used my spatula to take some of the glimmer paste and mix it with the color to create a pretty, light pink glimmer paste.  I then took the spatula and applied the mixed paste to my card stock.  I prefer to make smaller amounts rather than too much (= waste) so it took me three tries before my panel was complete.  I washed up in between with a baby wipe so as not to muddy up the white paste in the jar.  When I was finished applying the paste, I removed the stencil and took everything to be cleaned up right away.  Another great attribute to this paste is that it dries very quickly but that means fast cleanup is essential. 
The second background was created using the stencil and two inks, Pink Diamond and Bamboo.  I attached the stencil to the paper and sponged the pink horizontally.  Then I removed and cleaned up my stencil and reattached it -- vertically this time.  Sponged in green.  I love the pretty checkered pattern this created.

The last way I used this versatile stencil was by embossing it on card stock with my die cutting machine.  The result was a beautiful panel that would line up with the stripes of the frame I cut out beautifully. Check out the video to see this in action.

When my glitter piece was dry, I took that and the sponged background and die cut an oval frame out of each of them.  This made three pieces that I could now create cards with. 
In continuing my preparation for creating these cards, I stamped and die cut a number of the carnations in the Cherry Blossom colors and the leaves in the Tropical Forest set.  I also stamped and cut one of the frames from the Framed stamp and die set in Pinkalicious and die cut 15 of the frames in white card stock.  I stamped sentiments on the center ovals that were die cut when I cut the frames.
I experimented creating this background by using my scoreboard and bone folder to score every quarter inch vertically and horizontally.  This technique created a very subtle background that complemented the checked paper.

And there you have it: one stencil used in three different ways on five cards.  I hope you are inspired to play with your stencils, the beautiful Nuvo Glimmer Paste, and your inks to create your own pretty pink cards. 

If you make a project inspired by this post please tag it with #perkypennypapers on 
Instagram and I will be able to see it :) 

Have a great weekend,
Joanne and Penny 

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  1. You did a SUPERB job on this video!! What a treat to see your video with the use of stencil 3 ways! I applaud you for going the extra mile for creating a video! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

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