Friday, August 24, 2018

AECP - Let It Shine

As promised, I'm back today to share the card I made for my Let It Shine class in the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP).  I love adding shine and sparkle to my cards.  For this design I used heat embossing and shimmer pen to add the shine.

For my flower image, I stamped the image from the Mother's Love stamp set from Altenew onto a piece of watercolor paper and stamped it with VersaMark.  I covered it with Copper embossing powder and heat set it.  It made a pretty outline for the water-coloring.  The colors I used to watercolor the image and background are Persian Blue and Coral Berry inks from Altenew.  I think they look so pretty together.  Then, I die cut it using the Labels Collection Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!

To finish the card, I a 1" strip of Scor-Tape down the left side of a piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock.  After I peeled the protective layer off, I added Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder by Ranger and set it with the heat tool.  I attached it to a card base of Sugar Cube cardstock using Art Glitter Glue.  The patterned paper and second piece of Elegant Eggplant were both cut using the Labels Collection Framelits Dies.  To the Elegant Eggplant label I went around the edge with a Clear Wink of Stella Brush which gave it a very nice shimmer.  For the finishing touch, I added three Pearl Basic Jewels from Stampin' Up!

At first, I wasn't going to add a sentiment but decided that I couldn't have too many birthday cards, right?  I used a sentiment from the Another Year Older stamp set from Taylored Expressions.

And, that, as they say, is that.  Well, at least for today.  Thanks for visiting today and I look forward to seeing you again soon at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe.



  1. GREAT job on adding the shine with embossing and shimmer pen! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done!