Sunday, June 13, 2021

AECP:: Polychromatic Roses

I am constantly in awe of the classes that I have taken as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Program. Even after stamping for more than a dozen years, I have learned so many new techniques and get to work with gorgeous stamps. Today's card is my entry for the Polychromatic Online Cardmarking Class. Nina had six lessons focusing on the use of colors, but one really stood out to me...

I used bold shades of pinks and greens to create a faux watercolor technique taught by Nina. I also used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to achieve the look. I found that using a Mini Mister really helped. I stamped with the (now retired?) Build-A-Flower: Rose. One think I think I would change is to let the previous stamping dry before stamping another layer, as after a while, the watercolor paper was pretty saturated.

 I trimmed the watercolor panel and then did a simple white heat embossed sentiment onto black paper, backed with a piece of vellum. The sentiment is from the Sentiment Strips Stamp Set.
I was really happy with the end result, I let the background shine. I think it looks like wallpaper, and would be so super sweet in a girl's room. I was really happy with the soft and dreamy nature of the panel.

This card was part of Level 2 of my journey in the Altenew Educator Certification Program.


  1. Wow, Karen this is stunning! Beautifully done!

  2. WOW! This is absolutely stunning! Magnificent work, Karen!!
    Thank you for submitting your wonderful work to the AECP assignment gallery.