Hello there, good to see you! Today I have a post as part of my journey in completing the Altenew certificate educator programme. I have made this card following completing the Clean & Simple boutique card class at Altenew Academy. Now, although I already love CAS cards, I certainly learnt a lot with the class in use different mediums and styles for a clean and simple boutique look. I found when making this card, I had a few attempts at it first (photos below of previous cards), but just didn’t feel they were quite right. Instead, I peeled back the design more, and used aspects of the patterned paper lesson to add texture to the background by creating my own pattern with scoring. This paired with the bold stamping really makes a lovely clean simple boutique card.
Clean & simple boutique card Process overview
Start by stamping the outline leaf stamp onto smooth white card. Also, stamp this onto masking paper or copy paper to create a mask. Place your mask over the leaf on your card panel, and stamp the small outline leaf stamp overlapping the first stamp. Make sure this is stamped in alcohol friendly ink.
Next, using one colour, colour in the leaf with an alcohol marker of your choice. Colour in the areas of shadow for a bold and dimension image. Before adhering to a card base, score horizontal lines across the card panel, but don’t score through your stamping.
Adhere the card panel to your card base, and heat embosses a sentiment from the stamp set onto black card with white embossing powder. Foam mount the sentiments for dimension. For additional interest, scatter a few sequins around the card to lead to eye around and move from one area to another.
*links to products are found at the end of the post.
Clean & simple boutique card photos
The cards before the final one!
With this card, I coloured the leaves in completely and heat embossed in silver over the top to add a metallic element to the card.
This card was created before I thought about adding the scoring to the background for extra texture. I also went a little over the top with sequins! Less is more!!
Did you like this project? Why not pin it and save for later? It will be there for when you need it!
Clean & simple boutique card supplies*:
*THESE IMAGES ARE CLICKABLE LINKS. THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. BY CLICKING ON THEM AND PURCHASING PRODUCTS THROUGH MY LINKS, I RECEIVE A SMALL COMMISSION FOR THE REFERRAL. THE ITEM WILL NOT COST YOU ANY MORE BY GOING THROUGH THIS LINK.
Feel free to leave me a comment below, I would love to hear what you think of the card!
If you enjoyed today’s post, why not sign up to the newsletter to find out when new posts are out? Just click on the link on the menu or fill out the form to the side. As always, you can also follow on Facebook, and Instagram, Pinterest! Or if you prefer, why not follow me on Google +!
Till next time,
*this post was produce whilst working towards the Altenew Educator Certification Programme. I have not been paid or given supplies to make this post, though affiliate links maybe used. However, I only create projects I am proud of and use the products that I love. The information provided is based on my own personal experience.
6 thoughts on “ACEP Level 1: Clean & Simple Boutique card”
Oh, Verity, your CAS designs are gorgeous! The extra subtle details (such as the score lines and silver embossing) really take this card design up a notch! Your display and use of photography are superb! Happy to see your AECP course project again! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. I love your write-up and descriptions, too!
Thank you Virginia for the lovely comments, I enjoyed making these cards and this class!
They are all wonderful!! Love them!
Aw thanks Janette!
How did you get the little silver dots on the silver embossed card? Love it!!
They are silver tonic nuvo drops. You can create you own size enamel dots with them directly onto the card and let them dry. ?