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ACEP Level 1: Clean & Simple Boutique card

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. 

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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!!

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To check out this Altenew class, head over HERE to find out more.

Clean & simple boutique card supplies*:

Leaf Canopy Stamp Set Leaf Canopy Stamp & Die Bundle Leaf Canopy Die Set Clean & Simple Boutique Cards Classic Crest Solar White (25 sheets/set) (80lb) Permanent Black Crisp Dye Ink

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*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.

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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