Inky Creations with April

Sharing my love of handmade cards and papercraftting

November 7, 2020

Hello, my crafty friends. It has been too long since my last blog post. October was a very busy month for both me and my family.

Today I have for you my card from the Let It Shine Class for Level 1 of my AECP. I love all things shiny and glittery so this class taught by Carissa Wiley was perfect for me. I used multiple techniques from the class for this card. I learned some fun new ways to add shine to my cards.

I choose to make a slimline card this time. There is something about them that make me smile. The Playful Plumeria and Label Love sets were my choices for this slimline card. I used masking paper to stamp two different colored flowers and my leaves. For one flower I used Altenew’s Chamomile, Marigold, Autumn Blaze and Fire Brick mini ink cubes. Then for the other flower I choose Sunray, Maple Yellow, Honey Drizzle and Snapdragon. The leaves were stamped with Parrot, Olive and Moss. I know that is a lot of mini ink cubes but I had so much fun.

For the bottom panel I used some sticky tape and gold foil I had in my stash from Gina K Designs. Make sure to press the foil firmly into the sticky tape. I stamped my sentiments in Maple Yellow and Autumn Blaze, then stamped with Versamark before adding some Nuvo clear embossing powder. I heat set these and the pictures do not do them justice. Also a stamp positioner is really needed for this technique since you are stamping the image twice. After adhering my top panel to the bottom panel, I adhered them to a heavy weight card base with Altenew’s Glue Tape. I added some sparkle to all the flowers with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen as well as used it to add some splatter on the card. Unfortunately this sparkle is hard to capture in a photo so can’t be seen. I finished with a few sequins from Honey Bee Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by to see my latest creation. I hope you learned something new and give it a try.

7 thoughts on “Altenew’s Let It Shine Class

  1. Such a lovely card! So many beautiful details in those flowers! Very nicely done!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Devera Mitts says:

    Very beautiful!! I love the colors and the sparkle that can be seen 😍. I can just imagine how it glimmers in person.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Erum Tasneem says:

    I LOVE IT!!! The colours are so vibrant and the arrangement looks so good. Fantastic card, April! Your photo looks great too!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Erum! It was a fun card to make.


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