Monday, May 28, 2018

Background Magic: Background Stamps with Creativity Class

Hello Friends!
Hope you had a great weekend, and those of you in the US, a Blessed Memorial Day!
I had a very productive few days of crafting with the Background Magic: Background Stamps with Creativity Class at Altenew Academy.
Background Magic: Background Stamps with Creativity - Altenew
This class was taught by Laurel Beard, and as always, Laurel  encouraged lots of CREATIVE PLAY. We were looking at the Altenew BACKGROUND stamps and different ways to makeunique cards.

These are a few of the cards created for the Homework assignments:
Inspired to create this Summery Multi-Inked card using the Watercolor Dots and Floral Elements using the MISTI. Then added the texture of Cross Stitch Canvas Die.
Below is a snapshot of the Crisp Inks I used. In the first lesson Laurel reminded me of one of my FAVORITE ways to ink up a stamp. Which I have not done in a very long time. I LOVE how soft the colors look:))
I continued playing with Watercolor Dots and a suggested technique that STRETCHES a Background stamp for a different look. Once again, I used the Cross Stitch Canvas Die for texture and then I stitch a few daisies with embroidery floss.
 The sentiment die, MISS YOU, compliments the playfulness of the rest of the card elements.
My next card features the Pattern Play: Circles background stamp paired with the Bold Alphabet Die Set.
This card looks like bubbles blown with the kiddos at a birthday party.

*****I created a few more cards for the class, but after the fact, I realized that they included a background not yet released ..oops! I'll share them later next month:))

I REALLY enjoyed Laurels lessons, shared tips and new techniques in the Background Magic: Background Stamps with Creativity Class. I LOVE that I have lifetime access to all the classes I've purchased at the Academy for those days that creative MOJO evades me. I can pop in for a lesson and BAM! Happy crafting happens:))

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  1. Fantastic cards! Look the incorporation of the stitching and added backgrounds. Made for really great texture and very eye catching! I am so glad you enjoyed the class!

  2. Wow, this is an amazing background.. your cards are beyond gorgeous and pretty. Love who you added the stitched background to the cards .. and these stitched flowers is just brilliant.. they are just perfect.

  3. Love these pretty cards. The cross stitched background makes a nice base for the dots, the embroidered flowers and the cute font of the sentiment. The bubbles card is lots of fun as well. Great job! Enjoy your day!

  4. You really knock this course out of the park. Laura Jane! Love the creativity and what you came up with. The floral card is especially gorgeous with your stamped images! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done!


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