My oldest starts Kindergarten on Monday and I am NOT ready y’all! I felt like a school themed card with cheerful colors would be the kind of therapy I needed. I channeled what I learned In the Mood for Color AECP Level 2 through the Altenew Academy.
Let me tell y’all, the process of making this card was exactly how I’m feeling about this school thing! I made my wave (if y’all have the actual name for the squiggle, let me know please) going into the crayon box. It went super quick until I realized I wanted it larger. Takes a lot more work trying to blend out a harsh line than it did making the original piece. I decided I needed it a little more pzazz, so I covered the white parts of the paper and sprayed water on the Distress Oxide ink. I loved it! Then, I tried to silver emboss my sentiment on. I could not get it to stamp clearly with the powder. I needed a way to cover up the clear ink. So, I covered it up with pink embossing powder. I tried stamping on that. That didn’t work either. Then, I forgot I don’t have great handwriting and tried writing on the pink embossing. Finally, I settled on embossing pink pearl again, stamping the sentiment on white paper, and fussy cutting it.
I really wanted this card to feel bright and freeing. After all, life is messy but beautiful. It’s so easy to forget that. Out came the paint brush, distress oxides, and water. I splattered various colors onto the card. To tie this feeling in, I decided to get a distress oxide sheet I made months ago out of my stash and cut it to put under the card onto the card base.
At the end of the day, our cards are art. They have feelings. This class taught me to embrace showing those feelings on the card.
Distress Oxide Saltwater Taffy
Distress Oxide Twisted Citron
Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina (also accent on edges of card)
Distress Oxide Broken China
Distress Oxide Dusty Concord
Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade
Distress Oxide Festive Berries
Altenew Alcohol Markers:
Crayon box – Y204, WG903, TG903
Crayons – Set D, Primary Colors Set, Rock Collection
CAS Colours & Sketches
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Addicted to Stamps and More!