Altenew Educator Certification Program

I am so very excited that I have been accepted into the Altenew Educator Certification Program.  The Holidays and end of year kept me from getting started, but here I go!   I have been a big fan of all things Altenew  for a very long time and have actually been doing the lessons since I started stamping several years ago.  But 2019 will be a fresh year and a fresh start – so my card reflects that.

All About Layering was my first class and is the first one I am posting about.  I did have most of the stamp sets for the class and have been having so much fun rediscovering the layering aspects of Altenew stamps.  One set I did not have was the Golden Garden and I purchased it for this class. I am in love with it.  The set has such clean lines and allows for such a variety of colors, or none.  This is the set I have used for my class submission, along with the Modern Deco Alpha Stamp Set for the sentiment.

I stamped the sentiment in versamark and embossed in gold embossing powder.  It took a few runs as I needed duplicate letters. The central floral piece outline was also embossed in gold and I used Coral Berry ink and Frayed Leaf ink.  I did use my Misti for this as I wanted to stamp it twice, once with each color.  The triple leaf and small flower outlines from the set were  stamped in Jet Black ink, and the colors used to fill in were Frayed Leaf and Cotton Candy inks,  There are so many great stamps in this set and I also used a leafy spray in the Frayed Leaf in the background.

The panel was mounted on a top fold card base of Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock with a piece of fun foam.  The gold sequins help bring out the gold embossing.

Since I had time in my craft room today,  Misti and I did some prep work with the Label Love stamp set.  My sentiment selection should be easy with this great set.  LabelLove

I hope to inspire you with this series as I move through the wonderful classes at Altenew Academy towards my certification.   See you soon with All About Layering 2.   You should really check out the Layering Classes at Altenew Academy.   They have a new one starting in January (All About Layering 3) and I am signed up for it already!

Wishing you all a wonderful , colorful New Year in 2019!!    Hugs – Mary Kay


  1. Hello Mary Kay, this is such a delightful card! Love the colors of your choice and placement of stamped images! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done on your very first assignment! I look forward to seeing more!

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