Over the weekend I completed the Altenew Academy class 'Clean & Simple Boutique Cards' as part of my AECP and created two different cards using the techniques taught by Jennifer Rzasa. For my projects I was inspired by the class about creating stamped backgrounds, as it is another great way to use your stamps.
I created two cards today, however they are very similar just varying in colour and small style differences. I used the Leaf Canopy stamp set to create both of them.
For my first card I stamped the outline images from the Leaf Canopy stamp set in an alcohol marker friendly black ink randomly over the background. I then used the Altenew artist marker in G804 (Bamboo) to draw a line just inside the leaves and used the blender marker to soften the line. When they were all done I added some dot details with a fine Copic liner. I then attached the panel to a black A2 card base.
I stamped the sentiment from the Heartfelt Sentiments stamp set in versamark onto a strip of black card and then embossed it with Pure White embossing powder. I then attached the strip to the front of the card using foam tape to add dimension. To complete the card I added some enamel dots from the Green Field set.
My second card was created in a very similar way. I stamped the outline image from the Leaf Canopy set in black onto white card, and then also stamped the shadow images from the same set using Silver Lake ink. I then added black dot details as before but also added some white dots to the Silver Lake leaves using a white gel pen.
I attached the completed panel to a coordinating grey card base and stamped the sentiment in Jet Black ink onto a strip of the same grey card and used foam tape to adhere it to the front. I then completed the card using the same enamel dots as before. I think the subtle look of this card would also be good for a sympathy or thinking of you card.