Let It Shine featuring Altenew’s Vintage Flowers

I’m back with final homework card for a class I completed at Altenew Academy. This card was for the Let It Shine class taught by Carissa Wiley. I used three different techniques from the class on today’s card — embellishments, shimmer pens, and metallic paper.

Mel's Card Corner | Let It Shine featuring Altenew's Vintage Flowers

I started by stamping my focal images. I used the larger rose and leaves from the Vintage Flowers stamp set. I stamped the rose using the three lightest shades (Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, and Rubellite) from the Cherry Blossom ink set. I stamped the leaves using the three lightest shades (Minty Mint, Sweet Leaf, and Just Green) from the Green Meadows ink set. Since I don’t have the coordinating dies for this stamp set, I fussy cut them out and set them aside to work on the rest of the card.

Mel's Card Corner | Let It Shine featuring Altenew's Vintage Flowers

I took a 3/4″ wide piece of Polished Gold Mirror Cardstock from Tonic Studios and trimmed it at a 45 degree angle on one end. I then cut the mirror cardstock into three pieces of varying widths. The narrow strip is 1/8″ wide, the middle strip is 1/4″ wide, and the remaining strip (the widest) is 3/8″ wide.

I adhered the mirror cardstock strips to a white cardstock layer then adhered the leaves and rose to the panel overlapping the mirror cardstock. I then put the panel into my Mini MISTI stamp positioning tool from My Sweet Petunia and stamped one of the sentiment from the Build-a-Flower: Carnation stamp set using Jet Black ink.

To assemble the card, I created a top-folding card base from white cardstock. I matted the focal panel on a piece of green cardstock then adhered that to the card base. I added a few crystal sequins in two different sizes across the front of the card then adhered some clear rhinestones in the center of each sequin. As a final bit of embellishment, I added some clear Wink of Stella over the entire rose.

Before I sign off for the day, I want to take a minute to talk about the classes at Altenew Academy. If you’ve never taken one of their classes, I definitely recommend me. Two of the things I really like about their classes are their affordable price point (usually around $8.95 USD) and that they don’t take a huge time commitment. Each class has a single teacher with usually one, sometimes two, videos per day. As an added bonus, they also offer an early bird sign-up discount which brings the price point even lower.

I’m not being compensated in any way for this promo. I’ve just been very pleased with the classes and wanted to give a little customer testimonial for them.

Altenew Academy 3D Floral Focus Class

If you’re interested in checking out one of their classes, there is a new class starting on 21 June 2019. It’s a 3D Floral Focus class being taught by Therese Calvird. You can use discount code AAJUNEEB2019 to save 20% on the cost of the class. This code is valid until 21 June 2019.

I know it may appear that I’ve been going through these classes really quickly, but I’ve actually been watching the lesson tutorials over the past couple of years as the classes were released. I just never got around to doing the homework.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the project I’ve shared. Until next time …

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