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Crafty Friends Birthday for Addicted to CAS #138

Happy Birthday Shaker

Hi Everyone.

Oh.... I have ANOTHER non-floral card for you tonight!  Of course, that means that I am overdue sharing a floral card :-)

This is the penultimate card  for the Level 3 Altenew Educator Certification Program.  I can't believe that I am almost at the end!

One of the classes was "Sentiments with Impact".  I took insipiration from one of the lessons that showcased multi-colored sentiments. 

I needed a birthday card and decided this was the perfect opportunity to bring out one of my die-cuts and use a mixture of green, blue and gold on a stacked sentiment.  I used my blending tools for the green and blue and then gold embossing for the bottom of the die-cut sentiment.  I was really happy with how fabulous the colors looked together.  Here's a look at the colors - you can just see the difference between the dark teal and dark green

Halftone Happy AECP closeup (1 of 1)

I dipped the bottom of the HAPPY into my versamark pad and then gave it a distressed look with gold embossing powder.  I die-cut 4 layers of white 80# Neenah Solar White cardstock to give it some lift off the card.   I used the Label Love Happy Birthday sentiment and cut off the "Happy" and popped up the birthday.  I love how the black pops against the colors in the happy.

Next I die-cut the frame from my shaker card and added some gorgeous sequins with colors that were a really good match for the blended color sentiment.  I got these sequins as a present in a birthday card from my Addicted to CAS teamie - Susan.  I love them as they are a mixture of large and small, square and round, blue, green, white and silver.  I'd been saving them for a special occasion.

Originally I put normal acetate behind the die-cut layer, but the sentiment lost its pop.  I decided to overlay it with a layer of vellum to make it a little more opaque and that worked really well.  You can still see the sequins, but they don't overpower the sentiment.

Here's the full card:

AECP Happy  (1 of 1)

Now the sentiment really pops :-)

I did manage to get out and take a couple of photos today, but haven't been able to upload them.  I will do that tomorrow and will share them with the final card that I have to share for the certification course.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



card receipe:

  • Stamps:  Label Love - Altenew
  • Die:  Halftone Happy - Altenew
  • Inks: Altenew
  • Embossing powder:  Altenew
  • Card stock:  Neenah Solar White 80# and 110#


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Very cool!!! I love the sentiment as well as the vellum for the shaker...nice touch!

Virginia Lu

Love everything about this shaker card! Really beautiful!! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

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