I am taking Progressive Cardmaking Class 2 with Justine Hovey at Altenew Academy. Each day covers 3 levels, beginner, intermediate, and advanced. As time permits, I hope to try all three of the ideas presented. Here are the cards I completed with Day 1.
The lesson for beginner showed using a stencil to color a vine. I do not own stamps and stencils that go together, so I chose a vine and colored the leaves with an alcohol marker. Then the lesson took the vine and cut it in pieces, then spread these out over a piece of cardstock. I trimmed my vine down, cut it into pieces, then added the greetings like shown in class. The first two greetings are from a SU set, and the last greeting is from a My Favorite Things set. As all pertained to birthday greetings, I thought they work together. I thought the black mat was a good addition to the card. The vine is from Gina K Designs. I am fairly sure all stamps used are retired except for the MFT one as it is still available in the store.
Emboss resist is the coloring method for intermediate stampers. Justine chose a large floral and embossed in white powder, then ink blended. I chose to emboss in gold as I knew it would pop, and it was laying there. I pulled out rose colors for my ink blending, all Lawn Fawn inks. I mounted the layer on white cardstock. Justine added a die cut greeting, but I think mine works without a greeting.
Masking was the Advanced Technique. I chose to use a stamp set from My Favorite Things and I have the die that matches the flowers. I used Gina K Designs masking paper and die cut the floral, then covered my floral before adding color. In class, Justine made a frame for the are around her flower. My flowers are larger than hers, so I added strips to the sides of the paper before adding color. I stamped this on watercolor paper and applied watercolor paint, rather than ink blend. The I added a die cut greeting as I think it needed something.
I am enjoying the class. I am sure I will learn new things to apply to my cards.