Hello! And welcome to my next card share in my Altenew Educator Certification Program!
I am especially excited about the simplicity of these cards. If there is one thing I am learning about myself during this AECP adventure, it's that I most appreciate clean and simple, polished and professional, and basic but stunning designs. I think today's cards fit the bill.
With these two cards, I have uniquely used ink blending -- one where the ink blending is a soft backdrop behind a bold focal image, and the other where the blending is the wow factor. Both are equally beautiful.
Let's dive right in, shall we?
The Soft Background:
Into the Washi Graveyard!
In the back of my adhesive drawer lies a heap of unused washi tape -- some of it older than my children. What inspired me to dig it out? Well, in my last class, All About Layering 4, the instructor used gold washi tape as an accent on her cards, and it looked pretty remarkable, not cheap and kindergarten art project-ish at all.
I decided this clean and simple card could use just a little bit of shine, so I dug out an 1/8" wide roll of gold washi and put one stripe across the card, about 1/2" from the bottom. It's really somewhat of a miracle that it was still sticky after all these years! I burnished it well, just in case! Just that one stripe, and I've decided I might just resurrect the washi graveyard.
I think this card could fit well into the Clean and Simple Boutique Cards class I completed a few weeks ago. It definitely radiates class.
Embellishments? You Ask:
The Lesson Here?