13 October 2020

AECP 1 - All About Layering 2

Happy Wednesday crafty peeps, and thank you for stopping by. Today's post is my submission for the second layering class at Altenew, as part of my AECP journey. This is another free class (you can find it here) full of great instruction and inspiration for using more of Altenew's layering stamp sets. 

There are two cards for this class and I hope you'll agree that they demonstrate the lovely layering of the Build A Flower Rose stamp set and the Kind Reminders stamp and colouring stencil set. 

Card One - Build A Flower Rose

I love the Build A Flower sets. The layering results in a beautiful flower, whichever set you choose, and the matching die(s) makes cutting out a breeze! There are six layers to the rose in this set, giving real depth to the flower. And it looks stunning in any colour. 

I've also used the Pattern Play Diamond background stamp, heat embossed with white embossing powder to give a subtle texture to the base of the card.

As you can see, my ink choices were not all traditional. I wanted to introduce some interest by using an unusual colour in the leaves, to lift the pink and green. I list all the inks I used below.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set, and I stamped it with Versafine black ink. 

A few white sequins from my stash added the final touch.

Card Two - Kind Reminders Set

This is another of my favourite sets - I love colouring with the layered stencils. I've listed the inks used below. 

I stamped and coloured the pink flower directly onto the card base. The orange and yellow blooms were stamped and coloured separately then cut out and mounted on the card, the yellow flower on 3D foam pads for dimension. 

For the background I masked the flower and used Altenew's Grid Stencil to give some interest. The stencil is inked with Mountain Mist ink for a pleasing contrast with the vibrant pinks and yellows of the blooms. 

The addition of a few Blushing Red Nuvo drops and a striking red envelope, stamped with Versafine ink, completes the card. 

Build A Flower Rose 
Flowers: Blush, Rouge, Coral Bliss, Velvet, Coral Berry, Grapevine 
Green leaves: Bamboo, Olive
Blue leaves: Dew Drops, Ocean Wave, Dark Night

Kind Reminders:
Flowers: Fresh Lemon, Honey Drizzle, Coral Bliss, Vineyard Berry, Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Dark Chocolate
Leaves: Parrot, Bamboo, Olive, Moss

Thank you for reading - I hope you enjoyed this submission. If you would like to see some more of my work, you can find me on Instagram and Facebook @PeriMadeIt, or if you would like to follow this blog, scroll to the bottom to hop over to the web version, where you will find a follow button at the bottom of the page.

Until next time, stay safe and keep crafting.

Peri x


  1. I love these Peri; particularly the choice of colours and textures for the first card, which I think give it a fresh, contemporary look. I look forward to seeing your next project 🙂

  2. These are gorgeous! I need to channel you!

  3. AMAZEBALLS!! Both the cards are gorgeous! Keep up the good work!
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