29 October 2020

AECP 1 - For The Guys

Hello crafty peeps! Thank you for stopping by - I always appreciate your support.

Today's post is my sixth submission towards my AECP Level One certificate. The class is For The Guys, a 6-lesson class with lots of fun ideas for those always-difficult cards for men! 

I love geometric patterns so chose them as the basis of my projects.

Card One
I had a good look through my dies and found two sets of triangle dies, one being unbranded and the other Altenew's Trigonometry die set. I used these two sets to cut a variety of triangles from a selection of card scraps. 

I used a sentiment from the Birthday Bash stamp set and stamped it in Permanent Black ink on a pale grey 6" x 6" card base. Then I laid out the various triangles, overlapping, until I found a layout I liked. I lifted the dots from two of the Trigonometry die set triangles with some light-tack tape and transferred them to the card too.

It's quite an unusual and busy card, but I like it!

Card Two
For this card I used one of my favourite Altenew stencils - the Diamond Builder stencil - and my favourite colour combination of the moment (inks listed below). 

I transferred the pattern from the stencil to a piece of black card and cut it out with a craft knife. 

I cut a square aperture in the centre of the stencilled panel, then layered the black cut out piece behind it and mounted the finished piece into a pale grey 6" x 6" card.

I used MFT's Scripty Smile Die-manic (which is no longer available, unfortunately) to cut the word 'smile' from dark grey, gold and silver card (all from my stash) and used all three, slightly offsetting the layers. 

The addition of a sentiment from the Altenew Sentiments Strip 2 set completed the card.

Altenew inks used:
Warm Sunshine, Honey Drizzle, Silver Lake, Morning Frost.

Thank you for taking the time to read - do leave a comment to let me know you were here.

Until next time, stay safe and keep crafting.

Peri x


  1. Gorgeous! Also a great use of scraps on the first card and especially love the dots you lifted with the tape - you didn't even waste those. Beautiful combinations of colour and patterns as always. Go you 👏

    1. As always, such encouraging comments- thank you. X

  2. These are fantastic...You’re very talented x

    1. Thank you, that's a lovely thing to say x

  3. aah Peri, it is always a delight to see your work and now I get to see TWO cards!! Both so wonderful! Love love!
    Thank you for submitting your fabulous work to the AECP assignment gallery.

  4. Thank you, Erum - such kind words. Glad you like them. xx


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