This card is most definitely inspired by two classes that I took at Altenew Academy. The layout and card design is inspired by the Last Minute Holiday Card class. The instructor created a Christmas card using a Merry die and I loved it so much that I had to create my own version with that technique.
The other class that inspired this card and the real focus of this card project was a class called Sentiments With Impact. The instructor gave several ways to give your sentiments a lot of impact on your card. The first lesson talked about multi-tiered sentiments and that is what I tried to achieve on this card.
Between the script die and the monochromatic white-on-white, this is an elegant card.
I cut out the happy die from the Halftone Happy stamp and die set from Altenew. I cut about 8 of these in white card stock with double sided adhesive on the back from Sizzix. I cut one Happy from Altenew’s Gold Mirror Specialty card stock. I love this stuff! You can see your reflection in it and it is a WOW! addition to any project.
I popped the gold die cut up on craft foam to give it dimension and added the just so sentiment below it and the for you sentiment on top of it creating that multi-tier sentiment and I have to say, I feel like the sentiment really does stand out. It is the focal point of the card.
Another lesson in that class discussed using sentiment repetition to create impact as well. That is what I have done with using the happy die as my background, adding more impact!
I did add some clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to fill in some space on the card and add some fun to it as well. The small sentiments are heat embossed in black on the white card stock to keep it very monochromatic.
I love that only the sentiment has color and that it is metal and shiny besides.
I created a video of my card creation. I’m using a new video editor and it’s taking some time to get used to it. Hang in there with me while I work out the kinks and learn the new program!!