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Seasonal Scene Building (AECP Level 1)

Today I have two scene cards to share with you as part of my Altenew Educator Certification Program. The cards were made for my assignment having watched the Seasonal Scene Building taught by Nichol Magouirk. There were 6 lessons in this masterclass, each with a different perspective on how to build scenes. Nichol had used a gardening stamp set for one card so I thought I'd create something using my Altenew Be Strong Set.


Card 1 - Scene


I love cards with plants, and cacti are my favourites to colour. Here's the little scene that I built:

I started by stamping all of the different images and colouring them using my Zig pens. The colouring was probably the longest part of this card. It all came together pretty quickly.

I stamped the sentiment in black and then added the different elements using pop dots.


I wanted a bit of pattern on the far right cacti pot, so using a black multiliner 0.8mm pen I just doodled the striped pattern as you can see in the picture below.

Using my Altenew Classy Stripes stencil and some black Versamark ink I created some black and white striped paper that I adhered behind a stitched white rectangle die. I then added this to a black card base.

It's not so easy to tell in the photo - I coloured the trowel using a silver Uniball pen, and then added some Wink of Stella pen to all of the images for some shimmer.


Card 2 - Window Shaker Card


For my second card, I made a created scene. I die cut two little windows in white cardstock as I knew I wanted to make a shaker card. I then set about building my scene.

I don't have a lot of Altenew stamps to make scenes with so I started wondering how I could get creative with what I do have. I decided to stamp a little pot using the Be Strong (cacti set) and coloured it in pink using three Zig pens - Pink, Peach Pink & Sugared Almond Pink or S.Almond Pink as they call it. I then pulled out my Altenew Ditsy Print stamp set (one of my favourites) to see if I could add the flowers to the pot and I was so pleased when it worked. The flowers come in one piece so it was a simple one cut piece.


I stamped the flowers using the different layering stamps from the set. I used the Altenew Spring Bouquet mini ink cube set as it has some lovely pinks and greens in it.

Once I'd die-cut the flower piece, I attached it to the pot so that the leaves draped over the rim. I then wanted to create some 'wallpaper' behind the flower pot so I pulled out my Altenew Watercolour Stripes stencil and some Caribbean Sky ink. Once the background was finished, I added some pop dots behind the front window panel before making the shaker element up.

I flipped over the shaker front panel and I pulled the pinks, greens and blues together by adding a blue, pink, green and white sequin mix into the frame before adding the shaker back panel.

In the video, Nicole said that when you're doing cards it's nice to add something nice to the frame, so I added two tiny leaves to the top right corner that I cut from the Ditsy Print flowers.

To complete the window, I attached the shaker panel to the front of a hot pink rectangle die cut panel, and then attached this to the white card base. I then stamped the sentiment, 'Hello Friend!' from the Be Strong set.


It was such a fun card to make. I hope you're inspired to play with scene building. How could you stretch your supplies further by thinking outside of the box?


If you haven't seen the class, check it out. It will help you generate ideas for your own scene building cards.



Until next time, thanks for popping by!

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