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Simply Beautiful with AECP Boutique Cards

Updated: Jun 7, 2021


 

I always have found it very challenging to create minimalistic projects. This AECP module was quite exciting and gave insight into learning restrain. The different ways to make a clean cards were broken down effortlessly. Sometimes a straightforward card talks much more than a thriving one.




MY INSPIRATION


Two cards have been created for this module. The main Card which is inspired by peg stamps and a supplement card which is inspired by a local artisanal quilt.


I have been longing to create this kind of a layout after seeing a few peg stamps. After finishing my Boutique Cards tutorials, I pulled out all my small stamps and unused glitter. My creation mode was ON.


The supplement card design is inspired by block print quilts which are created by Indian Craftsman and our unique to our land.


It is very gratifying to use these kind of small supplement stamps which don't see the light of day.




Clean & Simple Boutique Cards


Main card


For the main card Wings of Hope Stamp Set was used. I initially purchased this set for it's interesting sentiments and could never figure out what to do with the unassuming florals that came with it. this was only until now,


A one inch strip was masked off using masking paper. Washi tape or any other low tac tape can be used instead. The florals stamps were stamped with Spring Bouquet Crisp Dye Ink Oval Set. the mask was then peeled off and on the edges of this area 4mm red tacky tape tape was set down. Green glitter was dusted on the this tape. This technique of using tacky tape to stick glitter is gives immaculate results. The sentiment was stamped using Altenew's Obsidian Pigment Ink. The card was mounted on a pearl white cardstock for a clean and simple look.


Supplement Card


The supplement card is stamped with a small stamp with an all over pattern. Creating a repetitive design is a brilliant way to use the smaller stamps. This small set from Rose Blossom Stamp & Die Bundle reminded me of block prints. I decided to use a color palette inspired by my hand crafted day quilt- shades of grey with a hint on pink.


The Altenew Grey inks were perfect for my project. The ink shade was introduced with the card stock.


I have to thank Jennifer Rzasa, the instructor, for inspiring my confidence to finally get a simplistic design out of my head.



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