How fantastic that Altenew has a class on creating cards for the males in our lives. As I went through the Altenew products that I own, hm, imagine my surprise that I don’t have too many non-florals. I LOVE Altenew florals! The Altenew class/videos that I completed watching is called: For The Guys and its presented by Jennifer Rzasa. She is so fun and creative in these videos. Love how she encouraged us to look outside the box when selecting images to make cards for the guys (love her wobblers).
My card which I am submitting for the Altenew Educator Certification program, was inspired by Jennifer’s presentation of using geometric shapes for masculine cards. Imagine my surprise that there weren’t any floral cards :). I had recently purchased the Altenew Weave Builder stencil and thought it would be perfect for this card. This stencil is really awesome. You stencil the first image, then flip the stencil over and stencil again. You create this really cool looking stack of blocks. This image made me think of building and architecture. I remembered I had the Layered Cityscape cover die and thought I could somehow make these work together. I decided to use my stenciled paper and die cut the cityscape out of it and keep the background and create dimension by using foam tape behind the city and having the background kept flat onto the card base. Using some silver shiny paper I die cut the top of the buildings and positioned it behind and slightly off center of the cityscape to create a shadow effect. Using the banner image from Altenew Be Strong I stamped the Happy Birthday from Altenew Persian Motifs inside the banner on vellum and cut it out. I adhered the sentiment to the front of the building and added a bird flying off into the sky (from the Altenew Never Give Up set). That wraps up my card design for this class. Some great take away’s from this class. I will definitely be thinking about alternate uses for images and dies.