Hi everyone! I’m back today with projects for my third class in my level 3 Altenew Certification. I have so much fun learning different techniques for using my stencils. Things I never would have even considered.

I always forget I have so many stencils and taking this class really helped me to see so many great ways to use them and get them out of the box.


This first card was a fun. I ink blended the background over the stencil and then dry embossed it. I haven’t dry embossed before and I’m glad it came out okay. I did have to purchase plates though as I didn’t have the right sandwich for my machine. This card has so much texture. I usually don’t add so much dimension, but this card just called for it.

I wanted to make this next card because I really liked the technique of mixing the embossing paste with the watercolor brush refills.


I didn’t think the colors would pop as much as they have on this card. I couldn’t be happier with how this card came out.


I made such a mess with them, but the colors melded together so well. I trimmed out the image once it completely dried.

I sprinkled silver embossing powder and heat set. When I started using my heat tool the colors started to get brighter as they dried. It was pretty neat to watch the color brighten. 

I finished the card with a embossed sentiment and some white satin sequins. This is a technique I will definitely be using again. Each stencil and color combo will give something different and fun!

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