Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Altenew Moroccan Mosaic

Hi all!  I had a bit of time over the weekend to create and I pulled out one of my favorite Altenew background sets, Moroccan Mosaic.  

I stamped it in black on a panel, and then used a really basic no skill necessary coloring technique.  Basically, you use three colors, and starting with the lightest, color a line around the inside of the space.  Using the middle shade, color another layer inside that, slightly overlapping, and then with the darkest shade, color the center of the space.  (Here's another example of how I used the same technique going dark to light from a couple years ago.)

I was originally going to use the panel as a basic rectangular background on an A2 card, but then when I was looking at the pattern, I saw this hexagon shape and decided to trim that portion out of the panel.

I added a black mat which I just eyeballed after adhering the background hexagon to it, and then added a small sentiment from the Leaf Canopy set which was embossed in white on one of the Skinny Strips dies and popped up over the background piece.

I had two pieces left from when I trimmed out the hexagon piece and I didn't want them to go to waste, so I cut a black panel of cardstock and embossed a sentiment from one of my favorite Papertrey sentient sets (Choose Joy).  

The edge panels were then popped up at the top and bottom of the panel.

I love it when you can get two cards for the price of one!  

Also, just a heads up that Ellen is running a sale through today on all Altenew products - 25% off using the code ALTENEW5.

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  1. This is so cool!! I LOVE the graphic feel of these cards and that sentiment at the bottom ROCKS!