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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Leonard

AECP Seasonal Scene Building

Updated: Jul 1, 2021

I'll be totally honest...this was the one class that I was nervous to take as I was just not feeling the concept of what a seasonal scene card was like. I must have watched the lessons 5 times for the concepts to sink in! This is what's so wonderful with the AECP courses! You can watch over and over until the lightbulb goes off! Nicole Magourik did a wonderful job with the classes, but I didn't own one single item from the supply list, so I had to use what I had on hand! Since it is summer and I just LOVE the sea/beach/ocean I was going with this seasonal scene! I am a huge fan of the Enchanted Beauty and Die Set. This is the set that was to be my underground water scene along with the Berries and Branches Die Set

To create this card, I started with a sheet of paper from Altenew's Our Family 12x12 Patterned Paper . Once I created the blue ocean backdrop from the paper, it was time to assemble the ocean floor. Using Altenew's Watercolor Paper I blended various colors using midnight violet, rubellite, warm sunshine, autumn blaze and evening gray from the Spring Garden Waterbrush Set I wet a large sheet of watercolor paper, and gently dropped ink onto the wet sheet allowing for the inks to bleed and create a natural blend of coral. Once the watercolor paper was dry, I then took the curvy border die set to create the sand mound. The last step was to add the sea life using images from my die cut sets listed above. I chose a sentiment from Enchanted Beauty to express that Beauty really is in everything!

I then wanted to create one more card to use the skills I had just learned. This time I went with a shaker element. I just love the sentiment " You Matter" from Altenew's Fancy Greetings Sentiments I have a friend who could really use this right now and what better way than in a homemade card! To create this card, I used Altenew's Fine Tulle Stencil with distress texture paste and ink blended Puffy Heart and Mango smoothie. I then created my shaker element from my stash using the sentiment and gold and white satin sequins.

I hope I was able to stir your creativity with making Seasonal Background Techniques! Until next time! Bye!

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