Beyond Basic Backgrounds

June 8, 2019

I really enjoyed taking the Beyond Basic Background class. It was packed full with lots of great Ideas. I chose to make my own background and to make a in-laid die out of all the class ideas.

So after I made my background, it was time to make a fun card. I used a round die to cut out the center of the card.

I cut out several. Look how nice they all fit together like a puzzle that can be mixed and matched.

I then used the large stamp from the Garden Treasure stamp set. I embossed it in white to match my background.

Next I needed a graduation card so I used my congrats die cut from Altenew’s script. I tried putting it directly on the card . For me it was a bit busy so I cut out a backing and tried it and that was the look I wanted. Thanks for stopping by. Till next time happy stamping!


  1. Hello Teri! Wonderful creation with your first course in Level 2! I love the simplicity of your design. To achieve a even more polished look, I would love to see a more even ink-blended for the background and perhaps use a smaller focal image (with a smaller die), so your beautiful background shows more? Just a thought. Your process video is lovely! Well done! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery.


  2. Teri, the ink blending needs a bit of work and so does the card layout. Maybe you can try working on this course again in your spare time. I am happy to help you privately if you need constructive criticism. You can email me at whenever you have something ready for me. Thank you for the video!
    Thank you for entering your work to the AECP gallery.


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