I’m very excited to continue on with my series of “what I learned from the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking designer” series. Over the past couple of months, I’ve shared some of the projects from our Go-to Gals and what I’ve learned from them. Moving forward, I’m choosing projects to share from our brilliant group of published designers. Unfortunately, I haven’t met all of these designers in person but I do get to share their projects and what I learned from them.
Today, I’m reviewing projects by the talented Ms. Alice Wertz. Alice has the distinction of winning both the World Card Making Day contest and the Stamping Royalty contest from last year! I know I’m impressed. And after reviewing her projects in detail, these titles are well-deserved.
Here’s what I’ve learned from Alice’s creations.
1) Add subtle interest using different textures and finishes. This Gold Dipped Feather Card was the project that won Alice her World Card Making Day title. Using modeling paste for texture is a trending technique, and I love how Alice executed this on her card. The unfinished edges and white on white are brilliant touches. I love the use of gold sequin accents to finish off the card. So beautiful.
2) Create a coordinating collage using a blended color scheme like tans, pinks, white, and a hint of gold. Mixing and matching patterns and textures can be super tricky but Alice uses coordinating colors to pull everything together perfectly. She then expertly clusters her items using a doily and a darker color strip on the bottom of the card to ground the collection of items. The result is a gorgeous collage that is fresh and beautiful.
3) Create a stamped collage, layer upon layer. If you’ve never tried this before, you probably have no idea how difficult it can be to create a background using small stamps. Typically, you’ll want to stamp larger stamps first, and then fill in the spaces with smaller stamps. Alice takes it a step further by overlaying different colors on the flowers making this a lovely multi-dimensional card.
Alice has loads of talent when it comes to card making and can often be found in the pages of our special issues. If you want to learn more about her projects, you can catch up with her on her blog.
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