Beyond Basic Backgrounds

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  • Add stunning backgrounds to your handmade cards! In this class, you will learn various ways to add backgrounds to take your cards to the next level. Enjoy fun tips and tricks given in the lessons to improve your cardmaking skills using some of your favorite stamps and dies.

    Instructor: Lydia Evans

    This is an independent class: sign up for the class and enjoy the lesson at your convenience!

    • Students will enjoy lifetime access to all the class materials after signing up for the class.
    • Enjoy exclusive class contents whenever, wherever, and how many times you'd like!

    This class features:

    • 6 in-depth, step by step video tutorials
    • One brand-new lesson becomes available each day throughout the class
    • Exclusive tips & techniques to add backgrounds to your projects
    • Inspiration filled high-quality project photos
    • Students enjoy lifetime access to all the class materials

    To LINK the purchased class to your Altenew Academy account: Please check order confirmation email after purchasing the class. You will find a link that will direct you to connect the class to your Altenew Academy account.

    Watch the HOW-TO VIDEO on linking classes to your Altenew Academy account.

  • Class Supplies can be found HERE.

    Sign up for the class during the first 6 days for an exclusive Student Discount Code

    Day 1 - Blending Through DIY Stencil

      • Peony Bouquet Stamp Set
      • Peony Bouquet Die Set
      • Bamboo Rose Stamp Set
      • Sea Shore Crisp Inks
      • cardstock
      • big shot
      • blending tools
      • heat gun
      • white embossing powder
      • vellum
      • sequins
      • adhesive

    Day 2 - Perfect Spacing

      • Simple Shapes Stamp Set
      • Halftone Happy Stamp Set
      • Halftone Happy Die
      • ruler
      • pencil
      • eraser
      • white cardstock
      • black cardstock
      • glitter foam
      • vellum
      • circle die

    Day 3 - Foiling Without A Laminator

      • Painted Flowers Stamp Set
      • Majestic Bloom Die Set
      • transfer foil
      • bonding powder
      • heat tool
      • card
      • glitter card
      • vellum
      • adhesive

    Day 4 - Matt Watercolour Resist

      • Super Script 2 Stamp Set
      • Dodec Cover Die
      • Gansai Tambi Watercolours
      • Waxed Baking Paper (Freezer Paper)
      • vellum
      • watercolour card
      • white cardstock
      • adhesive
      • Black ink

    Day 5 - Water-bleaching

      • Best Mom Stamp Set
      • Label Love Stamp Set
      • Distress Ink (Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey)
      • Black ink
      • VersaMark
      • Clear embossing powder
      • heat tool
      • black thread
      • black enamel dots (or coloured dots and a black alcohol marker)
      • black & white washi tape
      • cut and dry foam
      • adhesive
      • watercolour paper
      • white card 

    Day 6 - In-layed Die-Cutting

      • Dodec Star Die Set
      • Halftone Smile Stamp Set
      • Altenew Artist Markers Set A
      • white cardstock
      • black ink
      • glossy accents
      • adhesive