Elements of Floral Composition – AECP

Hello all, and welcome to my third class on my AECP journey in level 3.

This class was a doozy! I am so happy with my level 3 class choices that I just keep patting myself on the back for making such great picks. And, of course, a huge shout out to the instructors for creating such wonderful classes. 😁

Elements of Floral Composition class provides technical information about the layout and composition of the card panel when creating floral layouts.

Die-Cut Stamped Image

A brief overview of the class elements:

  1. Color – this is about balance the rule of color on your panel
  2. Value – creating color values, ranges and using shades of the same color
  3. Line – their weights, thicknesses and perceived lines
  4. Shape – shapes created by the arrangement on the card panel and incorporating multiple shapes
  5. Form – this is about shadows, and adding actual or perceived dimension.
  6. Texture – adding texture whether is actual texture or the look of texture using inks.
  7. Space – this idea has stuck with me. It’s about the layout and locations of your elements on the card using the rule of thirds

I see myself going back to this course periodically to review the elements and incorporating them into my projects.


  • Altenew’s Tessellation Puzzles Die Set
  • Altenew’s Birthday Greetings Stamp Set – Sentiment
  • Altenew’s Tranquility Rose Stamp Set
  • Altenew’s Versatile Vases Stamp Die
  • Altenew’s Layered Laurel Stamp Set
  • Altenew’s Itty Bitty Branches Die Set
  • Altenew’s Layered Laurel Stamp Set
  • Altenew’s Simple Greetings Die Set
  • Altenew’s Itty Bitty Branches Die Set
  • Rose Gold Embossing Powder
  • Black Deco Foil
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Various Altenew Dye Inks
  • Altenew Brushed Gold Cardstock
  • Zig Watercolor Brush Markers

The Cards

Alright, on to the cards.

Card 1

I know it’s not floral, but I got this new (to me) die set, and I created this card using the rule of color ratio, and it worked perfectly. I made sure my ratios were good by counting my colored pieces before putting it together. You can see I added dimension (form) by stacking some of my die cuts, and die cutting the triangular shapes again (texture) with the heart dies.

I used Altenew’s Pale Mauve to color my white cardstock for the largest color, brushed gold for my second, and finally black at my smallest ratio.

Tessellation Puzzles Die Set, Elements of Floral Composition – AECP
Color, Texture and Form

Card 2

This card incorporates line, shape and form.

Tranquility Rose Stamp Set, Elements of Floral Composition – AECP
Line, Shape and Form

Card 3

This is my favorite card. This card uses form, texture and space.

I also used double sided tape to create the lines on the left, and heat embossed it with Rose Gold embossing powder. Looove the texture and crispness this technique gives.

Itty Bitty Branches Die Set, Elements of Floral Composition – AECP
Form, Texture and Space

Card 4

This one is my favorite, too…and I used a similar technique with the double sided tape, but used foil instead. I recommend the embossing powder, as I find the foil a bit too fragile. With that said, this still looks amazing. I don’t think my photos do this one justice, as it looks much better to the naked eye.

I love die-cutting an image and stacking it with black die-cuts. It adds so much character.

This card uses value, form, texture and space.

Layered Laurel Stamp Set, Itty Bitty Branches Die Set, Elements of Floral Composition – AECP
Value, Form, Texture and Space

That’s it for this one…see you at the next project.

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