Today, I’m posting another project for the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP). This class was “Easy Ink Blending Techniques” and taught the basics of ink blending, tips for getting great blends, and a few fun techniques to ramp up the blending to achieve interesting and gorgeous results.
I started with the background on this card. I masked off the edges of a piece of Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock with purple tape to make sure I had clean edges. I stamped the Altenew Rustic Linen stamp in the unmasked area using VersaMark ink and then heat embossed it using white embossing powder.
I used the “emboss resist” technique taught in class to blend Antique Linen Distress ink over the embossed image – applying the ink lightly and building up until I reached the shade I wanted.
I used a soft cloth to gently wipe over the blending to remove any excess ink from the embossed areas and then I removed the purple tape to reveal the gorgeous linen background!
For the flower, I used the Altenew Hibiscus Garden 3D dies to die cut the different parts of the flower and adhere them together to create a 3D flower in pretty shades of coral. I die cut the leaves from the same set in two shades of green.
I arranged the flower and leaves where I wanted it on the linen background and used Press-n-Seal to hold the arrangement together while I added glue to it and then adhered it to the background.
Once I had the flower, leaves, and linen background complete, I used foam tape to pop it up on the card base.
Lastly, I added a few iridescent gems to give the card a little sparkle.
I really enjoyed this class and had so much fun creating the linen background for this card.
I hope you find some time to try something new or creative today!
All the best,