Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Easy Ink Blending featuring Leaf Burst Stencil - AECP Level 1

Had some fun ink blending with a stencil today and such a pretty one at that.  This card was inspired by the Easy Ink Blending Techniques class at Altenew Academy.  It was a great class, check it out if you want to learn some new tips and tricks :)  Several techniques are discussed, from creating your own matching card stock to faux watercoloring.
Here is a quick video of the process I describe below. 
I was able to create this card using the Leaf Burst Stencil from Altenew.  I blended Wild Honey Distress Ink in the center and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink on the outer leaves.  To take it up a notch, I turned the stencil (so that the tall leaves overlapped the short leaves) and blended the Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink onto the page.  I was careful to use sticky notes on the open areas around the square so I had this pretty pattern only on the page.

I created a matching pink border by inking the edge of a 6" square piece of white card stock with the Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.  I stamped the sentiment from Altenew's Thoughts & Reminders stamp set, in Versafine Onyx Black Ink, and used Altenew clear embossing powder to create some shine and make the saying pop off the page. 

To complete the card, I sandwiched a piece of 5 5/8" black card stock between my stamped panel and my pink panel and then attached it all to a 6" square card base.  To complete my card, I added sequins in coordinating colors.

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I hope you get your happy on making cards soon :)

Joanne and Penny

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1 comment:

  1. Totally enjoyed your video!! The color mix is BEAUTIFUL!! I also love how you stepped it up a notch with the stencil! I am so glad that you enter your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work!

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