Thursday, March 30, 2023

AECP: Easy Ink Blending Techniques

Hi everyone!

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!

I stamped a sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment Strips set in Gina K Obsidian Amalgam ink along the long side of the linen image.

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,

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  1. Your card is beautiful! You have done a flawless job at stamping. And also, your post is quite well written.
    Thank you for submitting your wonderful work to the AECP assignment gallery.


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