I have a quick blog post for my two newest cards using Altenew\’s Mini Flan stamp and die set. For my first card, I used my Large Blending Tool to blend Sand Dunes and Mocha from The Coffee Break Ink Cube Set onto some textured watercolor paper. I then stamped, used water color markers and die cut the flan. My sentiment is from new favorite Essential Sentiment Strips.
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Hello and welcome! I am so excited to be hosting our challenge this week at Watercooler Wednesday where our theme is \”feminine\”. I created a monochromatic vintage look card using stamps from a collection of companies.
I started by playing around with my layout and when I was happy with the look I stamped and heat embossed the images in brown on tan card stock. I then aged the panel using mocha die ink.
This is a very different card for me, but I like the look.
Pink and Main Pattern Maker
Pink Fresh Studio Scootin By
My Monthly Hero April 2017 (dress and poodle) which unfortunately is sold out.
I hope to see your card in our gallery this week.
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Hello and welcome! I\’ve been working my way through Altenew Academy\’s Irresistible Inking class and I wanted to share this card. Sara Naumann is the instructor and she provided loads of inking details, tips and techniques to make cards more interesting. I used three of these techniques on my card. After watching all the videos, I was inspired to make a vintage look masculine card.
- I started by using the stamp block inking technique we learned in Class #3. I took a square acrylic block, inked it with Altenew Sand Dunes ink, spritzed with water and then stamped on a Bristol cardstock panel. Sand Dunes was a great ink to use because it looks vintage but it is light enough to color over. I was going for a rustic, uneven masculine effect.
- I popped out to have a latte and once the panel was dry, I stamped the planter on the inked square and then colored with Zig markers.
- I trimmed the panel down and then inked around the edges (lesson #4) of the square with the same Sand Dunes ink. This is very subtle but the inking frames the vignette and gives a little more definition to the card.
- I also block stamped the Sand Dunes on a scrap of Bristol cardstock so the sentiment strip would coordinate with the square panel. I inked the edges of the sentiment strip and then heat embossed the sentiment.
- I made a top folding A2 card out of Bristol cardstock and then used a small paint brush to make Sand Dunes splatters over the card base.
- I adhered the square panel and sentiment to the card base with foam tape.
Altenew Garden Grow stamp set
Altenew Sand Dunes ink (background, edges and paint splatters)
Square Acrylic Block
#2 paint brush
Small Spray Mister
Zig Markers (Deep Red, Wine Red, Pale Rose, Oatmeal, Dark Oatmeal, Olive, Mid Green, May Green and blender)
Versamark Ink (planter and sentiment)
clear embossing powder.
I am also playing along with:
With all the social distancing, I have been staying home a lot more than usual and these Altenew Academy classes have been the perfect activity for me to grow my card making skills.
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