December 10, 2020
Hello Crafty Friends! This Altenew class taught by Amy Lee was a great refresher of some great ways to use ink pads or mini ink cubes. I chose to use the basic ink blending technique to add a little color behind my flower focal point and emboss resist for my sentiment.
The stamp set I grabbed for this card was the Peony Build a Flower set. Peonies make me think of my mom and I am missing her a lot this holiday season. So I thought of all her beautiful peonies in her yard as I made this card. I used the Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss and Crimson Crisp Dye Inks from Altenew for the flower. I also grabbed Bamboo, Parrot and Moss for the leaves with Honey Drizzle and Maple Yellow for the flower center. I love Altenew’s mini ink cubes. I am getting quite the collection of them but find I have my favorites that I reach for again and again. I used the dies that come with the set to die cut the flower and leaves. Next I ink blending with some Sea Breeze ink to add a little color to the background on the card front. The Ink Blending Tool from Altenew is amazing. The design of their large blending tool is so comfortable to use. For the sentiment, which is also from the Peony Build a Flower set, I embossed with some Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder. I then used a blending brush to add lots of Maple Yellow for the embossed resist technique. Make sure to wipe off the embossed image after you are done blending. This will make your image nice and clean again.
Before attaching anything I used some Jet Black water color from the 36 Pan set to do a little splatter over my ink blended background. I found some old hemp twine in my tash to wrap around the background before adhering it with foam tape to a piece of Pitch Black Cardstock from Hero Arts . After adhering the floral image and leaves I added the sentiment and used some Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops to complete the card. Once dry I added it to a heavy weight top folding card base.
I hope you enjoyed this card. Have fun crafting!