Inky Creations with April

Sharing my love of handmade cards and papercraftting

Hello crafty friends!  I hope everyone is doing well.  The Polychromatic Class by Nina-Marie Trapani at Altenew is a great class.  It was fun to see of her ideas for use of multiple colors on a card.  I always love a good rainbow so I instantly knew I would to use Nina’s idea of putting warm and cool colors together to create an awesome rainbow background.  I am really enjoying the classes offered on the Altenew Academy and have truly enjoyed my journey with them as I work my way through Level 2 of the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP).  I highly recommend checking them out as there are classes for all levels of stampers. 

This card was so fun and uses an awesome cover die that compliments the rainbow background so well. 

For this card I used the following:

There are multiple blending options available to create this background panel.  So use what you have (blending foams or blending brushes).  If you use blending foams you can get a little deeper color saturation but I used blending brushes. I don’t have the small blending tools from Altenew yet so I grabbed my Taylored Expressions brushes for this background.

  • First I grabbed a rainbow of colors in Crsip Dye Ink Mini Cubes from Altenew.  I used coral bliss, snapdragon, maple yellow, grass field, tide blue and deep iris. 
  • Using blending brushes from Taylored Expressions, I blended the inks in rainbow order starting with the cooler tones (deep iris, tide blue and grass field) then the warmer tones (maple yellow, snapdragon and coral bliss).
  • I kept layering more color and blending until I was happy with the color saturation and blend on the panel.
  • I used the Layered Geo Cover Die B and die cut it 4 times from Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 80 lb. cardstock.  I layered those to create dimension using liquid glue. 

I did spend several minutes debating on where to place the thank you.  After asking my husband’s thoughts on placement, I decided on placing it off center.  Also, my adhesive of choice is liquid glue.   I luse both tubes and glue pens.  I use several brands of both types.  I like that liquid glue gives me a little time to manipulate things into place and most have a nice strong bond. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope this rainbow card inspired you to create something colorful and cheerful.

5 thoughts on “Altenew Academy: Polychromatic Class

  1. Stacy S says:

    I love this!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Stacy S says:

    This is a beautiful card. Great Job

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Erum Tasneem says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! Look at that blend!
    Thank you for submitting your work to the AECP assignment gallery.

    Liked by 1 person

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