Tuesday, August 14, 2018

AECP - Easy Ink Blending Techniques

Today finds me sharing another card I made for my Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP).  This one was all about Easy Ink Blending Techniques.  While I have done my share of ink blending, it was nice to go back over and to get some fresh perspective on blending.

The Build-A-Flower: Cattleya stamp set from Altenew is quickly becoming a favorite.  These orchids are so lovely.  To start, I took a piece of Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube cardstock cut to 4-1/4" by 5-1/2" and blended Altenew Buttercream ink around the edges leaving an oval in the center.  Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set by Stampin' Up! in Jet Black ink.  I added a few splatters before adding my flowers.

Then, it was on to making those beautiful orchids.  I used the blues from Altenew's Secret Garden set of mini ink cubes for the flowers.  The leaves were done using Altenew's green mini ink cubes from the Floral Ink Set.  I didn't have a darker green in Altenew colors so used Garden Green from Stampin' Up!  For the flower centers I used Altenew's Buttercream ink.from the Sunflower Field mini cube ink set.  Once stamped, I cut them out using the Build-A-Flower: Cattleya Die.  I attached them directly to the card front rather than adding dimension.  This layer was attached to an A2 card base that measures 4-1/4" by 5-1/2".  The finishing touch was adding a few sequins.  I love how those orchids pop against that pretty yellow.


Stamp Sets:  Build-A-Flower: Cattleya (Altenew); Colorful Seasons - sentiment (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Buttercream, Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, Sapphire, Frayed Leaf Forest Glades, Jet Black, Maple Yellow (Altenew); Garden Green (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Build-A-Flower: Cattleya Die (Altenew)
Other:  Sequins

Now it's on to my next class.  Hope you all have a grand day,

Marsha

5 comments:

  1. This is so pretty Marsha, I love the colours. xx

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  2. ADORE this! The soft yellow ink-blending lends such a pleasing background with the blue floral! 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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    1. Thanks, Virginia! Blue and yellow are two of my favorite colors to use together.

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  3. Oh wow that is just lovely, the blue and yellow combo is so pretty!

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