AECP Level 2: Polychromatic

Happy Friday fellow crafty peeps! I hope this week has been extra sweet to all of you. I for one cannot believe we are almost half way through the month of July. Time sure does go quick. Did you all enjoy your holiday weekend? Were the fireworks visible from where you live? My husband and I were fortunate enough to have front row seating from our own balcony. It was a real joy this year to not have to leave and simply enjoy the show knowing my bathroom was just a few steps away if I needed it? Does anyone else know what I mean?

Well, lets get started! I'm here today with my Polychromatic card submission gaining one more step closer to becoming certified! How exciting is that news? I'm thrilled to be here with you today. Someone on IG posted this technique using a fireworks stamp on the 4th of July, and I was instantly smitten, (tongue on the ground needing to be rolled back up kind of smitten). Unfortunately, I am unable to find the post to give credit where credit is due, but I thank you for the inspiration!


This card features the resist heat embossing technique using different color Distress Oxide inks and clear embossing powder. I am super thrilled with the final results of this card, and pleased as to how simple it was to create. For this card I used a free stamp I received from Altenew several months back called Flower Pop.


Card Instructions

  • I started with applying several different colors down on the paper using Distress oxide inks. I tried to keep the warmer colors (red, orange, and yellow) on one side and the cools on the other side as shown in the Polychromatic Video by Nina Marie Trapani.

  • Next, I stamped my image randomly to cover the card panel using VersaMark Ink, and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.

  • Once the embossing powder has set I used Black soot ink and placed it over the first layer of colors I placed down. After the black ink was down, I used a microfiber cloth to wipe the surface of the embossed flowers so the color underneath would pop!

  • I used die cuts for my sentiment and placed a piece of red card stock underneath, and adhered them to my card panel using double sided foam tape.


Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my latest card submission for the Altenew AECP class. I am always excited to learn a new technique, and I had such a good time making this card. Leave a comment below so I know you stopped by. I would love to see any cards that you have created on your own steam! Until we meet again, have an excellent day!


Tips & Tricks

  • Use small blending brushes or ink daubers when applying all of the colors. The smaller the ink splash, the more colors you will get down on your card panel.

  • Use a microfiber tool to rub the excess ink off of the embossing powder

  • Have fun and don't think too much. I always love the cards that I make when I allow myself to break free and let go!

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