Good Afternoon! Thank you for stopping by and visiting, I am always happy to have company. Today I am sharing my 4th entry for the AECP by Altenew in my goal to becoming a certified instructor. The focus on this assignment is ink blending, and the techniques displayed in the Easy Ink Blending tutorial are remarkable. I always learn something new when I watch the tutorials from Altenew, and would recommend them to anyone.
I used my new Altenew Climber Flowers Die for this card. These dies are easy to use, and produce stunning results every time! I have made a list of supplies below using affiliate links (at no cost to you).
Okay, lets get started! The card size for mini-slimline cards are 3.5" x 6", so you will need to cut your Cardstock 7" x 6", scoring at 3.5". For the mat, I cut a second piece of Cardstock measuring 3.25" x 5.75".
Next, I spritzed the Cardstock with Tim Holtz Resist spray to create some texture under my ink blend. Once the Cardstock has dried, it's Tim to start blending! I used Altenew Dew Drops Crisp Dye Ink for the first layer, and followed up with Teal Cove Ink until I reached the darkness I was looking for.
You can clearly see the resist spray through the ink, adding just a little something more in the background. After the ink has dried, I arranged the flowers trying to cover most of the card front. Once I had the flowers in the right spot, I used Press and Peel kitchen wrap to pick up the flower arrangement to adhere with foam tape on each flower. I trimmed the flower petals and leaves to size, and added the sentiment from Altenew Sentiment Strip 2 and finished up with some sequins, and used my Nuvo ShimmerPen to add some sparkle to the flower petals.
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