• Hannah Oxberry

Altenew Academy - Class Ten, Irresistible Inking Techniques

I love the look you can achieve by using inks in different ways. Altenew Academy final class in Level 1 "Irresistible Inking Techniques" offers a range of ways to use inks, bringing that extra level to your card making.

For my class submission I have chosen this card using Beautiful Peony stamp set and the guide from Lesson 2. I have also drawn inspiration from an earlier class "Seasonal Scene Building" using Lesson 1 with the masking guide to build my image.

Using the Beautiful Peony stamp set, I began by building my image on watercolour card stock. I have heat embossed the outline in white, using a mask to give the appearance of depth. I selected a limited colour palette of inks and, with my lightest colour, applied a wash over the card panel to tone down the white of the card stock. Next, I slowly build the colours on the flowers, working up from my lightest to darkest colours. I concentrated the darkest tones to the centres on the petals to make my image pop.

To ground my image I have added a drop shadow, this gives the image a three dimensional effect, making it appear as if it is raised from the card. I have added a white embossed sentiment on blue card to tie in with the colour theme and have used this same colour card as a mat layer too. A strip of vellum adds another layer of interest, while a few blue sequins add a little sparkle.

Stamp Sets: Beautiful Peony, Leaf Medallion Inks: Distress Oxides in Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Chipped Sapphire

Supplies: 7x5" White Card Blank, Watercolour Card, Royal Blue Card, Vellum, Embossing Ink, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Blue Sequins, Foam Pads, Double Sided Tape, Glue

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