I’m excited to share the final cards from the coursed included in Level 1 of the Altenew Educator program. I really enjoyed the techniques shared in this course - Irresistible Inking Techniques.
For the first card, I’ve incorporated bits from the first two sessions in the course. It’s a really simple card but beautiful.
I stamped out the flowers from the Altenew Crown Bloom stamp set using embossing ink and heat embossed using Altenew Platinum Crisp Embossing Powder. Next I used one layer of the flower to stamp in effect there using Altenew Ocean Waves ink. For the leaves/smaller flowers I used Catherine Pooler Grass Skirt. I chose the sentiment from the Altenew Bloom & Grow stamp set and stamped that also with the Ocean Waves ink. To finish it off I inked around the edges with Ocean Waves. I really like the way that simple inking around the edges lifts the card up and enables you to keep things simple without having to add another piece of cardstock. I added some craft foam to the back and glued it to a top folding A2 cardbase.
For my second card is using the technique of painting with ink pads.
I started off in a similar manner by stamping leaves from the Altenew Sweet Nothings stamp set with embossing ink and heat embossing using Altenew Copper Crisp Embossing Powder. I selected several inks – Altenew Autumn Blaze, Caramel Toffee, Firebrick, Ruby Red, Frayed Leaf, Honey Drizzle, and Evergreen – and stamped them on my craft sheet. Using a slightly wet paintbrush, I started adding color to the leaves to give them a fall color effect. I love the colors and am really happy with how they turned out. I decided to add some ink splatter using a copper metallic watercolor from my stash. I picked a sentiment from the Altenew Sentiments Strips stamp set and heat embossed in white. I cut that out with the Features Sentiments die, added some craft foam to the back and placed that on the colored panel. Of course I had to add some more craft foam on the back of the panel and then that was glued on a piece of cardstock from my stash, and adhered it to an A2 cardbase.
I’m excited to have completed the first level of the program and looking forward to learning what my final challenge for the level will be!
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