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AECP | Polychromatic Cards

Hi all, I am super excited that I am learning so much from the Altenew Educator Program. The most recent course I have completed watching and partaking in is the Polychromatic course hosted by the very talented Nina-Marie Trapini.

Nina runs a thorough program playing with colours! This course will help you build confidence with colours or colour combos. In this class, you will learn how to use multi-colours comfortably! Use tips and tricks from this class to make your projects shine with various colours!  

For my card set today I delved into my card stock stash and chose colours that were close to my Altenew Mini Ink pads I had in my collection.

I used the lighter shades of my inks and repeat stamped the floral image from Kind Matters stampset on a full 5 x 7 ” cardstock panel. Once I have done all my stamping I added some depth to the floral images with copic colours. I used copic colours R85, Y02, YG41, RV42 & B00. All these colours not only matched the ink colours but the cardstock with a slight darker shade to add depth. I cut the full panels down either in half portrait, landscape and diagonals and adhered these down on white side folding card base.

For the sentiments I die cut with white cardstock and pressed the ink pads to turn these into coloured sentiments. I added some sheen to the sentiments by spraying an array of Nuvo sprays that I had in my stash. I had some pre-cut die cut hearts in white and craft cardstock.

I also added some extra sparkle with pre-embossed panels. This is a handy tip that I do for convenience to have glitter cardstock on hand which I do reach for on a regular basis.

For the overall presentation of these cards I place all elements together changing up the designs which all have the panels, glitter cardstock, die cut sentiments and heart die cuts.

To watch my process of what I had learnt from this fabulous class I have created a tutorial up on my youtube channel.

Altenew Products use for today’s card set –

WOW! Embossing Powder products used –

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Lots of love and happy crafting from Jo

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Design Team · Distress Inks · Inspired By Stamping · Masking · Techniques · Tulip Bouquet

Designer Spot Light : Inspired By Stamping

Hi lovely crafting peeps and welcome to today’s blog post. Today I will be using some masking fluid that I found at my local art and craft store. 
I first stamped the floral image from the “Tulip Bouquet ” stampset with Jet Black Staz On ink. 
I then used an old brush and painted with Masking Fluid over the image with the masking liquid conscious of staying within the stamped image. 

I chose 3 Distress Ink colours to use for the base to apply a wash colour over the image. To spread the ink over I used a flat brush. I made sure I first brushed the water colour cardstock with water so the distress inks can spread over the card stock without streaking. I used my craft mat to pick up the distress inks.

Once the ink has dried I used my rubber cement eraser to pick up the masking fluid leaving the white cardstock appear through the colour wash.
I then matted on black cardstock then placed on a white card base. 
 For the sentiment I have used the Big Hello stampset and heat embossed on vellum cardstock. 
To help embellish I have used heart die cuts with red glittered cardstock  and placed them over the card.
I hope today’s card inspired you to used other masking mediums other than post it notes or masking paper. I have found this method rather quick and easy.