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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 –

I have used compensated affiliate links in this post, which means I get a small commission from the companies directly at no extra cost to you whatsoever, if you shop using these links. Any earnings I get from these links go back into keep up with the craft creations to provide you some inspiration. If you enjoy my work, I’d be so grateful if you choose to support me this way. Thank you in advance!

Lots of love and happy crafting from Jo

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Inspired By Stamping New Release : Big Thanks

Welcome to Inspired by Stamping’s last release of 2016! We are so happy you are here. This week Inspired by Stamping is releasing 3 new stamp sets to their store. All new products are already available in the store! You can visit us by clicking here!
Love love love this stampset. I love the versatility of changing up the thank/s sentiment. The accompanying sentiments are so much fun also and cover an array of occasions. 
For my card below I have used distress ink “Seedless preserves” shaded throughout my card base. I have repeatedly stamped the leaf stamp on the edges and heat embossed the sentiment in gold which I have mounted the panel on black card stock.  I have kept the embellishment simple by using dew drops on the card.
For the card below I thought I would play some bright colours of distress inks to create watercolour background.  I have heat embossed the sentiment in gold over the top the watercoloured base. In keeping with the gold theme I have placed some gold sequins on the card and placed the panel on crumb cake card stock base.

The card below is another watercolour piece and have used the stamp which I have repeatedly stamped in a light ink so it is still visible but not taking over the over all watercolour panel. To make the card a little classy I have used a gold foil stitched border. I added a simple oval punch out for a pop to the sentiment.
Inspired by Stamping has a new free stamp of the month! Spend $50 and receive this 4×4 Big Thanks stamp set for free! For more details on their free stamp of the month, click here.
This month’s release giveaway contains over $75 worth of goodies. Here’s what you have to do…
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Deadline is November 9th, 2016. Winner will be announced on InstagramFacebook and Joanna’s Blog on November 10th!
Thank you so much for stopping by! You next stop is Lisa
Here is the lineup of amazing designers joining us today!

I hope you enjoyed today’s creation showcasing the new stampset.
Happy Paper crafting peeps.
Hugs Jo