Tuesday, May 25, 2021

AECP - Easy Ink Blending


Today I'm sharing some cards that I made for the Altenew Easy Ink Blending Class.  This class is a great introduction into ink blending and gives great tips for improving your ink blending technique.

Ink Resist:

My first card includes an ink resist.  The stamped image is heat embossed and then ink blending was done over the image.  I used the Altenew Paint-A-Flower Sunflower Stamp Set and heat embossed it in white onto some smooth white cardstock.  Fuchsia Dye Ink was blended over the sunflower image before I die cut it using an oval die from my stash.  I also die cut the same oval from white cardstock two more times and glued the layers together to add dimension.


To create a background with a little extra interest I trimmed down a piece of black cardstock to 4 x 5/14 and heat embossed the branch image from the Mini Branch stamp set.  I used Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing powder to create a tone on tone effect. I adhered my sunflowers onto the panel and then adhered both onto a pink cardbase. 


My sentiment is the Fancy Hello Die and it was the finishing touch to my card.  I created an ombre effect by ink blending some fuchsia ink onto the white cardstock die cut and used a lighter hand as I blended upwards.  My sentiment was initially feeling lost on the floral image.  I die cut two small branches from the Branches and Berries Die Set and adhered them to the back of the "Hello".  The addition of the branches helped it stand out a bit more.


Faux Watercoloring:

I think this second card is my favorite one! I just love how it came out.

I actually started with the background panel on this one.  I used the Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die.  This die is really cool because it doesn't cut the cardstock but debosses the swirl design onto it.  I then ink blended Fuchsia Ink (are you sensing a theme with the fuchsia?? LoL) onto the panel focusing on the outer edges.  The dotted design kind of soaks up the ink and it creates a very cool effect.


Next I stamped two of the images from the Perfectly Perfect Stamp Set with a permanent black ink.  I softly ink blended the flower images using Fuchsia and Baby Pink Dye Ink and the leaves in Shadow Creek.  I then used the same colors as well as some Chamomile Ink to add some dimension to my florals by creating a watercolor effect.  I adhered my flowers with foam squares.


The sentiments were heat embossed in white onto black cardstock and die cut using the Featured Sentiments Die Set.  The sentiments are from the stamp set and were adhered with liquid glue.  To finish I adhered the panel to a black cardbase.


I really love how both cards came out but the second is my favorite for sure!

Thank you so much for coming by today.  Remember to check out the Easy Ink Blending Class on the Altenew Website if you need help with your ink blending.



  1. Both really lovely cards. I especially love the second one :)

  2. Really lovely cards, Jen!
    Thank you for submitting your work to the AECP assignment gallery.


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