I am doing the Irresistabe inking techniques class over at Altenew Academy and it is so much fun. Sara Naumann who is the instructor does an amazing job teaching ,she really has some fun technique and lots of tips and tricks as well. For my card I was inspired with two different techniques that she taught in the class. One was to use a brayer to create a background for your cards and the other was to use the dye inks to water coloring.
I used the Altenew Adore You stamp set for my card today. I stamped a flower image from the stamps set multiple times on a watercolor paper and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I chose two Altenew crisp dye inks Warm Sunshine and Ruby Red colors. I started to color by adding some water on each petal and dropping the color in it. I laid the darker Ruby Red color in all the shadow areas and the yellow mainly in the highlight areas. One thing to keep in mind is to is to keep your surface very wet, that will help your colors to move easily.
After I was done coloring all the flower images. I fussy cut them and not die cut them as I did not want to have a white edge around the flowers. For the background of the card, I started with a 80lbs white cardtock. I chose Cracked Pistachio distress ink and a brayer. I laid the ink using the brayer, I was not looking for a smooth blend but a distress look. After the card stock was covered with ink. I splattered some gold paint from Gansai Tambi Starry color palette. I adhered the flower directly to the background I created using liquid glue creating a floral pattern card. I added a sentiment from the same stamps set. I embossed the sentiment with god embossing powder on vellum as I did not want to cover up my floral pattern card. I finished the card with some gem stones from pretty Pink Posh and I was done. The entire fiished panel was adhere on a white side folding notecard using fun foam.
Hope you will give this technique a go and share, also it would be great idea if you took this class offered by Altenew Academy. Have great day friends, thanks for stopping by. I will be back soon with more cards, until then keep shining and sharing handmade love.