My first card is stamped on colored cardstock with embossing ink and heat set with white embossing powder. The greeting is included in the stamp set and is two parts of a variety of sentiment choices. I used two shades of artist markers from the Sea Shore color set to add some shadow and definition to the stamped image.
I added some strips of patterned paper and plain white cardstock near the bottom to ground the image, and a few white enamel dots to complete the card.
My next card is stamped on Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock with embossing ink and heat set with Platinum embossing powder, then I’ve added shading and definition with the Lava Rock Watercolor Brush Pen.
I added splatters of the same color of ink and stamped a greeting on a strip of patterned paper at the bottom, heat embossing with more Platinum embossing powder and finishing with a narrow strip of blue cardstock for a little pop of color.
My last card today is stamped with the new Mixed Media inks from Altenew. The properties of this ink make it so that it can be used on a variety of porous surfaces such as paper, fabric, wood and more. It becomes permanent once heat-set with a heat gun or iron (on fabric, add an additional cloth layer between the iron and your project). Two color families have been released, Green Fields and Red Cosmos.
I used the Forest Glades and Evergreen inks to stamp the image onto Altenew’s cold-press watercolor paper, then used a wet paint brush to paint the inked edges, blending outward from the image. I added more color to the background by smearing the ink onto a palette and using a wet brush to make a puddle of paint. I stamped the greeting and heat set with Platinum embossing ink and added a narrow strip of patterned paper along the bottom for extra interest.
Please click over to the Altenew Card Blog for more photos and how-tos than I’ve included here.
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