Hello. I hope you are well. Today I am sharing another card for the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.
The most recent class I took was by the talented Laura Bassen. It was called Clean, simple and Colourful techniques. I was particularly struck by the masking and blending and wanted incorporate this into my card.
To start the card I die cut a stitched panel, A6 in size. I then too Distress Oxide inks in Barn Door, Rusty Hinge, Ripe Persimmon, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade.
I placed a piece of wide masking tape on to my card at an angle starting in the middle then used a blending brush to add ink along the line of the tape edge
I started in the middle but you could start at the top or bottom. Each stripe I added I moved the tape along then added a different colour ink, leaving some white space between each colour. I changed to a fresh piece of tape as I got to the lighter colours to stop too much contamination from darker inks. I wiped my blending brush in a micro fibre cloth between each colour change.
Once the blending was done I took one of the images from the Altenew Flower Garden stank set and used Versafine black ink to stamp the image of the edge of the card. I then took the focus on you sentiment from the stamp set of the same name and stamped this between the flowers.
I took a grey coloured pencil and added some subtle shading to the flowers and leaves, then used a glitter pen over the top to add some sparkle which you can’t really see in the photo but it is there!
I added a few sequins and adhered the panel to a white card base to complete the card.
Take care for now.
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