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Add drama to your cards with ink blending

Add drama to your cards with ink blending – (Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Coral Sunset Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway)

There is one simple way to add drama to your cards with ink blending. It is such an easy technique but can really add a lot to your cards. Here I’m using the newly release Altenew Paint-a-flower: Coral Sunset stamp and created two cards with this fun technique. To add more richness to these cards I combined it with some gold metallic adding a touch of elegance, so let’s get started!

You should have arrived here from the fantastic SathyaKala Sankaran. You can always start at the beginning of the hop over at the Altenew Card Blog here.

Make sure you check out the end of the post for more details on the hop, along with your next stop!

Available to buy from Monday, March 22nd, 2021 at 9:00 am EDT

PRODUCED AS PART OF MY GUEST DESIGN WORK FOR ALTENEW - SEE END OF POST FOR MORE DETAILS

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Add drama to your cards with ink blending

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Add drama to your cards with ink blending

Add drama to your cards with ink blending: heat embossed

For this first card, use an ink blending tool along with a dark teal ink colour to blend onto a soft blue card panel. Blend ink around the card, fading in towards the middle for a soft highlight effect. 

Add drama to your cards with ink blending

Next, add a darker blue – navy ink, and blend onto edge of the card fading into the dark teal. Allow the panel to dry before moving onto the heat embossing.

Position the Altenew Paint-a-flower: Coral Sunset stamp over one corner and stamp this in embossing ink. Next, cover this in Metallic Gold embossing powder and heat set. Repeat for the opposite corner, changing the position of the floral.

To finish this card, heat emboss a sentiment Altenew Paint-a-flower: Coral Sunset stamp in white embossing powder onto black card. Foam mount the sentiment onto the card and embellish with clear sequins.

Add drama to your cards with ink blending: mica powder

This card also uses ink blending but instead, starts off with a darker shade of blue. Using a coloured card panel to start rather than white, ensures you don’t use too much of your ink up.

Add drama to your cards with ink blending

Ink  blend navy and the a black ink to the edge on the card, as with the previous card. Next, repeatedly stamp the Altenew Paint-a-flower: Coral Sunset stamp in embossing ink. The embossing powder I used is superfine and has dust, just like mica powder or perfect pearls. 

This powder can stick to the embossing ink and create a beautiful soft image on your card panel. Remove any excess powder with a clean dry cloth. To add more detail to the card, add some paint splatter using the Altenew Metallic 14 pan Watercolour set.

Lastly, add another heat embossed sentiment to the card panel. This card does not need any embellishment with the shine from the paint splatter. 

Add drama to your cards with ink blending

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GIVEAWAY PRIZES & next stop

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/27/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/30/2021.

FOR MORE INSPIRATION FOLLOW ALONG THE ALTENEW Coral Sunset BLOG AND COMMENT ALONG THE WAY FOR YOU CHANCE TO WIN!

>>>>> Your next stop on the hop is Rachael Shedeed   <<<<<<

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Add drama to your cards with ink blending

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Paint-A-Flower Monthly Subscription – Altenew
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Paint-a-Flower: Coral Sunset - Altenew
Paint-a-Flower: Coral Sunset – Altenew
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Metallic 14 Pan Watercolour Set – Altenew
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Daydream Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Juniper Mist Bundle – Cathering Pooler Designs
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Black Jack Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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Metallic Gold Rich Pale – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Blue Denim Heavy weight cardstock – Gina K
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Powder Blue Heavy Weight Cardstock – Gina K Designs
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Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive – Tonic Studios
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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Powder Tool Aplicator - EK Success
Powder Tool Aplicator – EK Success
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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Mini Ink Blending Tool – Ranger Tim Holtz
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Mini Ink Blending foam replacements – Ranger Tim Holtz
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Crafter’s Essential Bone Folder – Altenew
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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Jewel Picker – Marvy
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This post was produced as part of my Guest Design work for Altenew  I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Altenew to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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