Hello friends! Today’s card is inspired by the colors of the Altenew July Inspiration Challenge and Amy Lee’s tutorial in the Easy Ink Blending Techniques course. The intention here was to create a messy watercolor effect. I used the oh so beautiful flowers from the Altenew Perfectly Perfect stamp set.

 

 

I started by white heat embossing the flowers onto a piece of Bristol paper before proceeding to some ink blending. I used Faded Jeans and Hickory Smoke Distress inks. I then smooshed some of the same inks on an acrylic block and with the help of a watercolor brush I went over the flowers in a rather messy way. I also introduced a third color in some areas, the white gold from the Kuretake Starry Colors set.  A few droplets of Faded Jeans were added on top and my panel was die cut with a stitched rectangle die.

 

 

For the sentiment I die cut the ‘congrats’ from the Altenew Script Words die set four times out of dark gray card stock and adhered one on top of the other to create one dimensional word. As a final touch, I added a few Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins here and there, and the panel was foam mounted onto a standard A2 card base made out of light gray card stock.

 

 

I’d love to enter this card to the Altenew July Inspiration Challenge and of course this is my take on my AECP Easy Ink Blending Techniques course.

Thank you all for stopping by! I hope I’ve given you some inspiration. Have a wonderful week and I’ll see you soon!

  1. Love the mix of blue and gray!! Your ink-blending with the water is superb, Athena! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done! I appreciate your mail that came a few days ago. Your card will be displayed in my craft room. Thank you!

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