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Spring Fling Hop

It’s National Craft Month and I’m hopping along with the Spring Fling Instagram Hop + Giveaway!

Have you tried ink blending over a dry embossed panel? It’s a quick & easy technique to add lots of color and texture. I’ve got 2 cards to share with you today!

Spring Fling Instagram Hop Celebrating National Craft Month

These cards feature some new release products from Altenew: Wallpaper Art Stamp, Die, & Mask/Stencil Bundle, Rennie Roses Stamp & Die Bundle, and Versatile Vases Stamp, Die, & Mask/Stencil Bundle. Links for all supplies listed below. 

Altenew Wallpaper Art, Altenew Rennie Roses, Altenew Versatile Vases, Altenew Deco Stencil

Let’s get crafty! I started by dry embossing an A2 sized piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80 lb cardstock with the Altenew Deco Wallpaper Stencil. The correct sandwich for my Gemini Jr listed bottom to top is:

  • Cutting plate
  • Metal Shim
  • Plastic Shim
  • Embossing pad
  • Cardstock
  • Stencil
  • Cutting plate

Play around with your sandwich to create the depth of embossing you prefer. If you don’t feel any pressure when the sandwich goes through the machine add a shim. If you feel too much pressure, stop, and revers otherwise you may damage your machine.

The video below shows how to create both ink blended panels and complete the 1st card. 

Greens and blues are my favorite colors so choose my Distress Oxide inks accordingly: Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, and Peacock Feathers. I blended the colors in that order from top to bottom.

Once the ink blending was complete I set the first panel aside, sprayed the inked up stencil with a Mini Mister, and pressed a small piece of watercolor paper onto the stencil. I heat set the ink and then ink smooshed the panel further to add more color.

Dry Embossing & Distress Oxide Ink Blending

I stamped one of the Versatile Vases and used the Stencil to lightly ink blend Peacock Feathers to show a hint of water. These new Mask Stencils are amazing!!

I stamped & die cut 2 images from Wallpaper Art set and colored them with Altenew Artist Markers.

Altenew Artist Markers Set A

Frayed Leaf G702 – flower petals

Altenew Artist Markers Set D

Mountain Mist B802 – leaves, flower center
Volcano Lake B714 – leaves
Emerald B635 – flower center shadow

Altenew Artist Markers, Alcohol Markers

I cut down a small piece of Neenah, masked it with Frog Tape and ink blended the bottom with Twisted Citron. This helped to ground the vase. The sentiment is from Altenew Label Love. I popped up the elements and called it done.

Moving onto card 2 which features the second inked panel. Watch the video to see how it was created. 

Dry Embossing & Ink Smooshing with Distress Oxides

I dry embossed a blank A2 white panel and popped up the Distress Oxide panel on sticky back fun foam. The Rennie Roses are colored with the same Altenew Artist Marker colors above. I love the green and teal color combo!

This sentiment is also from Label Love. I love the texture that the Distress Oxide and dry embossed panels add!

Altenew Rennie Roses & Artist Markers

And that’s a wrap. I have all the supplies used below. Be sure to follow along on the Instagram Hop for more inspiration and to enter the $50 Scrapbook.com giveaway! [Giveaway Closed]

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope these projects inspire you to use some of these techniques. Be creative and Breathe · Ink · Inspire

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  1. Gorgeous! Love your inking and the way you use every little bit by lifting the excess for future use. I am so in love with the Wallpaper Art set. Can’t wait to get mine in the mail. Ditto the Rennie Roses! Wonderful designs on your cards.

  2. Elizabeth Roberts says:

    I love these cards. I can’t wait to try them out for myself. I am always looking for ways to use what I have and not always buy the latest and greatest.