AECP- Easy Ink Blending technques: Faux Water Coloring

So this card really was just a happy accident. I had recently purchased the Peony Dream 3D die from Altenew but did not have time to really play around with it up until this point.

So as I was die cutting all the pieces of the flowers out I thought how cool would it be to try and use the negative spaces for stenciling.

 I decided I would try it with the leaf negative die cuts as I had indented originally to use the actual peony for the card, which in the end never happened. 

I started by die cutting the peony from our Neehna solar white 110lb cardstock, as well as cut down some panels to 5 ½ x 4¼ 

Once everything was die cut out, I went in with my blending tool and some sweet leaf ink from

Altenew and randomly added the first layer of the leafs to my card panel.

Once I was happy with the amount of leafs I repeated the process with just green ink and the second layer of the leaf die. 

I really liked how this looked but I happened to have some smudge marks all over the card, so I had to find a quick way to cover it up.

I decided to add misti mint to the whole card, but when I added it, it started to smudge the leafs.. (OH MAN.. all that work)

So thinking on my feet I grabbed my mister bottle and added water, let sit and dabbed off the excess.

I was happily surprised and how this turned out. It looked as if I had hand water coloured everything, has a super cool look and very easy to do. 

I set the panel aside and went on to die cut out my sentiment using the “Thinking of you “ die also from Altenew  and heavy black cardstock

I die cut this several times as I layered them all together for extra dimension.  Since I had the die cutting machine out I ran my panel through using my stitched rectangle dies.

I adhered the leaf panel onto  black card stock and popped it up on to the white card base. I added the sentiment to the front of the panel and then used my spectrum noir little pen to add some sparkle.

 As one little finishing touch I added some clear gems and clear sparkly sequins. 

All products used have been linked below

Thank you for stomping by my little neck of the woods. I would love to hear what you think so please leave a comment. 

Have a beautiful week. 




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