Altenew Educator’s Insta Hop

Hello Artsy Altenew Friends! Today I’m sharing a mixed media slimline card I created for today’s Instagram Hop featuring Altenew Certified Educators.

I began by cutting black watercolor cardstock to slimline size. One of my favorite mixed media techniques is to lightly use embossing ink on a small area of a background stamp, and use my hand to pat it onto the cardstock. Then I used Altenew Antique Gold Crisp embossing powder, but, before I heat set it, I used a paint brush to gently brush away the powder in areas. Next I splattered Altenew Metallic Watercolors over the panel.

After stamping and die cutting all of the florals brom Blissful Blossoms, I decided to use a black micro liner and alcohol marker to outline the images and remove the white edge for a seamless look on the black background.

I layered all of the florals over a rectangular foiled frame using foam squares, and decided to add some sparkle with Stickles. I die cut several Thanks sentiments from black cardstock and glued them all together before adding the foiled sentiment. Finally I layered everything over a black card base, fun foam, and Altenew Deep Iris cardstock.

So what do you think about this mixed media slimline card? I adore the background and the mixed media effects. I have to say that if I re-created this card, I would use more contrasting ink colors for the layered florals or add more detail using artist markers. Once I added them to the dramatic background, I think some of their detail was lost. However, I do love this card, and I hope you do too. Make sure you head over to Instagram and hop along with all of the educators to see their gorgeous cards! Love and artsy hugs!


Altenew Products Used:

Metallic Watercolors

Blissful Blossoms

Deep Iris Cardstock

Antique Gold Embossing Powder

6 thoughts on “Altenew Educator’s Insta Hop

  1. Erin, wow! Wow, wow,wow! This card is fabulous and gorgeous! Holy smokes! I absolutely love black cardstock and your card is an example why. 💜


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