Altenew Educator Certification Program – Easy Ink Blending Techniques

Hey guys!

I’m back with another project from the courses over at Altenew Academy. Today, my project is based off of the course ‘Easy Ink Blending Techniques.’ There were so many awesome take aways and the projects shared in the class were amazing! I walked away with so many ideas for new techniques I want to try. These are really going to up my ink blending game.


For my card, I decided to try out a very soft ink blending technique. Usually, I give up before my blending is truly smooth, so I definitely wanted to try for a more even and beautiful final product.

I decided to use the Doctors Rule set – this one doesn’t get enough use so it was time to pull it out and put it to work! I started by stamping and heat embossing the stacked sentiment, ‘keep calm and save lives’ twice on black cardstock. I used this piece as my card front and then layered my ink blended panel over top.

For my ink blending, I used Distress Inks in Scattered Straw and Worn Lipstick with a mini ink blending tool and foam pad. I blended on each color and then overlapped the colors to get a really cool blended variation. I like how the orange tones started to show through where the colors met.

I also heat embossed the heart image from the stamp in the bottom corner of my blended panel. I used Alabaster Embossing Powder for this. I added a sentiment in Raven Detail Ink and tied a sheer black ribbon around my card front before adhering it to my white card base. To finish off the card, I added a few clear sequins.

I’m happy with the way it turned out and I have a few more new techniques to try out thanks to the class material!

Hugs and love to you,


2 thoughts on “Altenew Educator Certification Program – Easy Ink Blending Techniques

  1. Virginia L. says:

    Love the ink-blended background, Jess! The use of heart image and sentiment is spot on! I am so glad that you enter your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work!


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