Card Created by Linda Fields

I recently finished my latest card in Altenew’s Education Certification Program for the Irresistible Inking Techniques Course. I was going for a tranquil, watery look.

AECP Homework – Irresistible Inking Techniques Course

I used the following materials (not all materials pictured): Black cardstock, Nina 120# Crest White cardstock cut down to a folded 3.5″ x 8.5″ base (slimline card), Micron Drawing Pen .005 for fine plant details, VersaMark embossing ink, watercolor detail brush, water and the following Altenew materials (not all materials pictured): Tall Foliage Stencil set, Goldfish Pond Stamp set, Silver Embossing Powder, Evergreen, Forest Glades, and Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye Inks for color, Blue & Sunshine Yellow Watercolor Pens, Pearlescent Shimmer Spray, Jet Black Ink Spray and Obsidian stamping ink.

It was a joy creating this slimline, one of my favorite card sizes. After cutting the paper, including a black mat cut one quarter inch larger, I used the stencil to lightly ink in varying shades of green with a detail brush. After removing the stencil, I smooshed the same inks on glass, added water, and went back over the reed and leaves to create a soft, watercolor effect. I used a black micron pen to draw in fine detailed lines. I stamped in the fish, colored him with Altenew’s Watercolor Pens, then covered his body with Pearlescent Shimmer Ink. Next, I dipped my brush into the black ink spray so I could flick black specks on the card. Last but not least, I stamped “Thank You” using VersaMark’s sticky ink and Silver Embossing powder for that finishing touch.

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While other kids played at recess, I was on the bench quietly drawing. Nothing's changed. I'm still creating on this lifetime quest to "Leave a Beautiful Mark"

2 thoughts on “SLIMLINE THANK YOU”

    1. I think the part I loved the most was drawing in those extra details over the ink and stamping. It brought back my days in art school. I wanted to create a serene, peaceful card – turns out I felt exactly that while making it.


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