The ‘Irresistible Inking Techniques‘ Altenew Academy class looks at different creative ways to use your ink pads. Some of these techniques I had learned previously in other Altenew Academy classes, but a few were completely new to me. The class is run by Sara Naumann, who has her own unique style and explained the techniques really well.

My best card from this class is my ‘Call me’ card. The theme of the stamp really resonates with me during lockdown. The stamp set is called ‘It’s for you‘.

First I used the Altenew Lagoon Ink pad and applied it straight to my stamping block. Then added a bit of water. I loved how this stripe of colour gives texture to the card. After that had dried, I stamped the image of the phone in Lava Rock. I wanted a vintage look, and something that wasn’t as stark as black. I then used the watercolour technique to colour in the phone in Evening Grey.

Finally, I added the sentiment and edged the card in the Lagoon colour. I then did the inked stamping technique on the card blank, this time in Emerald. To give an extra sense of texture I sprayed the background with the watercolour I had created with the Lagoon ink. I edged the card blank with the Emerald Ink and added the first piece of card using foam tape. I feel that this is a true unisex card.


  • It’s for You Altenew Stamp Set
  • Altenew Lagoon Mini Ink Pad
  • Altenew Emerald Mini Ink Pad
  • Altenew Lava Rock Mini Ink Pad
  • Altenew Evening Grey Mini Ink Pad
  • Altenew Jet Black Mini Ink Pad
  • Variety of shapes of Acyrlic stamping blocks
  • Water Spray bottle
  • Paint brush
  • Card
  • Card Blank

Things I learnt from this class:

  • How to use ink pads in different edging styles
  • How to use ink pads on a stamping block to get a variety of different techniques.
  • How to achieve different looks with spraying the ‘watercolour’ created using the ink pads.

Here are some of the other cards I created in this class.