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January Inspiration with Julie

by | Jan 19, 2022 | General

Good morning.
I have been wanting to do some ink blending for some time and as the theme for this month is Techniques I thought today is the day.
I am by no means an expert at this technique,
as a matter of fact I have probably only done it once or twice at the most.
I also created a video and I will put that at the end of this post if you would like to check it out.
I made three cards
The first card I created has a heat embossed image as the focal point
I stamped Woodware – Bold Blooms – Ginny with Versamark Embossing Ink onto the front of my card panel after I had wiped it over with my Embossing Buddy
I then used White embossing powder and set it with my heat gun.
This creates a resist for the Distress Inks I will blend on top.
I attached a strip of Mint Tape (Removable Masking type tape) to the areas of the card so the blended ink did not go onto the back of the card base.
I have used my domed blending tool to apply Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon and Festive Berries
 to the front of the card covering about 1/3 of the card front with each colour
 and using the lighter colour to blend over the area where the colours meet.
Once the card front was covered I used a tissue to wipe over the image
to remove any ink that may have been on the embossing.
The sentiment is from 13@rts His & Hers Remastered Sticker Collection.
Card No. 2 is similar in appearance
For this card I blended the Distress Ink onto a White Cardstock panel that measures 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″
The colours I used are Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint and Broken China.
I used a die to cut the floral bouquet from white cardstock and attached it to the
inked panel using liquid glue.
Because the Inks are reactivated by liquid I was careful to not get any glue on the inked panel.
I added a piece of scrap chipboard to the back of the panel before attaching it to my card base.
The sentiment came from the same 13 @rts sticker sheet.
The ink blending on the third card is a little different.
I stamped and heat embossed Woodware – Whimsical Flower – Daisy May
onto a white cardstock panel that measures 3 5/8″ x 5 3/8″
I used black embossing powder for this stamp.
I then used my finger daubers to colour the image with Distress Inks.
The colours I used are Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed and Ripe Persimmon
I did manage to go over the lines a couple of times
but I used my Sand Eraser to rub the ink away where it bothered me.
To give the black sections in the centre of the flower a little sparkle I added
dots of Viva Black Pearl Pen
I cut a panel of black cardstock 3 7/8″ x 5 5/8″,
matted my image panel onto that
and then attached the black panel to the front of the card base.
The sentiment, once again, came from the 13 @rts sticker sheet.
So three very simple cards today but I have to say I really enjoyed making them.
They are quick and easy but quite striking I think.
Have you tried ink blending? Let me know how you found it.
Here is my video

I hope you have found this post and video helpful.

Till next time
Stay safe


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