Hi there everyone and happy Friday! Lydia here with you today. I will be sharing with you 3 cards each using a different tool to add an ink blended background.
The first card uses a long bristled stencil brush – this gives a softer look. I believe you could get a darker, more intense look if you layered up the inks more, but if you're after a very soft look this may be the ink blending tool you are looking for.
The second card uses a traditional ink blending tool. The colors on this look very bright and vibrant and the blending was pretty easy too.
Finally, I used a soft bristled make-up brush. I was so happy with the blending using this tool! The colors are bright and vibrant and it took less time to get beautiful blending than the traditional blending tool.
Once I had all of the panels blended, I then added some splatters with clean water. As our inks are water-based the water slightly bleaches the ink, giving it an interesting effect. I also added some splatters using Iridescent and Pure White Ink Sprays.
For the focal images, I used the Potted Plants Stamp Set. I stamped the tops using a mix of Parrot, Olive, and Moss Inks (you can see how I got the beautiful blending on these in the video below) and the pots using Jet Black Ink. Once these were stamped up, I then die cut them using the coordinating dies. The sentiments come from the same stamp set and were stamped onto a strip of Jet Black Cardstock using Embossing Ink and then heat set using Pure White Embossing Powder.
To see how these cards came together, please watch the video below or over on our YouTube Channel:
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you again real soon!