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Ink blending : 2 ways with Karen @cardsbykaren

Card Making ink blending valentine's card Valentine's Day

Create beautiful backgrounds (and even a cut-out shape) with Distress Oxide Inks, blending brushes and a stencil.



For the first piece: Karen applied three different shades of ink onto a sheet of Neenah Classic Crest cardstock creating an ombré look.

For the second piece: Karen die cut a heart shape and used low tack tape to adhere it to the cardstock. She placed a stencil from Vicki Boutin on top and blended on the ink, keeping the lightest colour in the centre and the darker inks towards the edges.

Next, images from Lawn Fawn’s “Charge Me Up” stamp set were stamped, watercoloured, and cut out using the coordinating dies.


The stencilled background was adhered to a standard A2 size card base. The heart shape was removed, leaving a white space behind.

A strip of the ombré background was attached to a mini slimline card base (measuring 6”x3”), and the stencilled heart shaped piece placed on top.

This last card is A2 sized, and features the ombré paper which was cut out with a rectangular die. There is also a heart shaped vellum piece placed behind the robot image.

So, tell us: in what ways have you played with inks lately?
You can find Karen on Intsagram to see more sweet cards - https://www.instagram.com/cardsbykaren/
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Full list of supplies:

- Distress Oxide inks in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries
- Neenah Classic Crest “Solar White” 80bl cardstock
- Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes
- Vicki Boutin “Color Study - Bubbles stencils
- Lawn Fawn “Charge Me Up” stamp and dies
- Lawn Fawn gold sparkle cardstock
- Taylored Expressions “Building Blocks: Be Bright” stamp set
- Bazzill 12x12 Vellum
- Pink Fresh Studios “Metallic Pearls” in silver and gold
- Scrapbook Adhesives “Thin 3D Foam Squares”
- Scrapbook Adhesives “E-Z Runner” 

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