So, this week’s Facebook Live is totally inspired by a card I made at a team virtual crafty retreat last weekend. I haven’t done Ink Blending for ages, and its a technique I really love, so I thought I would share it with you today.
Just before we get to the video, I just want to let you know about Bonus Days! Every time you shop this month, and spend £45 (or multiples of £45) you earn vouchers to spend next month! AND, you know what happens next month? The new August-December Mini catalogue launches, SO you could get a bunch of fun Christmas crafty goodies for free! Isn’t that cool?!
Today’s card was inspired by a card by Martin Stone, who shared this fun Ink Blending technique with the team over the weekend.
Check out the Facebook Live video below to see how it was made. Just a quick warning, I did have some technical difficulties in this video, in actual fact it was two separate Lives but I have stitched them together for the YouTube version.
A few weeks ago my fabulous friend Amanda shared THIS fun card, and I just HAD to have a go at creating my own version.
I am such a sucker for a good technique, and I love some ink blending, but I haven’t done it for ages. Amanda’s card used a really pretty colour combination that I had not considered before and so I also used the same…
I used a sponge (or 4) to add Melon Mambo, Highland Heather, Mango Melody and Coastal Cabana onto a piece of Shimmery White card stock. This method of Ink Blending starts off looking quite subtle, but the more ink you add the brighter the colours become. Once I had the ink nice and bright, I took some water and dropped it onto the piece to create a fun watercolour-y look, and add some texture.
I then left it to dry, before using the Stitched Rectangles to die cut this piece out.
The ink blended panel is then popped up onto a Thick Whisper White card base with some dimensionals.
The sentiment is die cut from the Celebrate You thinlits dies which are sadly retiring at the end of May. I die cut 4 of these, and used another retiring item, the Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheets, to glue them together and give some more dimension to the card.
This card is finished with a trio of Glitter Enamel Shapes.