Masked Ink Blending

Hello there! Firstly, I have to apologise for the lateness of this post, I really don’t know what is happening to me at the moment but my energy is at an all time low. After hosting my monthly Card Class last night, I just could not get motivated to move this morning!

The card I’m sharing today has been working its way out of my brain since I checked the Global Design Project Blog on Monday, I’m just glad I got to make it before the challenge closed!Global Design Project Sketch Challenge 30I always enjoy a sketch challenge, but this card formed in my head (after I’d checked the Global Design Project Blog) but I didn’t put the 2 together until yesterday.

Stampin' Up! UK Global Design Project Butterfly Basics

Now, trying to photograph a mainly white card is tricky, I hope you can forgive my slightly shaky skills.

At class last night the ladies were working through the current Annual catalogue working out their orders and someone mentioned that they loved this stamp set. I have to admit that my copy has been gathering dust slightly over the past few months, but it is definitely one of my all time favourites, I’m not sure if its the font, or the fern, or those flowers, or the fact that it coordinates with two die sets, but I love it!

Stampin' Up! UK Butterfly Basics Birthday Card

Ok, So the sentiment is from Butterfly Basics, and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss (retiring soon!). After the ink was dry, I used a 1″ strip of sticky note tape as a mask and covered that sentiment, before ink blending over the sentiment with Sahara sand ink and my sponge. I love this technique at the moment, I get to get all inky but I still get to see sharp white on my card!

The butterfly is die cut from Pear Pizzazz card stock, and the card is finished with 3 dots of Gold Glimmer paper punched with the 1/4″ and 1/8″ handheld punches (the same as I did on this card earlier in the week!)

Thanks for checking out my blog today, and I will be back soon with another card featuring this awesome stamp set!

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2 Replies to “Masked Ink Blending”

  1. I love a good sponged panel and you nailed an incredibly soft graduation in colour. Beautiful in it’s simplicity. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project with us this week Hannah.

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