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Creating a background with soft ink blending

If you’ve tried ink blending many times, you may struggle to get that soft ink blended look. But that is a thing of the past! If you’ve not tried the Altenew Ink Blending tool, then it’s a must for creating a background with soft ink blending! I used it along with the PinkFresh Studios Lush Vines background stamp to create this fresh and vibrant card. So let’s get started!

PRODUCED AS PART OF MY DESIGN-TEAM WORK FOR BUMBLEBERRY PAPERCRAFTS - SEE END OF POST FOR MORE DETAILS

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Create a background with soft ink blending

creating the soft ink blending

To start off, trim a piece of 80lb Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock to a card panel size. Next, use an Altenew Blending tool to apply Limoncello Catherine Pooler ink to one end of the panel. This tool is perfect for creating a nice soft ink blend. It is very easy to use with an ergonomic handle which ensures you hold it comfortably without putting too much pressure onto the cardstock. 

After you have blended Limocello onto a third of the card, next start to add in Mardi Gras Catherine Pooler ink. You can clean the ink off on a scrap of paper, or if like me have a tool dedicated to each colour of the rainbow to make it quick to blend. Either way works just as well. Make sure you overlap the colours to smooth out the blend.

To finish off the background blending, ink blend Suede Shoes Catherine Pooler ink to the top third of the card panel, blending this into the green ink. Trim this panel down to 1/4 inch smaller than an A2 card base.

creating the stamped background

To stamp the background design, place the card panel into your MISTI platform, adding a little prepositional tape to the back. This will allow you to use a red rubber stamp without the need for magnets and you can repeat stamp.
Next, ink up the PinkFresh Studios Lush Vine stamps in the same colour of dye inks. To reduce any harsh lines, use a blending foam pad to blend the colours on the stamp. Close your MISTI door and stamp the design down. If you need to, you can re-ink the stamp and stamp once more for perfect stamping.

Assembling the card

To assemble the card, foam mount the card panel onto a card base made out of Gina K Lemon Drop cardstock. For the sentiment, die-cut the Lovely word die from the PinkFresh Studio Phrase Builder: Hello out of Nautical Hero Hues cardstock three times to layer up. Also die-cut the shadow out of white card to add the layered die-cut to.

Foam mount the sentiment onto the front of the card and add a stamped sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment Strips stamp set. Lastly, add a few blue sequins to finish the card off.

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Create a background with soft ink blending

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Sentiment Strips - Altenew
Sentiment Strips – Altenew
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Lush Vines - PinkFresh Studio
Lush Vines – PinkFresh Studio
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Phrase Builder: Hello - PinkFresh Studio
Phrase Builder: Hello – PinkFresh Studio
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Suede Shoes - Catherine Pooler Designs
Suede Shoes – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Suede Shoes reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Suede Shoes reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Suede Shoes Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Suede Shoes Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Mardi Gras Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Mardi Gras Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Mardi Gras Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Mardi Gras Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Mardi Gras Ink Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Mardi Gras Ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Limoncello Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Limoncello Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Limoncello Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Limoncello Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Limoncello Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Limoncello Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Lemon Drop Heavy Weight cardstock - Gina K Designs
Lemon Drop Heavy Weight cardstock – Gina K Designs
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Nautical Hero Hues Cardstock - Hero Arts
Nautical Hero Hues Cardstock – Hero Arts
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Original MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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Ink blending tool large - Altenew
Ink blending tool large – Altenew
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for Bumbleberry Papercrafts have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Bumbleberry Papercrafts to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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