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Ink blending for a striking card

Have you see the next pre-release from Sunshine & Bee Designs. In this floral release, there is a beautiful Sweet Pea stamp set, perfect for colouring for soft delicate cards. But these images also make striking cards when combined with intense ink blending as seen in today’s card. So let’s get started!

PRODUCED AS PART OF MY DESIGN-TEAM WORK FOR SUNSHINE & BEE DESIGNS - SEE END OF POST FOR MORE DETAILS

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Ink blending for a striking card

Creating the striking background

To start off, trim a piece of purple cardstock down to 5.5″ x 4.25″. Next, using a blending brush apply Catherine Pooler Grape Crush ink to the bottom of the card panel in a circular motion. As you move up the card, lighten this near the top.

Change colours to Catherine Pooler A Queen For A Day Ink and again apply this with circular motions. This time apply the ink to about just over halfway up the panel. You may wish to go in with the previous colour to smooth the transition between the two. To intensify the colour for a striking card, add one more colour to the bottom. Here I used the dark navy Catherine Pooler Juniper Mist ink to do this. 

Adding the heat embossing

For the heat embossing, make sure the panel is fully dry before stamping the Sweet Pea stamp in WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying embossing ink. Next, cover this with WOW! Opaque Bright White embossing powder and heat set. Repeat this several times using a variety of the stamps that come in the stamp set. 

To finish the panel off, add a few paint splatters using metallic white and pale gold paint and adhere the panel to a white A5 cardbase. 

Lastly, stamp the sentiment from the set in white embossing powder onto black card and foam mount onto the front. 

Ink blending for a striking card

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Sweet Pea - Sunshine & Bee Designs
Sweet Pea – Sunshine & Bee Designs
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Juniper Mist Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Juniper Mist Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Juniper Mist Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Juniper Mist Bundle – Cathering Pooler Designs
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Grape Crush Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Grape Crush Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Grape Crush Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Grape Crush Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Queen for a Day Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Queen for a Day Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Queen for a Day Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Queen for a Day Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Queen for a Day Ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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Original MISTI – My Sweet Petunia
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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 SUNSHINE & BEE DESIGNS have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from WOW! Embossing Powder 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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