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Vivid ink blending backgrounds

If you got my post a couple of weeks ago when the amazing Catherine Pooler Black Friday sale was on which included her inks (these have never been on sale before), then you’ll have seen that I create a little ink blending colour combo series. Well, today’s post is all about using those colour combinations to create vivid ink blending backgrounds for some fabulous heat embossing to sit on top! I’ve used a selection of new stamps released in the Catherine Pooler Beautiful New Year stamp and die release which is available to order today! So let’s get started!

PRODUCED AS PART OF MY BRAND AMBASSADOR WORK FOR CATHERINE POOLER DESIGNS - SEE END OF POST FOR MORE DETAILS

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vivid ink blending backgrounds

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vivid ink blending backgrounds

vivid ink blending backgrounds: card 1 - Juniper mist, a queen for a day & sangria

Start off by using an ink blending tool to apply Juniper Mist to the top of a white card base. Next, blend on A Queen For A  Day making sure you overlap with Juniper Mist for a seamless blend. Lastly, add Sangria Ink to the base of the card and blend with the previous colour. Make sure this pane is dry before your proceed to the next step. 

After the panel is dry, use a selection of stamps from the Sparkle & Pop stamp set (Catherine Pooler Designs) to stamp in WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying embossing ink. Next, cover with WOW! Metallic Silver embossing powder and heat set. Continue with the second layer of fireworks and also a few stars, heat embossing these in WOW! Metallic Gold embossing powder. 

In addition, use a white gel pen to draw on more stars to fill in the sky and add a heat embossed sentiment from the Sincere Thanks stamp set from Catherine Pooler Designs. 

vivid ink blending backgrounds: card 2 - Suede Shoes, Aquatini and Limoncello

For this card, ink blend Suede Shoes ink to the top of the panel before, blending this with Aquatini, ensuring you overlap the colours. Finally, blend onto the bottom Limoncello and over lap with Aquatini for a vivid green. 

Using the bold ‘Thanks’ stamp from the Sincere Thanks stamp set, stamp in WOW! Clear Ultra Slow drying embossing ink in the middle of the panel. Stamp this several times to darken the watermark effect this gives. Repeat this stamping evenly space above and below. 

In addition, add three smaller heat embossed sentiment strips over the watermarked thanks on the card panel. lastly, add a few Tonic Studios Chalksitck Vintage drops to embellish the cards. 

vivid ink blending backgrounds: card 3 - Hot tube, Skylight, Daydream

For this card, the lightest colour is blended first. Start by adding Hot Tub ink to the top of the card, fading this out into Skylight ink. This is a very seamless blend and should be easy to do even if you struggle with ink blending. Lastly, blend Daydream Ink onto the base, and again this is very easy to blend into Skylight ink. 

Once the panel is dry, position the large floral from the Beautiful Day Floral stamp set in one corner and stamp in embossing ink. In addition, stamp a selection of the smaller stamps around the remaining edges of the corner. Cover this with WOW! Opaque Bright White embossing powder and heat set. 

For a little more interest to the background, splatter clear water drops over the background. As the inks are water-reactive, they will bleach in those areas. Add a heat embossed sentiment from the stamp set and then finish the card with a few Nuvo drops. 

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Sincere Thank You - Catherine Pooler Designs
Sincere Thank You – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Beautiful Day Floral - Catherine Pooler Designs
Beautiful Day Floral – Catherine Pooler Designs
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New Year Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Sparkle & Pop! - Catherine Pooler Designs
Sparkle & Pop! – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Hot Tub Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Hot Tub Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Hot Tub Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Hot Tub Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Hot Tub Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Hot Tub Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Daydream Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Daydream Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Daydream Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Daydream Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Daydream Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Daydream Bundle – Catherine Pooler 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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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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Skylight Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Skylight Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Skylight Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Skylight Ink Bundle - Candle Pooler Designs
Skylight Ink Bundle – Candle Pooler Designs
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Aquatini Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Aquatini Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Aquatini Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Aquatini Reinker – 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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Sangria Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Sangria Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Sangria Reinker - Catherine pooler Designs
Sangria Reinker – Catherine pooler Designs
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Sangria Ink Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Sangria Ink 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
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 refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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Metallic Gold Rich Pale - WOW! Embossing Powder
Metallic Gold Rich Pale – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Metallic Silver - WOW! Embossing Powder
Metallic Silver – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Pierre - Catherine Pooler Designs
Pierre – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Premium White Cardstock: 8.5
Premium White Cardstock: 8.5″ x 11 – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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2-3/4″ Round arcylic block – Catherine Pooler Designs
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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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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Mini Ink Blending Tool - Ranger Tim Holtz
Mini Ink Blending Tool – Ranger Tim Holtz
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Mini Ink Blending foam replacements - Ranger Tim Holtz
Mini Ink Blending foam replacements – Ranger Tim Holtz
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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
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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QuickStik - We R Memory Keepers
QuickStik – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my Brand Ambassador work for Catherine Pooler Designs  I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Catherine Pooler Designs 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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