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Ink Blending On Colored Cardstock

by Caly Person April 18, 2019 13 Comments

Hi, Friends! I've got a quick and easy card for you today and sharing how some ink-blending on colored cardstock can add a lot of deep color and interest to your card. Hero Arts has amazing scenery dies - and this Garden Fancy Die is no exception.  

The scene that is created from the die speaks for itself - so it's all about filling in the background (or the die cut panel itself). Today, I'm focusing on the background and cutting the top panel in simple white.  

I find that ink-blending over colored cardstock makes ink-blending more effortless because some color is already there, so you don't have to work as hard. My card today uses Mist Hero Hues Premium Cardstock - a beautiful light blue. After die-cutting, I trimmed a quarter inch off just the sides for a pop of color.  

Then to add some dimension and depth, I ink-blended just the area where the die exposes blue cardstock using Deep Ocean Ink. I blended more color on the outer edges and lighter moving in and down. To finish the card, I embossed the sentiment using White Detail Embossing Powder using the Hero Greetings Sending Smiles stamp set. Before adhering the die-cut panel over the ink-blended panel, I decided to add some linen thread (thin twine) to the bottom of the card to give it a sweet finish.  

I hope you enjoyed this card!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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13 Responses

Liz Ford
Liz Ford

April 23, 2019

Beautiful! Love the idea of a faster made card and with less effort in blending, because sometimes we need a card quickly!

Eileen Peters
Eileen Peters

April 20, 2019

I never thought of using colored paper for ink blending, Such a good idea. I may have to purchase this die.

Lagene
Lagene

April 20, 2019

I lobe the blended background for the circle diecut!

Henriétte
Henriétte

April 20, 2019

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely card Caly. You are so right by using coloured cardstock for blending, it is indeed more effortless, thanks for that grea tip.

Joanne Williams
Joanne Williams

April 20, 2019

I just used this die this morning and love it! Good reminder that we can blend on colored cardstock. Thanks for sharing!

Jackie
Jackie

April 19, 2019

Wow, I was just thinking about using this technique to save time! Thank you.

Hanh
Hanh

April 19, 2019

So clean, simple and beautiful! It really shows off the die. Thank you for the inspiration and tip about ink blending on colored cardstock.

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

April 18, 2019

Lovely card, and the colour blending is fab!

Helen
Helen

April 18, 2019

Lovely card…like the way the blended coloring highlights the die cut scene. tfs

Patt H.
Patt H.

April 18, 2019

Thanks for the tips, Caly! I love this pretty card! The simplicity really shows off the lovely coloring!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

April 18, 2019

It’s beautiful!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

April 18, 2019

That’s beautiful! And a lovely idea to use colored cardstock :)

Kristi H.
Kristi H.

April 18, 2019

This is beautiful, Caly! I am definitely looking at that die with new eyes, and adding to it my wishlist ;-)