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Multiplying Your Ink Stash

by Janette Kausen May 09, 2019 12 Comments

Hello there, and welcome to the Hero Arts blog! I've got great news for you! Did you know that your ink stash can create about twice as many colors as you have ink pads? It's true! In today's project I used four ink pads for blending, but I created eight colors!

To recreate, white heat emboss Crafting Tools Bold Prints on Dove White cardstock. Ink blend with your favorite blending tool and Cotton Candy, Lemon Yellow, Tide Pool and Orchid inks.

Overlap shades to create secondary colors. Pink and yellow create orange, pool and purple a blue, etc... Many inks carry the same principles into stamping, a yellow over a pink creates orange. Imagine how much your ink supply just multiplied!

To finish project, stamp a Crafty Message in Black Dye ink across the top of an A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") Dove White cardstock panel. Trim blended panel to fit below, taking into account black accent. Adhere 1/4" Pitch Black strip to top back of Crafting Tools Bold Prints panel allowing about half to remain above the blending. Adhere to folded card base. Tie on twine for a fun accent.

Please remember that while the My Monthly Hero kits are gone for good when they sell out, the add-ons, like the two used today, will be restocked should they sellout. Use the retailer notification buttons to let Hero Arts know you would like more and to be notified as soon as stock is replenished!

Thank you for joining me today. Have a crafty day and I'll see you soon!





Janette Kausen
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12 Responses

Dyana Papenfus
Dyana Papenfus

May 23, 2019

Super Cute Card!!

Barbragh Ford
Barbragh Ford

May 10, 2019

I love the color on your cards. They’re amazing!

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

May 10, 2019

What a lovely card! :)

Stephanie Nelson
Stephanie Nelson

May 10, 2019

I have a group of friends that gets together to make cards once a month; this is the perfect card to make to celebrate them. Won’t they be surprised!

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

May 10, 2019

I love your blending. Thanks for the tips.

Teresa Doyle
Teresa Doyle

May 10, 2019

What a fantastic card Janette. The prospect of increasing our ink stash so easily is a great idea. I hadn’t really thought of that before but it makes perfect sense. Thanks for sharing this.

Pamela
Pamela

May 10, 2019

I loved this technique for making several backgrounds at once! I haven’t been able to get around well, so I started a craft group at my house and can’t wait to show them this technique. Love the crafty stamps and dies! It reminded me of my wonderful group of ladies.

Henriétte
Henriétte

May 09, 2019

Gorgeous cards and gorgeous colours by overlap and blending. This is certainly a great way to multiply your inks.
I love the whole card, the kit and add-ons are so stunning this month.
Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration and tips Janette.

Sue Smith
Sue Smith

May 09, 2019

Fantastic cards. I love the colors you blended together. This stamp set should be in all our craft rooms, right ?? ;) TFS

Lagene
Lagene

May 09, 2019

Awesome card, I love the secondary colors created between each of the colors you blended!

Helen
Helen

May 09, 2019

Delightful card,Janette…that sentiment is so true! Like your color blending to create all the variations. tfs

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

May 09, 2019

Such a beautiful card with awesome soft ink blending! :)