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Video: Targeted Ink Blending & a Subtle Background

Jan 15, 2024 Jeannie Lieu

Hi crafty friends! It's Jeannie and today, I'm excited to share a new video with you focusing on the Love You So Much Cover Plate die from the latest release.

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To create this card, I used the Love You So Much Cover Plate and did some selective ink blending with a mix of Hero Hues Reactive Inks: Berry Smoothie, Grape Slush and Blue Hawaii with the Medium and Large Hero Tools Ink Blending Brushes. I just love these colors blended together. 

Since this was a really bold die, I wanted a very subtle background. The Ode to Andy Warhol Script Bold Prints, also in this release, pairs perfectly with this die. I actually tried to stamp and heat emboss this with White Satin Pearl over Nautical cardstock, but it was too busy behind the die and so I ended up with White Satin Pearl embossing powder over Granite, which was a more subtle look. 

I didn't want the heat embossed Nautical cardstock to go to waste, so I actually ended up trimming down my main panel and matched it up the background with the Nautical panel. It's a VERY subtle detail but it made my heart happy to line it up perfectly. 

Thank you for joining me here today and I hope you enjoyed it! Remember -- even if something doesn't work out at first, it's just paper -- try something else! 

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DF188 Love You So Much Cover Plate...
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CG933 Ode to Andy Warhol Script Bold...
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AF430 Berry Smoothie Reactive Ink |...
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AF429 Blue Hawaii Reactive Ink | Hero...
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AF432 Grape Slush Reactive Ink | Hero...
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PS316 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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PS342 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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PW118 White Satin Pearl Embossing...
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MI005 Hero Tools Ink Blending Brush...
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MI006 Hero Tools Ink Blending Brush...
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