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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Blended ink panel Snowflake cards

This card is another fairly easy one, and if you like doing colour blending like I do, it is a quick and enjoyable to do.

Both cards are done with the same technique, just the blue one I have done a rectangular panel and the purple one I have done a strip panel.

I masked off the area I wanted to do the ink blending, with either post-it notes or masking paper, to give a nice crisp edge to the blending and to protect the white spaces of the card.

I have blended the colours with distress inks and a mini blending tool, and have used Strathmore bristol smooth water colour paper to do the fronts so that it would blend nicely.  

Once I had done the ink blending, I did the sentiments with black ink and clear embossing powder.  Finally I stamped the snowflake stamps onto and overhanging the inked panels with clear versamark ink and gold glitter embossing powder, using the misti, so that I could stamp them all at once.  On reflection, I think maybe the snowflakes would have stood out more if I had used just ordinary gold embossing powder, so there was more of a contrast. Not sure.
Finally I stuck the panels onto the card bases with double sided tape and the cards are finished.  

This would be quite an easy card to mass produce and is a little more modern for a Christmas card.

Here is the video of making the cards.  If you prefer to watch it on full HD on my You tube here

The materials I used for these cards are:
 2 Card base 5 x 7 inches 
2 card panels with Strathmore Bristol smooth watercolour paper
Post-it pad
Inkadinkadoo masking paper
Distress inks Blueprint sketch, peacock feathers,  chipped sapphire, dusty concord and wilted violet.
Ranger mini blending tool and sponges
Ranger non-stick mat
Painters tape
Snowflake stamp
Gold glitter embossing powder
Versamark ink
Versafine onyx black ink
Ranger Clear embossing powder
Heat tool
Sentiment from snowflake stamp set
Simon says stamp Warm wishes stamp set
double sided tape

 I hope you enjoyed another snowflake card.


Gail Hastings said...

Thank you Helen these cards are gorgeous, can't wait to try them, thank you so much for sharing...xx

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