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Easy Ink Blending Techniques
Easy Ink Blending Techniques is a class, (you guessed it) all about ink blending. The course is comprised of six lessons which are taught by Amy Lee. All of the project inspiration in this course is incredible! She is a very talented artist!
Whether I’m making cards or scrapbooking, ink blending is one of my favourite techniques to create beautiful projects. You can create such interesting and beautiful backgrounds quite easily.
I learned some new techniques and thought that Amy was a fantastic instructor. If you are interested in learning ink blending or even would like some inspiration, check out this class –> here.
There were so many great projects in this course. I was inspired by many of them.
But I really loved the colour choice for this “celebrate” card by Amy Lee. I chose to use similar colours in my ink blending card.
1. Cut a card panel 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 to fit an A2 card.
I’ve used Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock.
Create Your Background
2. Using your favourite ink blending tool, start with the lightest ink colour at the top of your card panel.
- I’ve used Dew Drops from Altenew. and blend about 1/3 of the way down the card.
- Start with your next darkest ink (Aqualicious from Altenew) in the middle of the card.
- Ink blend the bottom 1/3 of the card with Teal Cave Ink from Altenew
The resulting look will be this beautiful ombre ink blended background in shades of teal.
Cut Out The Cover Die
3. Cut out the Stacked Diamonds Cover Die from Altenew using your die-cut machine.
This cover die is great! It was a new purchase for me and I knew that it would look beautiful in white against the teal ink blended background.
Cut Out The Sentiment
4. For this card I chose this awesome die-cut made by Altenew called Simply Thank You.
Cut the die cut out several times. This will allow you to layer and give the card a cool three-dimensional aspect.
I cut out the thank you die five times. My son thought my die-cut machine was super-cool and wanted to help. So he cut me out two more. ????
I thought “what the heck!” and used all seven layers to create this 3D sentiment. It’s pretty chunky! But I love how it turned out. The 3D look is pretty cool.
Ink The Sentiment
5. Ink the top thank-you die cut with Heart Beat ink from Altenew.
Red was the perfect colour choice to pop the thank you sentiment off the teal background of this card.
Be gentle when adding ink to the cut-out sentiment. It’s better to slowly add layers of ink, making sure not to rip or bend the die-cut.
6. Using a white shimmer spray, remove the lid and drop ink onto your red-inked die cut.
Put It All Together
7. Using your favourite liquid glue, adhere the white thank you die cuts together in a stack, saving the red one for the top.
8. Adhere the cover die onto the ink blended background. I used liquid glue just around the outside edge of the cover die.
9. Stick on the 3D thank you sentiment.
10. Cut a piece of white cardstock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. Score at 4 1/4 and fold in half. I used Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock.
11. Mount the card panel to the card base. And you’re done! yay!
Check out the other projects I’ve created for the AECP program here.
This project was created as my submission for Easy Ink Blending Techniques AECP. If you’d like more information on this program click here.