Friday, February 9, 2018

Lets Do Some Ink Blending

How many ink pads do you have in your stash???
Well I have too many to count and tend to forget that they can be used not just for stamping.
As I work on my projects for the Altenew Educator Certification Program I continue to look back to my previous years of card making and realize that there are so many techniques I need to embrace.

While online today I came across this set of fun towels and thought those are great colors for a card.  Not focusing on the design, I do love the yellow and gray color combo.  
So that inspired my card today. 
 I also decided to steer away from the florals today and break out a stamp set that I haven't used before.

I started with my background by dragging my mini ink cube of Silver Stone across my layering weight white paper.  I also rubbed the outside edge of the paper with the ink pad to add definition to the edge.

I stamped the feathers with VersaMark and embossed with white embossing powder.  Next I smooshed yellow ink on my craft mat and then painted the inside of the feathers using a water brush. I did three feathers and then used the matching die set to cut them out.  I also cut additional feathers from basic black paper to layer on the back for definition.

I finished up by stamping the 'Love' sentiment from the set and then I used the yellow mini ink cube to drag across the word. This added color around the work which totally matches the colors used for this project.  
No die cut for this word so I did a little fussy cutting.

I mounted the background on a black card base and used pop-dots to adhere the feathers to the card. Adding a bow, sentiment and dew drop gems this card is finished.  

Have a safe weekend and thanks for stopping by today.



Altenew Stamp & Die - Golden Feather
Altenew Mini Ink Cubes -Silver Stone, Citrus Burst, Maple Yellow, Honey Drizzle
Misc Ribbon
Boutique Fleur Mini Round Gems


  1. Fabulous card love the colour combo and different ink techniques-great step by step too
    Carol x

  2. GREAT inspiration and use of ink pads! GREAT job, Nancy!