Ink Blending Techniques


For my card above, I started with my mini round ink blending tool to ink the background in Buttercream and Warm Sunshine. I learned from my online class to always start with the lighter colour first; as I can then go back and forth between the inks to get the desired result. Also, Amy Lee advised us to have patience, let the ink dry completely to see the smooth effect. This advice has helped me greatly as I am impatient and always want a smooth result straight away; therefore, I'm usually double stamping my colours. My focal point is Vintage Flowers from Altenew. They are stamped in Deep Blue Seas ink set. The leaf and small flowers are in Buttercream, Warm Sunshine and Caramel Toffee. I used my Misti to stamp them all at the same time, and it's convenient for layering.

I embossed the branches and small flowers in silver embossing powder. After die cutting, I adhere them on to my card front. For the three dark flowers and small flowers, I used Scotch double-sided foam tape. The rest was in Glossy Accents. I also added a few sequins with rhinestones in the middle for embellishment. I used the Sea Breeze Dye Ink to stamp the sentiment, so it matches my flowers.

After experimenting with a few different colours for the background, it appears to me there is a significant difference in what colour you choose, for example, between the yellow and grey. I hope this colour combination is pleasing to the eye.

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  1. Stunning card! Your ink blending is beautiful and your layout and color scheme are lovely. We are so pleased that you joined our feminine challenge this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen - DT

  2. I absolutely adore this card, especially the striking contrast between the embossed cool colored roses in opposition against the warm tonal hue background. I can't wait to see more of your upcoming lovely projects !

  3. Beautiful card, wonderful colours and sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at TIOT, Valerie

  4. Wow, beautiful card with the ink technique! Love the colors and dimension of the gorgeous flowers! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  5. Such a beautiful card! Gorgeous colours! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

  6. I love all the layers on your card, Teresa! You big blue roses just pop off the card front! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.


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