July 8, 2019

Striped Ink Blending card set.

I cannot put my TE blender brushes down. In fact I am officially addicted to ink blending using those brushes. I made couple of more cards using ink blending technique and specifically striped ink blending. All products I have used to make this card set are from Taylored Expressions.

Hello and welcome! I am Gayatri, a papercrafter. Today I have two cards to share. Both uses striped ink blending techniques using TE blender brushes. Both cards uses the same products, yet one is different from the other. I just wanted to show two ways of using striped ink blended background.

Here is the cards as a set.

Striped Ink Blending card set

Striped Ink Blending card set closeup1

Striped Ink Blending card set closeup

I used masking sheet to trim to various sized strips. I used them to mask two white panels giving various width of cardstock to ink blend. Then I used TE premium dye inks and blender brushes to blend ink on the two masked panels. I went over the panels with a lighter hand first then came back multiple times to make the colours blend well and vibrant. I removed the masks to reveal the striped ink blended backgrounds.

On one of the panel, I stamped the Big Blooms Lily stamp directly a bit offset using TE Oreo hybrid ink. I used MISTI to stamp the Lily image. Using copic markers in a shade or two darker, I added shading to the lily image on the ink blended areas only. This makes the stamped image pop out of the background. This is the first method.

Striped Ink Blending card #1

For the sentiment I have already a few stamped and die cut sentiments from Simple Strips Sentiment stamp set. I used one of them on this card.

Striped Ink Blending card #1 closeup1

Striped Ink Blending card #1 closeup

For the second method, instead of stamping the image directly on the striped ink blended panel, I adhered a die cut stamped image. I stamped the Big Blooms Lily on a Sugar Cube panel using Oreo hybrid ink and die cut the image using its coordinating die. I did not colour the lily image because there is enough colours on the background. If I had coloured the stamped image, it will clash with the colourful background. And because the image is black and white, the die cut pops right out of the background panel.

Striped Ink Blending card #2

Again I used one of the sentiment strips from Simply Strips sentiment stamp set already stamped and die cut. A few white Nuvo crystal drops to complete both the cards.

Striped Ink Blending card #2 closeup2

Striped Ink Blending card #2 closeup

I love both the methods. I prefer the direct stamped and copic coloured one a tad bit more because I love the extra shading using copics markers. Which one do you prefer?


Thank you very much for taking the time to visit my blog today. Hope you give this technique a go. If you do, please tag me on social media. I love to see your projects. Have a lovely Monday!

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