Friday, 27 February 2015

Handmade Notelet Card Using Blended Inks

Hi Everyone
After putting loads of new ink pads on the website last week, this week I have been playing with them. Here is one of the results, I will add the others later.
The inks that we stock are a mixture of pigment inks, Tim Holtz distress inks and Chalk Inks so there is plenty of variety.
The cards that I have made are very simple but I love the blended chalk backgrounds.

For this card I used three different inks, Topaz and Scattered Straw are blended to create the background and Dark Brown was used to stamp the image and sentiment and also around the edges of the background. I have  experimented with a few different ways of blending the inks, on this card I used makeup sponges, which worked really well. Hope you like it. 

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Friday, 13 February 2015

Die Cut Heart With Love Card for Valentines or Other Occasions

I wanted to try out a couple of new products that I have added to the website recently so combined them in this card. I am very pleased with the result. I think it would make a lovely Valentine card but by changing the sentiment could be used for many other occasions such as wedding, anniversary or even birthday and thank you cards.

I started with a 15cm white card blank and trimmed it down to 14.5cm so that the dark red card would be 14cm which fit perfectly in the embossing folder. I inked the edges of the card blank with a Merlot ink pad. I trimmed the Core'dinations Colorcore cardstock to 14cm square and embossed with a Damask embossing folder and die cut a scalloped heart shape from the centre. I sanded the raised areas of the embossing to let the plain red colour show through.
I then die cut a plain slightly smaller heart shape from parchment  paper and embossed that with the same Damask embossing folder. Using the new Darice Ink Pods I inked the raised surface of the embossing with Merlot ink and fixed that inside the cut out heart shape.
I used the same ink on the edge of the heart and the sentiment panel and to stamp the 'With Love' greeting.
I used a pearl flourish which I cut into three sections and stuck over the card and the heart, die cut leaves and paper flowers finish off the decoration.
Hope you like it.

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