Come see the gorgeous ways you can use ink blending with Color Fuse on today’s fun Halloween card!
In today’s spooky yet adorable Halloween card, Sammi is showing how she used lots of different color combinations of ink blending with Color Fuse to create all her fun elements. Sammi says “I just love this grave scene – I knew that I wanted to make a spooky card with the Spooky Hand die in haunted forest and the Birch Forest die was perfect for this scene!”
We love it! Let’s learn how to make it straight from the designer herself.
First I cut out a circle with a basic circle die for my moon and used that for a mask by using temporary adhesive and put the circle where I wanted my moon. I then ink blended the background using the pictured Color Fuse Inks from Sets #6, 7 and 12.
What I have learned about ink blending is that you start with a light hand and then keep adding layers of color until you get the desired effect. Where the lighter color meets the darker color, I always go back with the lighter color to get the blended effect.
I then removed the moon mask and then used the negative from the circle and lightly ink blended the moon.
Here’s the finished look.
I then cut out the Spooky Hand die parts and the grass from the Grass #2 die in white cardstock and ink blended the pieces using the pictured Color Fuse Inks from Set #10., using two different shades on different pieces to add the color dimension and combining them on the hand.
For the dirt, I colored the die cut with the colors pictured from Sets #3 and 12.
And for the tombstone, these two from Set #12.
I then cut the Birch Forest with black cardstock and glued it onto the ink blended card panel. I assembled the tombstone and added the spooky hand onto the front. I tucked the grass pieces under the dirt and glued them together and then adhered the dirt and grass piece to the tombstone. With some dimensional adhesive, I then popped the grave up on the card panel. I added a dark purple card stock layer under this piece, cutting it very narrow for the appearance of a shadow and then added everything to a white card base.
I then stamped the sentiment from the Pumpkin Dress Up stamp set and cut it down to a square using a piece of black cardstock to mat the sentiment square. I added it to the card, tucking it every so slightly under the top of the tombstone to create some continuity.
Rubbernecker here again – is that not SO fun? Sammi has really shown off how just a little blending with our fabulous Color Fuse Ink can add so much detail with so little effort. We drove our ink company BANANAS with making sure our Color Fuse Ink blended like a dream and this card is such a great example of how well it works. Just LOOK at that detail!
If you’d like to make this card, here are the goodies you will want to have out on your table or added to your cart:
If you haven’t tried ink blending with Color Fuse we do highly recommend you try it! Our customers have unanimously reported that the way it blends, both as a formula and in colors, is a joy and we are so glad we achieved what we set out to provide. And with a card like this – something that is both spooky AND playful – well, you can’t go wrong!