Come see how adding some very simple ink blending on die cuts can bring big pops of color to your projects.
Sammi – today’s designer – says “My inspiration for this card was that it is Spring time and butterflies remind me of Spring – new beginnings. The sentiment is one of my ALL time favorite sentiments.” We love how her simple ink blending on die cuts adds so much pretty color with such an easy technique. This is perfect for when you really do want something colorful and want to make it fast.
Let’s take a look at her steps for the making.
Sammi started by inking up the butterflies from our Butterflies are Free set with a slow drying black ink and then heat embossed them with clear powder. This ensured that the black stayed very black even with ink blended over it.
She cut them out with our coordinating dies and then, using shades from Color Fuse Sets #5 and 8, simply blended her choices over the stamped designs. Sammi says “The middles of the butterflies are purple from where the two colors meet.” Keep this in mind when you choose the colors you want to use!
For her background, Sammi cut a card panel sized piece of white card stock with our Quilted Stitch Cover die and also cut some scraps of white card stock with our Open Greenery #1 die twice, snipping the leaf shoots off the main stem to make small accents.
Sammi stamped our News Paper background stamp onto a card sized panel of white card stock. She adhered this to her card base with her tape runner. She placed her butterflies on the pierced panel and and then arranged her little pieces of white greenery around them, adhering them with dabs of liquid glue. Once she had added these as she liked, she adhered her butterflies with more foam adhesive.
Now Sammi added this panel to her card with some more foam adhesive for more dimension and to create that beautiful “floaty” look. She stamper her sentiment in black onto a scrap of white card stock, trimmed it down and added it with slightly thicker foam adhesive to allow it to layer over her butterflies. A few silvery embellishments and this gorgeous card was ready to go!
Here’s what Sammi used on this beauty:
That pretty, almost abstract look of the simple ink blending on die cuts can be used on pretty much any shape and in any colors. It’s so easy to do, there’s no limitations on how you can do it and as you can see, the results are so dreamy!