Creating blended backgrounds with Stampin’Up!’s new blending brushes and inks is so easy and no longer an inky messy process. It allows you to create a single layer card simply and easily as I have done here with my card highlighting the Sale-a-bration stamp set Touch of Ink.
To create the area to be the blended ink background, mask off the areas to remain blank with Post-It notes as shown below. To apply ink tap your blending brush on your ink pad and starting off the page commence using a circular motion blending your chosen ink colour onto your open card area. Start with the lightest colour ink first.
Keep adding ink to build up the colour depth you desire. The ink colours I used here are Balmy Blue, Highland Heather and Coastal Cabana. Once happy with the colour depth go back over the in between areas with the lightest colour ink and blend the areas together. Once this is done you are ready for the ta-dah moment when you peel back the Post-It note to reveal the lovely blended colour area all ready for stamping your chosen images onto.
The Touch of Ink stamp set has perfect images for this technique. Strong definitive lines that stand out on the card front. This stamp set is a free Sale-a-bration item so can be earned for free by making a $180 Aust order during Sale-a-bration. Time is running out to get this set as Sale-a-bration ends February 28, so you have one more week!
Here is another blended ink background card I created after making the above card. I loved the process so much I had to do another one!
I adhered my Post-It notes on an angle for this card and used Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral and Magenta Madness as my ink colours for blending. these are a vibrant choice of colours as opposed to the cooler subtle colours of the first card.
In a previous post I showed a card featuring a whole belnded background. You can see that post here.
Try creating blended backgrounds using Stampin’Up! blending brushes and inks. I used to create sponged ink backgrounds and spent days with ink stained fingers not to mention inky fingerprints on cards being created, so these brushes are a vast improvement for me!