Hey crafty people! It’s Tasha here, with my weekly dose of inspiration. Today I’m sharing an idea for a masculine card that could fit any occasion. One of my favourite things to do is ink blending; I find it so relaxing and I absolutely love the huge variety of results that you can get!
I grabbed one of my Catherine Pooler stencils and two of her inks, Daydream & Juniper Mist from the Paradise Found collection, so that I could make a bit of an ombre effect. I recently got one of the blending brushes from Trinity Stamps and they make it so easy to get an even blend! When you mix them with CP inks it is just a dream!!!
I started with Daydream, which is the lighter colour, and started at one end of the panel. Bringing it up above the halfway point before letting the ink fade out. This allows for space where the two colours will mix a little and makes for a much smoother blend. When I am using colours from the same family I use the same blending brush, but I just wipe any remaining ink off my brush before I go into the new colour.
I then blended Juniper Mist from the other end of the panel, but I did let that colour start to lighten up before I got halfway, which just helps Daydream not get swallowed up by the darker shade.
I chose hello and handsome from Pinkfresh Studio’s Phrase Builder die set for my greeting. I love that this die set features the words themselves and also a shadow die! First, I cut the words from some Blue Pearl cardstock I had in my stash and the shadows from vellum; this is a great way to separate your words from a busy background.
Finishing the card
I chose some silver stud embellishments from my stash, then trimmed my panel to be 4 x 5.25 inches and popped it up onto an A2 card base made from 110lb Neenah.
As always, I want to say thank you for spending this time with me and I will be back at the same time next week with some more papercraft inspiration. ?
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