Using leftovers for a new card by Jeni

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Hi, I have a leftover flower and leaf from my last tutorial and want to use them for another card.  This card uses the same supplies – Hand Drawn Florals stamp set by Avery Elle. The Diagonal Stripes cover plate die and Date Night inks by Catherine Pooler.  And I finish with a few embellishments by Trinity Stamps.


Floral Colouring

The Date Night ink colours I use are Chiffon for the flower and In The Park for the leaf. I use a small amount of ink and keep most of the colour at the base of each petal. Fading the colour (with the Zig blender pen) to almost no colour at the tops of the petals. 


Ink Blending

For the ink blending I use Drive-In ink, In The Park ink and Chiffon ink with a separate blending brush for each colour.  We have three choices of ink blending brushes in the shop.

  • Picket Fence Studios are in a pack of various brush sizes from tiny to big.
  • Catherine Pooler Designs is a set of four brushes all the same size with white bristles in a gorgeous bright Aquatini teal colour.
  • Trinity Stamps are available singularly or in a bundle of seven brushes.  They have white bristles, caps to keep the bristles safe and can stand up.


Finishing the card

I diecut the Diagonal Stripe cover plate die from the ink blended piece and adhere each strip to a piece of Neenah solar white card.  With the die cut frame as a guide to adhere each stripe at the correct angle.

The flower and leaf are in the top middle.  My flower arrangements always seem to be in the bottom corners – trying something different and I like how this looks with the ink blending. The sentiment is from the same stamp set stamped onto a leftover stripe from my previous card and adhered with foam tape. Then I attach to an A2 card base and finish with three Boiled Sugar embellishment drops.


Have you ink blended with the Date Night inks yet? What are your favourite colour combinations?


Find the card and ink supplies here and the basic craft supplies here


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