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Friday, August 16, 2019

Ink blending fun...

Ever since I got some blending brushes (makeup brushes, really), I've been having fun blending inks in all kinds of ways on my cards. For this post, I'm sharing some ink blending over stencils. I love how this looks on cards.

This card is my favorite. The stencil really lends itself to ink blending in a spectacular way. I only added an enamel dot to the center, a black mat and a die-cut "Thank You" to finish it off. The inside was left blank.

This card actually looks better IRL, but it just didn't turn out as nice as the first one. I don't think my ink blending was as smooth as on the first card, and I think I used the wrong number of different inks--either more colors or fewer would have had a better result. Once again, I added just the enamel dot in the center, a black mat and the same die-cut "Thank You."

I lost my sunshine by the time I took this photo, so it's a little dark. I tried a new stencil, placing it directly onto the front of the card base.

The sentiment was cut from some purple glitter cardstock, but it looks almost black in the photo. I backed my sentiment with a vellum mat to give it a bit more definition. The sequins are some clear ones from my stash.

All of these cards were so much fun to make. I will definitely be on the lookout for more stencils. I'd like to get some pretty doily or lace stencils and give them a try.

If you haven't tried the makeup brushes yet for ink blending, I highly recommend them.

So have you seen the home insurance commercial on TV about "Cheryl's she-shed" being struck by lightening and burning down? Every time it comes on, my husband looks at me and laughs. I am always telling him that I NEED a she-shed. And since my name is Cheryl, I should get a "she-shier she-shed" like the woman in the commercial. My current crafting space is a dark little unfinished corner of our basement. I'm not ungrateful for it, believe me! But I do covet the cute little she-sheds I see online from time to time.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Very pretty cards......the first one is my very favorite. I'll have to check if I have stencils to do that.

designbydonna said...

These are all pretty cards. I especially like the 1st and 3rd, maybe because I like uniformity. The second stencil is more abstract but the coloring is nice.

Lynne in NI said...

Ooooh these are absolutely GORGEOUS Cheryl! I've seen those new mega-expensive blending craft brushes and reckoned a makeup one would so the same job - I'm so going to get some now!
Good luck with your shed! ... I'd love to not have to craft at my kitchen table, but Greg would probably never see me if I shifted to the bottom of the garden. Maybe he'd say that's a good thing hahaha

Lynette said...

Such pretty cards - both of them. I'm very happy that you introduced me to those brushes! I do think you should have a she-shed! :) Wouldn't that be cool? Just having a dedicated crafting area is awesome, though.

Darnell said...

I agree with you, Cheryl. You definitely need a she-sier she shed! Did you show your hubby my Playhouse? Maybe he will feel it if he sees the inside all decked out just for making cards? That would be so cool! And speaking of cool, wow, are your cards ever AWEmazing!! Each one is better than the one before!

Glittered Paws said...

Love your color blending on your stencils. You have been busy this past week - or I have - as I am behind in my comments. Love the she shed commercial but I do have a very nice big room dictated entirely for my crafts. The only thing missing is a window but I have good lighting.