Monday, March 28, 2011

Make it Monday #8 Ink Blending

I actually got to make my Make it Monday Card on Monday!
This week's challenge was to use some ink blending techniques on a card. I used my ink blending tools and some Distress ink to color my rose and leaves and to add the lace border at the bottom. I was thinking about making a video of it, but couldn't figure out how to MacGyver anything in my studio into a working tripod thingy, so i just took some pictures of the different steps :)

here's my card :)

for the rose i used 4 colors. I started with some Spiced Marmalade in the center of the rose.

I added some Wild Honey around the center.
I blended in some Dried Marigold next.
and finally blended the whole thing together with Scattered Straw
I added some Wild Honey to the lines of my flower petals with my fantastix coloring tool and then blended the whole thing with Scattered Straw.
For my leaves i shaded one side with Shabby Shutters
and blended in some Peeled Paint.
for the bottom of the card i cut some cardstock with my doily edger die and temporarily adhered it to my card front with post-it notes. Then i sponged some Scattered Straw & Wild Honey ink on top!
everything's from Papertrey Ink except for my inks
Stamps: Year of Flowers: Roses, Background Basics: Retro, & Tiny Tags
Cardstock: White
Dies: Tiny Tags & Doily Edger
Rustic Button Twine
Inks: Black Memento Ink, Coffee Archival Ink, Chicken Feed Jenni Bowlin Ink, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, & Shabby Shutters Distress Ink

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  1. Beautiful flower! I love the tiny tag too.

  2. Beautiful card!
    Love the rose!

  3. So the background is one layer, right? Wow! I'm glad you did pictures because I couldn't even tell--what a fun use for this technique, Becky!

  4. Wow! Really nice! I love you colored the rose with the inks! You did an amazing job!

  5. What a lovely card! The step by step pictures are very helpful.

  6. Very pretty card, Becky!
    i have been intimidated by the density of the ranger inks, but I love how you softened the look. :)

  7. Wow, this is fantastic and I particularly like the stencilled edge of the card. Great out of the box thinking!

  8. Very beautiful, really love that rose, so striking! Congrats on the tweet! Hugs!


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