I back today with a very safe, easy to look at card! I thought you’d need it, after yesterday’s ‘love it or trash it’ project. At the beginning of this week, I shared a quick & easy card with the Heartfelt Hydrangea stamp set. Well today’s card is almost as quick & easy – just a little bit more ink involved. It’s another Heartfelt Hydrangea card.
DISTRESS OXIDE INK BLENDING
Once again, I use the Taylored Expressions Masking Rectangle to create the background area.
Start with a smooth white cardstock panel. Next, layer the Masking Rectangle on top, holding it in place with some repositionable tape. Now, first blend Salty Ocean and then Dusty Concord Distress Oxide inks inside the mask area. When finished, remove & clean the mask. Position the panel into your MISTI, with the Heartfelt Hydrangea stamp. Cover the stamp with Versamark ink, and stamp. Repeat the inking & stamping at least twice, to ensure a good solid image. Remove the panel, cover the image with white embossing powder, and heat set.
Next, stamp the sentiment from this same stamp set in the bottom right corner in Nocturne ink. Cover with clear embossing powder, and heat set. Now you can complete your card with extra cardstock layers, or keep it really simple and just add the panel to a card base. I chose to layer a black panel onto a dark blue card base, with a thinner strip of purple cardstock to the left hand side. Finally, the image panel is layer on top, with foam tape.
Adding the additional cardstock layers amps up the look of an otherwise single layer card.
LAYERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Just by creating the mask with blended colours adds a visual layer to this card, without extra bulk of more cardstock. Adding extra layers of cardstock in coordinating colours ties it all together. The recipient will never know how quickly you pulled this card together!
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