Ink Blended Evening Sky

I used one of my favourite techniques for today’s card, for this ink blended evening sky. I love the colour combination, and how easily the Distress Oxide inks blend together. They created the perfect backdrop for the Hero Arts Tri-Fold Edge Village Fancy Dies.


Since I decided that this would be an evening scene, I die cut the buildings from black cardstock.

Ink Blended Evening Sky

Instead of folding over the edges of the die cuts to create a tri-fold card, I simply trimmed them down to fit the top layer.


Die cut 2 layers of the buildings from black cardstock, using the Hero Arts Tri-Fold Village Fancy Dies and your Big Shot. Set these aside for now.

For the ink blended sky, start with a piece of light blue cardstock. This means a bit less blending to do. First, apply a layer of Broken China Distress Oxide ink with a blending brush or tool. Next, blend on Dusty Concord, about an inch from the top, downwards. Because the die cuts are going to cover the bottom 2/3rds of the front, just blend far enough down to where the die cuts start. Finally, blend on Chipped Sapphire on the top 1″ and edges, blending into the Dusty Concord.

To create the snow/stars, mix a bit of water with some white gouache paint, and flick it on with a small brush.  As you can see, I didn’t have my die cuts far enough away when I did this!  Glue the 1st layer of the Village die cut directly onto the blended background, and then add the 2nd layer, using foam squares or tape to add dimension. Use scissors to trim the die cut layers to the size of the blended layer.

For the sentiment strip, take a strip of white cardstock, and blend Chipped Sapphire ink onto it. Next, stamp the sentiment from the Studio Katia Peony Trimmings set in Versamark ink. Cover it with white embossing powder, and set with a heat tool. Use the coordinating Peony Trimmings dies to die cut the sentiment. Attach it to the bottom right of the card front, using foam tape. Finally, attach the layered card front to a dark blue card base.

Ink Blended Evening Sky

This is a nice, simple card that could be used for lots of different occasions!


It doesn’t take a lot of supplies to make this card. If you need any, I’ve included the links to them, below. I hope that you enjoyed seeing today’s project!

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Ink Blended Evening Sky

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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