Hello! I love to ink blend and when I started using the Cougar White Super Smooth cardstock. I loved ink blending even more! This cardstock makes ink blending such a breeze!

I started with a stencil (this was meant to be Strawberry seeds, but I am using it for watermelon seeds!) and some brown matte paste to use through the stencil. I made a curved line out of masking paper to put down so that I could put the seeds only where the red part of the watermelon would be, and not have them extending into the rind. (I forgot to take a picture with that masking piece on, but I will show it again in a few steps when we start blending!)

Once the paste is dry, we get to start ink blending and see what a dream this cardstock is! I cut another piece of masking paper with about the same slope to use for our ink blending.

Once that mask in in place, we can start ink blending. I wanted the area closest to the seeds to blend out to a super light green, almost white color, and near the left edge to be a darker green. I started ink blending from the left and blending over to the right to let it fade out. Each time I came in with the green color, I went a shorter and shorter distance so the heaviest ink was towards the left.

I used a green mist to give a little texture and variance in color to the rind. I thought this gave it such a cool look! I made sure that the rest of the panel was completely covered that I didn’t want green on, because I can be pretty messy with mists!

I used the same technique to ink blend red onto the juicy part of the watermelon. I started at the opposite edge and blended it out to almost white to meet the edge of the green. I kept adding red towards the edge to help deepen that color.

All I did next was trim it with a stitched rectangle die and add a sentiment! This Cougar super smooth white cardstock is my favorite for ink blending – you gotta give it a try!

I’d love to see all your ink blending creations! Tag me on Instagram: Purple Puppy Papercrafting

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Jessica V

Jessica started her papercrafting journey about 20 years ago when introduced to stamping by her aunt. Since then, it has become a passion of hers, and she loves creating all different types of papercrafting projects. She loves die cutting as well as using her Silhouette Cameo to personalize handcrafted items for friends and family. You can find her on social media @purple_puppy_papercrafting