Ink Blending on Textured Cardstock

I love ink blending – how about you?! I especially love ink blending on textured cardstock – the effect is gorgeous! For today’s project, I made a new beginnings/encouragement card using ink blending on the Wedding Cake White Textured Cardstock. I used the 12×12 sheets, which let me get my focal image and my card panel for a slimline card from one sheet of the textured white cardstock. I also used a product suite that included stamps, layering stencils and dies and some coordinating inks.

I started with the first stencil and a piece of the Wedding White Cardstock that I had cut in half, which ends up being 6×12″. I lined the stencil up so that the top left corner of the stencil was aligned with the top left corner of my piece of cardstock. This helps to make the lining up of the other stencils easier. For this flower, I used two shades of green and two shades of yellow/orange.

The image below is after the first three stencils. I love blending on this cardstock – it is so easy and I love the look it gives!

After I was done inking all four stencils, this is what we have! Isn’t is pretty?! You could leave it like that, but there is also a coordinating stamp for the outline of the flower.

After stamping the outline image using black pigment ink, I coated it with clear embossing powder. Some of the green and orange inks weren’t completely dry yet, so some of the embossing powder stuck on those areas as well – I loved the look it gave!

After heat setting the embossing powder, my panel was slightly warped. I keep a big book in my craft room for this reason – I put the panel in the book and keep it in there for 15-20 minutes and it usually does a great job of flattening out my panel.

I have a lot of books about dogs, because…well, I love dogs 🙂 And this is a really thick book so it is perfect to keep in my craft room to use for flatting embossed panels!

While I was waiting for that panel to flatten, I started working on the sentiment. I used the same cardstock, black ink and clear embossing powder for this sentiment. I wanted the background of the sentiment to match the flower, so I used one of the green colors from the stenciling, to blend color over the sentiment before I die cut it.

I used the other piece of 6×12″ white textured Cardstock to die cut a slimline panel with a decorative edge. The flower has a big die to cut it out – I love this flower!

I added a little ink splatter with the yellows, greens and a gold before assembling the card. The white panel and the flower were adhered to the card using foam tape. The card panel was made from the Stardream Metallic Fairway cardstock – this cardstock is 105# and is a great weight for a card base.

I would love to see all the beautiful creations you make from the textured and metallic cardstocks available over at Cut Cardstock.

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