Merry Christmas in July! It’s been a minute since I wrote a blog post so what better time to do when we’re celebrating the spirit of Christmas In July?! For today’s cards, I’ve uploaded a video tutorial on how to create these cards using Ink Blending & Ink Smooshing on Cards. These techniques are so easy and fun! The tutorial and supplies are in today’s blog post.
Ink Blending & Ink Smooshing on Cards
Snowflake Wishes was one of my favorite sets in last year’s catalog. I was so happy it carried forward to the 2021 – 2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. As did the So Many Snowflakes Dies! For each of these cards, I used Polished Pink, Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue, and Gorgeous Grape. I did not use all the colors on both cards. For the cardstock, I used my Accent White, watercolor paper, Granny Apple Green, and Pool Party. Framing the sentiment with the Stitched Rectangle Dies (the 3/4″ one) I manipulated the cardstock to create a much slimmer sentiment base than the die was intended to create (see how I did it in the video below).
It was very easy to do the ink blending with the Blending Brushes. I truly love the Stampin’ Up! brushes much more than the cheaper brand makeup brushes I purchased on Amazon. There are just too many sizes I didn’t use and honestly, the Stampin’ Up! brushes seem to wash up and clean so much easier. To the point where some of them even come out white again after I wash them with Dawn Dish Soap. I also use this soap to clean my Simply Shammy. It works so well and my shammy always smells so nice!
* All the rest of the supplies I used are linked below.
For the Ink Smooshing, I used watercolor paper, lots of water, re-inkers (In the video I actually used Pixie Pink (retired) as I didn’t have the Polished Pink at the time), and of course my beloved Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium! I’m so excited to be able to use and link this product for all of you now that the Stampin’ Up! Paint Pots have retired. In my Splatter Tutorial, you can substitute the Paint Pots with the Iridescent Medium. Just don’t use too much! Start with about half as many drops and go from there until you get the shimmer you like best.
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