Distress Ink Blending with MFT Stamps Kind Words

 

Hi guys! Don’t you love a beautiful sunset? That’s what today’s card reminds me of — a beautiful summer sunset with gorgeous pink, yellow and orange hues. I think I’ll be sending this card to my sister since this sentiment from My Favorite Things Kind Words stamp set fits her so perfectly!

 

To make my card I started by stamping the sentiment and flowers in VersaInk on a 5″ x 3.75″ piece of white cardstock. Then sprinkled on some white embossing powder and set it with a heat tool.

Once the embossing was cooled, I used distress inks and a blending tool to make this vibrant, sunsetty background.

NOTE: The pictures above show the steps in creating a similar background.
On today’s card, I used a resist technique and stamped and embossed my images before creating the background.

I started by blending Picked Raspberry Distress Ink in several places. Next, I filled in some of the blank areas with Mustard Seed, followed by Spiced Marmalade. Once all of my colors were in place I went back over everything with a bit more of the Raspberry to smooth out the blending. Then I used a microfiber cloth to wipe any ink off of the embossed images.

TIPS:

  • To avoid crazy marks from the blending tool, start blending on a craft mat and work your way on to the paper.
  • If you have an area in the center of the paper where you want to add color make a couple of circular blends on your craft mat and then lightly start blending on the paper.
  • I like to blend in a circle motion to start but when it’s time to smooth everything out, I blend lightly following the contour of the areas I’m blending together.


Even though the flowers showed up beautifully with this resist technique I wanted them to stand out a little more. So I took a paint brush and lightly touched some of the areas inside the flowers with some water. Because I used distress inks, the areas that I touched with water “lightened up” and have a slight watercolor look to them.

TIP: One of the great properties of Distress Ink is that they are reactive with water allowing you to use a wide variety of techniques with them.

I added some coordinating sequins for a bit of bling and layered my finished background/sentiment layer onto a bright pink mat and attached this to an A2 white card base.

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SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

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MFT Stamps Kind Words Stamp Set

MFT Stamps Kind Words Stamp Set

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MFT DOODLED BLOOMS Clear Stamps

MFT DOODLED BLOOMS Clear Stamps

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Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

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MFT Stamps Razzle Berry 100# Cardstock

MFT Stamps Razzle Berry 100# Cardstock

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MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

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Ranger Distress Ink Mini Kit - One

Ranger Distress Ink Mini Kit – One

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Ranger Blending Tool

Ranger Blending Tool

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Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD

Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD

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WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE

WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE

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Craftin Desert Divas Sequins (Carnie)

Craftin Desert Divas Sequins (Carnie)

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DIVA

Darice 8MM IRIDESCENT WHITE Sequins

Darice 8MM IRIDESCENT WHITE Sequins

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Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Tonic 12×12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

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WOW! Heat Tool

WOW! Heat Tool

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Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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MICRO GLUE DOTS (325)

MICRO GLUE DOTS (325)

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Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

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AMZ

Happy Crafting!
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