I’m upto Day 8 of Martin’s Mayhem #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. It’s a technique challenge using ink blending. There are various ways to do it and several tools that you can use to blend ink on your projects. Today I’m going to show you a few mediums which you can use for ink blending.

I’ve used a few techniques as well as some different tools to show you alternative ways to create this technique. I started off with a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Using a sponge brayer, I applied Blushing Bride ink, followed by Rococo Rose, Highland Heather and Seaside Spray. A Sponge Brayer gives you a smooth transition of colour. Each pack comes with 2 handles and 4 sponge rollers so you can interchange these. Just wash, dry and re-use.

I added some shadow and peaks on the snow using just the side of a sponge dauber in short flicking strokes. On this shaded background, I stamped the trees on top of the snow peaks.

For an extra element of ink blending, I die cut a label using the Tasteful Labels Dies and coloured it with Highland Heather and Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends, blending the colours together. The label was then embossed with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder.

The deer from the Nature’s Beauty stamp set was stamped in Soft Suede ink. This was coloured with a combination of Crumb Cake and Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends.

If you haven’t tried ink blending before, why don’t you give it a try? All the products I have used are listed below so you can make this card at home. I’ll be happy to help you with any questions you may have. Email me at rochelle@stampingflair.com or Ph: 0404 255 001.

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