August 11, 2017

How to video | Smooth Ink Blended Background with Distress Ink | Sizzix Lifestyle

Are you struggling to get a smooth ink blended background? Then this post is for you. Today I'm going to talk a little about on how to get smooth ink blended background with distress inks.

(Disclaimer : All opinions are my own. I found these supplies work best for me. If you want to purchase or if you feel other supplies work best for you then that's good! Once again all opinions are my own!!)

The first and foremost thing to remember is 'what paper you are using'. Distress Inks blend like butter on Iris Card Stock, Neenah Card Stock, Bielo Card Stock and on Water color papers. These papers are easily available in the place where I live so I use them very often. And I don't know much about the other papers available in the market.

I masked off all the edges of the card stock with washi tape. Yep! this is going to be a one layer card.

The second thing is 'how old is your ink blending foam'. The older the foam the smoother the blend. If your foams are new, ink them up first and rub against the paper, to and fro, for quite sometime and this should really help with the smooth blending.

The third point is 'don't stop blending until you are happy with the result'. Just apply and apply the ink. You can see in the video that I will be blending again and again with Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks until I'm happy with the result.

Once I'm happy with the result I added splatters of water to enhance the beauty of the card design! And yeah! I didn't use the Christmas Tree as is, I'm just turning it into a boat. I love using and making things in unexpected ways.

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I seldom use pattern papers on cards but I decided to use them whenever and wherever necessary. After the ink blending part was done, I adhered the wave and foam mounted the boat/Christmas tree. And stamped the sentiment from Prima on a white card stock with Archival Jet Black Ink, fussy cut it and foam mounted it as well. Finally embellished the card with clear sequins.

Here is the video for you where I've shared the whole card process. I hope you like it. Thanks for visiting :)


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  1. Oooh I missed this one! So quick and pretty card it is!

  2. Lovely card... Thank you for the tips...