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Wed 09

Snowflakes and Ink Blending
by Lindsay A.

Hello Memory Box fans!

Lindsay here, sharing a couple of Holiday cards to inspire you with! One of my favorite products is the large card font size dies. They take the design guess work out of your projects! With a splash of color, and a cover die, you have a simple, yet full impact card!

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For my first card, I chose the fabulous Scattered Snowflake Frame, and die cut it from a piece of white card stock. To get a clean cut, make sure you have a shim to place in between your platform, and cutting plate for added pressure. Once that was die cut, I sat it aside and worked on my ink blended piece.  

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I took a piece of water color card stock, and cut it down to my card front size. I chose water color paper because ink blends smoothly over it without a lot of sponge marks. Give it a try! Blending two different aqua Distress inks, I then flicked some water onto the panel, and, using a paper towel, blotted it off. These inks react with water, and so I am able to achieve this effect easily.

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Once I adhered the panel to my card base, I added my snowflake frame over it, and attached the beautiful Merry script die cut. I die cut multiple layers, and adhered those together to get a thicker piece, almost like chipboard. I added a bit of glitter to it for added interest.

For my next card, I used the same techniques, with different products.

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I used Distress Inks again, this time in colors that looked like a night sky. When I had finished with the ink blending, I flicked on white paint, and allowed it to dry.

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I then die cut the Holly Jolly Frame from white card stock, and adhered it over my panel.

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To finish it, I took the Brightly Shining Wood block stamp, and white heat embossed it onto a piece of black card stock. I adhered it with a piece of foam tape, and that finished the card!

I hope you were inspired today, to try a bit of ink blending and using those large intricate dies for your next masterpiece. Thanks so much for joining me today! Have a great day.

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Comments

These are GORGEOUS, Lindsay!! Love!

They are both beautiful cards. Love these die cuts.

Thank you!

Thanks so much, Shelly!

Thank you, Aileen! Yes, they are fabulous!

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