120 posts categorized "Ink Blending"

05/02/2021

Sun 02

Textured Layers for the Grand Spiral Shell by Jean Okimoto

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Double-embossing creates layers of dimension and sparkle on the new Grand Spiral Shell from our Under the Sea Collection. Ring Stack - filled with gold-specked offcuts - adds a bouncy look for a trio from the School of Fish.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here - hope you're having a great weekend!

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Cut the solid Grand Spiral Shell from watercolor paper inked with soft overlapping layers of Kaleidacolor dye inks.  Pressure-emboss it with the set's detailed Grand Spiral Shell - use the rubber mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  Leave the diecut in the die and sponge it with VersaMark - a clean, well-inked pad gives the best results.  Heat-emboss it with Imagine's Iridescent Mboss Powder for a glossy, sparkly look. Clean the die with a wet washcloth.

Sponge or brayer more of the Kaleidacolor-ed watercolor paper with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with School of Fish - cut the entire set and save the extras for future projects.

Cut the detailed shell from a light aqua sheet in the 6x6 Fresh Aqua Collection.  Cut it again from a gold sheet in the Polished Foil Pad. Attach the diecuts - offset them for dimension.

Flick specks of Imagine's Sheer Gold Shimmer Spritz onto white cardstock.  Airdry it for a few minutes, then  heat-set.  Cut it with Ring Stack - we're using the offcuts. 

Cut Ring Stack again from the gold sheet in the Polished Foil Pad.  Attach it to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Adhere the gold-specked offcuts.  Attach the fishes - use foamtape from the green and aqua fishes.

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Hope you're taking advantage of the variety and versatility of the designs in our Under the Sea Collection.  Chose nature's realistic colors or your favorite tropical brights and have fun with these great designs!  

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Thursday...

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04/30/2021

Fri 30

Have a whale of a time
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a fun summer card featuring products from the new Under the Sea release. I love all the products from this release and can't wait to share some fun cards with you.

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I started by creating a background to go behind the shell die cut window on the front of my card. I applied distress oxide inks to my craft mat and spritzed it with water, then I dragged my watercolor paper through the ink. Next, I placed the inked background into the new 3D Waves embossing folder and ran it through the die cut machine.

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I added a little more interest to the background and used a blending brush to add a darker blue ink to the raised areas of the design. Next, I spattered the background with white ink.

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As I mentioned above, I die cut the Grand Scallop Shell in the center of piece of white cardstock. Next I glued the embossed paper onto the back of the die cut shell.  I adhered this to a gray cardstock mat, and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

Next, I die cut the whales and kelp from watercolor paper and used distress inks to color them. I used foam tape and glue to adhere them to my card front and glued a piece of cheesecloth across the bottom of the shell.

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Next, I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and used foam tape to glue it to my card.

To finish the card, I added fairy drops to look like bubbles.

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I hope you enjoyed today's card and have a great day!

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04/28/2021

Wed 28

Better with Friends by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate friendships with bright colors and brilliant Fairy Drops on a crisp white slimline card. There are so many ways to combine the versatile designs of our Under the Sea Collection on cards to celebrate, greet or just say hello.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a Bubble Coral Collage friendship card in very bright colors.

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Let's start with the backdrop using the Blue Breeze Kaleidacolor inkpad.  My Kaleidacolors are probably older than you are...but they still create unique color-blended backgrounds. Place a large acrylic stamp block on a craft mat or double layer of papertowel.  Push the inkpad lever to move the colors together, then press the inks onto the block. Spray the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with several spritzes of water to help blend the colors.  

Lightly spritz the inks and let the colors blend for a few seconds.  Press the watercolor paper onto the inks  for a few seconds.  Carefully remove the paper and air-dry it so it's not drippy, then heat-set it.  Flick it with specks of Imagine Crafts Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz, let it air-dry for a few minutes, then heat-set it.

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Cut white cardstock with the largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Cut it with the Bubble Coral Collage.  Stamp the greeting - from the All the Happiness Clear Stamp and Die Set - with Paradise VersaFine Clair.

Attach a portion of the watercolored paper behind the collage.  Attach the rectangle to a white slimline card (3-⅝ x 8-⅝").  Cut School of Fish from orange- and pink-inked white cardstock.  Attach the top 2 with foamtape. Add different sizes of  clear Fairy Drops.  Place a protective layer of heavy cardstock over the card front for mailing.  (This design requires special handling and postage - but a special friend deserves that extra effort!)

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Take a few minutes to create a stash of ink-blended backgrounds for your cards. Use papers that are at least A2-sized - like the 4-½ x 5-¾" Open Studio Watercolor Paper - and select the perfect blend of colors for your projects.  

Thanks for visiting...see you again tomorrow!

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04/26/2021

Mon 26

Thinking of Fishes
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing some Under The Sea fun! I started off by inking up some cardstock with distress oxide inks in shades peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon , and blueprint sketch. Than I used the new Waves 3D Embossing Folder to create the background. I trimmed the embossed background to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.
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Next, I die cut the Coral and Kelp Ribbon Die, and School of Fish. I colored them up with Copic Markers.  I adhered the images to the background, propping some up with foam adhesive. I stamped the sentiment from the set, Big and Little Valentines Clear Stamp Set.
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For a finishing touch, I added some Fairy Drops to act as bubbles.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

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04/24/2021

Sat 24

Ocean themed masculine birthday card
by Sara Cook

If you love nautical themed cards Memory Box has the dies and embossing folder to create like crazy.  I love recreating ocean themed scenes and this release is so amazing to easily add depth and texture to your cards.  I did go a little crazy on this card.  It will be a longer project but sooo worth it in the end.

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Wood paneling:

Die cut the Wood Grain Planks twice from 80lb cream color card stock.  Next ink blend each plank with the following ink in order, Distress Oxide Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, and Walnut Stun.  Do NOT over blend, letting some of the colors to show.  Then lightly ink blend with regular Distress Vintage Photo ink.  Let dry.  With a wide paint brush, brush on Distress Collage Medium Matte to all the wooden planks.  Let dry. Just imagine all the things you can create with this die and technique!

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Porthole:

Die cut the Porthole die out of 110lb black card stock 2 times.  Glue the 2 pcs together.  Rubber the gold color from eh CRAF-T Metallic Rub-On paint with your finger over the die cut unevenly.   

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Front Assembly Panel:

Cut a 5 1/2"x 4 1/4" panel out of 80lb card stock.  Die cut the Porthole die from center.  Discard the inter circle die cut and keep the porthole die cut. Start at the bottom of the panel with 1 plank adhering it halfway on the paper.  Line up the next plank. start to fill up the panel off setting the planks like a wood floor.  Use smaller planks around the inner circle. Trim around the planks around the panel.  Adhere the 1 layer, uncolored porthole die cut from the back of the panel.  Cut a piece of acetate larger than the porthole and glue to the back of the 2 layered, colored, porthole and trim off the excess.  Adhere the porthole over the front panel.  Add double sided foam tape to  back of the panel.

Background:

Die cut the Deep Sea Octopus from the lightest pink paper from Berry Red paper pack.  Glue a small piece of blank card stock behind the eye.  Choose a heavy vellum paper and emboss using the Wave 3D embossing folder.  The vellum will rip but we will use those rips to add the octopus in front of the panel.   if needed take a exacto blade to cut areas to stick the head and arms through the vellum. Use the front panel to make sure the octopus is visible through the port hole.  Glue the octopus in place. 

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Assembly:

Trim down the lights blue paper from the Ocean Blue paper pack to A2 size. Adhere the embossed waves to the light blue paper and then to a A2 card base.  I would recommend a 110lb card stock for the card base.  Remove the backing from the front panel card.  Use the Big and Little Words stamp set to stamp Deepest Birthday Wishes on the lightest blue paper from the Ocean Blue paper pack in dark brown ink, Distress Oxide Walnut Stain.  Trim and adhere to front of the card.

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04/23/2021

Fri 23

I Think of You - Ocean Themed Card - Video

Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with an ocean-themed card featuring brand new dies from the 2021 Under the Sea release.  This release is full of amazing new ocean themed dies, shape dies, new 3D embossing folders, woodgrain paper, and a new line of self-adhesive gems/droplets.  For my card I used several of the ocean themed dies along with self-adhesive clear droplets - which come in a handy 3 size pack!

Here's a quick video showing how I made my card:


Here's a close up view:

 
I used a lot of ink blending and smooshing to make this card and I love how the clear droplets take on the color under them, so they will match any project you use them on!
 
 
The sentiment is from the Birch Press Designs set "Crystal Lingo," heat embossed on black card stock.
 
 
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I hope you like my card!  I had so much fun creating it!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 

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04/20/2021

Tue 20

Porthole Sunset Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  Have you had a chance to check out the new Under the Sea collection released yesterday?  Like the Spring collection, it’s amazing!  And it looks like I’m ready for summer with this sunset scene birthday card I’m sharing today.

Started by die cutting the porthole twice from thick white cardstock and once from silver Polished Foil paper with the new Ocean Porthole die and stacked them for dimension.  Next, a circle panel from mixed media paper and a sun mask from masking paper were die cut out using dies from Circle Basics.  Masked then ink blended Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot distress ink (DI) on the circle panel to create the sunset background.  I did the sky first.  Added water ripples with a white gel pen to complete it.

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The pelican from the new Graceful Ocean Birds and the log from the new Wood Grain Planks (couldn’t capture the woodgrain detail in the photo but it’s there) were die cut from black cardstock.  Assembled the card onto a Mixed Media panel that had been dry embossed with the new gorgeous Waves 3D embossing folder (EF).  Love this EF btw! 

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To finish, white heat embossed the sentiment from Birthday Blowout by Poppy Stamps on a strip of Bristol paper, then ombré colored it with the same DI as the sunset.  And that was it.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day.

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04/15/2021

Thu 15

Watercolor and Double-Emboss the Stained Glass Butterfly by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate a sunny spring week with the popular - and versatile - Stained Glass Butterfly.  It's pressure- and gold-embossed for extra dimension.  Add a wonky DIY embossed slimline background and a greeting from Poppystamps too.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with more ways to use this great addition to the Memory Box butterfly collection.

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Cut a 3" square of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Paint the smoother side with overlapping diagonal layers of ink.  I used diluted shades of Imagine's dye ink refills - Vermillion, Lemon, Teal and Chartreuse.  Heat-set it, then pressure-emboss it with Stained Glass Butterfly using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.

Trim it with the 2-½" Square Basics die.  Add a few specks of the Teal ink, air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  

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04/14/2021

Wed 14

Retro Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Happy Wednesday everyone.  Had more fun stretching the Nested Globes dies again and made a retro masculine slimline birthday card to share today.  Besides mailboxes and tall rainbows, I also saw jukeboxes when I first saw these dies! 😁  

The jukebox base is done the same as the mailboxes in this post HERE.  The overall size of the jukebox is 3”x 4.75” and I used the darkest blue color from the Ocean Blue paper pack.   From there, I used the same steps for the tall rainbow in this post HERE, and trimmed / die cut / partial die cut from alcohol marker-friendly cardstock accordingly to build the jukebox.  Colored the green and aqua parts with Copic markers YG00, YG01, YG03, BG10, BG11, BG13.  Used Circle Basics, Square Basics, Vintage Sled and Double Diamond Lattice Plate (from Poppy Stamps) dies to die cut from Silver Polished Foil to accent and decorate.  Oh and of course the record was die cut from black cardstock. 

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Next, a Bristol slimline panel was die cut with the second largest Slim Basic Rectangle die.  Masked near the bottom and applied Black Soot distress ink (DI) to create the floor area.  The Vintage Varsity Alphabet letters were die cut also from Bristol paper, ombré colored with Blueprint Sketch DI using a blending brush, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder to give them some shine.  The rest of the sentiments from Birthday Rose Corner was white heat embossed on the same darkest blue paper as the jukebox.

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Adhered the panel to a 3.5”x 8.5” white card base, then drew in the music notes with a black marker and added highlights with a white pencil to the black record to finish.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

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03/27/2021

Sat 27

Glitter Easter Egg Card with Video
by Sara Cook

I have an easy Easter card that has layers for a stunning effect.  Check out the video tutorial, link below.

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I used the Rustic Tree and Bramble Collage dies and cut out a medium and light green paper from the Lush Green paper pack.  Die cut the Rustic Tree Collage die out of the darker of the green paper and the Bramble Collage die from the lighter green.  Trim the papers to 4 1/4"x5 1/2".

For the background I ink blended  Squeezed Lemon Aid, Spun Sugar, and Tumbled Glass Distresss Oxide Iinks in a rainbow effect.

Add double sided adhesive foam tape to the back of the darker green paper and adhere to the lighter green paper.  Adhere the 2 stacked papers over the ink blended background and then adhere to a A2 size card.

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I die cut eggs using Half Dozen Eggs die set and Delicate Pastel Glitter pack.  I glued the egg die cuts on the front of the card.

Sentiment:

I used the Happy Easter Posh Scrip die and ut it out of pink Delicate Pastel Glitter paper an adhere to the top center of the card.

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