Hello there, it’s Seeka here and I hope you’re having a good day! Lately I’ve been doing a lot of ink blending. I find it to be soothing, and a quick way to create some beautifully inked backgrounds. One of the things I love about Birch Press Designs’ layered dies is that you can often take the top layer, usually the most intricate, and turn it into a stencil.
For my card today, I used the Viola Plate Layer A die to cut a piece of Avery Removable ID Labels. I use Avery 6465 but you can use any removeable adhesive sheet that is A2-size or larger.
I removed the backing from one end of the die cut piece and positioned it over an A2-sized piece of Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock. Then I gently peeled away the rest of the backing as I smoothed my makeshift stencil down over the cardstock.
Using a foam blending tool, I blended Tattered Rose Distress Oxide ink over the entire panel. Then I blended Abandoned Coral over the centers of each bloom in the pattern. Next I used an ink dauber to blend Picked Raspberry over the very center of each bloom.
Once I had the three colors down, I gently peeled away the stencil.
For my sentiment, I used the Big Hugs Sugar Script die. I cut the word Hugs once out of some pearlescent ivory cardstock and twice out of heavy white cardstock. I adhered the three layers together with the ivory layer on top, and then adhered this piece to the shadow layer, which I’d cut out of vellum. I backed the sentiment with foam tape and adhered it to the card front which I in turn adhered to a card base.
I made a second card following the same steps, but substituted the Jumbo Lingo Hugs die for the sentiment.
Thank you so much for visiting!
Comments by birch press
Two Cards from One Die Cut | by Tracey McNeely
"Thanks Lisa! Do you know which one was my original idea? lol"
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"Thanks so much! The lights are from PearBlossom Press."
2 for 1 Rainbow Thank You Card Design | by Ardyth Percy-Robb
"Brilliant inking Ardyth! These cards are stunning!"
Lovely Butterflies Card | By Leigh Houston
"Thank you so much, Andre!"
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"I love the tri fold card.. what a treat waiting inside!..."