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!