Hello friends, it’s Seeka here! Today I’m sharing a way to stretch your supplies by using dies to create masks for ink blending. Using the most intricate layer of a layer die set (usually “Layer A”) you can create a beautiful pattern for your background.

I began by using Layer A of the Kinsley Heart Layer Die set to cut three masks out of Avery Removable Label paper. The particular size I use is Avery 6465 but you can use any masking paper you have on hand.

Next, I removed the backing paper and positioned the hearts over an 4.25″ x 5.5″ inch piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock.

I put a piece of scratch paper under my panel and then, using foam blending tools, I blended Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide ink onto the center of each heart. Then I blended Dusty Concord over the rest of the panel. I blended the colors a little bit where they met, but as you can see, I didn’t attempt to perfect the blending.

Next, I sprayed Milled Lavender Distress Oxide Spray over the entire panel. When the inks were dry, I peeled the masks away. You can see that the splatter helps to hide the fact that the ink-blending was fast and loose.

I trimmed about a quarter inch off each side of the panel and then adhered it to an A2-sized card base. To finish, I used foam tape to adhere a sentiment strip that I stamped using a stamp from the Lingo Thanks stamp set.

Thank you so much for coming by!