Friday, June 19, 2020

Ink Blending with Warm Colours

Hi everyone.  Playing along with Gina K's videos again.  This time it is ink blending in warm colours with silhouettes.  I have done this before, but it's always nice to play along, especially when I get to use my favourite colours (pink and orange!).

I had a die-cut stitched square of white card stock in my stash from an earlier project.  I ink blended Picked Raspberry, Abandoned coral, Mustard seed on a bit of a slant.  I then inlayed the square into my card front and stamped a leafy sprig and sentiment in black.  Easy, peasy card that has a lot of impact from a small square of colour.

Close-up ...
I'm entering the above card into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes with optional Spots and/or Stripes.  As you can see, no option used this time. :)
Here's a second card with ink blending of warm colours --- this time Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade.
Made the second card with a slight difference.  This time I added a Faux Mother-of-Pearl finish to my white card stock before ink blending.  Once I was finish adding ink, I wiped away any excess from the resist of pearl acrylic paint before making my card.  Used this as a background for a large die-cut flower-filled heart.  Popped up the heart for more dimension and also popped up the white heat embossed black sentiment banner.

The close-up shows more detail of the faux mother-of-pearl finish ...

Nature's Gift (Penny Black)
Eloquence (Penny Black)
Hey Love (Simon Says Stamp)
Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)

Thanks for stopping by!

Card #1 - Friends for Life
Stamps:  Nature's Gift (Penny Black); Eloquence (Penny Black)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink: Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools: Ink blending tools

Card #2 - Sending Love
Stamps:  Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Black card stock (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools: Pearl (Frost White) acrylic paint (Tsukineko); Ink blending tools; Hey Love die (Simon Says Stamp), white embossing powder, heat tool

Penny Black Saturday Challenge June - Anything Goes


Mac Mable said...

Your small square sure does have tons of impact on your first fabulous card Loll x. The addition of the Mother-Of-Pearl technique on your second beautiful card looks wonderful x. The pop of black on both of the cards look perfect x.

scrappymo! said...

Goodness, Loll. These are all so beautiful. I love the inlaid stitched square. The way it fits inside the stitched outer layer is so lovely.

The other cards are so lovely too!

Trina P. said...

Both beautiful cards. Flawless ink blending. These warm colours are definitely you.

Colleen said...

Oh I love your bright, warm and cheery colors! Fabulous cards, your second one is just as lovely. Those colors really are amazing blended together!

Maria said...

Gorgeous cards!! Beautiful ink blending!!

Bonnie said...

Wonderful blending of these pretty colors, Loll! So smooth and well blended! Love the silhouette stamped off the inked square! The faux MOP with the blending is fantastic peeking through the die cut heart! Two fantastic cards! So glad you are having fun with these techniques!

nancy littrell said...

Two Gorgeous ink blended backgrounds for your cards, Lolly. Love the warm colors for both backgrounds and your choice of sentiments. Your silhouette stamped image on your inlaid square was the perfect final touch for your 1st card.

LOVED the die cut floral heart over your faux mother of pearl ink blended background and heat embossed sentiment for your CAS design on your 2nd card. Now I want to make a faux mother of pearl Always inspire my my friend. TFS the link to the Gina K video for ink blending too.

Stay safe and Very Creative, my dear friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Julie B said...

Two fab cards, love the colours you've used Loll. They remind me of sunsets and are a great contrast to first the black silhouette and then the die cut overlay.
Stay safe and well. :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Stunning colour combinations Loll. Two fabulous cards. The first one is so dramatic with the silhouette stamping. and the faux mother-of-pearl background is stunning
Stay safe

Marcia Hill said...

Both are absolutely BEAUTIFUL Loll and I'm so glad you're having fun watching Gina's videos too! So easy to get in a rut sometimes and her videos always either teach me something new or remind me of techniques I've forgotten about! Your 1st card is SO dramatic and just STUNNING...and all from a small square of blended color! And your 2nd card is just as amazing and I'm loving the pearl effect and blending together! Lovely, lovely cards my friend! Hugs. :0)

Nstiz said...

I love both your cards, Loll and who doesn't like a quicker card! These are so perfect for any occasion and I love your choice of stamps. Thanks for the link too. I did watch part of it. Beautiful blending in your background too.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous, Loll! I love the warm and happy color combo too. Stamping the silhouette off the square panel is a really nice touch!
And you captured the beautiful the faux Mother-of-Pearl finish in the close-up so well. I love the unique and special effect peeking through the die-cut aperture!
Hideko xx

TK said...

Both beautiful cards, Loll, but the silhouette on the inked square really grabbed my heart :o)

I Card Everyone said...

Loll, I'm looking forward to a virtual play day with a friend soon to do a bit of silhouette stamping! So happy this lovely landed in my inbox for inspiration!
Two gorgeous cards using these wonderful blended colors!

Karen Dunbrook said...

so gorgeous Loll, the ink blended colours you used are so warm and inviting.
xx Karen

Leslie Miller said...

What a treat -- not one, but two gorgeous cards in these warm summer sunset colors that I just love! I like the way you designed the first card with the silhouette stamped in and out of the inlaid square. Super cute, fun die on the second card, too. Neat effect with the background on that.

Christine Alexander said...

Both cards are gorgeous Loll, the warm colours are totally you :)
I must admit my favourite is the stitched square with the silhouette stamp.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful blending of colours! I love the overlapping of the berry branch and that wonderful sentiment. Also love the layout of your second card! Thanks so much for sharing at Penny Black Saturday Challenge:)

Susan said...

Beautiful use of what I think of as "Loll colours" on both cards! Love the way you inset the cut square of colour and then stamped so that the black silhouette overlaps it a bit.

Debbie said...

Your heart card really warms my heart. Such beautiful warm colors and I just love that die with sentiment.

Linda said...

I love these colour combinations. The black silhouette stamps looks gorgeous .. I love how you've inlaid the square and then stamped over the edge xx

BożenA said...

Such a smart card. And beautiful! I like that part of the branch is outside the colorful window. The second card is equally beautiful, although so different. Adding the faux mother-of-pearl is a great idea to gain more shine.

Anita in France said...

What gorgeous hot, summery colours, Loll ... fabulous behind the dark silhouette ... and so striking with the die cut, crisp white! Hugs, Anita :)

Jo said...

A bold panel for the black silhouette...and it turned out beautifully.
Love the faux mother of pearl resist for the second card, great texture.
Two beauties xx