Here is a lovely little project we made at Craic & Crafting class tonight using the ever so fabulous Lovely As A Tree stamp set. Working with inks is my favourite thing. The ink blending is very basic and I’m not claiming to be an expert however I enjoy it so that is all that matters. 🙂
The little card with the cut panels is a card originally cased from Daeny’s Creations. I just loved it.
I stamped my trees on to my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig imaging sheet first so that I could lay this on the cardstock as I was sponging to ensure I was laying the colours down where I wanted them. Ideally I was aiming to have the darkest areas around the tree bases and at the very bottom of card.
Edit: – I’ve edited this post to add pictures illustrating the stages of sponging the colour. I hope this is of help to you.
Start by sponging Soft Sky to the top. Stampin’ Up! sponges are perfect for ink blending with their lovely softly rounded edges. I usually cut mine in to 4 pieces. It makes them great value for money.
Follow with So Saffron. This will blend to create a little green shading.
Add some Tangerine Tango. Keeping it heaviest/darkest where the base of the trees would be.
Follow this with Rich Razzleberry right down to the bottom. You will find where the Rich Razzleberry and the Tangerine Tango blend it will create a beautiful dark shade behind the treeline.
Finish with Basic Black to the very bottom, and around the outer edges if you wish.
Ink up your Lovely As A Tree stamp with Basic Black. Make sure it is really nice and inky before you stamp down. You want to make sure that the black trees come out nice and clear.
And that’s basically it done. Just mount it up however you wish. I simply mounted mine on Thick Whisper White cardstock. (oh and I did a little heat embossing too)
What do you think of it?
Here is another couple of examples of colour blending on another version of this card.
I’ve made a list of supplies for you below.