Hi Stampers.  When I look around the internet at card making, samples it seems like ink blending is all the rage.  Most card makes use another brand of ink, but I knew I had to try ink blending with our Stampin’ Up! inks.  Sure enough – it worked great! (The samples could be better, I know.  But, this is my first ever try at it.)

Stampin' Up! Sweet Silhouette Scenes handmade ink blending card made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I started with a Balmy Blue card base and a layer of Whisper White CS. The ink blending brushes, I purchases on Amazon. For the inks, I chose: Seaside Spray, Balmy Blue and a touch of Night of Navy for the sky.  The grass was done using: Granny Apple Green, Pear Pizzaz and a touch of Garden Green inks.

Stampin’ Tip: It was important to start the brush off the card stock.  I used grid paper and started making small circles on the grid paper and then moving into the card stock.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Silhouette Scenes handmade ink blending card made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

To keep the focal point on the ink blending, I chose a very simple silhouette.  The stamp of the girl on a swing is from the Silhouette Scenes stamp set and memento black ink.  For the tree, I used Basic Black CS and the Sweet Silhouette dies.

Stampin’ Tip: To get the girl on the swing good and dark, I used the Stamparatus so that I could stamp her multiple times, ensuring I got a nice dark, solid image.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Silhouette Scenes handmade ink blending card made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the interior of the card, I continued with the Silhouette Scenes stamp set and the Stamparatus.  I also used the brushes to again add a little color to the top and bottom of the inside layer, leaving the middle white. Overall, I really like the effect and am super happy I could use my Stampin’ Up! inks.  More practice should be forthcoming.  🙂

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