Field of Flowers – Ink blending

Hello crafty friends. I have a card for you today that is fresh, fun and floral. (I know a couple of English teachers who would be very happy with that sentence!)

The background for this card was made using Distress Oxide inks. For today’s card, I blended Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers oxides, then smooshed a little of each onto my craft mat, and mixed them with water before spattering them over the whole panel. You can see the spatters in the close up photo below. Once the panel was dry, I cut it using the Layered Slimline dies.

I have some news of a new product that might be of interest to those of you who enjoy ink blending. Pink and Main have released a new cleaning system. It’s originally designed for the Ergonomic Blending Brushes and Mini Ergonomic Brushes, but I think it should be perfect for cleaning all types of brushes. Up until now, I’ve been cleaning my brushes in the sink, and they take forever to dry, and I worry about getting water at the base of the bristles, so I’m really excited about the new cleaning system, with its scrubber and Squeaky Clean Brush Cleaner. Have you seen it yet?

Next, I used the floral dies from the Sympathy Slimline Dies to cut some flowers. Two of the flowers in this die set cut flowers with a centre and an outline. I’ve used just the outlines here, and I’ll use the flowers on another card later. I glued each of the flowers to the panel, and then trimmed the excess off the edges. I’m not going to lie, this gluing was a little fiddly. I might have done better to use some double sided adhesive before I cut the flowers out. Still, it got done, my hands got washed, and I moved on!

Because the sentiment is so small, I used black so that it would stand out, and heat embossed in white. This sentiment comes from the Sunny Greetings Stamp set. This large stamp set has 16!! Sentiments, as well as four gorgeous sunflower images and matching dies for both the flowers and sentiments. It’s a great set for someone starting out in cardmaking because it’s so versatile. I layered up the panel and the sentiment with foam tape and my card was complete!

This kind of card is the perfect antidote to bad weather of all kinds. The colours and fun design make me feel happy!. I hope you do too! If you’d like to see more of my cards, I post them all on Instagram here.

Until next time, may your days be filled with flowers of every kind.

Blessings,

Donna

These are the supplies I used. You can click on the link to shop. Where available, I have used affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. I’ve tried to link to companies in different countries, so you can save on postage costs. Thank you so much for your support.
PInk and Main Layered  Slimline dies
PInk and Main Layered Slimline dies
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P&M
Pink and Main Brush Scrubber
Pink and Main Brush Scrubber
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P&M
Pink and Main Squeaky clean Brush Cleaner
Pink and Main Squeaky clean Brush Cleaner
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P&M
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder Fine Detail
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder Fine Detail
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SBC | HA
Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio
Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio
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SBC
Distress OxideTwisted Citron
Distress OxideTwisted Citron
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SBC
Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers
Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers
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SBC
Pink and Main Sympathy Slimline dies
Pink and Main Sympathy Slimline dies
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P&M
Pink and Main Sunny Greetings stamp
Pink and Main Sunny Greetings stamp
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P&M

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