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Kindness Matters--Ink Blending/Heat Embossing

Good morning, everyone!  It's Amy Copeland back on the blog today with an ink-blended thank you card.  Of course, my card is blue and green (I sometimes think I'm incapable of making a card without including blue or green--or both--haha).  I love this beautiful stamp set called No One Else by WPlus9. 

I started my card by ink blending Peacock Feathers and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide inks with my Mini Ink Blending Tool onto some smooth white cardstock.  Once I was happy with the blend, I spritzed some water with a little spray bottle onto the card stock, left it for about 10 seconds, then blotted the excess water up with a paper towel.  This lifts up some of the color so you get an interesting, subtle, splattered look on your ink blending.  I cut the blended panel out with a stitched rectangle die (This set and this set are two great options.)

Next, I used the coordinating No One Else Die to cut the word "Kindness" out of the ink blended panel.  I created a top-folding, white A2 card base (5.5 x 4 1/4) out of smooth white cardstock and placed the card base on my MISTI.  I lined up my ink-blended panel so the white of my card front was evenly spaced, put my "Thank You Kindness Matters" stamp directly over the holes the die cut made (the word "Kindness" kind of nests down inside the holes the die cut made for easy alignment.)  I picked up the stamp with the door of my MISTI, removed the ink blended panel, then used post-it tape to mask off "thank you" and "matters" while I inked up the word "Kindness" in the middle.  I removed the post-it tape and stamped it first with Lucky Clover ink (which I didn't think stood out enough through the ink blended panel when I placed it over to test it), and then again with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I sprinkled the black ink with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  Side note--heat embossing is what got me addicted to stamping 15 years ago--such a "WOW," yet easy effect!  :)

I then placed my white card base back in my MISTI and lined up the word Kindness inside the cut outs that the die made on the ink-blended panel.  I cleaned off my "Thank You Kindness Matters" stamp thoroughly with my Stamp Shammy (leave it in your MISTI until you are ready for this step so it's still aligned properly) and then used more post-it tape to mask off the word Kindness while I inked up "Thank you" and "Matters" with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide.  Again, remove the post-it tape covering the masked word before stamping.  I then used the clear embossing powder to heat emboss those words.

Finally, the finishing touches.  I stamped the Flowers with Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide and the leaves with Lucky Clover onto the same smooth white cardstock.  I used the coordinating dies to cut them out, then arranged them to my liking on the card.  I adhered the flowers and leaves with Tombow Liquid Glue, then used Multi Medium--Matte to adhere the gorgeous Metallic Silver Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh.  I then used Scotch Foam Mounting Tape to pop up the ink-blended panel off the card base for a little dimension and interest.  Thanks so much for joining me here today--I hope my card inspired you.  :)


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