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Ink Blending a Glowing Sky - VIDEO - MFT Stamps

Hi Inkers! Ashlea here, and today I'm super excited to share a video tutorial with you featuring this ink blended glowing sky using the My Favorite Things Festive Flamingos set and Catherine Pooler inks. It's such a simple way to add a stunning backdrop to your scene cards. Check out my video here for step by steps!

Catch that? Maybe you need written out step by steps? No worries, friend! I've got you covered below.

1. My secret weapon for this blending is the Catherine Pooler Premium White card stock. It's much like Bristol Smooth card stock only formulated specifically to work well with Catherine's ink. This ink/card stock duo is a GAME CHANGER. I promise.
2. Start with Juniper Mist ink on the very outer edge of the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card front. Be sure to blend a little ways into the card front as you will finish with a black color on the outer corners of this ink blend.
3. Continue blending in with Grape Crush blending right over Juniper Mist. The color on color blend only helps the cohesion of colors. Don't be afraid to mix them!
4. Go over the blend line of Juniper Mist and Grape Crush with the Juniper Mist ink once more. This really smoothes that blend and creates such a ombre effect with no harsh lines.
5. Repeat these very steps with Flirty Fuchsia and finally Pixie Dust as your center "light".
6. Blend Midnight Ink on the very corner and edge of the card front. This really drives home the "night time" feel with light radiating from the center.

I especially love the way these colors work together to create this glow. This My Favorite Things Festive Flamingo is the perfect character to light up this night sky with the Christmas lights strung around his neck. My dad lives in Florida, and I have a feeling he'll be getting this card in the mail within the next few weeks.

For the snow bank, I cut a piece of white card stock with an Xacto knife and cut both the card front and the snow bank with MFT Stitched Rectangle dies. I adhered the flamingo (which I cut with the Festive Flamingo coordinating dies) with foam tape as well as the sentiment strip and added some snow with a white gel pen. The snowflake embellishments are from Catherine Pooler's new sequin mix, Aspen. 

Finally, I adhered the entire card front to an A2 sized card base with foam tape. I hope that you've enjoyed learning a bit about how I created this glowing sky scene. I would love to know if you use a similar technique or if you plan on using this one! Tag me on instagram @ashlea_crafts to show me your creations! Thank you for stopping by and I'll see you again very soon!


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