Happy World Cardmaking Day! Check out discount codes at CRAFTY SALES Page!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Ink Blending on Coloured Cardstock | Challenge Time at Create A Smile

Currently there is a revival of ink blending technique. However nothing comes back the same, there is a modern twist giving a special effect to hand made coloured cards.
Hello Everyone!
Today a new challenge starts at Create a Smile and we are challenging you to make a card expressing gratitude.
There is a revival of ink blending technique. This time it came back to enhance coloured cardstock cards.

The idea is to gradually increase the colour saturation around a focal image by blending several shades of ink and adding the darkest shade to the edges.

To have a beaming effect avoid using masks for the image. Blend inks softly leaving the original cardstock colour visible only around the focal image.

If you are following my blog, you should notice that I am falling again in love with color pencils. I bought my first set of Polychromos pencils in March this year and started exercising.


Pencils colouring tops my list of most relaxing card making techniques. It takes more time than marker or watercolour colouring, but makes me forget all worries and simply enjoy my crafting time.

Modern colour pencils help to create very realistic images like HERE and look amazingly on non-white cardstock.

THIS is one of my latest pencils coloured card with a beaming effect.

For my today's card I combined pencils colouring, ink blending and heat embossing techniques.

To make my card I used three stamps sets from Create A Smile.

The focal image comes from the recently released Pure Poppies set ( SSS | CRT ), which I have used once for THIS CARD
I started with stamping down the sentiment from the Decorated Wishes set and heat embossing it in fine gold powder.

Then I repeatedly stamped down a poppyhead in ink matching the colour of the card panel and coloured the impressions with Polychromos pencils.
To achieve the beaming effect I softly blended several Distress ink shades starting from the lightest shade and gradually adding the darker closer to the edges of the panel.

Black Soot Distress ink adds more drama to the panel if blended very softly along the edges. At the end of the post I give the full list of inks used for blending.

To make my final step I heat set the blending with a heat tool first.

I stamped down Dots in embossing ink, covered the impression with bonding powder, melted it and generously coated it with Nuvo glitter
To assemble my card I glued the panel to a linen coloured card note.

HERE you can link up your creations to the current Create A Smile Challenge.

Supplies Used

You can help me running this blog, if you use for shopping my links.

Some links are compensated affiliate links. 

Click on the icons below to go to your preferred online store. If you buy any of these products following my link, I will receive a small commission at no cost for you.


Create A Smile PURE POPPIES Clear...
[ SSS | CRT ]
Clear Decorated Wishes - mixed add-on...
[ CRT ]
Create A Smile DOTS Cling Stamp CGCS13*
[ SSS ]
Perfect Match Simply Chartreuse...
[ PPR ]
Perfect Match Fine Linen Cardstock...
[ PPR ]
Perfect Match Simply Chartreuse -...
[ PPR ]
Faber-Castell POLYCHROMOS COLORED...
[ SSS ]
Faber Castell Premium Polychromos 120...
[ AMZUS ]
Faber-Castell Trio Sharpening Box...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Ranger Clear DISTRESS...
[ SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE...
[ SSS ]
WOW BONDING POWDER WX01
[ SSS ]
Tonic IVORY SANDS Nuvo Pure Sheen...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink PEELED...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOREST...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink FOREST...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GROUND...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink GROUND...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink BLACK...
[ SSS ]
Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS...
[ SSS ]
Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS IBT40972
[ SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool-1 Round (Mini...
[ AMZUS ]
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool...
[ SSS | AMZUS | MFT | AMZUK ]
MISTI NEODYMIUM MAGNETS 4 Pack Discs...
[ SSS | MFT ]
MISTI SUPER MAGNETS Disc mistism
[ SSS ]
Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder...
[ SSS ]
WOW DUAL SPEED HEAT TOOL WZHT-USA
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web Gina K Designs ADHESIVE...
[ SSS ]
Neewer Portable 5 in 1...
[ AMZUS | AMZUK ]

If you are new to this challenge, please read the rules:
HERE you can find freebies. The winner gets 25EUR GC to the store.
I am also sharing my card to the following challenges:
The paper players PP417 - Give Thanks
Simon Says: Thanks
Time Out #121 - Grateful
Try It on Tuesday - Thankful
Heart to Heart Challenges - Inspired by Nature
Use Your Stuff - Give Thanks
Watercooler Wednesday WWC195 - Anything Goes
Ink Blending on Colored Cardstock
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you feel inspired to make a gratitude card and share it with us.
post signature

17 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful card. I love your ink blending. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow Ksenija, what an incredibly beautifully coloured piece of art. I love the way you've used your pencils to colour those poppy heads and that ink blending to spotlight the images is simply amazing. A truly wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

    ReplyDelete
  3. A very beautiful CAS card, the colours look fantastic. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesdays.
    Yvonne

    ReplyDelete
  4. Such a fun and beautiful card! Looks like the poppies just want to dance of the paper! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

    ReplyDelete
  5. A wonderful card

    Thank you so much for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

    ReplyDelete
  6. An AMAZING card! So beautiful!Thank you for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesdays.
    Susi

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love this card and the technique you have used

    Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday challenge

    Joan

    ReplyDelete
  8. WOW! Your coloring is gorgeous! The poppies are so realistic! Beautiful color combo, too! So happy you joined my challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

    ReplyDelete
  9. Beautiful card and I love your detailed post!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow, this is stunning! I love everything about it!
    Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again!
    Tammy DT coordinator

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ksenija, your card is truly stunning! Your ink blended background and pencil detail make your images really 'pop' off the card! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your blending technique is gorgeous and your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us for Heart 2 Heart’s Inspired by Nature challenge. (Just a reminder that our challenge does require you to use some Close To My Heart products in your project.)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Beautiful card :) Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff challenge blog :)
    Tina-DT

    ReplyDelete
  14. Beautiful! Thank you for joining us at TioT.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm speechless! Your colouring is absolutely stunning. The colour blending is so well-done and highlights the seed pods perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Your card is gorgeous, but unfortunately, you do not meet the challenge requirements to join the Heart2Heart Challenges. Thanks for understanding!

    ReplyDelete