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Monday, September 28, 2020

How To Create a Sunset Card Background - Sending Sunshine Stampin Set Stampin' Up!

 Have you ever wondered how they create certain cards in the Stampin' Up! Catalog or just in general How they do that?  Well, I am going to share with you today how to create a sunset card background and I am going to show you how they made the Sending Sunshine card in the 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  

I am here to answer your questions on how the Stampin' Up! Concept Artists and card makers create certain things in the Catalogs and on the internet.  Like today's card for example I am going to teach you how to create a sunset card bround that you can use on your cards the easy way.  I used the card from the Stampin' Up! 2020 Annual Catalog on page 111 that uses the Sending Sunshine Stamp Set as my inspiration today.  

How to Create a Sunset Card Background using the Stampin' Up! Sending Sunshine Stamp Set and ink Blending.  In this post I will show you how to create the perfect sunset ink blended background for your card making needs!

Tips & Tricks: 

In my post today I am going to share with you how to create the perfect little sunset background that you can recreate on your own projects.  I am going to give you some tips and tricks to make the process easy and so that you can recreate the perfect little sunset to share with others.  This process starts with as always in card making a cute stamp set.  Today, I am using the Sending Sunshine Stamp Set that can be found on page 111 of the Stampin' Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  

Learn how to create the perfect sunset card background for your card making needs.  Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

To start off you are going to need a few supplies for this process; you will need the following supplies to recreate this card.  
  • Sending Sunshine Stamp Set
  • Stamparatus
  • Sponge Brayer
  • Ink (I used Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, and Terracotta Tile Inks) 
  • Cardstock (Pretty Peacock, Whisper White, and Vellum Cardstock) 
The Sponge Brayer is the key to create this soft warm sunset that you see on my card today.  It applies the right amount of ink to the surface of the Whisper White cardstock.  But I will tell you that you have to watch the amount of pressure you put down.  If you press to hard on the Sponge Brayer you will get ink marks on your project that are impossible to blend out.  So REMEMBER SUPER SOFT TOUCH as you're ink blending the background.  

Learn how to create the perfect sunset card background for your card making needs.  Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

I started out by stamping the ocean and branch in Tuxedo Black Ink onto my Whisper White Cardstock.  I used my Stamparatus to get the best stamped image.  You don't have to use the Stamparatus but I thought it would be helpful to use and stamp both images at the same time and just in case my images where not black enough I could double stamp them since the magnets held my cardstock in place and there was no shifting of the paper.  

Learn how to create the perfect sunset card background for your card making needs.  Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Next I started with the lightest of the three colors (Daffodil Delight) and started where I wanted the darkest part of that color to be.  I brayered the ink in one direction and just came back adding more layers of the same color and blended it down the cardstock into and over the dried black ink.  You will totally understand more as you watch the video tutorial below.  I then moved on to the next color which was Calypso Coral and started that where I wanted the darkest concentration on ink to be and blended the ink downward into the Daffodil Delight.  I repeated the process with the Terracotta Tile Ink, which is a darker shade of the Calypso Coral, until I had the background filled with color.  

Video Tutorial: 


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Learn how to create the perfect sunset card background for your card making needs.  Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thanks for dropping by today I hope that this will help you to create the perfect ink blended Sunset that you have been longing to create.  If you need any of the supplies that you have seen today you can pick them up in my Online Store from the Shopping List below by clicking on the items.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


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