Showing posts with label ink blending. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ink blending. Show all posts

Friday, July 23, 2021

You're Kind of a Big Deal - Mountain Air Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card that I created using the Mountain Air Stamp Set, and some homemade stencils and masks.  This is a fun little card that would be great for the men in your lives or anyone that you wanted to let know they were a big deal to you.  Here's a look at the card.  I will share how I created it in the blog post below.  

Because you're are kind of a big deal I created this fun little card using some home made masks and stencils with the Mountain Air Stamp Set.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Tips on Creating Monochoromatic Cards

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a cute Monochromatic card to share with you along with some tips and tricks on creating them.  You will find a full list of the supplies that I used to create this card below.  Here's a look at my card.  

Learn my tips & tricks on creating an easy monochromatic card using just a few supplies.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Simple but Impressive Hello Card - Heat Embossed Background

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a cute little clean and simple card for you using left over pieces from a card I shared earlier in the week.  I love how this card turned out and love that it was really easy to create.  I used the Butterfly Brilliance and the Blossoms & Blooms Stamp Sets to finish off the card.  Here's a look at the card.  

Learn how to use up left over pieces for a clean and simple but impressive hello card.  Click here to learn more

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Love is What Makes us Family - Magic Inking Technique Card

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a super cute card to share with you using the Magic Inking Technique, the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, and the Lovely You Stamp Set.  This is a super fun technique and actually really easy.  Plus it uses one of the most under used tools in our crafting stash.  Here's a look at my card.  

Love is What Makes Us Family card using the Magic Inking Technique click here to learn more

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Just Wanted To Say - Simply Succulents Stampin' Up!

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a super cute and fun card to share with you using the Faux Distress Oxide Technique.  I did a very traditional Distress Oxide technique on my card today; Ink Blending!  Here's a look at my card.  

Sometimes you just want to say something in a special way and the Simply Succulents Bundle from Stampin' Up! does just that!  Click here to learn more

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Mini Slimline Card - Woodland Wonder Stamp Set

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a super cute card to share with you today.  This is a card design that's super on trend right now.  Plus I used a super cute new stamp set from the January-June Mini Catalog.  This was a stamp set that I have had my eye on since the catalog came out and I got it a couple of weeks ago.  Here's a look at my card.  

Mini Slimline Card using the Woodland Wonder Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!, The Spot Challenge 150 click here to learn more

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Fine Art Floral with Ink Blended Background

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card I made over the weekend showcasing the Fine Art Floral Stamp Set and the new Blending Brushes from Stampin' Up!.  This weekend just felt like a time to create a floral card.  The weather had been just nasty out and was turning colder, so as you can imagine I am craving some warm weather.  Florals just make me feel warm and cozy on the inside.  Here's a look at the card that I created.  

Ink Blending Background with Stampin' Up!'s New Blending Brushes along with the Art Gallery Bundle click here to learn more

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Happy Christmas = Yuletide Pasture

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a fun little Christmas card for you that is a little on the unexpected side of holiday cards.   I used a fun stamp set called Yuletide Pasture from the Stampin' Up! August-December Mini Catalog to create my card with today.   This fun little nontraditional stamp set features three fun yuletide animal images and some wonderful sentiments.  My card today is also for the Spot Color Challenge this week.  

Today I have a super cute little Happy Christmas Card for you using the Yuletide Paster Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! click here to learn more

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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If you place any size order with me during the month of September, you will receive the September Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle is a Mega Tutorial Bundle featuring projects for both Fall & Halloween.  There are 20 tutorials featured this month.    The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $22 from me.


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Friday, March 27, 2020

Grace's Garden Window Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a fun little card that I CASEd from the January-June Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!. I was searching for a little inspiration yesterday, because I just wasn't feeling crafty at all.  One of our cats passed yesterday which actually all started on late Wednesday afternoon.  So needless to say I was not feeling it yesterday or Wednesday, this little event threw us for a whirlwind.  So I went to what I do to start feeling creative again.  I looked through the catalogs to try and find a little inspiration.  And I came across this bundle and knew that I hadn't even touched it yet so I thought why not recreate one of the cards here.  So that's how this came about.  The card in the catalog is more of a square card and I made it into a regular old A2 size card.  Here's a look at the card.   You will find the A4 metric measurements for my card in ()'s for each piece of cardstock through out the post.

Tips & Tricks: 

I started off my card by die cutting the with arbor opening in my Sahara Sand Cardstock.  I just centered it on the 4 x 5 1/4 (14.4 cm x 10 cm) Sahara Sand cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine.  Next I took my Sahara Sand layer and layered it on my 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Thick Whisper White Card Base (14.9 cm x 21 cm) and lined up the die again and ran it back through to cut the window.  After that die cutting was complete I used the Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder and ran the Sahara Sand piece back through with the 3D Embossing Plate to emboss the wall.  If you run it through before die cutting you will flatten out your embossing.  

Next I took some Whisper White and cut the arbor and gate out using the die and my die cutting machine.  I added that to the front of the card using Liquid Glue.  I then cut the gate open with my Paper Snips so that it could be open just a little.  I then stamped the images I had planned to use in Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with my Highland Heather and Mossy Meadow (Light and Dark) Stampin' Blends.  I then die cut those out with the matching dies.  I also cut out one of each vine dies from some scrap of Mossy Meadow Cardstock. 


I started adhering the vines down first after I arranged everything on my card front.  To do this I used a mixture of Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Fine Tip Glue mixed in my Fine Tip Glue Bottle.  The combination of glues add the best of both for maximum adhesion.  Once the vines were attached I then started add the flowers with Stampin' Dimensionals on some and Liquid Glue on one.  I wanted a few different layers on the card so this was the best option.

Next I took a 3 x 5 1/2 (7 cm x 14.9 cm) piece of Whisper White Cardstock and did a little ink blending over it using just Highland Heather Ink.  I used the ink blending technique to create a Ombre look to this piece of cardstock.  I then placed it where I wanted it to go inside the card and closed my card.  I used Gorgeous Grape Ink (because I was to lazy to put the sentiment in my Stamparatus and double stamp it with Highland Heather Ink to get a dark color) and stamped the sentiment in the window opening.  

Video Tutorial: 


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Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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If you place any size order with me during the month of March, you will receive the March Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle features fourteen floral themed tutorials.  The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $20 from me.

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