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Soft subtle ink blended backgrounds with Surace Inks

Soft subtle ink blended backgrounds with Surace Inks

Hi everyone! It is Verity here again from Pretty Little Buttonso good to be back up on the blog again. This week the team were hopping along showcasing their favourite Brutus Monroe products. There are so many fantastic products it was hard to choose, but I settled on the surface inks. For my post on Wednesday, I showed you two card where I created bold ink blended cards. However, for today's cards, I wanted to show you they can also be used to create soft subtle ink blended backgrounds as well!

Soft subtle ink blended card details:

Start off by gently blending Sidewalk surface ink onto an Alabaster card panel using a blending tool. It is easiest to blend from a slick surface like a glass mat. Gradually ease up the pressure as you move into the card or a subtle fade and to prevent harsh lines. Keep applying layers building up the colour until you are happy. 

Next stamp and emboss a camper van from the Road Trip Stamp Set in Raven embossing powder. Fussy cut this out and leave to one side. Heat emboss a sentiment onto a vellum stitched rectangle. Foam mount the camper van onto the vellum piece with 3D foam squares and apply double-sided adhesive onto the vellum behind this. Lastly, embellish with coloured enamel dots. 

The process for the second is very similar and used Apricot Surface Ink. The fox from the Dream Catching Stamp Set was heat embossed in Penny embossing powder directly onto a stitched circle vellum piece. To colour this, colour on the backside with alcohol markers. 

Apply Craft Glue behind the embossed lines to adhere the vellum piece down. Add a matching heat embossed sentiment and finish with some colour corresponding drops. 




If you want, please leave a comment below - I would love to hear what you think!

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Till next week,
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Gail Scott - May 28, 2018

Stopping by to say THANK YOU for sponsoring the Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – have a blessed day!
Gail @

Also wanted to say I think the art work is fabulous – love the fox and trailer – have a blessed day

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