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How to make Sweet Inked Blessing Card by Ann-marie Vaux



I have picked some of my favourite Spellbinders dies from last year to make this project, it is not only pretty to look at but it includes some of your favourite techniques to use. Inking and blending add a pop of colour into any project and for the start of a New Year, this project will brighten anyone's day in this cold Winter.

  • Papercraft
  • < 1 hour
  • Intermediate

You Will Need:

  • Spellbinders Marisa Job Succulent and Mum Flower Die Set
  • Spellbinders Marisa Job Blessing Vine Frame Die Set
  • Spellbinders Marisa Job Get Well Soon Scalloped Circle Die Set
  • 5.5inch x 5.5inch Ivory blank card base
  • Craft UK 100 A4 Ivory Smooth Card 160GSM
  • Inks for blending in Wild Honey/Lilac/Peacock/Lipstick
  • Lilac Ribbon for a bow
  • Create and Craft Purple Tape Pens
  • Wet Glue
  • Scissors

Instructions:

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  1. Cut two squares of cardstock to create a matt & layer base to fit your blank card base, then blend a mix of ink around the edges of the larger matt using two different colours of ink, I have used the Honey and the Lilac. Then mount them together, to create the matt & layer – at this point do not attach to the card front.

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  2. Die-cut the Spellbinders Scalloped Circle die twice in the Ivory cardstock, then take one of the scalloped circles and attach to the corner of the matt & layer.

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  4. Trim the edges off the scalloped circle that hang over the card, to leave a pretty corner.

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  6. Carry on with all four corners of the matt, adding the scalloped circle to make the four corners, then attach the matt & layer to the blank card base.

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  8. Cut a circle of ivory cardstock to just a little larger than the scalloped circle and then use ink to blend the colour to match the base matt on the card.

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  10. Attach the inked circle to the card and then add the scalloped circle to the top of the inked circle.

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  12. Die-cut the word ‘Blessings’ in ivory cardstock then add to the centre of the scalloped circle on the front of the card.

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  14. Take a piece of ivory cardstock and ink on both sides of the edge of the card, using two different colours

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  16. Trim two or three strips away from the double inked card, about 3mm wide. Using a pokey tool or something similar, wrap the strips around the shank of the tool.

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  18. After curling your cardstock, your paper curls will look similar to this.

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  20. Die cut six sets of flowers using the Succulent & Mum Flower die set, I only used the smaller three dies in the set.

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  22. Blend and ink all the flowers in different colours.

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  24. Pinch the petals on all the flowers by nipping the petals together by either using your thumb and 1st finger or by folding. All the flowers will look folded and stand up slightly when you have nipped the petals.

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  26. Glue the flowers together by stacking them on top of each other, starting with the largest at the bottom, then the middle size and finally the smallest flower.

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  28. Add the paper curls to the card front towards the bottom of the card, under the sentiment, then attach the flowers over the paper curls.

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  30. Finally attach the ribbon bow at the top of the Scalloped Circle.