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Ink Blended Congratulations Card

You will need:

Time to Make: 45 minutes

Skill Level: Advanced


  1. Cut out a 6 ¾ inches by 4 ¾ inches piece of watercolour card or super smooth 300gsm card. Rub the anti-static bag over all the card.

  1. Attach the card to the base of your stamping platform and place the stamp near the top of the card. Press down the stamping platform. Ink up the stamp with Versamark Ink and stamp the card.

  1. Put the embossing powder on the card, using a tidy tray to catch the excess powder. If necessary, use a paint brush to get rid of any excess powder on the card. Use the heat gun to heat up the embossing powder on the card.

  1. Using an ink blender with Altenew Forest Glade Ink pad. Ink blend the areas of the stamp that are leaves. It doesn’t matter if you go over the lines. (For this technique it is advisable that you dab the excess ink onto a sheet of paper before you blend.)

  1. Start to ink blend the flowers with the other ink colours. Try not to put 2 flowers of the same colour together. Do not worry if you accidently go over the green.

  1. After you have ink blended the entire image, you may want to redo certain parts so that the outline of the overall ink blended section looks nicer. Then use a paper towel to get rid of the excess ink on the embossed part.

  1. Stamp the ink pad onto a glass mat. Drop a bit of water onto it from your water brush onto it. Now start painting in the same colour that you ink blended in, into the actual image. This is to make the stamp image stand out more. If you do one colour at a time, it is easier.

  1. Put some ink onto the water brush then hold it above the card and tap the other end of the brush. This will give an ink splatter look. Use the different coloured inks on your glass mat to create an effect. (You may want to practise on another piece of card first) Wait for it to dry.

  1. Rub the anti-static bag on some Kraft card, then follow steps 2 – 3, to emboss the sentiment. Then cut a rectangle around the sentiment creating a space to the left of it.

  1. Attach the main card to the white card blank using double sided tape. Then use the foam pads to attach the sentiment to the bottom of the card. The card is now finished.