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Inked Center Card

Rubber stamping, inking and blending all go together so well, and they can all make a big statement on the front of a card. Masking and inking in strategic places can create a great look for any project. - Ann-marie Vaux

  • Papercraft and Scrapbooking
  • < 1 hour
  • Intermediate

Tools and materials required

  • 7x7inch Square Blank Card Base
  • A range of floral Rubber Stamps
  • Sentiment Rubber Stamp
  • Ranger Distress Ink Pads could be any colour – I used Mustard Seed/Picked Raspberry/Spiced Marmalade/Pumice Stone/Black Soot & Wilted Violet
  • Stazon Black Ink Pad
  • Fin liner black pen (3-4mm nib) & Ruler
  • Blending brushes/tools
  • Craft Masking tape
  • Scrap paper
  • Tape Runner or Double sided adhesive tape
  • 3D foam
  • Scissors

Instructions

Mask off approx 2 to 2.5inches through the center of your card, using the scrap paper and the craft masking tape leaving the middle section uncovered.

1

Pick your inks, make them all different or all matching colour tones. The darker ones are to shade the edges.

2

Start adding colour to the middle uncovered section, add the colour randomly, you could add direct to card or blend, whichever is easiest.

3

Fill in the gaps with one colour of ink, I like the Wilted Violet to do this as it just stood out against the yellow and orange.

4

Using the darker inks, blend using strokes just upwards and downwards from the edge inwards, this will highlight the edges.

5

Remove the paper mask edges.

6

Start rubber stamping using larger floral stamps and Black Stazon ink.

7

Carry on with the stamping design across the center but only over the inked area, add other smaller stamps to fill in the gaps. TIP- stamp over the side edges of the card to make the design look more fluid.

8

Taking the Black Marker pen & the ruler, draw dashed lines a few millimeters away from the center design.

9

Draw a dashed line on both sides of the design.

10

Rubber Stamp a sentiment using Black Stazon ink under the center design at the right hand side of the design.

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