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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


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.


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


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


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.


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


Remove the paper mask edges.


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


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.


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


Draw a dashed line on both sides of the design.


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