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Inked Sentiment Card

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Achieve attention-grabbing sentiments using distress inks and word dies

Inked Sentiment Card

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Blending colours allows you to create a range of rainbow hues – even if you only have a limited number of ink pads. Distress inks work best for this technique but you can use other types of dye inks, although the water dispersion might not be as smooth. To spread your inks, use a blending tool or swipe the ink pad directly onto the card.

Dies: Paper Smooches Rainbow, My Favourite Things Hello There
Stamps: floral, sentiment
Ink pads: Ranger Distress Squeezed Lemonade, Festive Berries, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves, Twisted Citron, Blueprint Sketch; black, clear embossing
Embossing powder: white
Tools: Heat gun, ink blending
Die-cutting machine

1. Create a 10.5cm x 15.5cm white blank and layer a 9.5cm x 14cm piece of yellow patterned paper and a 3cm x 10cm strip of blue patterned paper onto it.

2. Cut out an 8cm circle from white card and mount onto the greeting. Blend distress inks onto white card, 6.5cm x 12cm, overlapping each colour to create a rainbow effect.

3. Spray water onto the ink and leave to dry to create a mottled effect. Die cut a sentiment from the inked panel so it overlaps several colours, then fix to the card.

4. Stamp a flower and leaves onto white card, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat to set before blending distress inks onto them. Spray water onto your stamped motifs and cut them out once dry. Add them to the greeting along with clear droplet gems.

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