The Stamp Market - VIDEO - Ink Blending Card Elements

by - January 30, 2019



Hello again! Today I'm super excited to be creating with brand new goodies from The Stamp Market. I had the pleasure of meeting Amy, the owner of The Stamp Market, in Phoenix and she was one of my favorite people I met. I love the clean and bold style of her products and how they can still exude softness and beauty at the same time. I tried to mimic that in my creations today. Here's a video showing my process.


I was very inspired by Kristina Werner's recent video (click here for that) showing ink blends and how to choose colors that blend well together for an ombre effect. I took the tips I learned there and created a card panel that went from purple to a light orange color using Catherine Pooler inks. 


I then stamped the Diagonal Pinstripe background stamp onto my card panel using my MISTI so that I could stamp it again in order to emboss it twice. This gave a really bold look to the stripes and also gives a smoother look to the embossing. 

I decided to use the Paper Hugs dies to serve as my sentiment on my card front. I originally thought I'd like the word die to mimic the colors of the card panel, so I used the same three ink colors and went ink pad to paper making sure to overlap my colors so they created a blended new color when they mixed. I placed the Paper Hug word die in the center of the ink blends in order to get each of the colors within the words. I adhered that to the shadow die that I die cut from white card stock and did a little "ooohhhh" to myself. SO PRETTY!


Quickly, I realized that those colors just wouldn't work with my card front as it wasn't enough contrast but I knew that I couldn't throw it away. I adhered it to a white piece of card stock and added the "from me to you" sentiment from the Kindness Noted stamp set also from The Stamp Market. 

I realized that I needed a very bold and simple color palette for my Paper Hug sentiment on my Diagonal Pinstripe card, so I used a dark purple card stock for my shadow die and a crisp white card stock for my word die. I then added the sentiment "for being by my side" also from the Kindness Noted stamp set and stamped that onto a piece of pale orange card stock. To help that strip stand out a bit more, I created a matted background for it with the same crisp white card stock and adhered it all onto my card front with foam tape.


I hope that you've enjoyed learning a bit about how I created these cards. Honestly, the white card was a bonus as I hadn't planned creating it but I think it's actually one of my favorite cards ever. Happy accidents! I would LOVE to see what you create with your products from The Stamp Market. If you'd like to share with me, drop your blog address or instagram name in my comments or just tag me (@ashlea_crafts) on Instagram. I'll see you very soon!

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