Hello friends! Katy here and today I am doing some ink blending. I love ink blending, it’s my most favorite technique in card making.
Do you like ink blending? I know that some people hate it, because they struggle with it. I have lots of videos on my Youtube Channel with tips and tricks and different ways to have success with ink blending. Which I will link up within todays video tutorial.
As you can see I created another set of note cards, but these are a bit different. I decided to use Vellum for my card base and make A1 (4 Bar) size cards today. I think this card size makes the cutest note cards. I also don’t think this size gets the attention it deserves, so I am bringing it back around to the card making community. I hope you like them too!
In todays video, I am using four Color Hive Inks for my ink blending: Yellowstone, Welsh Dragon, Tartan Teal and Sugar Plum. For my stamping I am using the Color Hive Ink in Eclipse Black and I am also using the Hello Spring Layering Stamp and Confetti Celebrations Stamp Sets all from Maker Forte!
As always, if you have trouble viewing the video here on the blog, click here to watch on Youtube.
Listed below are the products used for todays project. Please Note, affiliate links have been used at no cost to you. If you click a link AND make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. These earnings help to support my Youtube channel and my website. Thank you for your support.
- Confetti Celebrations Stamp Set
- Hello Spring Layering Stamp Set
- Color Hive Ink Yellowstone
- Color Hive Ink Welsh Dragon
- Color Hive Ink Tartan Teal
- Color Hive Ink Sugar Plum
- Color Hive Ink Eclipse Black
- Maker Forte Smoosher Tool
- Maker Forte Bone Folder
- 1/4″ Double Sided Adhesive
- MISTI 2.0 Stamping Tool
- Heavyweight White Cardstock
- Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper (Cold Pressed)
- Sticky Mats
- Blending Brushes
- 48 lb Vellum
- Liquid Adhesive
- 123 Punch Board
In case you were wondering…here are all the measurements for the card.
- Ink blended panel is 2 3/4 inches Wide by 4 1/2 inches Long. Using Vellum requires four of these panels. One gets ink blended, two are used on the inside and one is used on the back of the outside. (The video shows every step).
- The vellum card base measures 4 7/8 inches by 7 inches. You will score at 3 1/2 inches on the 7 inch side.
In the video I share how to make an envelope using the 123 punch board. I also share what size paper you need depending on your envelope maker. This can vary by as much as a 1/2 inch. For my envelope I used a 7 inch square piece of paper. If you are using the 123 punch board or the regular envelope punch board start you paper at the 3 inch mark, score and turn your paper from that point.
In the video I forgot to mention one thing. When making your own envelopes I recommend a 65 lb weight card stock. This will be durable enough, but also allow you to manipulate the paper when scoring and folding without cracking your paper.
That is gonna wrap it up for me today. I hope you enjoyed todays project. If you did, please be sure and give the video a thumbs up and don’t forget to subscribe.
Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope you have a fantastic day. I will catch you next time.