Hello Maker Friends! Carisa from Inky Fairy Designs back with you today with another ink blended background. Have you ever just loved the result of something so much that you use it over and over? That’s how it is with me and ink blending right now however no two cards look the same because you can change up the color combinations, techniques, add more, keep it simple, etc. The possibilities are endless and I think that is one reason I love it so much. If you love watching process videos, please scroll to the bottom after all the close up photos to head over to my YouTube channel for this one!

When I sat down to create this week, I really wasn’t sure which stamp set I wanted to use. I knew the background I wanted to create but I had pulled out these 3 different stamp sets: Be You Dahlia, Calming Cosmos and Building a Butterfly with Sentiments really not knowing which set I would use. I have had a lot of losses this year in my family and I knew I was way behind on sending cards out to loved ones…just letting them know I’m thinking of them and I love them so the butterfly set with the sympathy sentiment is the one I ended up using.

What I did know, is that I wanted to create this background using Distress Oxides. I saw the most beautiful sunset a few days ago that kinda stuck with me – the colors seemed to fade from a pale yellow to a lavender to the navy blue of dusk. As I was sitting on my porch looking at the sky, I thought what Oxide Inks could I use to create this look so that is why I pulled out Antique Linen, Shaded Lilac and Chipped Sapphire today. It ended up looking just like the sunset I saw but it also was giving me beach vibes! Antique Linen is kinda the perfect color for sand!

With this background, I didn’t just stop with ink blending. I added a lot of texture first with water droplets, next with watered down white gouache and finally with my Maker Forte mister bottle filled with Neptune Galaxy Powder. I also stamped 3 of the butterfly outline stamps directly on the background with Eclipse Black Ink.

I love the versatility of this stamp set. My mom loves butterflies so any stamp set that has them featured, I’m pretty much hands down gonna get it. Same with bunnies for my daughter, I just can’t help myself! Anyway, this stamp set features line art images as well as silhouettes to make stamping and coloring easy breezy! Just choose some of your favorite ink colors, stamp the silhouette of the wings and then stamp the outline on top. It’s as simple as that. However, you could also just stamp the line art on it’s own and go to town coloring with your favorite medium!!


I hope you will enjoy the YouTube video I create sharing my process and look forward to joining you again next month!