Sunday 23 August 2020

Ink-blended Sympathy Card

Congratulations to this week's Featured Stamper, Angela (Arizona Maine).

I chose this card as my inspiration:

I focused on Angela's:
-colours - orange/brown blue green
- stripes on one half
-square card with circular focal point
- branch
- leaves

I changed:
- no fancy fold
- no patterned paper
- die cut branches
- stamped sentiment instead of image

I found myself in need of a sympathy card this week, and this fall-coloured inspiration was the perfect starting point!

I started by blending ink onto a square panel of white cardstock. Then I masked vertically down the centre and used a striped stencil to inkblend more ink and achieve a tone-on-tone look on one half.

I cut the panel with a circle die and then embossed a sentiment with gold embossing powder.

The branch die cut was created from a panel of cardstock I had blended green ink onto. I used a sponge dauber to darken the edges and then splattered metallic gold watercolour over for some interest.

My cardbase is kraft with gold pigment ink swinked* over the edges for an elegant but subtle finishing touch.

*swinking is our new word for ink-swiping! Check out my video on my YouTube channel to see how swinking is the Easiest Cardmaking Technique ever!


  1. interesting card - love it - blending is lovely

  2. This is one of my fave cards ever! I've enjoyed so many of your projects over the years and really appreciate what you share. I'll definitely be CASEing this idea - just lovely!

  3. Love this! Your color blending looks fabulous 😀

  4. Gorgeous card, Ardyth! Love how you blended the colors!

  5. Beautiful blending & awesome design!!


When you comment, your personal information (name and comment) are visible to all who visit this blog.