Hello Lovelies! Who says Spring can't be sassy??? Apparently no one, so I am serving up some snark with this Q & A card. What is Q & A you ask? QUICK and AWESOME!!! LOL
I can vouch for the quickness, you'll have to let me know in the comments if you agree with the awesomeness...
Craft time is a luxury for me. With a full-time job that keeps me busy as a bee, I treasure the weekends that I get to devote to making. Also, as a major slowpoke when it comes to crafting, I'm always looking for ways to be faster. So, I tried out Simon Says Stamp's NEW chonky Flat Blending Brush with the express purpose of making a speedy ink-blended card!
Let's take a closer look at the brush and some other key supplies for this card:
Click here to view the full supply list or check out the one linked in the gallery at the bottom of this post when you have finished exploring this card.
TIP: You can make this card in a rainbow of colors and choose different sentiments and different backgrounds with the same layout.
Ok, enough staring at pretty brushes, time to get to make our quick card!
YOU'RE MY FAVORITE CARD - Ink-blending and Die-cutting
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Secure a 5 1/4" square of white cardstock (on the underside) with painter's tape or washi to a stamping tool.
Ink the Dimensional Quilt Stamp with Stone ink and stamp until you get a clear and precise impression.
Trim stamped background to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and set aside scrap for another project.
I did this as I wanted to get a fairly symmetrical pattern of the stamped image.
Now time to blend!!!
Ink the generously sized 1 1/2" flat brush bristles with Marine ink and start blending on the stamped cardstock from the top of the paper to 1/3rd of the way down.
I think that applying the ink took me about 15 - 20 seconds!!!
Before moving onto the next color, clean the brush off on a wet rag/wipe to prevent cross-contamination of your ink pads.
Continue ink-blending with the next color, Tidepool.
Finish the last 1/3 of the ink-background with Sprout ink.
In much less than a minute, I had a completed ink-blended card front!
Prepare the Etched Evening Blossom diecut and the stamped sentiments from the Spring In My Step Stamp Set.
Adhere the flower first with Bearly Craft Glue.
Layer the stamped sentiments on top as shown and adhere sequins with Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue to finish.
I know have shared this before but I just love these little Triangle Dishes for keeping my sequins tidy and accessible when I am embellishing a card.
Lovelies, this card was so fun and easy to make and a big part of that was my new chonky flat blending brush! I can't wait to try this brush out on embossed cardstock; the flat surface should work well for dusting the raised parts with ink and leaving the debossed sections un-inked.
I'll be trying that out on my next crafty weekend!
Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!
I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. All stamps used today were part of my maker package from Simon Says Stamp. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with SimonSaysStamp.com.