Sunday, November 15, 2020

"Inky Fingers" ~ Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Hop! Each month on the 15th we feature a technique to inspire you and help you step out of your box or just plain have fun! The blog before mine belongs to Cat Nowak. Click the link in each post to hop to the next blog. So sit back, relax and be prepared to be WOW'd!

I started by creating a soft stenciled look in the background. I used Distressed Oxide ink and a Mini Blending Tool. I wanted the stenciling to have a subtle look and love how it turned out. 

Next I used Distress Oxide ink to stamp the border of leaves on the left. The Merry Borders set comes with a lovely variety of leaves for creating a nice lush border. You can use them together like I did here, use a couple together or just one. I love this set! The sentiments that come with it are holiday themed but the other images all work for any occasion!

These cards have sentiments from the Operation Smile stamp set: Every Bit of Wonderful. For each set purchased Close To My Heart donates $7 to Operation Smile. They do facial surgeries for children around the world!

The size of the card is 3" x 6". I love the tall version of the card but decided it could also look good going horizontal....and it does!

Operation Smile stamp set

Other Close To My Heart products used for the cards.
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Now it's time to hop over to see what Haley Dyer is sharing with us today! Have fun and thanks for stopping by!


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  1. Love your choice of color. Both cards are beautiful and yes, they look great both vertical and horizontal!

  2. I love the colours you chose and how they go together, beautiful!

  3. I love the very light stencilled background - just enough to add interest to your card. The images along the side - beautiful!

  4. Beautiful card! I love the tall skinny and how you used the stamped image along the side!

  5. Wow! I love all the different inky elements that make up such pretty cards!

  6. an amazing eye for color....very pretty


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