Friday, 8 July 2022

Blending In

 The theme for the latest Shopping Our Stash challenge is **Blending In**  where they would like to see some ink blending incorporated into a project.  I've made a set of four little 'Thanks' note cards (two of each design) which I thought could make a nice small gift.  I've blended Distress inks through a stencil using a blending brush and also blended the same inks onto the die cut flowers but this time with a sponge to get a slightly deeper colour.  These flowers were die cut from a piece of card which was a 'failed' print from the Gelli plate - came out a bit patchy and rather than ditch it I decided to see if I could find a way of using it - never throw anything away ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

Stencil - from Lavinia Stamps
Flowers - Wildflower dies by Tim Holtz, Sizzix
Thanks - die which was a free gift (positive and negative so quite handy).


  1. Two beautiful cards, Val. The flowers are lovely against the stencilled background. xx

  2. Fantastic blending!! Way to go shopping your stash and creating these gorgeous thank you cards!! I love the blending done through the stencil!! Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our SUMMER challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

  3. two gorgeous cards Val, lovely backgrounds the die cut flowers look fantastic on them.

    Sue xx

  4. Your 'thank you' cards are lovely Val pretty blened colours too


  5. Love, love these cards, you blended the colors beautifully on the stenciled image and I applaud your use of the failed print material to create those beautiful flowers.
    Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  6. Those cards would be an absolutely perfect gift ... we're so glad you shared your ink blending with us at Shopping Our Stash

  7. Love these little cards. Great save with the "failed" gelli print. Looking good as a die cut item instead. xxx

  8. Sorry that my admiration was a little late-was dealing with some family stuff this week. In any case...I love the soft colors and the beautiful blended backgrounds on your card. Very beautiful. Simple and powerful! Thank you for joining us for this challenge at Shopping Our Stash and look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Anna, Design Team

  9. The notelets are delightful Val, and the stencilled background and the flowers in complementary tones work really well, and a great idea to use some pieces you did on the gelli plate which you didn't like, and upcycling them here. x