I am relatively new to ink blending and and I have really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful rainbow coloured cards on Instagram. My card today has been inspired by a couple of cards in particular on Instagram that have featured gorgeous soft pastel blends and resist ink blending. For my card today I have hot foiled the Amazing Paper Grace Diamonetta Background Hot Foil Plate with Opal Foil and then ink blended a rainbow over the foiling and I was very pleased with the resist effect. I added a rectangle frame and then an oval frame for the flowers to sit on the card. I coloured the flowers in the pinks and yellows that I had used on the card to keep the colours in harmony. A sweet butterfly and a simple stamped and die cut sentiment finishes the card.
Dies were provided by Amazing Paper Grace for today’s creations.
I have created a base card of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ out of white cardstock. I hot foiled the diamond pattern using the Diamonetta Background Hot Foil Plate using Opal foil on white cardstock. I then ink blended a rainbow with Distress Oxide inks – colours listed below the photos and then die cut the rectangle using the largest plain edge die from the Postage Edge Squares dies and adhered this to the front of the card. I die cut two frames using the second largest postage edge square and the second largest plain edge dies from the Postage Edge Squares dies out of white cardstock. These were stacked together and adhered to the front of the card with foam strips. I die cut three decorative ovals using the small oval from the Double Halo Oval dies out of white cardstock. These were stacked together and adhered to the middle of the frame. A single inner was added to the middle of the frame.
For the flowers I have blended the yellow and pink inks on white cardstock and then die cut the flowers out using the dies from the Primrose Heart Facade Dies. These have been shaped and assembled and I have added the leaves, stems and base of the flowers die cut out of green cardstock. I then arranged the flowers and leaves around the oval on the bottom right of the card.
To finish I have stamped and die cut the sentiment from the Lyrical Layered Florals Clear Stamp and Die Set in black ink. I also die cut two plain dies and stacked the three dies together with the stamped image on top and adhered the sentiment to the centre of the oval using foam squares. The butterfly is from the Butterfly Bliss Garden Shutters and has been made from vellum coloured in the same colours used in the card and accented with gold trims.
Check out my video showing how I have created this card here:
Amazing Paper Grace Products Used:
Postage Edge Squares Dies
Double Halo Oval Dies
Other Products Used:
Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping
Hammermill white cardstock
Spellbinders Essentials Cardstock – Rainforest
Spellbinders Foil – Opal
Rajni Chawla’s Flowerite Vellum
Altenew Obsidian Pigment ink
Distress Oxide ink – Squeezed Lemonade, Kitsch Flamingo, Saltwater Taffy, Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac, Twisted Citron
Pink Fresh Studio Jewels – Pink
Bearly Art Glue
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