Hey folks! It's Cynde from The Pink Envelope! I am here today to show you how to put together a quick and easy set of Ink Blended Notecards! I'm using a couple of products from the Love Is In The Air collection!
It's always handy to have some smaller notecards on hand. What's great about these are they go together in a flash and you can use any colors you want!
These were so easy. In fact, the only thing hard about them was it was to not die cut a bazillion of them with one of the stitched rectangle dies from the Postage Stamp Dies. I did manage to limit myself however and I only die cut four of them. Then, I masked off the bottom of each so I could do some ink blending and give myself some white space.
You could totally do this with just one ink, but I love me some inks! On my pink card I used, It's A Girl, Be Mine and Party Dress. The yellow/orange card was Tiara, Tiki Torch and Orange Twist. My blue-green card is Mint To Be, Aquatini and All That Jazz. The blue card is It's A Boy, Something Borrowed and Fiesta Blue. Lastly I used, Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dust and Flirty Fuchsia.
When all of the ink blending was done, I mixed Ranger Perfect Pearls in Perfect Pearl and water and splattered it across each of the panels with a paint brush. I let that sit for about 15 seconds then soaked up the extra water that hadn't absorbed in to the paper with a paper towel.
I die cut white cardstcok for all of the cards with the Love die. I wanted them to be black so I covered them all, front and back, white Midnight Ink. You can use the direct to paper technique with any color you like, but I loved the idea of the black.
I wanted a ton o' shimmer on them so I placed them all in a box and sprayed a TON of shimmer spritz on them. I did have to let them sit and dry for a few before I could adhere them to my cards.
While those were drying, I used the border stamp from the Happiness Enclosed Stamp Set and stamped it in each of my panels in Midnight Ink. By the time I was done with my stamping that, the die cuts were dry and I was able to adhere them.
Since I wanted to keep them smaller notecards, I did something a little different with the card bases. The easy thing to do would be simply cut down a card base to match the dimensions of the panel. However, I love the stitched rectangles in the Postage Stamp Dies!
I took some of my regular A2 side fold card bases, placed the same die I used for the panel on to the base, made sure one of the long edges of die was hanging just over the fold line so it wouldn't cut and ran that through my die cut machine.
When I attached the panel to the base, I lined up the bottom of the panel to the bottom of the base first. The top of the panel will be taller than your card base, but it's on the back side and no one will notice. What they will see is the pretty faux stitches in the card base when they open it up.
For my embellishments, I die cut the heart from the Bon Voyage Accouterments die set. I inked three for each notecard with a matching ink and adhered them to the note cards.
That's it! Easy peasy.
I hope you enjoyed my cards today. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time!
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