I love the look of ink blending and I’ve been practicing, a LOT. I love creating backgrounds with lots of color although I admit there’s a definite learning curve. I’ve tried using a variety of tools to get the coverage I want but I realize it will take practice. You can use sponges or an Ink Blending tool (non Stampin’ Up!). With the Ink Blending Tool, you need to be careful that the rim of the foam doesn’t leave marks on your paper. You can see the marks on my piece below.
But it isn’t a concern with this card because the Detailed Floral Thinlits (the Whisper White piece on top of my ink blending) covers any imperfections! I was able to use this one colorful piece for both of my cards.
On a side note, when I was a kid, they used to sell an ice cream treat called Missiles. Today they call them something different but they will always be Missiles to me. The colors I’ve used remind me of that yummy treat (Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Watermelon Wonder). Anyone else remember them??
Normally I would have shied away from using such a detailed Thinlit because it can be very difficult to get all of the little pieces out. But, in the Annual Catalog, a new item was added that makes it very easy to remove the paper, the Precision Base Plate (below). This plate is used instead of the bottom clear plate you would normally use. You can watch the video below that shows how to use the plate. You’ll also see a cute card at the end of the video!
In the video you’ll see the regular Multipurpose Platform being used which as you can see, works well. In the new Annual Catalog a new Big Shot Platform was introduced to specifically help with thin dies and I did use this platform to make my card.
I adhered my Whisper White piece, cut out with the Thinlit, directly to the ink blending paper which I then adhered to a base of Watermelon Wonder. The stamp set, Floral Phrases is part of the Floral Boutique Suite which pairs with the Thinlits. They are perfect together! You can purchase the Detailed Floral Thinlits and Floral Phrases together as a bundle and save 10%. I’ve included each of the bundles (wood and clear) in my product list below.
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