Stencil & ink blending - creating a background


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Today I would like to show you how to make an amazing background/your own Designer Series paper using stencil and ink blending technique. Here is one of my  two cards I made using that technique.

It's very easy. All you need is your cardstock, some ink pads, ink blending tool or some sponge and masking tape or washi tape.

First, i secured stencil on top of my card with some washi tape to make sure it doesn't move.
Then, using sponge I applied ink onto my paper in circle motions.

The best think about it there is no right or wrong, you can use as many colours as you like, in whatever order you want etc.

 I used 3 different inks in each line to make background for my first card.

To make background for my second card I used washi tape around the page to create a frame as i didn't want ink to cover the edges. You will see what I mean when you look at my finished card.

Then i secured my stencil on top of the card and using sponges I blended inks through the stencil.

Then, I decided to make the background a bit more interesting by stamping 'congratulations' in between the blue lines. this greeting was small enough to fit and I quite like how it turned out.


You can just release your imagination here and stamp anything wherever you like etc or leave it as it is. 'playing'  with stencils gives you lots of possibilities...

Then just add your embellishments, whatever you like and you are done!

 I think using this technique you can make great base for masculine cards!

I hope you enjoyed my post today and maybe even I inspired you... ;)
Thank you very much for visiting my blog
Please feel free to leave me a comment or share your own creation using that technique with me.
Have a great day
Below you will find a list of supplies i used to make each of the above cards. If you click on the pictures below it will take you directly to my Stampin' Up online shop.
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