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Today I have a love card featuring the Long Love die set from Technique Tuesday. I really like the delicate scripty sentiments in this set!
And, Technique Tuesday is offering 20% off everything in the Love category from 1/19/2020 to 11:59 pm on 1/23/2020 with coupon code: Love2020
I started by creating an ink-blended background. I trimmed a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock to a bit smaller than a 4bar sized card and then used it Post-it tape to mask off. Using foam blending tools, I blended Festive Berries, Worn Lipstick, and Spun Sugar Distress Inks onto the panel, blending where the inks overlap. Because of the coating on bristol paper, the ink sits on the surface of the paper for a bit, buying you time to get a nice blend. It also can sometimes make it challenging to intensify color because it’s easy to wipe away ink as you’re trying to blend. So, after I lay down colors and get a decent blend, I use an up-and-down tamping motion to add color, and to get an even smoother blend between colors. I removed the Post-it tape to reveal a white frame and then set aside the panel to dry.
For the background, I stamped the Blooming Branches stamp around the edges of a 4bar-sized piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. I stamped in Pinkfresh Studio Passion Fruit dye ink which is a nice compliment to the red and pink Distress Inks I used for the blend.
Next I die cut “love” three times, as well as the little heart tag, out of Neenah.
To assemble the card, I adhered the die cuts to the blended background, with the tag die cut hanging off one of the “love” die cuts. I added a bit of foam tape behind the heart so that it would stand out a bit. Then I backed the blended panel with foam tape and adhered it to the floral background. To finish, I adhered the card front to a card base.
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