Friday, May 28, 2021

Stamp Off Quiet Meadow with Blending

Greetings crafty friends.  Today, Susan, Buffy and I are
enjoying a Technique Challenge.

I am so happy that SU has added Blending Brushes (page 129)
to their product line.  They are so much better than sponges, at
adding layers of ink, right where you want them.  I feel that
it is a "technique" because you can create ombre effects,
or use simple stamping over shading that you have created,
as I have done in this example.

For this card,
I blended some Crumb Cake on Basic White, building
until I had just a bit of white showing.   Then I stamped the
flowers from the Quiet Meadow Stamp set (page 110),
using Early Espresso ink.   The sentiment comes from the
same set.  I added a few "splotches" of craft ink over the 
flowers, to add interest.   

The image layer and one behind were cut out 
with the Stitched Rectangles dies on page 165.  I ran the card base
thru the (retired) Subtles Embossing Folder.  Lastly, I added
a couple of Genial Gems (page 142) for some sparkle.

I know that this card is really stripped down, but I 
wanted to emphasize the blending brushes.  This is a fast
card, but the recipient will likely find it elegant.

Thanks for stopping and please pop on over to 
Buffy and Susan's blogs, to see their technique cards!



Susan said...

Blending is a great technique ( one I need more practice on). I love the simplicity of your card. If you had done anything fancier, it would have taken away from the beauty of it.

Buffy said...

This is so striking, Jackie! I love the blending, and the Basic White layers add so much elegance to the card. I agree with Susan - anything more would have taken away. This is amazing. (And you are really working on that plot, aren't you??)

Deborah Smart said...

Blending is definitely a technique, and one that requires practice. Your blending is so smooth, Jackie! A beautiful card :)