Rainbow Smile Ink Blended Card

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Hi, Janet here with a quick and easy card using Distress inks. I used a Smile word die to add a sentiment and some dimension in this other wise clean and simple card.


Background Ink Blending

To create the rainbow background, picked a point just off center in the top right corner as my center and used Post It masking tape to block off a triangle shape.  Working on my craft mat, ink blending tool and Distress Inks to add the colour.  Each time I moved the masking tape I made different sized triangles.


Which Colours

The colours I used are Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet, Candied Apple and Ripe Persimmon. I started with my blending tool off the card and used a circular motion to bring the blending tool onto the card.  Once the full rainbow of colours was on my card, I spritzed some clean water from the Distress Sprayer and let the water sit for a few moments before blotting the panel dry.


Sentiment Diecut

I die cut the ‘Smile’ from this panel and also five more times from white cardstock, and used liquid adhesive to layer all these smiles together. This thick Smile was adhered into the empty space from the card base – it slots in just like a jigsaw piece. I stamped a simple ‘Happy Birthday’ below the Smile in black ink.



Finishing The Card

To finish the card I added some sticky backed white sequins. I adhered this panel onto a card base made with a piece of Marshmallow Card. Thank you for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed this rainbow ink blended birthday card.

All the supplies are listed below and are available today.
Strathmore Bristol Card
Tim Holtz Distress Inks –

Mustard Seed
Mowed Lawn
Peacock Feathers
Wilted Violet
Candied Apple
Ripe Persimmon
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Lawn Fawn Smile die
Avery Elle Sentimental Stamp Set
Bazzill Marshmallow Card
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine



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