Hey crafty people!
Today I’m sharing some ink blended, die cut birthday card goodness and talking borrowed inspiration!
This week I sat down intending to make a card for my Saturday Inspiration, and the creativity just, did not want to flow! I’m sure I aren’t alone in this?
Sometimes I look at my stash and I just feel so overwhelmed, and I don’t even know where to start!
That’s one of the times when I really feel how lucky I am to have some pretty awesome crafty friends! I hit up Jeni and asked her to give me some prompts or a place to start; ink blending and die cutting.
Those two prompts were enough to give me a base to start at and taking that pressure off really helped me to tap into my creativity.
So, please don’t ever think that you can’t borrow a little inspiration when you need it!
I started with the ink blending, so I grabbed three of the Date Night inks in colours that spoke of Sunsets to me (you’ll understand why later, I promise!)
Once I had this base down, I grabbed my Square Dance stencil and taped this to my panel from behind, so that I would be able to have the pattern across the whole panel.
Then I blended the same colour over the top of my blended panel, but this time I laid down a much deeper concentration so that the stencil pattern would really pop!
The double blended technique gives a really cool tone on tone look that is so easy to achieve but really looks fabulous!
Once I was happy with my panel I ran it through my die cut machine with the new Sunburst Stripes Cover Plate die.
This was why I chose colours that had a sunset feel, I thought this would work well with this new cover plate die for an abstract background.
I glued the now die cut panel straight onto an a2 card base made from Neenah 110lb card stock.
For my sentiment I used some Essentials dies from Pinkfresh Studio; I love that their sentiment dies come with a shadow die as well! The dies that I used are a separate set from the large sentiment packs, but you can get this sentiment in the Phrase Builder Happy die set.
Next time you are feeling creatively stuck, try asking for a little borrowed inspiration!
You can check out a super fun reels video that I have done for this card over on Instagram!
I will be back at the normal time next week for more inspiration!
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Find more inspiration by Tasha here at the Tutorial blog
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