Yippee for Yana: Angled Ink Blending

Happy Sunday, friends! Please join me in welcoming back special guest Yana Smakula in the latest edition of Yippee for Yana on our blog! Read on and be sure to watch the video for more information! Enjoy!

Hi everyone, this is Yana Smakula, welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! Today I have a colorful ink blend card featuring what I call angled ink blending to create a bold and colorful background and some simple silhouette stamping.

I wanted to create a colorful background for a black stamped tree silhouette, so I pulled out several stencils from Simon Says Stamp and ink blended a colorful abstract background. Instead of evenly blending each section, I applied the ink using just the edge of my ink blending tool coming in very heavily where the edge of the stencil meets the paper and gradually fading into white.

I pre-planned my card background and divided it into 3 sections – a sky, with 3 subsections (ink blended with Deep Purple, Hollyhock, and Duckling), an ocean, with 2 subsections (ink blended with Audrey Blue and Maliblue), and land, with 2 subsections (ink blended with Green Leaf and Jellybean).

With the ink blending done, I stamped the tree from the All Seasons Tree stamp set and a sentiment in black ink and trimmed my panel to 3 x 6” and foam mounted onto a 3 ¼ x 6 ¼” white card base to fit inside the new mini slimline size envelope.

Finally, I embellished my card with sequins from the Strawberry Shortcake mix – it contains not only purple and pink sequins but also pale green, blue, and yellow, perfectly complementing the colors used to create a background for my card.

I hope you enjoyed this video and will give this idea a try! Have fun stamping.

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Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Yana for being our guest!

  1. Loved the card, loved the ink blending, loved the colors. Interesting technique to create a simple but elegant card.

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