Video: Ink Blend Coloring + Avery Elle Product Release Close-Up + Giveaway

Hi there. Today’s video shows how to achieve quick coloring with ink blending… along with a quick look at the new Avery Elle release.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]


It’s that time of year… time to make lots of cards for lots of teachers! I will be honest: I ran out of time. Eek! So I needed to make several cards as quickly as possible. Therefore, it was time to pull out my Distress Inks for quick color blending. I filmed the process for you, and added a very quick Product Release Close-Up at the end so you could see the new Avery Elle products.

The new Avery Elle Little Minds stamp set is ideal for teacher cards. To add fast coloring, I used my round Ink Blending Tool with various Distress Inks. The inks blend easily – just start by applying pressure outside the image… slowly bringing the ink on to the image using a circular motion. This helps with the blending and prevents lines of color.

By the way, the new Twisted Citron Distress Ink color is such a happy, bright green! It works well with the Mowed Grass Distress Ink. You could try ink blending with other inks but I find that no other ink blends as well as Distress Ink.

For the backgrounds, I used several new dies from Avery Elle and die cut them on to some pieces of Neenah White Cardstock. For the card above, I used my favorite of the new dies – the Burst Die. Isn’t that so cool looking? I’ll admit I did a little happy dance when I saw it.

For the card below, I used the Circle Pierced Dies. This set just puts little piercing in circles and is such a great way to draw attention to the main focus of the card.

Next up is the Pierced Rectangle Die set… (For a video using a similar die, head HERE.)

… and the fun Wonky Stitched Frames set

I really like that Avery Elle put lots of dies in one set. Makes it worth the investment. Here is the Scalloped Frames Die set. So unique…

I really like using unique die frames and/or embossing folders to create fun backgrounds for stamped images like I did here. It is my go-to technique/design these days! Team it up with the quick coloring with Distress Ink Blending and you can have a handful of cards in no time. Woot!

NEW AVERY ELLE PRODUCTS

In the video, I gave you a quick peek at the newest release from Avery Elle. So many great products. You can find these products at Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson, Avery Elle, and Butterfly Reflections. (You can see the products in the thumbnails below.)

GIVEAWAY

I have a new Avery Elle Stamp and Die Set for one lucky winner! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 6/9/15 telling me your favorite type of card to make. I like making teacher cards. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. Thanks for sending me the products to share here today, Avery Elle!) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), Avery Elle (AE), etc.

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804 thoughts on “Video: Ink Blend Coloring + Avery Elle Product Release Close-Up + Giveaway”

  1. I love making action cards. I think your idea of using the new glass dies to make shaker cards is awesome.

  2. Truthfully I’ve not made a card yet, I’m collecting supplies and really look forward to doing Christmas Cards this year.

  3. My favorite cards to make are “thinking of you” cards. They are a nice unexpected surprise for people you happen to be thinking about.

  4. Love making Thank you and Birthday cards…. The Teacher Stamp would be perfect to make Thank you cards for teachers who do so much.

  5. I love making birthday cards, especially pop-up cards! They take longer to make (due to decorating both inside and out) but they are so much fun!

  6. My favorite type of cards to make is always thank you cards. I can never have too many of them in my stash because I have so much to be thankful for! 🙂

  7. My favorite cards to make are ones with motion. like spinning balls or twirling pinwheels. And beside that they are fun to play with for everyone.

  8. I like making birthday cards. I think is a fun way to bring a wow factor to your friends and family. I did one las weekend for a close friend and she didn’t beleived me that I made it. So I felt really proud of myself.

  9. I really like this new release. The dies are fun and the stamp set is too.

    My favorite kind of card is ones with flowers. I am a sucker for flowers.

  10. So far all I have made is Father’s day and Birthday cards. I think I may prefer the father’s day ones, as they seem easier for me (a novice cardmaker). Thanks for being such a good teacher!

  11. I love card making ans learning all kinds of fun techniques. Getting into watercolors using flower stamps! So fun.

  12. My favorite card to make is Thinking of You or just because. Why wait for a birthday or illness to let someone know you care about them.

  13. Great new W Plus 9 items but the BEST is Colin’s video and card. Very talented. I’ll be looking forward to his blog and future videos!

  14. I love making holiday or birthday cards. There’s so many options and it’s fun to play around and make someone’s day.

  15. Thanks for sharing, Jennifer. 🙂 I love making all sorts of cards, but one of my favorite types to do is baby cards. Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. I really love making teacher cards too because teachers truly deserve them! I also love making thank you cards. People really appreciate handmade cards!

  17. I love to do Birthday cards. I have more fun creating Birthday cards because the sky is the limit on what you can do with them. Thanks for showing the new stamps.

  18. Along with everything else, there are so many great dies in this release! I love your teacher cards. Christmas cards are my favorite cards to make because my best friend and I get together for a day or two of stamping.

  19. Birthday cards are my favorite because you can do almost anything. there are so many choices

  20. I like to make Thank you cards and just because cards. Its nice to receive something unexpected in the mail.

  21. I like to make Thinking of You cards and Birthday cards. I need to make some duplicates and stockpile them. But I can’t seem to get ahead of demand!

  22. I enjoy making encouragement cards to cheer someone up and let them know I am thinking of them and always praying for them 🙂 Great video!

  23. Favorite cards to make are ” Hi, just keeping in touch”
    More things for my wish list Amazing die, scalloped frames
    And large Apple . Thanks for sharing info!

  24. Where do you get the clear sleeves for your stamps/ die sets? Is the black piece in the sleeve a magnet? I’m trying to organize dies.

  25. I like to make no real theme cards…so kind of a thinking of you variety that can be used for anything… love the color red on that card!!

  26. I’m new to card making and so far all I’ve made are a few birthday cards, but I’m really looking forward to making Christmas and any cards I can in between!! 🙂

  27. I love making thank you, love, birthday, and thinking of you cards. Basically I love making cards that make people feel good about them selves and to know that they are loved and very important to me.

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