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.
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.
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.)
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!)
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.