Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Twin Happiest Birthdays - Distress Ink Blending

We have super sweet and smart twin grandsons who have birthdays in July. I always try to make their birthday cards happy and bright. This will be the second year that I have done this technique for their cards! You can see last year's card here.

The cards are the same except for colors, but I don't think they will mind.

I made 3 backgrounds from the Carta Bella stencil Plaid #1 CBCD58035. A beautiful background could not be easier. Just tape the stencil to the panel on the back of the stencil, turn it over and blend whatever colors you like. 

You can use whatever blending tools you may have. I have been using brushes lately. I flicked water on some of the panels to add speckles to the colors.

For the sentiments, I used a Poppy sentiment from CL490 Greeting Basics, and a Poppy label die from the 2325 Colwell Label Set. These are perfect for adding a sentiment to a busy background.

Products Used:
Carta Bella Stencil Plaid #1 Item #CBCD58035
Distress Inks: Festive Berries, Wild Honey, 
Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron,
Speckled Egg, Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers
Poppy CL490 Greeting Basics Stamp Set
Poppy 2325 Colwell Label Die Set
Lawn Fawn LF768 Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables Die Set
GinaK Amalgam Jet Black ink
PTI Terracotta Tile Cardstock
PTI Tropical Teal Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80# & 110# Cardstock


  1. love the idea of making multiple background and great rainbow colour combos :)

    1. Thanks Christine! These were really fun to make.


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