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Ink blended background happy birthday card

Hello friends!

I have a sweet birthday card tutorial up on the Papermilldirect blog .

Here’s the tutorial;

Using different coloured inks onto plain card can really bring some colour and texture to your card.

You will need:

You will also need:

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To make the card base I trimmed my card base using Blu Navy Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsm to 4 1/8″ X 5 7/8″. I then trimmed down a smaller piece of card using White Card Super Smooth 250gsm for my card panel. I also stamped my images onto a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and coloured them in. I then trimmed the images out and placed aside.

To ink blend the background I picked up the inks with a sponge and started working on the edges and slowly blended the colours to the middle. I then added some splashes of white paint. Once this was dry I adhered this to my card using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then adhered the coloured images to the card using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then used a piece of Black Plain Card 240gsmto heat emboss the sentiment. Trim this down and adhere to your card.

To finish off the card I adhered some sequins using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

Your card is now complete.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Vic

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Hip hip hooray birthday card

Hello friends!

I have this sweet birthday card up on the Papermilldirect blog.

Here is the tutorial:

You will need:

You will also need:

  • Animal Stamps (Hello Bluebird)
  • Stencil (Uniquely Creative)
  • Copic Markers
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Ink
  • Heat Gun
  • Distress Inks (Ranger)
  • Nuvo Drops

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To make the card base I trimmed down a piece of Baby Pink Plain Card 240gsm to 4 1/8″ and scored at 5 7/8″. I then trimmed down a smaller piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and ink blended the inks over the stencil. I then adhered this to the card base using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

On another piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm stamp and colour your images. Trim them out and adhere to the middle of the card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

Using a piece of Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm stamp the greeting with Versamark ink and add the embossing powder. Heat set this and trim down. Adhere this to your card under the critters.

To finish of the card I added a few drops of Nuvo Drops but you can add sequins too.

Your birthday card is now complete.

Thanks for reading

Vic

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Boo-yah it’s your birthday

Hello! I am up today on the papermilldirect blog with a fun bright monster card.

I love making bright and colourful cards and today we have this adorable monster birthday card.

The products I used are:

You will also need:

  • Monster stamp ( Out of this world Uniquely Creative)
  • White Embossing Powder (WOW)
  • Copic Markers
  • Distress Ink 
  • Sponge

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To start with I used a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm which I trimmed down, scored and folded in half for my card base. I then trimmed down another piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm that will be used for the ink blending.

I used some bright distress inks for the background and I started by gently adding the colours and then blending them together with the sponge. Its very easy to do using White Card Super Smooth 250gsm as it blends like butter.

After this was dry I heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder and adhered this to my card base using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then stamped and coloured my images onto some more White Card Super Smooth 250gsmand cut them out. I then placed them onto my card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

Don’t be afraid to try different coloured inks when making your background. The White Card Super Smooth 250gsm is fantastic for blending inks and pigment inks are also a dream to blend.

I hope you have fun making a bright card and use any colour you like for the backgrounds. Its so fun and easy to do.

Thanks for stopping by

Vic

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Jungle card

Good morning!

I am up on the Papermilldirect blog this morning with this sweet jungle card.

Here’s the tutorial:

Today I am going to show you how to use your pigment inks to make a colourful background using the White Card Super Smooth 300gsm.

The products I used are:

You will also need:

  • Animal stamps
  • Copic markers
  • Pigment ink: I used pink, yellow and green.
  • White embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Sequins

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To make the card base I trimmed a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm to4 1/4 and scored at 5 1/2 inches. I then used another piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and trimmed this for my card base. I then applied my pigments inks and blended them onto the White Card Super Smooth 300gsm card front panel. Once this is complete I stamped my images onto a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsmand coloured them in with copics.

I then adhered the front panel that is ink blended onto my card using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I cut out all my images and adhered these onto the ink blended panel using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then heat embossed my greetings onto some Ruby Red Plain Card 240gsm and Black Plain Card 250gsm using white embossing powder. Once trimmed adhere to your card using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish off the card I added some sequins and adhered this onto the card using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I hope this tutorial was helpful and papermilldirect’s White Card Super Smooth 300gsm is great for ink blending and copic colouring too!

Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by

Vic

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Boo!!!

Good morning!

There is nothing more fun than making a Halloween card and today I will show you how I created this.

The products I used are:

Black Plain Card 250gsm

Violet Plain Card 290gsm

Super Mirror Finish Card- Gold

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

C6 Peel and Seal Envelope – Lime Green

Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

You will also need:

• Halloween stamps

• Alphabet die

• Pigment inks and sponges

• Sky stencil

• White embossing powder

• heat gun

• Copic markers

To start with I stamped my Halloween images onto some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and coloured them in using my copic markers. I then cut these out and put them aside.

I then made my card base using some Black Plain Card 250gsm which I trimmed and scored in half. I them cut down my card front using some White Card Super Smooth 300gsm.

With my card front I used a sky stencil and added some pigment inks to make a dark grey and purple background. I then adhered this onto my card base using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then die cut the word BOO out of some Violet Plain Card 290gsm and also used some Super Mirror Finish Card- Gold. I adhered these together using some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml and adhered onto my card front with Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then heat embossed my sentiment onto some more Violet Plain Card 290gsm and adhered this with Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm under the word BOO.

I then adhered the Halloween images along the bottom using plenty of Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I also have this bright green C6 Peel and Seal Envelope – Lime Green which is just perfect to put your Halloween card into.

I had so much fun making this card I hope you do too!

Thanks for stopping by have a lovely day!

Vic

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Your a true blue legend

Good morning!

Have you seen Uniquely creative G’day mate stamp set yet? It’s so adorable!

I also die cut some circles using the Uniquely creative essential die kit. I love these dies as they leave a cross stitch border around the die.

I also used some Papermilldirect super smooth white card which I ink blended the background with distress ink.

The cute koalas are coloured in with watercolour. I also heat embossed a sentiment with white embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a great day!

Vic

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Ink blending onto white card

Good morning!

Today I am up on the Papermilldirect blog with an ink blending tutorial.

I absolutely love Papermilldirects White Card Super Smooth 300gsm I think I use it on every card I make. Today I will show you how well you can blend your inks onto this card.

The products I used are:

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

• You will also need:

• Stamps and ink

• Marker pens

• Pigment ink and sponges

• Scalloped die

• Die cutting machine

• Rubber embossing mat

• Sequins/gems

To start with I stamped my images onto a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm and coloured them in with my markers. I then cut them out and put them to the side.

For my card base and card front I cut down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm scored and folded this in half. I then cut a piece for my card front.

The next step is ink blending. Using pigment inks on card can sometimes take a long time to build up colour and blend on normal card, however blending onto White Card Super Smooth 300gsm is easy! I made this background in a few minutes! I have said before its like blending butter onto this card, and it looks amazing too! If you are new to ink blending or professional you will not be disappointed with this card.

I picked my two colours to blend and I always start from the outside working towards the middle. Once this is done I stamped my greeting and then placed my oval die over the card and embossed this using a rubber embossing mat in my cutting machine. I then adhered the card front to my base using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish off the card I adhered all my images using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm and adhered my sequins and beads with Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I hope you enjoy your tutorial!

Have a lovely day

Vic

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Cute cubs

Good morning I am up today on the Papermilldirect blog with this sweet card.

The products I used are:

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Navy Plain Card 240gsm

Scarlet Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm

Pink Plain Card 290gsm

You will also need:

• Pigment inks

• Sponges

• Thank you die cut

• Stamps

• Coloured pencils

• Small heart die

• Sequins

To make the card base I used a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm which I cut down, scored in half and folded for my base. I then cut an A5 piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm for my card front.

With your A5 piece of card you will need some pigment inks to make the background. I always start inking up my sponges and applying the ink on the edges first working towards the middle. As this card is so soft your ink blending will be very smooth. Its perfect for adding colour with your inks. Once you have finished blending you will need to adhere this to your card front. I used Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

The next step is to stamp and colour your images. I used some more White Card Super Smooth 300gsm for this and I used colouring pencils to colour the cubs in. This card is absolutely fantastic for alcohol markers too! I then cut all the cubs out and adhered them to the bottom of my card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

For the die cut Thank You I used a piece of Navy Plain Card 240gsm and run this through my die cutter. I repeated this 3 times and glued them all together with Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. I then adhered this to my card front again using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. You will then need to use a small heart die or punch for the hearts, I used a piece of Scarlet Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm for my hearts and placed them onto my card along with some sequins.

To finish the card off I used a piece of Pink Plain Card 290gsm and made an envelope.

I hope you have lots of fun experimenting with ink blending you can use any pigment ink for this too!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Vic

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Summer shaker card

Good morning! I am up on the Papermilldirect blog today showing you how to make this card.

The products I used are:

White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

Pink Plain Card 290gsm

Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm

Daffodil Plain Card 290gsm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm

To start with I used a piece of Pink Plain Card 290gsm which I cut down, scored and folded in half for my card base. I then cut down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm for my card front. I did this twice as I was going to use a piece behind my shaker card. I then placed my stencil over the card and blended some pigment inks onto both pieces. After this I used my circle die and run this through my cutting machine to make a window. I then turned this over and used some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml which I placed around the edges before sticking down a piece of acetate. Once this is dry I added some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm around the edges, filled with sequins then placed my other stencilled piece of card on top. This was then adhered onto my card base.

The next step is to stamp and colour your image, once this was cut out I placed this down using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm. I then heat embossed the greeting onto a piece of Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm using some white embossing powder. I then adhered this on the top of my card using some more Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish off the card I added some sequins and made an envelope with a piece of Daffodil Plain Card 290gsm which is perfect for summer.

I hope you all enjoy making a summer card!

Thanks for stopping by today I hope you have a great day!

Vic