Easy Ink Blending Techniques – AECP

I had a lot of fun with this class. I even tried a couple new techniques that I plan to use often in the future.

So, as the title says, this class demonstrated some simple ink blending. I had initially only planed on creating one card, but my imagination came up with a couple more ideas using the same technique and the same products.

Just a side note: If you could see me now I’d be doing a “Vanna White” on my photos. I got my new photo box and look how nice my pics look! I love how it brings out the detail in my cards.

Shaker Card

For my submission card, I’m going to use the shaker card I created. I love this card! I was so happy with the results I came up with 2 more cards.

If you look closely, you can see what I’ll call ‘watermarks’ on the background of the shaker. I love how subtle these marks are. The demonstrator did something similar but used ink to create the circles, where I used die cut circles to create a mask.

A Closer Look


  • Altenew – Wavy Roses Stamps and Dies
  • Altenew Dye Inks – Pink Diamond and Puffy Heart
  • Versamark Ink
  • Copic Markers
  • Altenew – Doily Frame Stencil
  • Altenew Thanks Die
  • Altenew Fine Alphabet Dies
  • Hero Arts – Happy Stamp and Die (Dots Only)
  • Sequins and Spectrum Noir Brush Pen
  • Circle Dies
  • Fun Foam

The Card

Ink blending! This is the reason for this card, right? Easy ink blending. Well it was easy.

I die cut some small circles in order to mask small areas of my blended ink, and I love the results. I also decided to use versamark ink to create some subtle stamp marks in the same design as my colored stamped images. This will be the background of my shaker.

Watermarked Images

One thing I wanted to pay attention to was where my sequins would go when settled at the bottom of the shaker. I wanted my flowers to sit up into the circle, but I didn’t want my sequins to fall below the flowers. This was an easier fix than I expected.

I cut my fun foam for my lift (I almost always do my shaker cards like this), then cut only half of my flower die from the circle. You can watch the video at the end of this post for more details.

I don’t want to go into any more detail, as this would make for a long post, and I have 2 more cards to share. 😁 Again, you can check out the video at the end of this post.

The Other Cards

The next 2 cards use the same stamp set and blending technique, but I omitted the shaker and included a stencil and die cuts for my sentiments.

Easy Ink Blending

Easy Ink Blending
Easy Ink Blending – Creating Watermarks

That’s it for this class! I’ll see you at the next one – For The Guys

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