• Jeanette Hunter

You Are Wonderful Encouragement Card

Today's card is ink blended using sponge daubers to create a somewhat whimsical moonlit backdrop.



My colors are Blackberry Bliss, Night of Navy and Pretty Peacock - I think perhaps a new favorite color combination - they blend beautifully together.



I used the following cuts of cardstock:

  • Pretty Peacock (card base): 8½" x 5½", scored at 4¼"

  • Whisper White (mat for blended piece): 4" x 5⅜"

  • Whisper White (for blending): 4¼" x 5½" (trimmed to 3¾" x 5" after blending)

Directions:

  1. Cut your Pretty Peacock card base to 8½" x 5½" and score at 4¼"

  2. Cut your Whisper White (mat for blended piece) to 4" x 5⅜"

  3. Cut your Whisper White (for blending) to 4¼" x 5½" (once we are done blending we will trim it up)

  4. Using a sponge dauber, lightly blend Night of Navy across the top of the Whisper White

  5. Using a different sponge dauber, lightly blend Blackberry Bliss over most of the center and into the Night of Navy. Blend the Blackberry Bliss down to about 1½" from the bottom

  6. Using a third sponge dauber, blend in the Pretty Peacock on the bottom and into the Blackberry Bliss

  7. Using a scrap strip of cardstock, cut waves along the edge of it to use to create the look of mountains

  8. Using the sponge dauber from the Blackberry Bliss ink, blend along the edge of the waves, moving the strip of cardstock periodically

  9. Use your 2" circle punch on a scrap piece of cardstock to cut out a circle and then blend around it, also with the Blackberry Bliss dauber to create the look of the moon

  10. Stamp the large tree from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink over the blended colors, approximately an 1½" from the bottom of the blended cardstock and slightly left

  11. Trim the blended cardstock to 3¾" x 5"

  12. Using Stampin' Seal, adhere the Whisper White (mat for blended piece) to the card base, centered

  13. Place Stampin' Seal on the back of the blended cardstock and adhere, centered, to the Whisper White (mat for blended piece)

  14. Using a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the "You are wonderful" sentiment from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink

  15. Die cut the sentiment using the 2¾" x 1½"

  16. Adhere the sentiment to the card base in the bottom right hand corner as seen in the image using Stampin' Dimensionals to pop the sentiment up

  17. As a finishing touch, use 3 of the large Pearl Basic Jewels to accent the sentiment on the left side of the card base as seem in the image

Close-up of stamped sentiment

I love the colors in this one, they blended so beautifully together and I can see many application for these color combinations in the future!


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