Coloring Stamped Images Using Ink Blending

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By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

I love the look of ink blending to color in stamped images, but sometimes using a blending sponge can be too messy and difficult.  That’s where the cute little Ranger Detail Blending Tools come in.  They help get into those small spaces and keep the color where you want it.

For my project today, I started off clear embossing the birthday cake from Avery Elle’s Cake For All stamp set.  A really nice image that allows for all kinds of decorating.

I also stamped the image on to some masking paper so I could easily ink blend some stripes on to the cake.

I trimmed out the mask in two spots—I adhered the top oval of the cake to cover the top of the heat embossed cake, then added the main part of the cake to mask off some stripes.

The little detail blender is perfect for blending ink in this small area.  Here I used Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.

I moved both masks down and added Peacock Feathers finishing up with more stripes of Shaded Lilac and Squeezed Lemonade.

I used the mask to then blend some Spun Sugar above and below the stripes.

I then used Cracked Pistachio for the cake plate.

The detail blenders came in handy to color the flowers from the stamp set.

After peeling off the masks and trimming out the cake and flowers, I added everything to the front of a white notecard with a little bit of paper from the Chasing Adventures paper pad.  I added an ink blended circle behind the cake using Tumbled Glass Oxide ink just for another pop of color.

I love the clean lines of the ink blending using the mask, but you still get a soft, almost watercolor look.

Thanks so much for joining me today!

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