Saturday, September 19, 2015

September Leading Lady Lindsay Amrhein | Take Three

Our September Leading Lady, Lindsay Amrhein is back for her triumphant third performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her second performance which showcases her wonderful watercoloring CLICK HERE.  Lindsay's proves her skill with an duet of inktastic projects today!

Without further ado, Lindsay....

Hello Winnie & Walter fans!
It is Lindsay back again with you today, to share my third performance with you! It is hard to believe that we are well into the month of September already! For today, I am bringing you cards using ink blending. This technique is so versatile, and fun! You can add color to just about anything with an ink pad, and a foam applicator.
For my first card, I die cut the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways out of white cardstock, and using a round foam applicator, applied Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to just the bottom. I then moved on to my flowers. Taking the In Bloom: Maggie's Roses dies, I die cut two of them, and applied a heavy layer of ink to each. I also did that to the leaves. To complete them, I added the line layer, and adhered them to the panel with both foam, and regular adhesive.
I stamped the sentiment from The Big, the Bold and Comfort in Onyx Black ink, and adhered the panel to a white cardbase, finishing it off with a few sequins.
For this card, I wanted to blend in a rainbow of colors, over top of an embossed image. So, to begin, I repeatedly stamped the border image from the True stamp set in Onyx Black ink, and applied clear embossing powder over it. Once I heat set it, I applied my Distress Inks in rainbow order, making sure to overlap the colors.
After I trimmed the panel down, and adhered it to a white card base with foam I began working on my sentiment. I die cut the In a Word: Hello Cutaway multiple times from black cardstock, and adhered them together. I then adhered that to my card, along with the word "friend," which I stamped from the True stamp set. To finish it off, I adhered a few white enamel dots. Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope you were inspired to try a bit of ink blending on your next project! Have a great day!


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18 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards Lindsay! I especially love the first one! :D

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  2. Gorgeous cards Lindsay :)
    Kate x

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  3. And there you go... two more cards that just sing! LOve the yellow blending you've done on the under layer of [my favorite] yellow roses! And another lesson as to the proper placement of enamel dots - I sure needed it!!! Fabulous!
    =] Michele

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  4. Lindsay, your cards are so beautiful, especially the first one! What talent! TFS!

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  5. I love the first card, but would be happy to receive either of them. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Oh wow!! Super, super stunning cards!!

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  7. Love both of these, the first one is so soft and pretty and the second one is so dramatic!!

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  8. Thank you so much, everyone! You are too kind!

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  9. Wonderful cards--I like your ink blending.

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  10. Both your cards are just beautiful ..Totally love the ink blending you have done !

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  11. STUNNING cards Lindsay!!!
    Your designs, colour combos and ink blending are AN ABSOLUTE DELIGHT - LOVE IT ALL!!! Your roses are GORGEOUS and - WOW - the background of your hello friend card is AWESOME - FABULOUS rainbow of blending and your stamping is SO STRAIGHT too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your BEAUTIFUL and CREATIVE INSPIRATION ... I didn't realise just how much I NEED Maggie's roses or the True set :)

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  12. The shading is beautiful!! So soft and lovely on the hope card!!

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  13. Outstanding ink blending! Gorgeous cards!

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  14. Terrific cards! Beautiful ink blending!

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  15. These are stunning cards!! Love the inking and die cutting!

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  16. What happens when you combine gorgeous sponging/blending, with fabulous dies and abundant creativity (which you have!!)? Two cards that, again, see me in jaw-dropped awe! Truly inspired and inspiring!
    ~carol

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