Thursday, May 12, 2016

MIM #248


 Ink Blending Through Die Cut Masks

This week on MIM, Lizzie  shows her tips for ink blending with die cut masks.  Take a look at her video and beautiful card HERE.


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My niece is going to be 15 (gasp) in a couple of months and I wanted to make a card for this sweet young lady.  

I used PTI's By the Numbers dies, cut them out of vellum like Lizzie suggested and used my ink daubers to blend three colors onto the numbers.  Masked the numbers to add the sketchy flowers in gold ink on top.  PTI's Boutique Borders Birthday sentiment is added in purple ink.  The blings started out covering up a smudge mark, but then I couldn't help adding a few more ;-)


  1. This is a great card for a teenager!

  2. Stunning card. What would we do without bling or butterflies to cover up mistakes. The bling finishes it off perfectly, Cara x

  3. I love your blemding color Helen
    she must be pround of you
    so beautiful flowers behind the 15 and love that rhine stone too
    Great made my friend
    see you around on my Blog Helen
    miss you

  4. Very pretty and creative. Love the colors of the 15 and the flowers behind and not coloring them. I am seeing this more and more on cards and then the focal point which is your 15. really is an awesome look and I love it.. Hugs

  5. How pretty Helen!! your niece is going to love this card!! I LOVE this card!! : )


  6. Wow Helen! What a beautiful card. One sweet card for a sweet lady!

  7. Beautiful blending on those numbers Helen, and I love the gold embossed flowers in the background! Lovely, lovely card and I'm sure your niece will love it!! :0)

  8. What a great card for your niece Helen. Love the design. And great take on Lizzie's challenge.

  9. Great card for your niece. Love the design and colors. Great take on Lizzie's challenge.

  10. Unique & beautiful, Helen! I know she'll love it!

  11. Such a sweet, lovely card for your niece, Helen! Great idea to blend inks to make the year pop.