I'm super thrilled to be here today for a fun blog hop for the Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes! The 2019 Holiday Gift Guide is out and is starting today, a few of us are sharing projects made with the amazing Blender Brushes! My ink blending has gone above and beyond ever since I started using these brushes! Now I try and find excuses to do ink blending! My favorite part is that there is a brush for each color, which makes it SOOOO nice! I spent so much time attaching foam circles to the bottom of my Distress Oxide ink pads and now, they NEVER get touched! LOL! I'm a Blender Brush gal for life! Head to the other designers' blogs to see how they've used the blender brushes!
Kelly Lunceford (you are here)
I created two nearly identical cards for today's hop using another one of my favorite TE products; Masking Stencils! The Blender Brushes and these new stencils are a match made in heaven, I tell ya!
To begin, I cut two panels of white cardstock measuring 4 by 5 1/4 inches. I used the larger of the two Masking Stencils-Rectangles to create the blended portion. I like to use Pixie Spray to adhere the stencils to the cardstock for a nice, tight seal so that no ink will get underneath the stencil. I used Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Faded jeans Distress Oxide Ink to blend the colors onto the panels using the Blender Brushes. Once that was done, I added some Shimmer Spray and white paint flecks to create the starry night sky! I gently removed the stencils and set the panels aside to dry while I got to work on the other elements that I used on these two cards!
I used the Follow the Star and Let us Adore Him die cuts to create the focal pieces for these two cards. I couldn't decide if I liked the simplicity of the one on the left or the addition of the city scape on the other card.
I used foam squares behind each layer to really give it some nice dimension. I used specialty glitter cardstock for the star.
I don't normally omit a sentiment from my cards, but in this case, they don't actually need it! However, that being said, I just ordered the Simple Strips-Christmas sentiment set and it is due to arrive TODAY! Yay! I will most likely add one of those perfectly fitting sentiments to each of these cards! I hope you've enjoyed today's hop! Thanks for fluttering by!