Simon Says Stamp - Just a Card to Say Hello Darling featuring emboss resist and diagonal ink blending techniques. Using HELLO DARLING sss201899 stamp set #simonsaysstamp #greetingcard #cardmaking

Simon Says Stamp | Ink Blended Hello Gorgeous Card

Hello, friends! Has Spring arrived in your part of the world yet? The last few days have been particularly chilly and humid leaving everyone (and me especially) wishing for some sunshine and warmer days. It’s been a drastic change compared to the weather in Shenzhen (we stayed in Shenzhen, China for nearly 2 months for a work trip) where it was much warmer, although still very humid and with little to no sunshine due to air pollution.

Today I have a bright colorful card to share. It uses only a handful of basic supplies and is fairly easy to make or re-create.

Simon Says Stamp - Just a Card to Say Hello Darling featuring emboss resist and diagonal ink blending techniques. Using HELLO DARLING sss201899 stamp set #simonsaysstamp #greetingcard #cardmaking

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CARD DETAILS

This project features 2 simple techniques – emboss resist and ink blending. I started making my card by heat embossing “Hello Darling” in white embossing powder on white cardstock. I did some stamp altering prior to stamping and trimmed the flower clusters attached to the “Hello Darling” as I only wanted to stamp lettering on this card and not flowers.

Simon Says Stamp - Just a Card to Say Hello Darling featuring emboss resist and diagonal ink blending techniques. Using HELLO DARLING sss201899 stamp set #simonsaysstamp #greetingcard #cardmaking

Next, I placed my panel on the cutting mat and used grid lines of the mat to attach strips of low tack tape to mask off diagonal stripes on the card. Having done that, I ink blended blocks of color overlapping the sentiment. Looking at my card now, I wish I had done the ink blending more thoroughly, as one can see the ink blended imperfections. Another option is to use colored cardstock strips, but they might warp unevenly from the heat embossing.

Simon Says Stamp - Just a Card to Say Hello Darling featuring emboss resist and diagonal ink blending techniques. Using HELLO DARLING sss201899 stamp set #simonsaysstamp #greetingcard #cardmaking

I used some of my favorite colors of ink from Simon for the ink blending: Duckling, Sunshine, Maiblue, Hollyhock, and Twirling Tutu. To clean the ink off the embossed sentiment (this dye ink tends to color the embossing powder slightly so I always prefer to wipe it away) I lightly sprayed a microfiber cloth with Hero Arts Ultra Clean stamp cleaning solution and wiped the embossed sentiment. The cleaning solution also picked up some of the ink from the background leaving some interesting effects on the background (in a way it almost looks like watercolor!).

Simon Says Stamp - Just a Card to Say Hello Darling featuring emboss resist and diagonal ink blending techniques. Using HELLO DARLING sss201899 stamp set #simonsaysstamp #greetingcard #cardmaking

To finish my card I trimmed ink blended panel to 3 3/4 x 5″ and foam mounted onto an A2 white side folding card base. Next, I stamped “Just a Card to Say” in black ink and embellished the card front with Girl’s Best Friends sequins from Simon Says Stamp.

Have fun stamping!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Clear Stamps Hello Darling
Simon Says Clear Stamps Hello Darling
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Twirling Tutu Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Twirling Tutu Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Duckling Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Duckling Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Maliblue Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Maliblue Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins Girl
Simon Says Stamp Sequins Girl’s Best Friend
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Ultra Clean Stamp Cleaner
Hero Arts Ultra Clean Stamp Cleaner
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Spellbinders Circle Replacement Foam
Spellbinders Circle Replacement Foam
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Scor-Pal Mini Scor-Buddy Scoring Board
Scor-Pal Mini Scor-Buddy Scoring Board
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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4 Comments

    1. I really like the background! Great idea!! Spring has sprung in the desert of AZ. Cactus are blooming, we’re having a great year for wildflowers (wish you were here to see it!!) and the weather is warming up, which feels good and yet is a reminder of what’s coming (ugh). Sounds like your time in China (and then arriving back home) was a very dramatic change. I’ve heard of the air pollution in China, but to have it block the sun?? Unimaginable. SO glad to have you back. Enjoy your craft room (and cats) once again!!!!

    1. Just a note to say I’ve missed seeing your posts, it just feels like you are busy and not posting as much. Not a criticism but a “Miss You” hope all is well

    1. Lovely card!! Perfect for Spring! Love your diagonal lines and the pretty colors!

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