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A crazy spin on ink blending?!? Taking inked backgrounds further with Sharon Luska

Thank you so much for joining me for this Elegant Snowflake Shaped Christmas Card Tutorial, Let's jump right in.

I started by die cutting two of the largest circle dies I have in my nested circle die set and scored an inch in on the top of one of the circles then adhered the other circle to the folded area, this created my circle base. Next, I cut out the third largest circle and ink blended 6 Distress ink colours on it in Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet. For some added interest and texture I splashed on some clean clear water and some perfect pearls.

Next, I used every second circle die to cut the circle panel smaller and smaller then adhered them to the base slightly shifting the colour forward until I was happy with the background. Once all the circles were adhered I also die-cut some butterflies out of vellum and white glitter cardstock and added them on top of the base. For the sentiment, I used a sentiment label sticker in black so that it would be able to hold its own against the very vibrant background and for a final bit of bling I added some Pearls around the card for some extra shimmer and shine. I LOVE how this card turned out and hope you will give it a try!!

Thank you so much for taking this quick look at my Elegant Snowflake Shaped Christmas Card Tutorial. If you would like a more in-depth look please check out the video below, I also have a complete supplies list in case you want to know exactly what I used. I hope to see you again very soon!!

In side news, I opened my Etsy shop!! I have a discount code if anyone wants to order some of my Chunky Floral Alphabet stickers or anything else fun in my shop!! The Code is THANKYOU10 I hope you will give my shop a look and let me know what you think of the stickers!!


Tim Holtz Brushstroke Butterflies

Nested Circle Dies

White 110lb Cardstock (Base)

HammerMill Cardstock

Bazzill 40lb Heavy Weight Velum

Simon Says Stamp White Glitter Paper

Tim Holtz Sentiment Label Stickers

Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink Mini

Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink Mini

Picked Raspberry Distress Ink Mini

Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink Mini

Twisted Citron Distress Ink Mini

Wilted Violet Distress Ink Mini

Mini Ink Tin

Blending Tool and Flat Foams

Distress Sprayer

Mini Mister

Perfect Pearls Powder

Ranger Heat Tool

Nuvo Deluxe Glue

Art Glitter glue

Fine Glue Tip

Tim Holtz Glass media mat

Tim Holtz paper trimmer

Grey Reverse Tweezers

Tim Holtz Craft Pick

Score Buddy

Teflon bone folder

Tim Holtz Remanent Rub on tool

Tim Holtz mini Snips

Studio Katia Embellishment Wand

Studio Katia Embellishment Tray

Studio Katia Arctic Breeze pearls

Sizzix Switch Die cutting machine

Sizzix Standard Multi-purpose Base

Magic mat

Sizzix Chrome Precision Plate

Sizzix Glitter Cutting Plates

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