See How to Use Ink Blending Tools for a Fun Halloween Witch Card

by Lisa Mensing

flying witch halloween card with a glowing moon background made with memento inks in a how to tutorial on ink blending

In this card making lesson, Lisa shares how to create this very quick and simple ink blended night sky, perfect for Halloween cards. Learn how to do ink blending for a flying witch Halloween greeting card. Use Memento dye inks in black, a light green, yellow, grey, and purple to create moon glow effects. Lisa walks you through each step in the process.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20-30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • Background Blender Brushes | Set of 2 | Honey Bee Stamps
  • Silver Brush Black Velvet Brush – Round, Size 8 | BLICK Art Materials
  • Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Board Pads | BLICK Art Materials
  • CLASSIC CREST Avalanche White Card Stock – 8 1/2 x 11 in 100 lb Cover Smooth 250 per Package
  • Shapeabilities Witch on Broom Holiday 2017 Etched Dies
  • Simon Says Clear Stamps IF THE HAT FITS SSS101758
  • Gem Stickers | 300 Count | Black
  • Double-Sided Adhesive Foam – Large and Small Squares
  • Journey Platinum Machine w/Plates

Dreams are Made of Magical Things

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Best Friends Forever Stamp Set

Sometimes it is difficult to imagine creating a handmade card using a single color hue, but monochromatic techniques are fun and easy to make magic! If you have the cardmaking inspiration, dye ink pads and a stamp set you have been itching to use then try out a monochromatic style. I made this Fairy-themed card using the magic of Teal Zeal Memento Ink.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

With a pencil, mark the area you will use to stamp the fairy image. For this, you can use a circle die cut frame. Cut the same circle die on paper to use as a mask. Stamp the image with Teal Zeal Memento Ink, leaving part of the image out of the masking area to give the sensation of movement.


Step 2

Stamp the “Dreams are made of Magical Things” sentiment. If you want you can use the same tone of Memento Ink or you can create little shine with Versamark and Silver Embossing Powder.


Step 3

Erase the marks created with the pencils and paste the mask in place to prepare for inking the card panel. Take a jumbo sponge dauber and with circular movements apply the Teal Zeal Memento Ink from the bottom part to up. Continue the ink layering process with a brush to make the color have a soft appearance.  Since the Memento is a dye ink, the more you use it the more intense the color. It is simply dying the paper fibers more and more. In this project, the stamped fairy and leaves create a shadow effect.


Step 4

Stamp additional images over the sponged area using the Teal Zeal Memento Ink. Spray the card with shimmer mist and remove the masking paper. Resize the layer and paste over the matching teal card base.


What do you think of this teal monochromatic fairy card? Please let me know in the comments below. Thank you for stopping by the Imagine blog!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Peak a Boo Designs – Magical Fairies Stamp Set
  • Stampin Up – Best Friends Forever Stamp Set
  • Card Stock – teal, white
  • Masking paper
  • Circle dies
  • Heat tool