Looking for EASY ways to use your blending brushes?
I’m not an expert at using blending brushes, but in this video, I’m going to show you a few easy ways you can use them to make a fall card.
Use Blending Brushes to add color to your black and white patterned papers!
For this card, I started with a 2-3/4” x 3-1/2” piece of black and white leaf paper from Stampin’ Up!’s Rustic Harvest paper pack and I quickly added color to it using 3 different colors of ink and one blending brush.
Be sure to watch the video above to see how easy it is!
Tips for Adding Color with Blending Brushes:
- Start with the lightest color first. Then move on from lightest to darkest. You can always add more of the lightest color at the end to brighten it up.
- Decide if you’ll use the same blending brush for all 3 colors (I did because they’re kind of in the same color family) or if you want to use a different blending brush for each color of ink.
- Use a light hand with darker colors. You can always add more color, but you can’t take it away!
Use Blending Brushes on Embossed Card Stock
For this card, I embossed a piece of Crushed Curry card stock that’s 4” x 5-1/4” with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder and then used a blending brush to add Crushed Curry ink to make some of the embossing pop out more. (This is easier to see in the video above than in the photo below.)
Crushed Curry card base: 4-1/4” x 11” scored at 5-1/2” so the card opens up
Crushed Curry: 4″ x 5-1/4″
(2) Patterned Papers: 2-3/4” x 3-1/2”
Tips for Making This Card:
- Wrap Linen Thread around 3 times before you tape down your embossed card stock. Tie it in a bow, trim the ends if you’d like, and then tape your embossed piece to the front of your card base.
- Stamp your greeting in Cajun Craze ink on Very Vanilla card stock, punch out with the Label Me Fancy Punch and add to the front of your card using dimensionals.
- Don’t forget to decorate the inside & an envelope to match.
Grab your blending brushes and give these techniques a try!
You can make a card for fall or any time of year.
Supplies for Fall Card: (click photos to shop)
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