Positive Thoughts: Blending Technique Sympathy Card

This card uses a blending technique, which adds depth to this beautiful card, using Stampin’ Up’s Positive Thoughts stamp set and Nature’s Thoughts dies. See how easy this card is to make with just paper, ink and dies!

Take a piece of very vanilla card stock and stamp the leaf in the corner. Next, dip a makeup/foundation brush into the blushing bride ink pad and then swirl it on the paper, starting from the corner out to the edges and center. This gives it a nice ombre effect. Continue this process until you have the color and amount of coverage you want. When you see the finished result, it appears as if the image and ink color was embedded in the paper! Once the background is done, stamp the blackberry bliss flowers. Note: the second flower was not re-inked, giving it different shade.

Making the background

Using the rectangle die from the Nature’s Thought die set, center over the vanilla cardstock and die cut.

Die cut rectangle from center

Mount the vanilla frame on a blackberry bliss card base. Then mount the rectangular vanilla piece on a piece of blackberry bliss card stock and adhere to center of card with dimensionals. Now it’s time to decorate!

Put the blackberry lace along the bottom of the inner vanilla piece. Add a blackberry bliss center to the blushing bride die cut flower and adhere it to the card with dimensionals. Then tuck the blushing bride leaves under the flower, and lastly, adhere the die cut butterfly.

Make your sentiment and then punch the right edge with the Banner Triple Punch. Place it on the card just above the lace accent and slightly tucked under the flower!

Voila! Love these two colors together! Positive Thoughts stamp set is a great all-occasion card; any sentiment will work here!

Measurements for Positive Thoughts card:

Vanilla Card Stock: 4 x 5.25″; scraps for flower; 3/4″ x 2.5″ for sentiment
Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: (1) 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″ on the 8.5″ side; (1) 4.5″ x 3″ , scraps for butterfly
Blushing Bride Card Stock: scraps for leaves


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