Memento Dew Drop Backgrounds for cards

One of my favourite techniques is simply plain inking a background, and admittedly with all the amazing products and must-haves on the market it is one of the things we do less and less. It was time to dust off the amazing little inks and make some magic with blending backgrounds.

I used my Memento Dew Drop ink pads and blended through some Celebr8 Stencils to create 3 magical cards. It is that simple. I combined the 2 colours by first blending the one colour and then the second colour for a stunning effect. Remember to overlap your ink colours when blending for a seamless effect running into each other.

I use small circular movements to pick up my ink and to blend, to get a streak-free perfect effect.
To complete my cards, I added some simple stamped sentiments in black, a few pearls and diamante as decorations and paint splats for that fun messy effect.
These quick cards are gorgeous and as a bonus I used everything I had on hand, using ink colours that I don’t always use, and stencils that haven’t been used in a while. And a stamp set that I love but haven’t used nearly enough.

Sangria Inspired Christmas Tag.

Every year I make loads of Christmas cards, but this year I am creating tags for friends and family. A quick alternative to attach to a gift and even packets of freshly baked biscuits.
The tag is often underestimated but this will become my go to way of adding a quick thank you to gifts – quick and easy to make with loads of impact.
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1. Use a Jumbo dauber and ink the background of a tag using Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink.
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2. On the right edge of your tag use Memento Luxe ink in Rhubarb Stalk and add some darker shaded edges on your tag.

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3. On a sheet of smooth white cardstock mist Summer Sky Fireworks Spray. Use a soft paint brush and brush the ink across the cardstock.

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4. While the Summer Sky ink is still wet, use Lilac Posies and splatter ink over the base. Concentrate on certain areas more to get lots of ink in certain areas. Leave to dry.

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5. Once dry use VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and stamp Christmas Bauble. Cut out and ink the edges.

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6. Use VersaFine Clair ink and stamp a Christmas sentiment repeatedly onto the coloured tag.

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7. Use at least 3 colours of Fireworks Spray to add splats to the background and leave to dry or heat set using a heat gun.

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8. Adhere the stamped bauble, flowers and themed embellishments to finish off your tag.

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As an alternative layer two stamped baubles on top of each other using foam tape.

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Products used
imagine Crafts
Craft Mat
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Memento Luxe Rhubarb Stalk
Memento Dew Drop Rhubarb Stalk
Jumbo Dauber
Craft Mat
Fireworks! Spray Lilac Posies
Fireworks! Spray Summer Sky
Fireworks! Spray Dandelion
Fireworks! Spray Rose Bud
Other: White cardstock: Antalis; Tag; Stamps: Kaisercraft; Flowers: Little Birdie; Charms, bakers twine