White Ink Blender Technique – Dragonfly Card
Have you tried the White Ink Blender Technique? This Dragonfly thank you card was created using it and allows you to color on dark cardstock! The steps are below.
While the blender pens are fun for watercoloring, have you tried them with white ink? The White Ink Blender Technique is so easy and can really add pizzazz to those dark and beautiful cardstocks!
I tend to use my darker “regal” cardstocks more often, but stamping on them will not always show up. So this technique is a great way to still have your image not just show up but also stand out!
My blender pens are usually found with my watercolor pencils, but since it’ll blend all water-based ink, it’s a great friend to pair with your favorite ink pads for a fun opaque look.
Add in the Basic White ink and it’s perfect to use with these dragonfly wings on a dark cardstock, as it adds a bit of magic to them that you normally only see near a quiet pond.
See below for how to create this Dragonfly Thank You Card:
How to make a Dragonfly Card with the White Ink Blender Technique:
Cut your cardstock:
- Basic Gray: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, folded at 4 1/4”, and a scrap die-cut for the tag
- Rich Razzleberry DSP: 4” x 5 1/4”
- Rich Razzleberry: 2” x 4”
- Basic White: 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”
- At the top of the white piece, stamp your Thank You sentiment using Rich Razzleberry ink. Adhere it at an angle on your DSP.
- Next, adhere the Rich Razzleberry strip across your DSP covering the bottom of the white piece.
- Adhere the DSP with sentiment to your Basic Gray cardbase.
White Ink Blender Technique:
- On the Basic Gray tag, stamp the dragonfly using Rich Razzleberry ink.
- Next, using a blender pen, slide it across the white ink pad to pick up a small amount of ink. Begin coloring in the dragonfly wings with the blender pen in long lines. As you add more, the blender pen will also grab the Rich Razzleberry ink and blend it together with the white for that beautiful look.
- Then when you are happy with the result, add dimensionals to the back of the tag and add it to your card.
TIP: Less is more when using the blender pen on dark cardstock. Be gentle and the ink will mix perfectly.
Supplies for a Dragonfly Card made with the White Ink Blender Technique:
This White Ink Blender technique can be used with so many of your stamps! Pin the image below to be able to get back to these steps quickly!
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