Chunky Monkey Crafts | Alright Summer | Lifted Ink Blending

Today I’m sharing another card for my snarky series, inspired by a stamp set from Chunky Monkey Crafts, who I am designing for. As with the other cards in this series I kept the design clean, though there’s much less white space on this than some of the previous ones have had! I was aiming for a summery looking focal point for this design.

I started by masking off the edges of my white card base. I then stamped my sentiment from Narky Sentiments 2 into the lower right hand corner and clear heat embossed it, before starting on the ink blending.

For the blending I started in the corner with the ink blending and used Festive Berries Distress Oxide. I moved from the Festive Berries into Worn Lipstick, though I later decided I didn’t like the worn lipstick and blended over it with the two colours next to it instead. My middle colour was Wild Honey, and for my lightest I used Squeezed Lemonade. I worked back and forth between the colours until I was happy with the coverage and blend that I had achieved.

I decided to add some texture and interest to the panel by lifting some of the ink. I first laid a floral stencil over the top of my panel, then pressed a wet baby wipe into the stencil, making sure to get into the openings well. The wet baby wipe lifted and oxidised the ink from my blending, leaving a subtle impression of the stamped design. Once I was happy with it I removed the masks and my card was complete.

I really love this colour combination and think it’s very striking and summery. The stenciling was an afterthought, not part of the original plan, but I think it adds to the summer vibe nicely and really helps to add interest to the card. I love how well the Narky Sentiments stamp works as a snarky accompaniment to a bold focal point. Don’t forget that Chunky Monkey Crafts is closing down once all the stock is cleared, so if you’ve been enjoying the projects I’ve made with this stamp set and would like one for your own, be sure to grab it soon before they’re all gone! Use the discount code below to save on your order.


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8 thoughts on “Chunky Monkey Crafts | Alright Summer | Lifted Ink Blending

  1. I love this so much!! Its such a fantastic one-layer design, has so much dimension with the masking. Your blending is gorgeous and done so well. And the simple sentiment is pure genius. I’m so very glad you shared this with us at TIME OUT!!

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  2. Very fun card! This has a very creative, one of a kind feel to it. I love the blend of colors and the white space around the colorful rectangle. Very inspiring card with funny sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Time Out!

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  3. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our “anything goes + optional blue” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Crafty Friends)
    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)
    (DT Simply Create Too)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

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