Selective ink blending - handmade butterfly cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/selective-ink-blending/

The other day Ranger kindly sent me a parcel of new products to look at. As always, my views are my own, and I don’t talk about any product that I haven’t used myself and would recommend. Included in the parcel were the new Wendy Vecchi Make Art blendable dye inks. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.

Dye inks are my favourite, and I have quite a selection of colours already. However, the colours of the Wendy Vecchi range really appealed to me and a little like flower stamps – you can never have too many! In addition to the colours I particularly liked the size of the ink pads – 2.25″ x 3.25″ makes them larger than an ink cube but not as bulky as most full-sized ink pads. The inks pads also stack nicely together and the sides of the ink pad are wavy, which makes them easy to grip.

Selective ink blending - handmade butterfly cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/selective-ink-blending/

One of the benefits of blendable dye inks such as these from Wendy Vecchi is they are great when using a mini round ink blending tool for backgrounds and also blended through a stencil. Included in my box of new products was a pack of Detail Blending Tools which enable detailed shading or blending small areas of a stencil. With the new inks and tools to hand I pulled out the Abstract Triangle stencil from Simon Says Stamp and blended through it a combination of Sunflower, Orange Blossom and Red Geranium inks on to a Wendy Vecchi white card panel. These panels are sized to be the same as the front of an A2 card and are nice and sturdy which meant that it handled the moisture when I spritzed the panel with Altenew Iridescent spray.

Selective ink blending - handmade butterfly cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/selective-ink-blending/

I also blended the same inks on to a scrap of card and then die cut with one of the Stitching Butterflies dies. I then used one of the Detail Blending Tools to deepen the colour of the wings closest to the butterfly body.

Selective ink blending - handmade butterfly cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/selective-ink-blending/

I cut an Adeline Butterfly from white card and foam mounted the colourful wings on top. I coated the wings with a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen and then adhered the white body of the butterfly on top with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

Selective ink blending - handmade butterfly cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/selective-ink-blending/

I also cut a bunch of white butterflies using the Flickering Butterflies die. For the sentiment, I wanted to have a sentiment strip that toned with the card, so I blended Red Geranium ink on to a scrap of white card. Then when dry, I stamped a greeting from the Messages For Everyday set and white heat embossed before trimming to a skinny banner.

Selective ink blending - handmade butterfly cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/selective-ink-blending/

Finally, I compiled the card by trimming the ink blended panel to be slightly smaller than an A2 card base. I mounted the panel on one of Wendy Vecchi’s white card bases which meant that the whites matched between the panel and card front. I then attached all the colourful butterfly with foam adhesive and the smaller butterflies with Ranger Multi Medium Matte before accenting with a few Darice sequins. I paired the finished card with a Coral Reef envelope from Gina K.

Selective ink blending - handmade butterfly cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/selective-ink-blending/

For my second card, I repeated the same design but went for a more muted colour palette using just Cornflower Blue for the majority of the card.

Selective ink blending - handmade butterfly cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/selective-ink-blending/

I again used the Abstract Triangle stencil and blended over it the Cornflower Blue ink onto a white card panel. However, as I was just using one colour this time, I took it up a notch by using the Detail Blending Tool to selectively blend ink over some of the stencilled shapes. I then spritzed with Iridescent Spray and set aside to dry while I worked on the butterflies.

Selective ink blending - handmade butterfly cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/selective-ink-blending/

I blended a base of Cornflower Blue ink on to a scrap of card and die cut one of the Stitching Butterflies dies before using the Detail Blending Tool to deepen the colour of the wings nearest to the body. I coated the wings with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, and then foam mounted the butterfly onto a white Adeline Butterfly die cut. I added a white butterfly body with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

Selective ink blending - handmade butterfly cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/selective-ink-blending/

For the sentiment, I again used the Messages For Everyday set and stamped a greeting in clear embossing ink onto card I’d blended with Watering Can ink (a lovely steely grey) and then white heat embossed before trimming to a skinny banner.

Selective ink blending - handmade butterfly cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/selective-ink-blending/

As before I compiled the card by trimming the ink blended panel and adding it to a Perfect Grey card base. I then foam mounted the sentiment and colourful butterfly and used Ranger Multi Medium Matte to adhere the Flickering Butterflies cut from white and ink blended Cornflower Blue card. Finally, I accented with Sparkling Clear sequins and paired this card with a Slate envelope from Gina K.

Selective ink blending - handmade butterfly cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/selective-ink-blending/

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SUPPLIES

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.

SSS ABSTRACT TRIANGLE Stencil
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SSS STITCHING BUTTERFLIES Dies
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SSS ADELINE BUTTERFLY Dies
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SSS FLICKERING BUTTERFLIES Dies
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SSS MESSAGES FOR EVERYDAY
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi MAKE ART DYE INK…
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi SUNFLOWER Make…
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi ORANGE BLOSSOM…
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi RED GERANIUM Make…
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi CORNFLOWER BLUE…
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi WATERING CAN Make…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Ranger Wendy Vecch WHITE PANELS…
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi WHITE CARDS…
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi 4.25 x 5.5 GREY…
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS for…
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Ranger DETAIL BLENDING TOOLS 5 Pack…
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Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE…
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Darice 8MM IRIDESCENT WHITE Sequins…
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM SPARKLING CLEAR…
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Altenew IRIDESCENT SHIMMER Ink Spray…
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Crafter’s Companion CLEAR OVERLAY…
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Gina K 2018 at Simon Says STAMP!
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MINI MISTI
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MAGNETIC BLOCK FOR MISTI
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MINI MISTI Grid Paper Pad
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Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE
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3M DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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EK Success POWDER TOOL
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Ranger at Simon Says STAMP!
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