Friday, July 5, 2019

Taylored Expressions: Ink Blending Ideas

With the amazing new product from Taylored Expressions - the Blender Brushes and their Storage Caddy (the brushes are waitlisted here due to the overwhelming responses) - it seemed like the perfect time to share a variety of ink blends!

I used a variety of inks and the Double Diamond Stencil and created a variety of seasonal color combinations.

Taylored Expressions Ink Blends

I couldn't let a good blended background go to waste - so here are the cards that I created, along with more detail on the inks.

KIM Blended Bloomers Close

These spring-themed colors just called out for a grouping of flowers and greenery.  Then when I had that all together, it seemed like exactly the right mood for a get well card.

Taylored Expressions Blended Bloomers

Then I moved on to summer. What says "summer" better than watermelon colors!

Taylored Expressions Blended Watermelon

I splattered on some black for the watermelon seeds.  I adore that sentiment and that little die-cut.  

Taylored Expressions Blended Watermelon

To be perfectly honest, I didn't start out with the idea of seasonal.  I started with the first blend as soft and feminine and this next blend as masculine.  But as soon as I was done with this blend, it said "winter".

Taylored Expressions Blended Joy

 To mirror the look of the stencil, I used simple triangles for the trees to create this simple, graphic card.

Taylored Expressions Blended Joy

These were fun!!  I really don't do it enough.  I tend toward clean and simple card, but if you look at these, they are very simple - and really quite clean even with the interest of colors fading into each other.  And they are so easy with a great tool for blending it all together!


Sending Get Well Wishes

One in a Melon

Winter Joy


  1. I like what you've done with the backgrounds, these are marvelous Kim!

  2. Every single one is gorgeous! Thanks for all the color inspiration!


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