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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

PDD Wednesday

Ok, after this post you guys are probably going to think I'm crazy! I used a product that I've never used before and am just tickled with how easy it was. First of all, this card is very plain because it's part of a set of note cards for a friend who doesn't care for a lot of extras on her cards. But what I did for the first time was shade around the edges of the image. I've always been scared to do it because if it looked bad I would have to throw away all the work I had done coloring the image. Plus, all I had to work with before was sponges which, when I practiced with them, I always got blotchy results. But then I bought an Inkssentials Foam Blending Tool from Pez-A-Doodle Designs it makes a world of difference! It's SO EASY to work with and get good results. I know this card isn't perfect, but this was my very first try with this tool (and the paper is rough watercolor paper) so I know it's only going to get better and easier. The difference between this and using sponges is that only a little bit of color goes on at a time so it's easier to get an even amount of ink on the paper. I just LOVE it! If you don't already have one, you have to get this tool! I also bought the Inkssentials Ink Blending Replacement Foams so I can use them for different color inks.

***Now is a SUPER time to head over to Pez-A-Doodle Designs because they're having a clearance sale of some great items! Hurry - sale is limited to stock on hand! You can find the clearance page HERE***

Recipe…
Stamps: Gone to the Dogs
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black, watercolor paint
Tools: Aqua brush, Inssentials Foam Blending Tool


8 comments:

Christine Riley said...

Very cute card. I love that blending tool! :)
Hugs, Christine

Susan said...

Love the card and this is a great set to do notecards with. I've got that blending tool and I just neeed to pull it out and use it. Great job!

Brandi said...

Terrific card - thanks for the info on the blending tool!

Smiles,

Brandi

Susana M said...

Hey Julia,
Love the technique I am a bit timid myself to try it as to not ruin what I do - LOL Cute card!!!
Hearts and Hugs
Susana

pezadoodle said...

cute notecard and YES the blending tool is AWESOME! i never do anything without it!!

Anita said...

Beautiful card! I have to get that tool. I too am afraid to ink edges.

Mae said...

You did a great job.

Dingo said...

I love this! Love it! It's perfect. Feminine, but not girly. And it has a dog.