Design Team Tips with Michelle Leone

Join Michelle Leone today as she shares how to mask ink blending to showcase sentiments.

“When I’m wanting/needing to stock my card cache, I usually begin with a CAS design…. in this case a crisp white base, a bit of embossed texture and a plethora of vibrant florals. I started with a simple 4×5.5″ base – all with an oval focal point, a centered/color coordinated sentiment and a pair of petite bouquets. I had a great time mixing and matching my inks to create the six cards and the ‘bonus’ tags. And…. since I kinda went on a stamping bender, there are still oodles of leftover flowers to create more cards and tags!”


  • STAMPS: Seasonal Borders: Spring, Circle of Love, Gift Card Cozy
  • PAPER: Stampers Select White
  • INK: Scarlet Jewel, Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Simply Chartreuse, Pinefeather, Soft Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Lilac Grace, Amethyst Allure, Royal Velvet
  • DIES: Seasonal Border: Spring, Nesting Basics: Pierced Ovals, Nesting Basics: Pierced Circles, Tag Sale #4
  • OTHER: dimensional tape, twine (gray/white), misc. envelopes

CLICK HERE to visit Michelle’s blog to see more!

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Join the discussion 6 Comments

  • 1
    Stephanie Clapper says:

    Michelle ‘s BEAUTIFUL post makes me want to plant some flowers! What a gorgeous selection of cards and tags that renews the stash! 🙂

  • 2
    Catherine Milne says:

    Gorgeous design, gorgeous colors, gorgeous cards!

  • 3
    christal mclean says:

    Each and every one: Gorgeous! What a huge win for us fellow crafters today!

  • 4
    Karen B says:

    I love this design, very inspiring! Makes me want to get out my supplies!

  • 5
    Kathy Mc says:

    Spectacular cards and tags, Michelle! Don’t understand what this has to do with “mask ink blending” as posted in the introduction above though. Did I miss something?

  • 6
    Mary Gunn says:

    I’m a sucker for pretty color combinations and you have hit my soft spot over and over here!
    Thanks for making my eyes so happy.

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