Hello it’s Kari here today. Have you tried the Perfect Blend paper that came in the October kit? It has a smooth coating to it that allows your ink to blend so easy. Today I’m going to test it out (and share a mistake that I hope doesn’t happen to you!)

I have three cards to share and here are the two that I had in mind when creating these cards. But before these came about, I had ONE BIG MISTAKE that led me to create this card:

When a mistake leads you to another card creation…

I tell you all about it in my video below, or watch it in HD on YouTube:

I definitely found something that DIDN’T WORK! Lol. But with patience and perseverance, I finally found something that DID WORK and it worked beautifully! I hope you’ll take a little time to watch the short video and let me know what you have found works for you on this Perfect Blend paper.

I tried two different blending brushes and my favorite were definitely the bristle brushes! For this one, I used my brush that is designated for green. It already had some different green ink on it and so it created a fun blend of greens for this panel. I finished this off simply with silver heat embossing and green gemstones.

For the red blended panel, I finished it with a simple black sentiment. I did clear heat emboss over the sentiment on this Perfect Blend paper so that it wouldn’t smear. Perfect Blend paper has a smooth coating to it and allows the ink to stay wet longer, so heat embossing in clear is a good idea to make sure it stays in one spot!

For this card, I had the BIG MISTAKE. So I cut out around the stenciled part and popped it up on a glittery background (I show you how to make this easy background in the video). I added some candy cane embellishments and SAVED THE CARD! Love it when you can find ways around those mishaps.

I hope you enjoyed this look at the Perfect Blend paper today. I’ll be back soon with more projects!

Kari VanNoy

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