Ink Blending with Gina K Design Inks

Welcome everyone! Today I’m going to show you how easy it is to ink blending some tropical skies with Gina K Designs. I’ll be creating 3 cards using the stamp set My Island and Tropical Skies.


I have a video that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel that will show you my process and fun tips along the way.


All 3 of my cards will have the same design. Not only was this quick to put into a video but it’s great for mass producing cards.

I used the Taylored Expressions Circles Masking Stencil on Layering White card stock to create this perfectly centered circle. You could die cut a circle from white card stock or acetate as well but the masking stencil makes it super quick and easy. Plus I can reuse it over and over and over.

I’m using Life Changing Blender Brushes to ink blend my colors. You can use whatever ink blending tool you may have. I’m more comfortable with blending brushes and I am able to get a very soft blend with them.

The blue card shown below may be my favorite from the bunch! I ink blended In The Navy, Blue Raspberry and Powder Blue inks for the sky and Sea Glass, Blue Lagoon and Tranquil Teal for the water.

The Masking Magic from Gina K Designs is a fantastic way to mask off your areas as it holds well to the paper and does not rip when removing it. I reuse my pieces throughout each card so you can get many uses out of them!

One of the many reasons I love Gina K Designs inks is the colors almost melt into each other as they dry. It may appear blotchy at first when you are ink blending but once you let them dry, they smooth out beautifully.

This next card features Coral Reef, Passionate Pink and Sweet Corn ink for the sky and Sea Glass and Blue Lagoon for the water. Now you may notice my water has a green tint to it. That’s only because I had a little left over yellow ink on the brush I grabbed to ink blend the Sea Glass. I find Sea Glass is an absolutely beautiful color on its own but is very touchy. It quickly took on a green hue because of that left over ink. Since I was filming while creating this card, I just went with it. I still love how it turned out!

Once all my backgrounds were blended, I used my Black Misti to stamp my images. I did this assembly line style. The Black Misti I’m referring to is a collaboration between Hero Arts and My Sweet Petunia. It is the exact same as the original Misti, just with Black rulers on the side.

I also use the Misti Corners to stamp my palm trees. The reason I used the corners is because I wanted the trees to hang off the edge of the card and by using the corners I’m able to give myself some open space to hang the stamp off.

My last card features the colors In The Navy, Plum Punch and Lovely Lavender for the sky and Sea Glass, Blue Lagoon and Tranquil Teal inks for the water.

The images come from the stamp set Tropical Skies and My Island. I stamped them in Obsidian ink and stamped each one at least two times, sometimes three just to make sure I’m getting enough coverage over my blended background. That is another beauty of using the Misti. I can stamp my images multiple times because the Misti is keeping my card in the same spot.

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and will give them a try!

I’m ready for summer and these cards give me all the feels.

Which card is your favorite?


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  1. Beautiful cards. Love them all. Thank you for the great tips.

  2. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Your cards are absolutely stunning. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Gina’s products aren’t available here so I made do with what I have and created a card inspired by yours. I had so much fun and realised I should do more ink blending.

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