Concord & 9th Feature Friday

Hello friends! Sharing inspiration today featuring products from Concord & 9th. It has been a blast being a part of Feature Friday and creating with their products.

Today, I’m sharing another tip I like to do while ink blending, especially over stamped images. I may have shown this or talked about it briefly before but really wanted to draw your attention to it as I’ve found it super helpful.


I have a video tutorial for this card that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

The video focuses on the stamp and stencil set Blended Petals.

Whenever I am going to ink blend over a stamped image, I almost always stamp in a light brown or grey ink first. This way, I’m avoiding any bleeding from black ink that COULD happen. Plus, depending on the colors I use for ink blending, this could give me a no-line look if I choose to leave it that way.

The biggest tip is to be sure and leave the image in your stamping tool. That way, if you want to stamp over it with black ink, you can get exact placement.

To ink blend the image I’m using Honeysuckle, Buttercup, Aqua Sky and Eggplant from Concord & 9th.

For the leaves I use Sprout and Parsley.

Stunning results right?

To add subtle interest to the background, I die cut a panel from the Chevron Quilt Top Dies.

Have you ever blended on Concord & 9th white carstock? You should!

It is so super smooth and a fabulous cardstock for blending colors.

This next card features the Popsicle Party stencil set.

I masked off areas so I could selectively ink blend these six popsicles.

The sentiment comes from the Hello Wishes stamp set.


I have a little surprise for you! Concord & 9th has generously offered a $25 gift card to one of my followers. Leave a comment down below to be entered. I will randomly choose a winner on August 3, 2022.


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  1. Your ink blending is beautiful. It really inspires me to do this technique! Thank you!

  2. Mindy, I am so glad I found you through Gina K Designs. I love the way you make cards and explain everything in detail. Thank you for all the videos you give us!!

  3. Absolutely love watching you color blend your images, Mindy! Thank you so much for sharing your blending tip!!

  4. I love the way you ink blended the flowers on your video! Both cards are so pretty- love the bright colors!

  5. Gorgeous color combos and lovely cards!

  6. Great tip with using a lighter ink

  7. ove your style Mindy, your blending is spot on, enjoy following yu…

  8. Love your tips on ink blending. I still have trouble ink blending and choosing the colors that go well together. I do refer to your blending colors that use Gina K inks. Those tips are very helpful.

    1. I’m hoping to do more blending videos as a beginner series ❤️

  9. LOVE LOVE this card!! I have this set from Concord and 9th and have had such fun playing with it, but never thought about the rainbow inking! So fun! I am obsessed with Concord and 9th products…I have really enjoyed watching your videos on their July release. Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration!

  10. Love the light and sunny feel of this card!

  11. I love the tip of using a lighter color ink first, and finishing with the black ink. Makes the whole process less stressful!

  12. I have been loving your videos with your tricks and tips that you’ve been doing lately! Blended Petals turned out so pretty!

    1. Hi Debbie!! You are the winner of the $25 gift card for Concord & 9th! Congrats! Please send me your email address to and I’ll get you squared away.

  13. Beautiful cards! I’m new to ink blending and tips and tricks help a lot!

  14. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the tips.

  15. I’ll definitely try your tip of using the black ink last to prevent smearing.

  16. Love those tips and your card too.

  17. Your videos are very easy to follow! I appreciate you!

  18. Just love this stamp and the way you colored it!

  19. Just watched the video on YT! Love your beautiful rainbow flowers. Gorgeous! TFS!!!

  20. Absolutely loved the cards. Great tips.

  21. What a great idea. I need to have a go at ink blending, and I think you’ve just shown me the best way to do it. Thank you c

  22. I love the rainbow blending Mindy! Super pretty and I totally agree with the C9 cardstock! Super smooth and fab for blending!

  23. I’m a huge fan of Concord & 9th and now you……I really like your style Mindy. I love the Blended Petals stamp/stencil/die combo.

  24. Mindy, you always have great tips and beautiful cards. Thank you! 😊

  25. Hi, Mindy – This is a great card! And the popsicle one is terrific, too. Your ink blending is always perfect!
    Lori S in PA

  26. I agree! C&9 yardstick is the best for smooth blending results. Love both cards! Thanks for sharing.

  27. Concord and 9th inks are great for blending. They came in the Crop & Create boxes! I need to order eggplant. I like your tip about stamping in a light grey or brown and then stamping over the finished piece in black, if one leaves it in the misti! And yes, i too like seeing your work with Gina K!

  28. You have skills! Thanks for sharing.

  29. I haven’t tried Concord & 9th card stock for ink blending. I have the blended petals bundle and I’m going to give this a try, your card is beautiful!

  30. I have learned so much from you about ink blending! Thank you for sharing your tips and tricks with us!! Love these cards! ❤️

  31. I have just recently discovered your YouTube channel. I love watching your videos, as you explain everything so well and all your cards are beautiful.

  32. Mindy, thank you for such a useful and creative ink blending tips.

  33. Love your ink blending and your videos, you do a great job!

  34. This is a great tip, thanks, Mindy, and thanks for the chance to win the gift card! I love their cardstock, too, but, I’ve never ink blended on it. I will now! ❤️

  35. Beautiful card as always! Thanks for the helpful tips for ink blending.

  36. Mindy I so enjoy you videos as I love your cards. Keep giving great ideas and techniques along with inspiration.

    Bonnie from Montana

  37. Beautiful blending. Soft and fresh!

  38. What a super pretty card 😍😍😍😍. I want to try this idea soon! Thank you 😁

  39. Great tips for blending Mindy. Your card is beautiful. The Concord and 9th inks you used really popped on the card. The chevron background is a nice subtle bit of texture.

  40. These are such great inspiration! Thank you for sharing!

  41. Thank you Mindy for sharing your Craft with us, I really love the blending you did with the the stamp and stencil set Blended Petals.

  42. Mindy, your cards are so beautiful. I always look forward to your videos because they’re just the right length, you articulate the instructions clearly and concisely, your tips/techniques are informative, and you provide so much inspiration. I think you’re one of the top YouTubers in the crafting industry and wish you much success.

  43. Love, love, love your ink blending! And that you use it over an image, not just a background, is brilliant. TFS❤️

  44. So beautiful! I will have to try out stamping in a light ink for ink blending images, I haven’t had much issue with bleeding but I think that the black lines would look crisper if stamped after ink blending!

  45. Thank you for the great tip and I love your nail polish in this video!!

  46. New to your channel. Love the card. Thanks for sharing.

  47. Your talent is boundless. You are my favorite person to follow on all platforms! Thank you much for sharing your talents!

  48. Great tip and I love the look! Thank you for the chance!

  49. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! The colors really pop! Thanks for the great video!

  50. I really enjoy your videos, you always put an interesting twist on things.

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