When I saw this tutorial over on the Papertrey Ink blog I had never seen the Tim Holtz ink handle and pads used like that before. I've used mine exclusively for alcohol inks so I wondered if I was missing the boat with blending tools. I used them with my Stampin' Up! inks and found them really difficult to soak into the pad. I like the upright control the handle gives but I think I still prefer using make up sponges. It gives me just a bit more flexibility and a much greater variety of ink on the sponge. I'm glad I tried it and will keep it in mind for future projects when I want a light application of ink. To see more projects with ink blending check out this Mr. Linky List and add your own!
Since I found out last week that my company had been purchased I've been thinking about making cards to give to those I've worked with for years. I'll need a bunch of masculine cards and I loved this quote from the August year of flowers set from PTI. It's the perfect sentiment to leave a message for people as we all continue on with our journey.
Paper - Vanilla - (PTI), So Saffron - (Stampin' Up!), Designer Paper - Social Club (Cosmo Cricket), Inks - Old Olive, So Saffron, Not Quite Navy (Stampin' Up!), Images - August, Year of flowers collection (Papertrey Ink)