But it is something that many of us are afraid to do because we can't get it right and the result is a smudged mess on our cards.
One of the best ways to apply these inks is with some kind of Blending Tool but these can be quite expensive .... especially if like me you are greedy and want one blender for each ink pad .... Yep that's me!
So this is what I did to make my own and the link will take you to the page to show you how to make your own Blending Tool
You will find all the step by step instructions and then you can have as many as you like.
All I did then was by the foam pads and attach them to the velcro and these can be removed and washed or replaced whenever the need is there.
I store all mine in a large plastic box so that they are always on hand and I have one for every colour ink I use.
And any that I don't use for Inks I utilise by gluing small sentiment stamps to them and store them in the same way.
They are then ready to use whenever I need one quickly.
Write the sentiment on the handle so that you can see instantly what it is.
They are so cheap and easy to make and the more you have the more you can use.
It doesn't cost a lot to get them cut and drilled ... or maybe you know some kind person with a saw and a drill that will do them for you.... even cheaper then!
This card has had the edges of the sentiment inked with Aged Mahohany while still in the die.
The embossed background has also been lightly inked using these handy little blenders.
Happy Crafting ....