Monday, June 23, 2014

Creative Challenge - Hybrid Inks

Have you tried our new Hybrid Inks yet? They've been out for a couple of month's now, and they are a huge hit! Our new Hybrid Ink Pads are absolutely fabulous to work with. I tend to reach for them for most of my stamping needs. I love the vibrant colors and all the cool techniques you can achieve with them. I have a couple of cards to share with you today featuring this fantastic new product.

One of my favourite things about the new Hybrid Ink pads is the actual design of the pad. I find them easier to hold than our Premium Dye Pads and I tend to ink all my background stamps with them now. For this card, I inked up the Linen Background with Lemon Drop Hybrid Ink. After I stamped the frame, I sponged on some Lemon Drop and Orange Fizz ink.

The patterned background was created with the Tiled Hearts Stencil. When I use sponges to ink up a stencil, I like to secure the stencil to my card stock with masking tape. All that tape may look a little excessive, but it holds the stencil firmly in place which avoids any lifting. I sponged on Lemon Drop Hybrid Ink on the circles and Orange Fizz Hybrid Ink on the hearts. 

Once I peeled off the tape and removed the stencil, I was left with this fun pattern.

 I stamped a sentiment from the Chalkboard Greetings Too stamp set in Orange Fizz Ink.

On the inside of the card, I left lots of white space for a special message and I added a few hearts to finish it off.

One of the great things about our Hybrid Inks is that they can be used on a number of non-paper surfaces. For my second card, I stamped on canvas. The ink holds well and does not bleed.

I started out by stamping the Romantic Script Background in Natural Hybrid Ink. I then inked up a stamp from the Grand Peaceful Wishes stamp set in Chocolate Brown Hybrid Ink. The sentiments were stamped on canvas Fishtail Flags. You can get a good idea of just how well these inks stamp on canvas when you look at the sentiments. They are perfectly crisp and clean.

Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog to see the fabulous techniques the rest of the team has to share with you today.


Stamps: Chalkboard Greetings Too, Linen Background
Die-namics: Blueprints 1, Blueprints 2, Pierced Rectangle STAX, Rectangle STAX 2, Rectangle Frames, Staggered Heart Border
Inks: Lemon Drop Hybrid, Orange Fizz Hybrid
Paper: Lemon Drop, Orange Fizz, and Smooth White
Accessories: Tiled Heart Stencil, Masking Tape, Jody Boosters

Stamps: Grand Peaceful Wishes, Linen Background, Romantic Script Background
Die-namics: Blueprints 1, Fishtail Flags Layers, Rectangle Frames
Inks: Chocolate Brown Hybrid, Natural Hybrid
Paper: Chocolate Brown, Natural
Accessories: Chocolate Brown Button, Hemp Cord, Sticky Back Canvas, Jody Boosters


  1. Wonderful techniques and beautiful cards, Julie! I was going to go the canvas route, too, but ended up on vellum! ;-)

  2. great looking cards, the linen stamp looks like a textured card stock.


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