April 17, 2018

Hi friends! I am excited to be back and sharing some more cardmaking life hacks! Today’s video shares 5 life hacks and tips for using mini ink cubes to their fullest potential.

(Looking for anything that I used in the video? All of the supplies are linked with images to multiple stores at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Watch the full video HERE in HD!)

Here are some of the cards that I created using some of the hacks and the new Nuvo mini ink cubes:

On the first card, I used the Butterfly Kisses stamp set and created an ombre inked effect by rolling the mini inks onto the edge of the stamps. Because the inks are so small, they give you more control and an overall smoother result.

For the second example, I used the Butterfly Kisses dies and added ink directly onto the die cut. This is a simple way to quickly add color to die cuts and add shaded dimension around the edges.

I also used the mini ink cube to highlight the script word in the sentiment. This is a great way to highlight certain words and the mini inks give lots of control while inking.

This last example is definitely my favorite! I used the mini ink cubes directly on the paper to create geometric backgrounds. for my pattern, I created diagonal stripes by stamping the inkpad down repeatedly. You can create so many fun patterns with ink cubes because of their small and geometric shape!

For the sentiment, I used Hello die and covered it with Nuvo glaze which makes it pop on such a colorful background!


Below are all of the supplies used in today’s video linked to multiple stores for convenience. Compensated affiliate links used when possible… Thank you!

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  • Reply Roberta S. April 18, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Simon, I really enjoyed this video & your blog entry. Love the mini beauty blender (I know yours are from Nuvo) technique. Thank you for inspiring us to try new things with our supplies.

  • Reply Nicole H. April 20, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Love these techniques! Thanks, Simon!! Can you tell me the brand name of the round acrylic block you use in this video? Thank You! 🙂

  • Reply JOYCE CLARK April 29, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    This is my first time seeing how you work. Do you DIY any of your paints? I would like to signup for our blog. Thanks

  • Reply Veerle May 31, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Loved, loved your video. You have given me a lot of inspiration. Finally I know what to do with these mini cubes. Love the straight to paper technique how you do this. Thanks a million. Would love to see a life hack with the Nuvo glitter markers.
    Thanks and till next time.

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