I saw this technique and thought I need to have a go and It was a good time to use my make up brushes to do the blending. I have a base A6 black card with a white mat slightly smaller.
I took my white piece of card blended my Squeezed Lemonade in the middle then Twisted Citron on the left and Spiced Marmalade on the right all these are Tim Holtz Oxide ink pads. once done I placed a stencil over the top and blended the ink over the top this gives the pattern of the Criss cross. I then die cut the Happy Birthday and adhered this with glue.