Thursday, February 20, 2020

Make Your Own Color Cardstock

Hello friends!
I don't know about you, but I often have trouble sourcing the right color card-stock.
Therefore, I tend to create with white card base. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
However, it can get a little boring. To remedy that, I set out to make my own colored card-stock.
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I am using Ornate Cover Die as my example.
The Ornate Cover Die over Scrapbook.com is currently on sale (now $16.78). 
Today's card was created with my own color card stock.
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There are two ways that I can easily think of:
1. Direct Ink to Paper: namely, you take your ink pad and swipe the ink directly to the white cardstock. This is likely the easiest and most effective. This can be slightly blotchy.
2. Ink-blending: simply take out your ink and applied ink with your brushes to paper. This most often resulted a smoother and softer blend. 

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A few months ago, I bought myself a Gel Press and now I find that this is another fun way to add colors to white cardstock.
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I applied three colors to the plate and once dry, I ran it with the Ornate Cover Die through the die cut machine. I then added butterflies and completed the design.
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I love how effortless it is to transfer color from the Gel Press to paper. The inking was nearly smooth and seamless. Here is another one I did in my previous project.

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I hope today's post is helpful and informative to you.

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12 comments:

Dawn T said...

Awesome Virginia. I don't remember to use my Gel Plate like this. Must remember to do so

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

These are very pretty! Making up your own custom coloured
paper makes the end result more special and definitely hand made!

Karthikha said...

I love your creations using the ornate die! And even I don't have a lot of colored cardstock, I tend to use direct to paper technique for matching mats :)

I Card Everyone said...

You've really outdone your marvelous self today, Virginia!! OMG I love this!!
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Sue D said...

Beautiful. I have been thinking of getting a gel press.

conil said...

Exquisite delicacy of this cover plate...and, of course, I love the colors you've chosen on both cards. I have gel plates I've never used...better open those packages.

Harriet said...

Ethereal!

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the idea to create a paper that coordinates with the project you have in mind. This is great for limited craft space.

Greta said...

So pretty, Virginia! I like using direct to paper for the edges of a mat so it will match my focal point. I still need to use my geli plate--if I can find it--haha!

Denise Bryant said...

These are so pretty! I have a gel press plate that I haven't tried yet!

Maura said...

This is a great way to "dress up" a white bg, Virginia!! And then the rest of the card can be simply done but it still packs a punch!!! Love them, especially the second one!

ionabunny said...

Beautiful die. Gorgeous cards. Hugz