Saturday, October 23, 2021

3 Ways to Get Inky With White Cardstock

 Hello friends! It's my turn to share a project with you over Altenew Card Blog.

White cardstock is the most basic supplies we have in our craft stash. Today I am sharing a project that uses only white cardstock. If you love colors and details, you must check out today's post. With simple color-layering, you can easily build up a bright and colorful design.

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Let's get inky with the white cardstock (Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock-110 lb) . I treated it as a white canvas and started adding my first layer of color-blue.  You can choose any of the Altenew sets of ink. I find it therapeutic to ink-blend the Glacier Caves Crisp Dye Ink with Mini Blending Brush Set. Thanks to the super fine brushes, you will not get any harsh lines with the ink-blending. 

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Apply Washi Tape

Next, I applied two strips of Gold Foil 1Inch Washi Tape across the Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock-80lb). I then die cut it with the newly released Simple Shape Cover Die.  This is the fast and easy way to add shine to your cover die.

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Now it's time to die cut and color the Painted Blooms Die Set. You can do ink-blending with these dies. I decided to color them with the Nature's View Artist Markers. I color-layered with each petal and leaves by using various ink with great contrast.You do not need to be a color expert to do this. Simply get your Artist Markers out (preferably in 3 shades) and start coloring!

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The coloring didn't take long at all. I then arranged the flowers and leaves to my liking. You can now see the various depth and textures with each color and layering. For the sentiment (PAF-African Daisy), I white-embossed "thanks" ( Pure White Embossing Powder) over Jet Black Cardstock.

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 Hope today's post inspires you to add your own color-layering to your white cardstock.  I appreciate that you stop by Altenew Card Blog. Have a fabulous day!

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Maura said...

I LOVE how you used Washi tape on the Simple Shape cover die with the blended ink behind it - FABULOUS look!!!

conil said...

What you can do with white cardstock is remarkable. Such a beautiful outcome using all the tools in your arsenal. Brilliant.

Brenda Kuder said...

I love this card. I have trying to get Altenew to put more of their card ideas on Pinterest. They thought it was a good idea but that was as far as it got. Maybe you can influence them. Thanks

Denise Bryant said...

Love these pretty flowers! The gold washi tape accents on the cover die look awesome! Beautiful card!

Cindy C. said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful colors and a great way to get the gold to the die by using the Washi tape.

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE the modern geometric look of the background!

Kathy Raker said...

Pretty geometric background using gold washi tape, pretty ink blending. The die set is fabulous too.

Sue D said...

Wow--impressive that you only used white cardstock.

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the color for the layers and the reminder on how to create the colors needed.

Purple Princess said...

so gorgeous!!