Tuesday, October 1, 2019

How To Get Dye Inks To Pop On Dark Card Stock!

Hello again!

This month's "A Blog Named Hero" Challenge is "Inspired by fellow creator." I chose Jennifer McGuire showing how to get dye inks to pop on dark card stock.  The supplies and her video are linked below as well as the challenge link.

I've had several requests for more shapes and different folds, so this card will fit in #10 letter envelope.  It measures just under 4.13" x 9.5."

I used Neenah Desert Storm card, Hero Arts Unicorn White pigment ink and a variety of dye inks as well as Hero Art's Joy Stamp 'n Cut set with the Paper Layering Poinsettia.

First stamp images with the white ink and let dry thoroughly.  I didn't even use a Misty for this, though it might have been quicker.

Then stamp again with the dye ink, offsetting it slightly to give a shadow effect so it will "pop."  I splattered it a little bit with a mix of water and gold ink.

I added some gold Stickles to the centers of the flowers and Delicatus gold ink to the edges and let dry.  I diecut and built the Joy and Poinsettia, then added Midas Touch for some shimmer.  Finally I wrapped some gold vellum strips to make it look like a gift and layered on background, then card base.

Here are links (afil) to the supplies I used.  Thank you so much for using these links!

Here is the link to Jennifer's tutorial:
Here is the link to join the "A Blog Named Hero" Sept. Challenge:

Until next time,

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