Card How-to, Cardmaking

Colorful No Coloring Cards

Hello my crafty friends. Today I’m sharing a card for those moments when coloring isn’t an option.

My favorite technique is ink blending. I love how simple it is to get really amazing results and it doesn’t matter if your a beginner card maker or an expert. It is a very forgiving technique that can really bring a lot to a project.

I combine ink blending and coloring to make many of my cards, but you can solely use ink blending as you main source of color. I did just that in today’s example.

I made this card by first ink blending Distress Oxide Inks in the colors, Salvaged Patina, Kitsch Flamingo, and Squeezed Lemonade. After finishing the ink blending, I added some splatter with water and perfect pearls in both the pearl and gold.

The panel turned out so pretty i didn’t want to cover it with anything that would take away from it. Velum is a great option for this. It’s translucent quality allows for color to come through it.

I heat embossed a floral stamp from the Organic Blooms set by Mama Elephant with gold embossing powder and added a sentiment from the Friendship Blooms set by Pinkfresh Studio.

To attach the velum, I hid pieces of foam tape behind other elements where it wouldn’t be seen. I also created a textured by using the Blossom Fields Embossing Folder from Simon Says Stamp to create the card base with.

To see how I made this card, you can watch the video here:

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