Saturday, July 30, 2011

Papertrey Make It Monday: Coloring with White Ink

I can hardly believe that I created 3 cards today!! I guess it's repressed mojo from during the work week! I was super fortunate to have the opportunity to play today. :D

Normally, I would space out my card posts but I was concerned about challenge entry deadlines. Plus, I was just too eager to share!

Heather Nichols demonstrated how to color using white ink at this week's Papertrey Make It Monday challenge. I immediately thought of Nichole's beautiful dandelions here (first card). I immediately set out to do something similar with the gorgeous dandelions in Botanical Silhouettes (PTI's 4th Anniversary set).


After embossing Labels 17, I left the die in place for stamping (with a bit of masking for the grass). I used Versamark ink and heat embossed the image with clear powder and the sentiment in white powder. I continued to hold the die in place while I used ink blending foam to whiten up around the frame. Lastly, I used a Q-tip to apply some white ink to the dandelions, using the reverse end of the Q-tip to carefully dab away the excess.

*sigh* I love it!

This card bears a remarkable resemblance to the card I did here.

Thanks for stopping by!


{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: True Black
  • Stamps: Botanical Silhouettes
  • Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
  • Dies: Labels 17 (Spellbinders)
  • Other Tools: ink blending foam (Inkssentials), clear and white embossing powder (Filigree), Q-tip ;)

5 comments:

Karen B. said...

This is really beautiful! I enjoy your fresh and clean new blog look too!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous...now I must make my way over to that video :)!

Mad for Paper said...

Very nice. Really looks like separate layers with the coloring you did around the die.
TFS
Ang

Krista said...

i never would have thought to do the "grass" in any color but green but this is just gorgeous! love all of it

kasia c. said...

Whoa! this is GORGEOUS!!!
The addition of the white around the frame & the dandilion heads is just perfect!
I LOVE it too!! :)