Friday, July 1, 2011

Multi coloured blocking

I've had so much fun playing with today's card. It's a technique I've never used before I think and I came up with it all on my own (although I had inspiration) I'm proud of it and thought I'd share it with you.

If you're not very happy with your colouring of the sweetpea images  - you don't have to be! There are so many ways to use your stamps and this is one of them.

I started by inking different stamps in different bold coloured inks on white paper and embossing them with clear embossing powder. After the powder has cooled off I inked the whole image with a contrasting colour with a direct-to-paper technique (which means you dab the inkpad directly on the paper) When I was happy with the result I wiped the images to remove any ink that was left on the raised embossed part. This will make the images pop. Finally I cut out different sized blocks and mounted them together. I added the little ribbon and bow to add some more interest to the card.

It's a super easy technique and I hope you'll give it a go. All you need is some embossable inks (I used small versacolor) and some clear embossing powder. Have fun!

Images used:
ching chou kuik: Seahorse plate 79
ching chou kuik: cheshire cat illusion plate 41
ching chou kuik: autumn harvest plate 57
Elaine Cox plate 102
Meredith Dillman: peacock fairy plate 76
Nikki Burnette: Tulsa
Sentiment: plate 30


  1. this is fabulous!!!! What a wonderful idea Katarina and I love the colors you used too!!!

  2. great color choices. cool tech, will have to try it sometime.

  3. Love this effect Katarina! The glow, the variations of much nicer than just different inks or papers.
    I will definitely try this!!

  4. OMG....that is simply awesome! absolutely AWESOME idea and loooovvee the look.

  5. Katarina, this is is awesome. I love all the creations you have been coming up with.

  6. Love the look of this Katarina, this is the perfect image for this project.

  7. What a fabulous project Katarina!!! I love the colours and I love the idea behind it!!!

  8. What a great idea, Katarina. It looks so great. Thank you for this inspiration. I don't ever have to be coloured. Never tried something like this before. But surely will.
    Hugs, Karina

  9. ok, I had to come back and just say that they yellow with the pink (on the bottom) is just awesome!!!!! And I'm going to give it a try today :-)