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

10 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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

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  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 :-)

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