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!
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
Labels: Autumn Harvest, Cheshire Cat Illusion, ching-chou kuik, Elaine Cox, Katarina, Meredith Dillman, Nikki Burnette, Peacock Fairy, Plate #102, plate #30, Plate #41, Plate #57, Plate #76, Plate #79, Telsa
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