Sunday, 26 June 2011

Multicoloured 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 - all by sweetpea stamps:
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

Papertake weekly - here comes the sun

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Katina said...

Fabulous technique Katarina and a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week. x

maddy hill said...

love the summery colours and the sea stamps !
thanks for joining us at papertake weekly this week .

maddy x

Connie said...

Awesome technique Katarina!! I can't recall if I already commented so you may get 2 from me today....

Micki said...

Girl....this is awesome.... I'm so going to try this. I LOVE it.