Hello card making friends! We’re glad you’re here for World Card Making Day 2015 – were hosting a fun, fast hop! Ink and card making go hand in hand so we are bringing some of our fabulous creative members together to share in their loves of cards with you. Be sure to stop at each blog on the hop and leave a comment, pin, and more to enter to win – use the handy widget at the end of this post to enter. What are we giving away? A card maker’s dream set of inks, that’s what!
Right now, let’s kick things off with this dreamy graphic card by Suzanne Austin featuring our new India Ink! Be sure to scroll to the end to enter win to win and to continue on the hop:
For a long time, I’ve struggled with the idea of making one-layered cards because I naturally lean towards dimension, dimension, dimension! This card was surprisingly fun and easy to make with the aid of our brand new ColorBox® India Ink and ColorBox® Spritzers!
I knew I wanted to incorporate a watercolor look, and I knew I wanted it to be cleaner than my norm-just not absolutely perfect. The compromise was to give the card a clean border that would corral the inevitable chaos! I simply taped off the edges of the card using painter’s tape. I stamped the background using the ColorBox® India Ink Inkpad; this ink is perfect for this type application because it’s permanent and quick drying! I was able to add ink and water over the top of the images and did not have to worry about fading or bleeding!
Once the stamping was finished, I created several different colors of “watercolor” by diluting small amounts of ColorBox® Spritzers with water and applying them with a paintbrush; I left the tape on until the ink was dried. I removed the tape and topped the card off with a greeting! Thanks for stopping by today!
- ColorBox® India Ink Inkpad “Archival Black”
- ColorBox® Sprizters: “Seattle Sky, Golf Course, Pinkolicious, Mermaid, Lemon Drop, Deep Grape”
- watercolor paper
- letter stickers
Don’t forget to continue on the hop! Here is the list of blogs to visit today:
And use the widget below to enter to win YOUR CHOICE of 10 Full Size Colorbox Ink Pads! (excludes licensed)
Thanks for stopping by! Tell us what kinds of card you love to make most down in the comments section :)