Dream in Color Cards

Dream in Color Card by Annie Williams - Main

I’m back today with a set of two emboss-resist cards I made using the soon-to-be-released stamp set “Inspire” from Pink and Main.  This set has lots of beautiful butterfly images, but I chose the simplest ones to contrast with these bold and dreamy backgrounds I created.

Dream in Color Card by Annie Williams - Orange

I started by stamping the images and sentiment in Versamark ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and then added white embossing powder.  After heat-setting, I sponged Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks right over top to cover the entire piece of cardstock in a rainbow-like gradient.

Dream in Color Card by Annie Williams - Orange Detail 2

Next, I diluted some Black Soot Distress Ink with water and “flicked” it onto my background using a paintbrush.  I think I may have gotten carried away with the black splatters, but the pattern reminded me of a butterfly and I couldn’t stop myself!  After buffing any extra ink off of the embossed areas with a paper towel, I mounted the panel on some black cardstock, added a knot of baker’s twine, and popped the whole piece up on top of a white cardbase.

Dream in Color Card by Annie Williams - Blue

For my second card, I followed the same initial steps as before except that I used different inks for my background – Seedless Preserves and the newly-released inks Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio.  These colors reminded me less of a rainbow and more of a dreamy outer space scene, so I splattered plain water droplets on the panel when I was finished to react with and move the inks around a bit.

Dream in Color Card by Annie Williams - Blue Detail 2

This time I finished my card off with a twist of silver metallic baker’s twine and a black cardstock mat.  I don’t normally make multiples of cards, but in this case I couldn’t decide which color scheme to use (butterflies just demand that you use all of the colors of the rainbow, don’t they?).  So…I think I’d like to make two more of these in a similar style and give them to a friend as a pretty gift set.  What do you think?

 

3 Comment

  1. These are gorgeous! What kind of applicator do you use to get such vibrant colors and a seamless blend?

  2. Annie Wills says: Reply

    I used the Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool…and lots and lots of elbow grease (probably way more than is necessary, but I do love to manhandle my crafts…). 🙂

    1. Well, it pays off! 🙂

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