Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Sunset Hello Cards

Mixing colours to create a sunset background takes some experimenting - and I recently found a great colour combo list provided by Kristina Werner. She used Distress Oxide inks as they are easy to blend. 

I used two of her suggestions to create the backgrounds for these cards. I saved the scrap pieces to line the inside of the cards. 

There were four ink colours used to create the first card. These colours were not easy to blend with each other - that took multiple applications of ink to avoid a definite line between the colours. Once the ink was dry, I stamped a black image and the sentiment directly on the card. The bottom part of the sentiment was stamped and adhered to a strip of black cardstock which was centered with the image so it is off centre with the full card. The entire front was mounted on black cardstock and then a white card base. Clean and simple. 

The second card is much darker... and not my favourite for sure. Stamping on a DO inked background is tough as the ink doesn't remain a pure black colour. I suppose embossing in black would solve that problem - noted for next time! The image and sentiment were stamped directly on the inked background and adhered to black cardstock and then a white card base. 

Products used are as follows: 

Paper: Black Cardstock (CTMH), White Cardstock (Hammermill)

Stamps: A Little Hello, Friendly Silhouettes, Wild Blossoms (all Gina K. Designs) 

Inks: Black (Gina K. Designs), DO Inks - Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers, Carved Pumpkin

Accessories: none



1 comment:

Aimeslee Winans said...

I don't think the stamped ink color not staying black detracts one wit from the beauty of the cards. To me, it makes them more interesting! XOX