I love working with different inks to create a beautiful imperfect look on backgrounds. For this quick and easy set of cards, I created a water coloured background using a single ink colour. To add interest to my coloured panel I added some stamped and embossed images using Kaisercraft stamp sets.
The beauty of the Memento LUXE ink pads is that the inks work well with water, so you can create the most stunning effects on watercolour paper or technique cardstock, as well as on the American Crafts smooth white cardstock. These types of techniques work really well on smooth cardstock that can handle water well. A quick technique that can look different each and every time you do it.
Combine 3 or more colours for a festive look or single colours for beautiful monochromatic project – the possibilities are endless
Here’s how I create my backgrounds in a few easy steps:[custom_list type=”dot”]
Lightly press the ink pad onto your craft sheet to transfer the ink onto the sheet.
Mist the ink with water until the ink starts to form coloured drops.
Press your cardstock into the wet ink and lift it immediately. To add more colour dip it again until you are happy with the look and then set it aside to dry.
On a scrap piece of the colour paper, stamp arrow images in Rich Cocoa ink and cut it out for the front of your card.
On the larger coloured background, stamp and emboss a sentiment in white embossing powder.
Why not try your hand at this Memento LUXE ink technique for some stunning effects. Not only are they versatile for different techniques, they are the perfect stamping companion in a gorgeous colour range.
- TML-607 Memento LUXE Ink Pad – Nautical Blue
- TML-800 Memento LUXE Ink Pad – Rich Cocoa
- TEP-308 Tsukineko Embossing Powder 1oz – Pearl
- TVM-001 VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
- KCT329 Kaisercraft Spray Bottles – 3 Pack
- AC NEUTRALS 71793 AC Cardstock 12×12 Smooth – White
- Kaisercraft Stamp Sets