Hey crafty people! It’s Tasha here, with my weekly dose of inspiration and this week I’m talking about those times when you want a bright & colourful card but you just don’t feel like spending lots of time colouring.*
(*In my case, read can’t be bothered ?)
Today I’ve got a super quick & easy idea that is really easy to replicate and could even be great for mass production!
I started with an A2 panel of Neenah 80lb (4.25 x 5.5 inch) and I grabbed six of my Catherine Pooler mini inks, all from the Paradise Found collection; Peppermint Scrub, Mandarin Scrub, Sauna, Eucalyptus, Daydream and Royal Treatment. I like doing this technique with the mini inks because they make it really easy to get even stripes of each colour, but you could definitely try using the full ink pads if that’s what you’ve got.
Starting at the top, left-hand side of the card panel I swiped the Peppermint Scrub pad, very gently, horizontally across the panel. I moved down the panel, alternating which side I started my swipe from, and moving through my rainbow of colours.
I’ve done ink swiping with lots of different brands of ink. CP inks are by far the juiciest, so you really don’t need any pressure to get a good transfer of ink. I chose to let my ink swipes trail off because I really love the texture that gives, but if you maintain an even pressure you could easily get a solid stripe using CP inks!
I left the panel to dry for a few minutes and even gave it a gentle blast from my dual speed heat tool. The ink does dry pretty quickly, but I wanted to make sure that it was dry all the way through inside the paper too. This will make sure we get a crisp impression when we stamp onto it.
I stamped the beautiful floral from Pinkfresh Studio’s Thankful For Friends set, directly onto the rainbow panel. I added one of the sentiments from the same set and then mounted the whole panel onto an A2 card base made from Neenah 110lb.
This card was uber easy to make and you could apply this design & technique to fit your own preferences; choose different ink colours, maybe just two inks and alternate the stripes or even one ink, leaving space between the stripes?!
It’s really up to you! As always, if you do try this technique please tag us because we absolutely LOVE to see what you’re making!
You can even enter into the bi-monthly challenge we have in the Paper Tree Tribe Facebook group for the chance to win a TLPT voucher.
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