Monday, July 22, 2019

July 22, 2019 POTW coloring with pigment ink

This week over at The House that Stamps Built  it is my turn to do a fun way to color in images, using pigment ink.

The supplies are something we probably all have in our "stuff" - versamark, white pigment ink, a blender pen, and white embossing powder.

I stamped and embossed 10202-Q Flower Power Frame with Versa-Mark and white sparkle embossing powder.

Now the fun part, on an acrylic block, or on your glass stamping mat apply the pigment ink by just turning the ink pad over and stamping on the block.  I then spritzed it with just a "little" water and picked up the color off of the block with a colorless blender pen.  This works best on a bright or darker color card stock.  The coloring almost looks translucent with the embossing detail still present.

After I let it dry and it only takes a few minutes I picked a sentiment to put inside the bouquet of flowers.  I choose 8708-E Sending Smile   as I send a lot of general thinking of you and encouragement cards.

To finish my card I added a pale yellow ribbon with bow and scattered a few sparkle sequins around.  My picture just didn't photograph well to show the real sparkle in the card - and as it was raining outside I was limited to an inside shot on this.

Hope you enjoy this POTW - try it on many different images that are available at Repeat Impressions.


Donna said...

Lovely card and nice tutorial! I did not know you could color with pigment ink, a fun fact for the day.

Danni said...

Very pretty!

loz said...

Gorgeous card and technique Shirley.. My neck has been so much better since using my electric machine. You should convince your husband you need one..loz

Cheryl W said...

Your pretty card will definitely bring a smile to someone's face. I haven't added color to dark cardstock in a long while, and I really need to give it another try. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Beautiful card Shirley and better yet is your tutorial.