Hello Altenew friends! This is Virginia here. White cardstock is the most basic supplies we have in our craft stash. Today I am sharing a project that uses only white cardstock. If you love colors and details, you must check out today's post. With simple color-layering, you can easily build up a bright and colorful design.

Ink-Blending

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First, let's get inky with the white cardstock (Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock-110 lb). I treated it as a white canvas and started adding my first layer of color-blue.  You can choose any of the Altenew sets of ink. I find it therapeutic to ink-blend the Glacier Caves Crisp Dye Ink with  Mini Blending Brush Set. Thanks to the super fine brushes, you will not get any harsh lines with the ink-blending.

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Apply Washi Tape

You can get “inky” without the inky mess! I applied two strips of Gold Foil 1Inch Washi Tape across the Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock-80lb). I then die cut it with the newly released Simple Shape Cover Die.  This is the fast and easy way to add shine to your cover die.

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Now it's time to die cut and color the Painted Blooms Die Set. You can do ink-blending with these dies. I decided to color them with the Nature's View Artist Markers. I color-layered with each petal and leaves by using various ink with great contrast. You do not need to be a color expert to do this. Simply get your Artist Markers out (preferably in 3 shades) and start coloring!

Altenew-10232021-SimpleShapeCoverDie-Painted Blooms Die Set-PAFAfrican Daisy-002After coloring, I then arranged the flowers and leaves to my liking. You can now see the various depth and textures with each color and layering. For the sentiment (PAF-African Daisy), I white-embossed “thanks” ( Pure White Embossing Powder) over Jet Black Cardstock.

Altenew-10232021-SimpleShapeCoverDie-Painted Blooms Die Set-PAFAfrican Daisy-004Hope today's post inspires you to add your own color-layering to your white cardstock.  I appreciate that you stop by for a visit. Have a fabulous day!

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7 comments

Sharon Brand October 23, 2021 - 10:30

What a fabulous inky card plus, of course, a touch of gold!

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Glenda Schoonmaker October 23, 2021 - 10:58

Great illustration of how much we can do with very few supplies. Nice looking, too.

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Cindy C. October 23, 2021 - 13:09

Gorgeous projects, thanks for sharing your process with us!!

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dorothyayotte October 23, 2021 - 16:41

What a beautiful card. I love the washi tape on die cut.

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Linda BL October 23, 2021 - 17:13

Very pretty! Touches of gold on the white geometric cover die are really pretty. It goes so well with the gorgeous florals in their bright colors.

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Marisela Delgado October 24, 2021 - 00:26

So gorgeous!

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Margi Chesbro October 24, 2021 - 01:32

Thanks for reminding me about die cutting washi tape! I have a lot of background dies i could do this with! Your card 8s beautiful!

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