3 Fast Ways to Get Inky With White Cardstock

by Virginia Lu

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.


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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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Sharon Brand October 23, 2021 - 10:30 AM

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

Glenda Schoonmaker October 23, 2021 - 10:58 AM

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

Cindy C. October 23, 2021 - 1:09 PM

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

dorothyayotte October 23, 2021 - 4:41 PM

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

Linda BL October 23, 2021 - 5:13 PM

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.

Marisela Delgado October 24, 2021 - 12:26 AM

So gorgeous!

Margi Chesbro October 24, 2021 - 1:32 AM

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!

tara prince December 21, 2021 - 10:32 AM

so very pretty


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