Ink Blending on Colored Cardstock

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards features ink blending on colored cardstock…
I always tend to reach for white cardstock when I ink blend so I thought I would switch it up and start with colored cardstock as the background. I find Distress Oxide inks work best for this.

I started by applying Distress Oxide inks through THESE layering stencils, drying each layer in between. I chose Distress Oxide inks because they have a pigment property to them. The pigment ink sits on top of the paper as opposed to dye inks that soak into the paper. The pigment property works great when adding colored ink on top of colored cardstock. If I used dye inks, it would give a much duller effect. The Oxide inks keep it bright on top of the colored background.

After the backgrounds were dry, I cut it down using THESE dies. I then cut up the interior pieces to leave a white space in the middle for the sentiment. I adhered the two remaining stenciled pieces into place after adhering a few more layers behind each one to add dimension. I also die cut THIS die from specialty cardstock to add thin strips along the bottom and the op of the pieces for added definition. I used the same specialty cardstock to die cut THIS thanks sentiment. I used THESE sentiments for a sub sentiment.

I hope this inspires you to use your Distress Oxides/pigment inks on a colored background.

Thank you so much for joining me today. Happy crafting!

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