February 20, 2012

Color Infusion with Cardstock

Creating vibrant swatches of color is fast and easy with your favorite cardstocks.

Here various widths of Penny Black's Mix & Match Cardstocks were layered to create a “paint chip” of colors.  Adding different proportions of stamping to the sections adds another visual element.  In this design you can see that one segment is unstamped, one is fully stamped and the third has a portion of stamping.

Larger stamps such as Wow and Inspiring make great backgrounds (sky and grass) and are just as delicate and detailed when used in smaller components. 

Tip/Hint:  Cutting a white cardstock base the size of the overall color strip makes it easy to align the color segments and adds a thick chipboard appearance.  It also creates a sturdy base if the element is elevated with dimensional foam. 

The cute pup from Critter Workout, whether he is used alone or paired with his jumping-rope companion, can be paired with a multitude of sentiments for a variety of occasions.

Scored lines around the face of the card finish the design.

Wishing you a day filled with color....

Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstocks: Fern Green 05-002, Clear Skies 10-001, Fall Festival 16-001
Copic Markers
3M Scotch: Dimensional Foam Tape
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Spanish Moss VersaFine, VersaMark Watermark Ink, Clear Embossing Powder