For each card I only used one colored ink, a white pigment ink, a white gel pen and a white colored pencil to create the background. I started off by stamping the solid image with a colored ink that matched the card panel. And then used the various white mediums to create the details. The white gel pen creates a very bright white accent, while the white colored pencil is great for adding the lighter shading.
The white heat embossed the greeting on vellum is a great way to add a message without distracting from all the work that went in to creating that beautiful background. The kindness stamp I used here, along with another clear set, will be available for purchase on Friday in the Hero Arts online shop!
If this is something you would like to do, I am offering a free download of the card inserts I use. Just click on the link below and you will get a PDF of both a vertical and horizontal standard size card insert that you can trim out and include in your cards.
I’ll have a video up on my blog later today showing how these cards were made, so be sure to check there for more details!
I also wanted to mention the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge that is going on this month. Throughout the month of November, I am challenging crafters to share an act of handmade kindness with someone. Whether you make a card, a note, or a treat… anything handmade counts. Each week there will be a new challenge, as well as videos, giveaways, and more. For more information, visit sharehandmadekindness.com or jennifermcguireink.com. (#sharehandmadekindness)
Thanks for joining me today and go share some kindness!