Using Black Card Stock to Make Your Colored Images POP


Using Black Card Stock to Make Your Colored Images POP

Hi everyone!
Ilina here today, and I am sharing a super fun and bright card using the new stamp set Timeless Tulips and the coordinating dies. I decided to combine the image from this set with a sentiment from the Easter Lilies stamp set.
To make the card, start by stamping the image with the tulips in a vase on watercolor paper using black ink. I use my stamping positioning tool especially when stamping on watercolor paper, so that way I can stamp multiple times to get a nice stamped impression. Once stamped, emboss using clear embossing powder. Watercolor the image and add details with a white gel pen.

Die cut it using the coordinating die and set aside.


For the background, I decided to use black plaid dry embossed card stock. Cut your background down to 4” x 5 1/4”. Stamp the sentiment using embossing ink onto vellum and emboss it in white. Trim the strip to size. However, make sure it’s longer than 4” that way you can wrap it around your panel and avoid adhesive showing on the front. Tape the vellum on the back of the panel. Adhere the image using foam tape. Make a top folding note card from hot pink cardstock and adhere the assembled panel using craft foam. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing day!


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  • 19 Jan 2021 Kirsten Leavell

    I agree the black background really makes these tulips pop. I love how beautifully the image was colored in.

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