Blog

Rainbow Ink-blended Backgrounds | Caly Person

Rainbow Ink-blended Backgrounds | Caly Person

Hi, Friends!

It's Caly here today to share two cards with you using Pinkfresh Studio dies with soft rainbow ink-blended backgrounds.

The intensity and saturation of the color depends on you, of course.  Color choices, blending tools used, and heaviness of hand will change the results.  For these cards, I used large daubers.  I suspect you can create the same soft look with ink-blending brushes.

My first card uses the Folklore die.  It's such a beautifully intricate die!  I die-cut it from white cardstock and for the background, I ink-blended the rainbow starting from the center flower.  I actually did not use every color of the rainbow, but rather allowed the colors to blend - creating natural colors on their own.  

I started with Abandoned Coral, then blended with Scattered Straw (which created the natural orange); Tumbled Glass (which created the green); Wilted Violet (which create the indigo).  The sentiment on this card is from the Word Series: Dream stamp set and is embossed in white over black cardstock.

My second card is a shaker card created using the Adore Alpha Dies.  I love the outlines from these dies and have use gold foil cardstock for a previous card and love the outline it gives.    The background is once again ink-blended using the same colors as above - this time, from top to bottom on the card base.

After die-cutting the word, I adhered some acetate to the back, then in-layed the outline of the letters.  Then I added foam adhesive to the back of the card panel to create my shaker and filled the shaker portion with a beautiful sequin mix made of small clear jewels and iridescent flat circle confetti.  Both cards today are adorned with clear confetti sequins.  

I hope you enjoyed my rainbow ink-blended cards today!  Thanks so much for stopping by - I'll see you back here next month!

Blog Signature

3 comments

3. Apr 11, 2019

These cards are absolutely stunning, Caly! Love the soft pastel shades you were able to achieve on these background panels, especially on your 1st card. Thank you for sharing, dear!

Nancy
2. Apr 03, 2019

Both cards are awesome Caly, your ink blending is gorgeous!! I especially like the SMILE shaker card, the Adore Alpha die set looks amazing in the gold foil cardstock. I must get this set and try a card like this lol. Thanks for sharing this and for the inspiration! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Mindy Drummond
1. Apr 02, 2019

I love the dare to dream ink blending with that cover plate. Super pretty!

Annette Gordon

Leave a comment