Add a touch of rainbow fun into your cardmaking with this exciting striped project by Kerry Noon. By using the Spectrum Noir Harmony Opaque Pigment Inkpads, you can really pack a punch with your colours and add a gorgeous, enamel-like shine. They promise a sumptuous, fade-free colour with a rich, slow-drying consistency, giving you time to manipulate the shades.
What makes these inkpads unique is their “sticky”, slow-drying texture, which will allow you to add a layer of clear embossing powder to a stamped image. When combined with a heat embossing tool, the image comes to life with a shiny, enamel-like finish. These water-based, acid free and fully archival inkpads are available in 36 colours, ready to co-ordinate and combine.
Take a look at the steps below and find out just how easy it is to create this fun striped effect!
You will need:
- A DL Card Blank
- Piece of blank card slightly smaller than card base
- Crafter’s Companion Essential Sentiments Stamp Set
- Harmony by Spectrum Noir Opaque Pigment Inkpads in Chinese Red, Orange, Lemon Tonic, Spring Meadow, Ocean Blue, Crushed Velvet, Fuchsia and Noir Black
- Holographic Mirror Card
- Flat Sequins
Lie your piece of card flat on your work surface. Use strips of 1cm tap and space them vertically along your card blank with 1.5cm in between each one.
Use the Spectrum Noir Opaque Pigment Inkpads in rainbow order to the spaces between the tape by gently tapping until the colour has filled the space.
Gently remove the tape so not to disturb the ink.
Use the Noir Black Pigment Inkpad to stamp from the Essential Sentiments set to stamp a greeting into the centre of the card. Allow the ink to dry.
Whilst the ink is drying, cut your holographic card until it’s slightly smaller than the card blank, but slightly larger than the rainbow topper.
Once dry, adhere the rainbow panel on to the holographic mirror card, then attach this to the card base. To add extra decorative elements, use sequins!
Make sure you show us your completed cards on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #crafterscompanion. You could even have a go at making your card completely unique by changing out the colours or the stamped sentiment!