Are you ready to get inky? I hope so!
Today I’m sharing my favorite thing to do with glossy cardstock. I’m addicted to playing with color combinations and different looks.
I’ve created a video to really show the “how-to” for this:
[link to youtube]
I ended up messing up my background with some yucky embossing that didn’t work (oh well) so I made another tag the exact same way, and then added some die cut flowers, a stamped and cut out butterfly, trim, and a few other bits to complete my tag.
This could easily be a much brighter look, the key is playing with color combinations that you like, and that give you a cool look too. I edged mine at the very end with some gold paint (and that is a black floral stamp done with archival ink that you see).
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26 thoughts on “technique | layering ink on glossy cardstock”
Wow! Love this! It looks so old and shabby. I love how the archival layers fade through the distress…and the gold edging on the tag makes everything come together. Fabulous!
this makes a great background! I really like those dots of color – I don’t have any Dylusions, so will have to try some other sprays I have and see how they work. And it’s so refreshing to know that I’m not the only one who sometimes messes up a piece… but it’s only ink and paper right?!
I love playing with techniques on glossy cardstock and now I have another one to try thanks to you!
Love all the layers on this technique. I love any excuse to get inky.
Wow! I love this tag today! gives me a reason to want to get my hands all inked up! cant wait to try it!
I enjoyed your video and look forward to trying this technique!
I just got some glossy paper yesterday so thanks for a great tip on how to make a cool project!! I need to learn how to use it!!!
Amazing brilliant colours! Love your work, May!
Love the idea of mixing Distress with Dylusions. Dylusions sprays are becoming one of my favorites!
the patina effect you achieved is stunning!
I love learning techniques like this. I have always steered from anything that has a slick surface because of not knowing what would work.
I must try this. Thanks for posting it.
I love this technique.
I’m inspired! 😀 May just have to try to play later on. 😀
What a cool technique. I will have to see if it works on glossy photo paper. Thanks for sharing May.
Love this…….quick, simple and looks fab! thanks!
I love your finished tag!!! Thanks for the great tutorial.
I tried this Memento brand dye ink and it worked great. The mist spots left the stamped image spotty, which I really loved, but the image itself did not run (even though I accidently squirted a big blob of mist on the image). What a cool technique.
I LOVE this-it may be my favorite thing (except of course for the Halloween curio) ever. I don’t have all the stuff you used-but I have enough similar items to give this a try.It’s fabulous!
Love backgrounds…love learning and remembering and relearning techniques 😉
wow love the vintage feel of the tag, great demostration and can’t wait to test this myself ! Thanks for sharing of new technique.
Wow, this is such an awesome tag! Love the background. Glossy is one of my favorite surface. TFS!
Love this technique!!! Can’t wait to try it!!!
Thanx so much for the video! I have a TON of glossy cardstock sitting around from years back when it was ‘the thing’ to stamp upon. Always looking for ways to use my old supplies. TFS 🙂
Hi May! I love this technique! I was intrigued and then when you popped in with the Dylusions Inks-WOW!!!! That’s when you HAD me! LOVE IT!
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Thanks for the tips!!
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