Color recipe

ID: Digi Ink Nov 09 - Color Recipe - Thank You cards
4.25"w x 5.5"h each

Created: November 4, 2009

Digital Ink challenge for the first week in November is a color recipe. I have to admit, when I saw the colors, they weren't something I would normally put together. So I had to think a bit as to where I was going to put/use those colors, so they didn't become an odd assembly. BIG GRIN Maybe that's why it's called a challenge??

Well I'm still in alcohol technique mode, so pulled out the four colors that looked similar to what I saw on my screen. Thought I'd do a stripe technique... on second thought, that didn't work out so well. GLARING. So I pounced my tool, hoping to merge and blend the colors a bit so they weren't so garish. UGH!! that didn't work so well either. So I dropped some blending solution, more of the colors etc etc. and this is what I came up with. It's only about a 1/4 of the sheet. Still not something I would use as a major piece. I thought I'd use a corner scroll die from Boss Kut, but the glossy cardstock I worked on was too thick and it didn't cut through it. I really hate those thin dies. They just don't cut through anything but tissue paper. But I can't get myself to throw them away. That's the hoarder in me.

PS I used the same colors for all 3 cards (Sailboat Blue, Raspberry, Shell Pink, Willow). I guess the willow was a little lighter than the recipe color. It doesn't show up very much in the picture.

The "thanks" and "thank you" rubber stamps are from Quietfire Design. Love this set.

OK back to the drawing board. I haven't played with my Cricut in a while, so I used the design from the die and made my image etc. Ran my cardstock through my Zyron, and then cut it out with the Cricut. YES!!

So cut 2 of the scroll corners and connected them on the white card. I really like the colors when they are thin lines like that. Just so happy looking. Then I rubber stamped my sentiment using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossing it. This is the small "thanks" from the set. I then did an inside border using a black Zig writer.


ID: Digi Ink Recipe Nov 09 - SmThanks

ID: Digi Ink Recipe Nov 09 - LgThanks

So this one is on white glossy cardstock as well, put with the inks just randomly dropped on. It was also quite vibrant, but I liked it a lot more than the first alcohol treatment.

I had used the black cardstock to cut out my corner design before I used my background paper, just in case I needed to resize or something. But everything was OK, so now I had this cut away design as well as a positive black scroll which I used for the next card.

So for this card I put the alcohol background under the opening of the scroll cut out and adhered them to my white card. Rubber stamped the large "thanks" with Versafine "Toffee" and thermal embossed with Queen's Gold". Then cut slivers from the background paper and pasted them as a border.


For the alcohol treatment on this card, I dropped the inks on a piece of clear plastic - the center strip. I then decided where and what shape I need for my word sentiment to show through. I then used quite a bit of Blending Solution to remove and lighten the color from that area. Rubber stamped my sentiment on my white card with the Black stamp pad and lay my clear plastic over top. I bordered it above and below with some deep blue Textura cardstock. I went edge to edge on this card.

I then cut out another corner scroll  (plus the one from the previous card) from some black cardstock. Put them in a pleasing angle and cut off the excess.


ID: Digi Ink Recipe Nov 09 - Thank You

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