Monday, November 24, 2014

Layered White and color ink on kraft.

Hi there it's Anja again.
For today I would like to show you a card made with kraft paper. I love kraft paper.

I love the use of kraft paper but it's sometimes hard to use colors on kraft. So by layering your colors with white ink  the color will stand out more on the kraft paper.

I started with inking up the hypnotize stamp partial with white pigment ink. Made a random pattern on the background. After cleaning the stamp I stamped with several colors a little bit offset to get the best results. The circles remind me of wrinkles in the water.
I stamped the frog from the jungle fever in watermark ink on some kraft and heat embossed it with white embossingpowder. I did some mirror stamping ( you can find the technique HERE as shown by Kelly) and so created another frog.
Copic coloring on kraft isn't easy because the colors will not blend easy but it works.
I stamped the little heart bubble from perfect tune onto some vellum and also heat embossed it. Put some colored cardstock behind it to highlight it more.
To finish the card I scattered some hearts from the Für Alle Fälle set in the same way as I did with the circles.
Finally stamped the sentiment herzlichen gluckwunsh which means congratulations, happy birthday in black.


Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black) hero arts (pale tomato), ( tide pool), ( mint julep), (soft pool), fresh peach and (unicorn white pigment ink),  versamark (watermark)
Cardstock: Bazzill ( kraft), Bazzill (Vellum)
Tools; Heat gun.
Embossingpowder; white (hero arts)
Coloring: Copics E31, E33, E35, YG 95, YG 97 en YG 99.

Don't let you scare off by that big background stamp you can use parts of it and so create a whole different look.
Since the pigment ink stays very wet you can heat emboss it before you use your colored ink.



  1. Just love that stamp and also your partial inking of it. Looks so cool with the white on kraft.

  2. Very interesting technique and effect. Lovely. Hugz

  3. Love the offset white stamping and the background you have created, Anja! It gives a really cool look :)

  4. I like this card very much, the combination of the kraft paper with the colors of the hypnotize stamp is so beautiful.