Tuesday 3 June 2014

Colors on black card stock...

Hey friends!

A very quick post for today. I have a small picture tutorial to share with you. I suck at doing tutorials but wanted to share this cool technique with you.

Shalini sent me a Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink pad to work with. I didn't have time to do much research or watch videos about how to use it. The technique I used here has not been invented by me for sure! Many of you might have already tried. So this post is for those who haven't. :)

I love colors on black card stock but I never made a card that way. I knew that stamping with white pigment ink and then using colors on it gives great results... So I though I'd stamp with the pigment ink first and then again stamp with dye ink...all this on a black CS.

He's is a peek into my little experiment... Extremely sorry for my bad photography. I had to take pictures in the evening, so no natural light.

Step 1. Gather your supplier! :p
Step 2. Stamp the flower in HA Unicorn ink. I stamped it in pastel pink

Step 3. Stamp over the image again with the same pigment ink.. (The deeper the base color, the better the image looks after stamping with dye ink.)
Step 4. Take a dye ink color of your choice and ink up only the flower part. (It was easy with this particular stamp! :))

This is how your image looks after stamping with the dye ink.
Step 5. I wanted a deeper tone. So I stamped with the same color ink again.

Step 6. Now ink the stem part and stamp on the image. I stamped over and over again to get that color! :p

There is another tute that I did. This time I followed a video where Jennifer McGuire Stamped with pigment ink on Kraft colored CS and colored over it with copics. I followed the same but didn't use the super expensive copics. Instead I used the awesome Faber Castell bi-color pencils that Tee had sent me long ago and black CS to stamp on! <3 (I'm extremely sorry I couldn't find the link to the video... I'm sure you'll ind it somewhere on her blog.. )

Step 1. Stamp the solid circles from Hero Arts Circles stamp set in HA Pastel pink Unicorn pigment ink
Step 2. I took one of my nestable circle dies, used it as a guide to color the image with colored pencils. I colored all the circles in different colors. 

I added Wink of Stella for some interest (read since I LOVE wink of stella! :)) I outlined the sentiment in white gel pen. I also outlined the inner colored circles with the same gel pen.
OK...I'm done for today! See you again with a small tute on reverse stamping! :)

Supplies used

Faber castell colored pencils
White gel pen


  1. Great ideas and absolutely new to me.Thanks for the tute!

  2. Thanks for sharing your ideas!!

  3. I have been trying to leave a comment on this post so many times but it seems the blogger doesn't want it :( ..Anyways Just wanted to tell you I loved each of the techniques you have shared here they are so fab :) I will definitely give this a try !Thank you so much for sharing them !!


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