So I was browsing on Pinterest a bit ago, as I often do when I'm looking for inspiration, and I came across a pin of my card set that had been featured on the Ranger blog. I was pretty surprised to see the number of times it has been pinned... 3.3k!!! yikes- I'm totally flattered, but kinda bummed too since the tutorial is no longer up on Ranger's website for some reason. So, I'm sharing it with you again here today- perhaps if you see it with a link to Ranger on Pinterest sometime, you'll share this new link!
I used a simple torn paper masking technique to create stripes of blended color. You can see from the card samples some colors that pair together nicely, I like using yellow as combines with so many colors beautifully!
To start, pre-cut a white layer of cardstock and tape torn copy paper over it onto your craft sheet, leaving a space for your ink to be applied.
Using an ink applicator tool, start with your lightest colors and layer them over the torn paper.
Ink up a background stamp with one of the lightest colors you used and stamp it over your inked background.
Stamp a foliage or tree type image over your background in Black Archival Ink. Use coordinating colors of Distress Markers to create a 3D embellishment with a butterfly stamp to add a bit of texture to your simple card.
Layer the piece of white cardstock onto a black card base and your card is complete! Repeat and create in a variety of colors and with assorted sentiments for a nice gift... or leave the sentiment off and add them as you need them :)
Please, help me share the new link to this tutorial as you see dead links posted other places online! Hope you have some inky fun today!