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In today’s post I will share a few ways in which you can create your own white core cardstock. White core card, is great when you want to create torn edges, of a different colour to the main cardstock. It is also ideal for sanding back after the card has been embossed, again for the contrasting colour of the core. It is not always easy, or affordable to get hold of white core card, so here are some ideas for how to create your own on a budget.

You Will Need

  • White cardstock
  • Dye based ink
  • Ink Applicator. I’ll use Cut n Dry foam from Ranger
  • Craft Sheet
  • Mini Mister (optional)

Method

  • Take a small piece of white cardstock
  • Place the card on your craft sheet
  • Use the Cut n Dry foam to apply ink to your card. For a textured effect, mist the card with a little water.
  • Heat set to dry.

Options

  • You can also stamp a pattern on to your card, after you have coloured it.
  • If you want a different coloured core to your card, start with the cardstock of the desired core colour and colour that.
  • To colour larger sheets of card, use Colour Wash ink or Re-inkers diluted with water in a Mister bottle.

Links

Here are a couple of videos that I have posted a while ago, that give you an idea of the ways you could colour your card, whatever the size.

You might want to gather a selection of this kind of card, there will be a video tutorial later this month, that will show you ideas and projects using white core card.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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I have used this technique for several years to create a burnt edge effect on the edges of torn paper and card.  After reading a request for suggestions of how to colour the edges of torn paper I decided to post this to describe my technique.

 

You Will Need

  • Card stock I am using white to best show the technique
  • Colorbox Cats Eye’s pigment ink pads; Dune, Cocoa and Chestnut
Dune, Cocoa and Chestnut Cat's Eyes Ink

Dune, Cocoa and Chestnut Cat

Optional extras

  • Heat tool; if you wish to speed up the drying time
  • Craft sheet; or scrap paper to protect your work surface.

 

Method

  • 1. Tear your paper/card to the desired shape. Experiment tearing towards you and also away from you. You will get a different result from either direction. For this technique I prefer to have card that I have torn towards me, as this leave a greater surface of textred paper exposed.
Paper torn towards you on left, torn away from you on the right of this picture

Paper torn towards you on left, torn away from you on the right of this picture

  • 2. First apply a layer of Dune ink. Gently drag the ink across the torn area of the paper.
Dune Ink

Dune Ink

  • 3. Next while the first layer is still wet apply a layer of Cocoa ink over the top of the Dune. You are not trying to cover all the paler ink. Think of the look of burn paper it has several shades of colour.
Cocoa ink over the Dune ink

Cocoa ink over the Dune ink

  • 4. Next still whilst the earlier colours are wet gently touch some Chestnut ink just to the extreme edges of the card, this will represent the blackened chared edges of the paper. If you wish to high light particular areas you can go further over the edges but apply only a limited amount as it can easily over power the earlier colours if you apply too much dark ink.

 

Final layer is the Chestnut ink

Final layer is the Chestnut ink

  • Here is the finished piece
Final layer is the Chestnut ink

Final layer is the Chestnut ink

The Colorbox Cat’s Eyes are made of pigment ink which is stable but slow drying, set the paper/card asside to dry. If you wish to speed up the drying process you can use a heat tool.

 

Links

Colorbox; http://www.colorbox.com/ to find the Cats Eye’s go to the Ink pads tab, select Colorbox, then Cat’s Eyes and a list of all the available colors will come up.

 

If you have any questions just leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you

Best wishes and thanks for reading

 

Billie ;)

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Well there are only a couple of pictures of the paper so far. The batteries on the camera let me down. I’ll post some more when the batteries are charged.

 

 Stream and Denim

 

Stream & Denim Leather Look Paper

 

 

 Wild Plum and Stream. It looks MUCH darker like Cadburry’s purple in real life

  

Wild Plum & Stream; Leather Look Paper

 

 
I’ll post some more asap.

Thanks for reading, see you soon
Billie :)

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