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Colouring with dye inks and a pen!

Today’s card is a lovely soft and subtle card, all created by colouring with dye inks and a pen! I’ve often seen people colour with their dye inks and a blending pen, so I thought I would give it ago. For my first attempted I went with soft colours till I get the hang of it and I can be more adventurous in the blending. This card features a stamp from Julie Hickey Designs(JHD) * and the lovely floral design really adds to the soft nature of this card. So let’s get started!

*Gifted items - See disclosure at the end of the post for more details

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colouring with dye inks and a  pen

colouring with dye inks and a pen: creating the foundation

Place a white card panel into your MISTI stamping platform and position the JHD Joyful Blooms stamp set in the middle. Stamp this in Catherine Pooler Designs Twilight ink and allow to dry. 

To colour the stamps in, you’ll need to use a waterbased blender pen. The pen I’m using is Tombow ABT N00 Dual Blender Brush Pen, I got mine on Amazon but any local art and crafts shop may stock them. Next, sen the brush end to pick up colour from a dye ink pad and start colouring in. Be gentle, apply too much and the paper may start to pill. The colours used on this card were:

CPD:

  • Hot Tub
  • DayDream
  • Mint To Be
  • Sage

colouring with dye inks and a pen: Adding some shine

Colour the centres of the flowers and berries with a WOW! Embossing Pen and cover with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder before heat setting. In addition, stamp and emboss a sentiment from the stamp set onto black card. 

Trim the sentiment dow and foam mount onto the panel. Adhere the whole panel onto a soft stone card base to die in with the light grey stamping. Lastly, add a few gold sequins to embellish the card. 

colouring with dye inks and a pen

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Joyful Blooms - Julie Hickey Designs
Joyful Blooms – Julie Hickey Designs*
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Hot Tub Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Hot Tub Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Hot Tub Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Hot Tub Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Hot Tub Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Hot Tub Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Daydream Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Daydream Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Daydream Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Daydream Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Daydream Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Daydream Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Mint to Be Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Mint to Be Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Mint to Be Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Mint to Be Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Mint To Be Ink Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Mint To Be Ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Seafoam Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Seafoam Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Seafoam Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Seafoam Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Sage Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Sage Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Twilight Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Twilight Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Twilight reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Twilight reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Twilight Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Twilight Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Metallic Gold Rich Pale - WOW! Embossing Powder
Metallic Gold Rich Pale – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Premium White Cardstock: 8.5
Premium White Cardstock: 8.5″ x 11 – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Soft Stone Heavy Weight Cardstock - Gina K Designs
Soft Stone Heavy Weight Cardstock – Gina K Designs
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Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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QuickStik - We R Memory Keepers
QuickStik – We R Memory Keepers
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Products from Julie Hickey Designs were gifted to me by Julie Hickey Designs to create with and share inspiration. However, I only create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of with products that I love.   I was not paid to create this post. The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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