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Painting with Dye inks – This calls for cake!

Do you want to get more from your dye inks? Have you tried to paint with them? Well, today I’m showing you how to paint with dye inks whilst creating this elegant wedding card using the new One Plus One release from Catherine Pooler Designs.

For this card, I’m using the ‘This calls for Cake’ stamp and die set, which as a lovely large decorative cake perfect for a wedding, but you can easily use it for a sophisticated stylish birthday card to, just change up the sentiment. So, lets get painting with dye inks!

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Painting with dye inks

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Painting with dye inks

Adding a touch of glam!

To start off, heat emboss the cake onto a piece of Catherine Pooler Designs Premium white cardstock using your MISTI stamping platform. Ink the stamp up with WOW! Clear Ultra slow drying embossing ink and cover with WOW! Metallic Gold embossing powder. Heat set this with your heat gun. 

In addition, stamp the sentiment ‘Just married’ from the stamp set and position this in the middle of the cake. Again, stamp and heat emboss this in gold embossing powder.

Die-cut the cake using the coordinating die – you may wish to use some purple tape to keep it in place.

Painting with dye inks

To paint with dye inks, smoosh Rose Petals ink pad down on to an acrylic block. This provides a small pool of the ink for you to dip your brush into as the block acts as a palette.  Start adding Rose Petals to the largest floral, and if you want a slightly lighter colour, dilute this with a small amount of water.

If you’re using regular cardstock like I am rather than watercolour, just be mindful about how much water you add as the card will only take so much before it starts to pill.

So I’m adding ink to the flower all over before then going in with the undiluted ink to the base of the petals to add a little definition. If you’re not a greater painter, the heat embossing reduces the ink moving outside of the areas you are painting.

For the florals, use a combination of Rose Petals and Peppermint Scrub to colour them in, using the Peppermint Scrub to create shadows. For the leaves, use Spruce and Eucalyptus green inks for variation. 

Finishing the card off

To create the rest of the card die-cut the Polka Dot cover plate die out of a piece of white cardstock. Once die-cut, trim this down a quarter of an inch to add a white frame to the background.

Add white foam pads to the back of the die-cut to pop it up with some dimension, but if you don’t have time or find this too tedious, then adhere it straight down without dimension. 

To add the cake, foam mount it onto the middle of the card. Lastly, to embellish the card using a selection from the Flamenco Bay sequin mix.

Painting with dye inks

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This Calls For Cake - Catherine Pooler Designs
This Calls For Cake – Catherine Pooler Designs
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This calls for cake die - Catherine Pooler Designs
This calls for cake die – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Polka Dot Cover Plate Die - Catherine Pooler Designs
Polka Dot Cover Plate Die – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Spruce Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Spruce Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Spruce Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Spruce Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Spruce Ink Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Spruce Ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Eucalyptus ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Eucalyptus ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Eucalyptus reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Eucalyptus reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Eucalyptus Ink Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Eucalyptus Ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Peppermint Scrub - Catherine Pooler Designs
Peppermint Scrub – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Peppermint Scrub Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Peppermint Scrub Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Rose Petals Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Rose Petals Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Rose Petals Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Rose Petals Reinker – 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
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Metallic Gold Rich – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Flamenco Bay Sequin Mix – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Premium White Cardstock: 8.5″ x 11 – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Original MISTI – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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QuickStik – We R Memory Keepers
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Although this card is a wedding card, the cake from the This calls for cake stamp and die set would make beautiful elegant birthday cards as well. Whatsmore I just love this Polka Dot cover plate die. This die can be used in so many projects with this simple design, I know I’ll be using this a lot!

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This post was produced as part of my Brand Ambassador work for Catherine Pooler Designs  I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Catherine Pooler Designs to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   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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