Hi lovely crafty friends, don’t you just love getting the most out of your craft products? This time I have one colour scheme with Catherine Pooler Inks used to make 5 cards with 5 different techniques.

This video is part of the “Save The Crafty YouTuber hop” organized by Justine Hovey and there are loads of prizes to win. I will link to the her blogpost so you can get the full details at the end.

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For the cards different techniques were used from super simple to a bit more advanced. And though all very techniques are very doable for beginner crafters they are also fun for more advanced card makers.

The backgrounds are made with just ink and a blending tool up to combining the inks with stencils and an embossing folder. You can see it all in the tutorial so be sure to watch the video to see all techniques at work.

Big Dots

For the first technique all four colours from the colour scheme are used. This is a fun but super simple technique, using the blending tool to make the big dots. Almost like stamping with the blending tool.

For the colour scheme Catherine Pooler Inks – Lime Rickey ( SBC | ELH )  Party Dress ( SBC | ELH ) Orange Peel ( SBC | ELH ) and Sangria ( SBC | ELH ) were used on all cards. This fun bold colour scheme is great to make some happy cards.

The Scrapbook.com – Ink Blending Tool with Domed Foam Applicators ( SBC ) were used to add the ink. The dense foam of the domed applicators keep up really well with the stencil.

If you like this technique and the simplicity of it you may like to check out “Stamping Without Stamps” the ultimate mark making tool discovery class. You can read more about it here Stamping Without Stamps (check it out, it’s fun:-)

Stencil Colouring

For this card the same inks are used to colour the pattern of the stencil. Instead of just adding colour randomly, the different inks are used to colour the pattern in the stencil.

The used stencil is Carabelle Studio Art Mask – Floral Stained Glass ( JGG ) and it has a bit of a mandala feel to it with a pretty sort of doodle edge.

This way of adding ink will make the pattern stand out more and make it pop more.

A big sentiment was used coloured in the darkest colour from the We R Memory Keepers – Designer Die set by Amy Tangerine ( SBC ) This set was used on all cards.

For some more texture and to add some gloss the Nuvo – Crystal Drops Gloss – Ripened Pumpkin ( SBC | TNCUK | TNC ) were used and they match the orange colour perfectly.

Textured Florals

For this card a complete background was coloured with the inks. For the card Neenah Solar White Cardstock ( SBC | ELH ) was used, which makes a great base for card backgrounds.

To make the pattern in the card a We R Memory Keepers – Jen Hadfield – Embossing Folder ( SBC ) was used and to get the fun texture pop, the top was sanded to bring out the pattern.

Wonky Stripes

Next is the wonky stripes card, a great beginners technique as you will only need ink and a blending tool to make the background.

The card was finished the big sentiment from the set and some Nuvo – Glow Drops – Shocking Pink ( SBC | TNCUK | TNC ) to add some extra dimension.

Here you can see the texture of the wonky stripes up close as well as the layered sentiment and the added texture of the bright pink drops.

Seats in a row

This name is more for the finished look then it is an actual technique. This looked like the seat of a theater to me hence the name:-)

For the background a Tim Holtz – Layering Stencil – Shifter Scallop ( SBC | JGG ) was used with three colours.

The sentiment was added on a piece of Bazzill Basics – 8.5 x 11 Vellum – White – 40lb.( SBC | AMZUSto make it pop more and for the added texture.

I hope you are inspired to pull out some inks and dig in to make some pretty cards.

Don’t forget to hop along with the “Save The Crafty YouTuber Hop” to have a chance on winning one of the amazing prizes and to support your favourite crafters and maybe discover some new talents. You can check out all info on Justine’s blog

As always, thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!