Inked Strips Handmade Card Tutorial

watercolored stripes handmade card

Our Neenah Classic Crest cardstock is known to be one of the best cardstocks for stamping and coloring with alcohol markers, but what if you don't like to color? Design Team Member Kate here to show you how to ink blend your Neenah cardstock for a beautiful monochromatic, ink-blended card.

Supplies:

creating a stamped card with watercolor stripes

First, I took a large floral image (any similar one you have would work), and stamped it with waterproof black ink, like Memento Tuxedo Black.

Next cut the panel into strips. They can be strips of equal widths, or like mine in decreasing widths. My measurements are 1 1/4 inch, 1 inch, 7/8 inch, 3/4 inch and the leftover piece which is just shy of 1/4 inch wide.

handmade card tutorial

Next, take five shades of different ink (pinks or teals like mine or how about rainbow?) and ink-blend to your desired shade. Don't have lots of ink? Use varying amounts of the same ink to achieve your shaded strips.

inked strips handmade cards

Adhere the strips to your card front and add a sentiment for an almost one layer card whose colors can be changed up depending on the occasion. 

inked strips handmade card tutorial
If you make your own version of this card, be sure to share with us! 
-Kate
design team member kate deignan

2 comments

  • Neat idea! Thanks.

    Kristi Lovett
  • Love this design!

    Carol Carier

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