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Oh Frappe: Ink Blending

Oh frappe! Yesterday was a snow day and I did NOT get done what I had intended! Grrr….. Today I’m playing along in the current Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge. The Color Trend Inspiration Board is gorgeous! Lots of purples as its Pantone’s color of the year!

I wanted to show you that you can add color to Kraft cardstock!  I used a combination of distress inks (exact colors below) and blended the ink directly onto the Kraft. I removed some of the ink (inside the coffee cups) by taking a wet brush and brushing on some water, and then dabbing it off with a clean cloth! This Kraft cardstock is not watercolored cardstock and it holds up remarkably well.

I added a border from the Wonky Backdrop stamp set to tie everything together…. And added a bit of Glossy Accents to the lid of my frappe. Here’s a look at the Color Trend Inspiration piece.


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  1. Verna Angerhofer says:

    I love that card. Wonderful colors and great blending.

  2. Tara Prince says:

    Beautiful background!!

  3. I love that this technique uses Kraft cardstock – I’m adding this to my repertoire! Love it!

  4. tsurutadesigns1 says:

    This is so pretty!

  5. Super fun stamp sets. I need to add these to my wish list for 2018. Glad to see your creative juices are flowing again;)

  6. Maggie B says:

    You TOTALLY captured the essence of the inspiration piece Laurel! Love the colors and the fact that you used Kraft paper is even better. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. ~HUGS~

  7. Lorraine Turner says:

    Laurel, thank you this card demonstrates a lot of techniques to us crafters. Thank you for taking the time to create this blog post for us crafters.  :o)

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