Today's video features a little sneak peek of a coming new die set, called Gourd-jus! I know, I know... but, really, how was I supposed to pass up such an opportunity? Right?! Those of you who appreciate puns know what I'm talkin' 'bout! *cheeky grin*
I love this color scheme for almost anything, actually, but it seemed to really suit this fall/Thanksgiving card nicely. Avery Elle's pigment inks are perfect for this direct-to-paper technique--the colors are very saturated! The trick is to make sure your ink pads are not "dry"/in need of reinking, and to not be overly aggressive when swiping the edge/corner of the pad across the paper. If the ink pad is dry, or you are too aggressive, you'll end up with too much "drag" on the paper surface and could tear the foam away from the ink pad. No likey! :(
Avery Elle's pigment inks are a kind of hybrid--they are a faster drying pigment ink, but still do take a little bit of time to dry. This ink has a bit of a chalky finish, as well, so I will sometimes blot the paper surface carefully with clean scrap paper to help speed up the drying time, so I can avoid smearing as I continue working.
The ink swipes are a wonderful alternative for adding color to your project and really make the white die cut shapes pop on the card!
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Happy Mundane, and hope you are enjoying a fabulous Fall season!