Custom Colored Cardstock


Happy sixth day of Christmas! Today I am sharing a simple way to get custom colored cardstock and vellum.

I usually make a couple versions of one project assignment before I find something I’m happy with, and today’s card is one of those. Although it’s Christmas themed, you could totally change the sentiment and colors and have a spring/summer/fall/you name it card!

First off, I die cut a piece of woodgrain vellum using oval dies, and then colored it several times with Cup O’ Joe ink, heat setting the ink in between layers. I often use ink to color cardstock so I can get an exact match, but it also works with vellum! It’s pretty striking especially with this embossed vellum, and I think would work equally well with the woodgrain cardstock.

I then set the stage for the Color Layering Fox by stamping Holiday Pine Branches in various greens (Lime Green, Forever Green, Green Hills and Green Apple) on Foliage layering paper, and die cutting them all in one fell swoop.

The fox was stamped in Soft Apricot, Orange Soda, and Black, and his little bowtie was stamped in Strawberry. Both were die cut, and set upon my oh-so-elegantly prepared stage.

To finish the card off, I used one of my favorite Christmas sentiment/image stamps of all time, Merry Christmas Banner, stamped with Versamark, heat embossed in White and cut out.

Thanks so much for stopping in today and God bless!


Cardstock: Michaels white, Hero Arts woodgrain vellum
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering FoxHoliday Pine Branches and Merry Christmas Banner
Ink: Hero Arts Cup O’ Joe, Strawberry, Soft Apricot, Orange SodaBlackLime Green, Forever Green, Green Hills and Green AppleVersamark
Other: Hero Arts White embossing powder

Tools: heat gun, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity dies, Color Layering Fox dies, Holiday Pine Branches dies and Oval dies,



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