Monday, March 18, 2013

Direct Ink to Paper Technique

Direct to Paper Technique or DPT is a very simple but effective way to create a back ground in a matter of seconds! The thing to remember when you first attempt this technique is be 'lightly as you go' When you have done it a couple of times and feel a little more adventurous you may well want to see the effects that you can have by being a bit more heavy handed with the inks you are using. I followed a tutorial by Michelle Zhindorf changed the colours, the embossing folder used and added some brads to the bottom corner of the card. I am going to show the ladies that come to the class this week how to do this wonderfully simple technique. I used Marina Mist for my base, and the houndstooth embossing folder on the old olive card stock. The DITPT card front was mounted on Always Artichoke and the little corners were made by punching out a 1 3/8" square and cutting it diagonally in half and placing behind the Always Artichoke on the top and bottom corners on the non opening side of the card. On the inside of the card I  used the same image as the front using Sahara Sand but off stamped it three times before stamping of the Whisper White insert. This is so there is just a very faint image and therefore able to write over it if required. This is such a fun technique and I hope you will try it. Till next time


  1. I love everything about this card Gwen. You have created an amazing scene. I love brayering, but don't seem to get the time to play with it as much as I should. TFS

  2. Wow, Gwen, what a gorgeous card. I love it. Congratulations on being part of the Blog Finds of the Day. Well deserved.

  3. Thank you ladies and thank you to Kelly for choosing my creation.


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