Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tutorial: Creating Neon Borders

Lori is back with fun party invitations, full of bright colors, a fabulous neon border, and easy coloring! See how she created these in her tutorial below:


Directions for A2 size cards (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") NOTE: You can do this before or after you stamp and color your images:

Step 1: Create a mask that is 3 3/4" x 5". Add temporary adhesive around edges. This size will give you a 1/4" border all the way around the card front.

Step 2: Place mask on card front.

Step 4: Sponge on ink.

Step 5: Carefully remove mask. NOTE: Radiant Neon Inks are pigment inks --- so they take a little longer to dry. Be careful when removing the mask not to smear and smudge the ink. And be careful not to pull the mask off too quickly -- you don't want your cardstock to tear. Let the ink completely dry before finishing the card.

TIP: You can pre-print the inside of your invitations. Just type up the party information, using whatever program you have on your computer, and print on your cardstock. Remember -- 1 sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock makes 2 cards.

I made a few different versions of the invites, just to keep things fun!

This one I stamped the images lower -- making the spiderweb border only on top and a solid border strip on the bottom.

Colored with Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils 112, 117, 120, 044, 045, 049, 078, 080, 024, 027, 001, 005, 009, 020, 021; Blending Solution and Paper Stumps.

Look at all the shimmer on the Black Pearl Shimmering cardstock!

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