A Warm Hello
By: LeNae Gerig
Direct to paper (or DTP) inking simply means applying color from an ink pad directly onto the paper. You can touch the pad to the paper, swipe, edge or press the ink onto the paper; you can also add definition to crumpled paper.
- Card Greetings & Sentiments CD (link)
- Citrus Cardmaker’s Creative Pack-pink diamond paper (link)
- Brown cardstock (link)
- Brown inkpad (link)
- Foam tape (link)
- 5”x6 1/2” blank white card (link)
- Glue Stick (link)
- Place the card fold at the side. Glue a 5” x 1 ½” strip of brown cardstock to the bottom of the card. Crumple the pink diamond paper into a ball, then un-crumple and smooth. Place the paper on a flat work surface, with a piece of scrap paper underneath, then skim the surface of the ink pad over the top of the paper. The creases you’ve created will get more coverage, resulting in peaks and valleys of color on your paper. Apply glue stick to the surface of the card and cover with wrinkled paper, smoothing the paper flat. Turn the card over and trim the paper even with the card edges.
- Print the get well sentiment from the CD onto white paper and cut out. Foam tape the greeting and 2 pink hearts to the center of the wrinkled paper. From the “Bonus Art” on the CD print borders and the brown alphabet. Cut out the “Thinking of You” border (tip: a paper cutter is helpful to get straight edges) ink the edges brown and glue over the seam between the wrinkled paper and brown cardstock. Trim the border even with the card edges. Alternating gluing and foam taping the brown letters to personalize the card.
- Inside: Cut a left over scrap of the wrinkled paper into a 2”x5” rectangle. Glue to the left side of the card inside back. Glue the inside greeting overlapping the top edge of the paper and foam tape a small pink heart to the top left.