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Dip Dye Background

by Kelly Rasmussen November 01, 2018 15 Comments

Today I'm bringing the popular dip dye trend to cardmaking! It's always fun to take trends you see in other areas like fashion, hair and home decor and find ways to adapt them to work on cards using basic crafting supplies.

To create the dip dye background I started with an A2-sized light grey piece of cardstock and used painter's tape to create a 1/4" border all the way around. Then I used a sponge and Unicorn Pigment Ink to ink up the entire rectangle. Next I sponged Emerald Green Ink from the bottom of the panel to create  a gradient of color. Since the white ink is a pigment ink and stays wet for a while, I was able to go back in with the white ink and blend it with the green to create a very smooth transition of color.

After I removed the tape and the ink was dry, I die cut the Very Merry Tree Fancy Die from the panel. I created a card base using Woodgrain Cardstock and adhered my die cut panel to the front of the card. I think the woodgrain pattern showing through the die is such a fun touch!

Finally, I die cut some gold stars using the Star Confetti Fancy Die to add a star to the top of my tree. The confetti dies that Hero Arts offers are great for creating those tiny embellishments to finish off your cards.

Hope you enjoyed this cool dip dye background technique and find fun ways to use it in your crafting!





Kelly Rasmussen
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15 Responses

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

November 04, 2018

So pretty and
I love the colors.
Carla from Utah

Barbara Jo Danner
Barbara Jo Danner

November 03, 2018

I love the new and fun look.

Karen Federly
Karen Federly

November 03, 2018

I love the tree die and the woodgrain behind the cutout!

Connie Diaz
Connie Diaz

November 03, 2018

I would love to make this! Thank you

Gale Thompson
Gale Thompson

November 03, 2018

Love it! Fresh and different!

Lynn Wallick
Lynn Wallick

November 03, 2018

Love the ombre effect and love the die cut more!

Teri S.
Teri S.

November 03, 2018

Beautiful card Kelly! CAS & that great msg incorporated into the tree is all you need on the front of the card. I thank you for teaching me a new way to try & make a smooth gradient background. I’m going to bookmark this so I can refer back to it.

Anne S
Anne S

November 03, 2018

Beautiful card. I love the simplicity and elegance. The dip technique is one I plan to incorporate in lots of future cards.

ERIKA RUSCH
ERIKA RUSCH

November 02, 2018

This looks like a fun tree die. And I love the shading on the card

Annette Reed
Annette Reed

November 02, 2018

This is very pretty! I love the die and the blending looks great. The only thing I would do would be to add some shimmer since I love bling and sparkle.

Mary Lynn Willmott-Haas
Mary Lynn Willmott-Haas

November 02, 2018

GOOD WORK. I WILL BE USING THIS .

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

November 02, 2018

Love this idea Kelly and your card is gorgeous. Thank you so much for showing and have a nice weekend.

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

November 02, 2018

Gorgeous card! That christmas tree die is beautiful and makes for an easy card that says a lot. The dipped piece is great and the colour choice along with the woodgrain back panel are perfect touches for this card

Hilary
Hilary

November 02, 2018

I love this design—both elegant and fun at the same time!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

November 01, 2018

Beautiful background!!