Easy Bold Background Technique + Ways To Help!

Hello! Today I am sharing an easy bold background technique… inspired by my friend Yana Smakula who lives in Ukraine. This post is also part of an important Support Ukraine Blog Hop!

Easy Bold Background Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you and product disclosure is below. I will be donating my affiliate earnings from this post to Global Empowerment Mission and the efforts of Yana Smakula.]

Here are the cards from my video along with the main products featured. For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post.


View Card Bookmark Card MISS YOU CARD – Bold background coloring.
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Studio Katia Sunshine of Hope Stamps (STD | SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Miss You Dies (SSS)
Photoplay Hey Hello Hi Stamps (SSS)
• Distress Ink
Simon Says Stamp Metallic Ecru Envelopes (SSS)
Black Glossy Cardstock (SSS | SSS | ERN)
Lucys Cards Black Gems (SSS)
Black Copic Marker (SSS)
Neenah Classic Crest White Cardstock(SSS | AMZUS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Easy Bold Background Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Easy Bold Background Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


View Card Bookmark Card SUNSHINE FRIEND CARD – Bold background coloring.
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Studio Katia Sunshine of Hope Stamps (STD | SSS)
Gina K Designs Master Layouts 9 Dies (SSS | GNK) – friend
Photoplay Hey Hello Hi Stamps (SSS)
Photoplay Sentiment Strips Dies (SSS)
• Distress Ink
Simon Says Stamp Metallic Ecru Envelopes (SSS)
Black Glossy Cardstock (SSS | SSS | ERN)
Lucys Cards Black Gems (SSS)
Black Copic Marker (SSS)
Neenah Classic Crest White Cardstock(SSS | AMZUS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Easy Bold Background Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Easy Bold Background Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


View Card Bookmark Card MISS YOU CARD – Bonus card – inlaid die cutting
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Studio Katia Shaker Simple Cross Dies (STD | SSS)
Studio Katia Happy Tulips Stamps (STD | SSS)
Studio Katia Mini Slimline Dies (STD | SSS)
Altenew Dotted Tile Debossing Cover Die (ALTN | SSS)
Photoplay Sentiment Strips Dies (SSS)
Neenah Classic Crest White Cardstock(SSS | AMZUS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Easy Bold Background Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Easy Bold Background Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


BLOG HOP

Today I am part of a Support Ukraine Blog Hop. Many companies are offering ways to help those struggling. I encourage you to hop and learn more! I will be donating my affiliate earnings from this post to Global Empowerment Mission and the efforts of Yana Smakula.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of Erin Lee Creative. You can start at the beginning at the blog of Lydia Fiedler.

WAYS TO HELP

I have also pulled together a page of the many ways you can easily help those in the Ukraine… via crafting! Some companies are offering savings, others are offering products where the money goes to support. I will update this often. Check it all out HERE!


SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found  at my disclosure page. All products were personally purchased except stamps and dies which were provided/sponsored by the company with no expectation. As always, I was not paid to do this post nor am I on any design teams. I only use products I love!) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store. I will be donating my affiliate earnings from this post to Global Empowerment Mission and the efforts of Yana Smakula.

Studio Katia Sunshine of Hope Stamps
[ STD | SSS ]
Studio Katia Sunshine of Hop Die
[ STD | SSS ]
Studio Katia Happy Tulips Stamps
[ STD | SSS ]
Studio Katia Mini Slimline Dies
[ STD | SSS ]
Studio Katia Shaker Simple Cross Dies
[ STD | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Miss You Dies
[ SSS ]
Gina K Designs Master Layouts 9 Dies
[ SSS | GNK ]
Altenew Dotted Tile Debossing Cover Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Photoplay Hey Hello Hi Stamps
[ SSS ]
Photoplay Sentiment Strips Dies
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool 2.0
[ SSS ]
Brutus Monroe Stick and Stamp Mat
[ SSS ]
MISTI Sticky Mats
[ MSP | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Media Grip Mat
[ SSS ]
Gina K Obsidian Amalgam Black Ink
[ GNK ]
The Debby Tool (for pressure on MISTI)
[ ETS ]
Neenah Classic White Cardstock 250…
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
The Ink Stand
[ SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Ink Blending Domed Foam
[ SSS ]
Black Copic Marker
[ SSS ]
Copic Sketch Fine Nibs
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Blending Brushes
[ SSS ]
Altenew Mini Blending Brushes
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Altenew Mini Ink Blending Tool
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Gina K Connect Large Bottle Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Gina K Fine Tip Bottles
[ SSS | GNK ]
Trinity Stamps Pick Up Stick
[ SSS | TRN ]
Ink Blot Shop Alignment Guides
[ INK | SSS ]
Lucys Cards Black Gems
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Metallic Ecru Envelopes
[ SSS ]
Black Glossy Cardstock
[ SSS | SSS | ERN ]


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26 thoughts on “Easy Bold Background Technique + Ways To Help!”

  1. Your cards are absolutely lovely as always! I especially love the tri-color background card! So much love and hope in each of your cards! Thank you for being a part of this supportive blog hop!

  2. Really beautiful Jennifer! I ordered that set from Studio Katia along with a few other things and some paper and ink from Lawn Fawn! It makes me so happy seeing all the crafty support for Ukraine online everyday.

  3. These cards are beautiful, just like Yana’s!! I have always been wowed by how she creates these bold cards, but since I can’t color worth a hoot, I just admired them from afar. Dummy me never to ink blend over the flowers and then just color the black background in lol!! Thank you so much for bringing to light this way of coloring it!

  4. The cards are stunningly beautiful! The love and care you put into each one really shows. I know your heart breaks for the people of Ukraine who are enduring so much hardship and pain through no fault of their own. Praying peace returns soon!

  5. These cards are striking and stunning Jennifer and again, you are instrumental in bringing love, kindness and good energy to those around you. There could not be a better cause to support right now. Thank you for doing all you have to connect people with ways to help the people of Ukraine. I value you! xoxo

  6. As always, your videos are informative, the instructions are very clear, the “Hints” you include are very helpful, the cards always impressive and your presentation is personal – yet very professional. You make card-making fun and inspiring! I would like to know, however, what glue you are using and how to find that applicator with that very fine tip. Thank you

  7. Thanks for the great video and wonderful Yana inspired cards–I love when she does the dark background coloring. I also love your cross card, I may steal the idea of the mini-slimline scalloped background, it really sets off the card so well!

  8. I loved this technique and both cards, Jennifer! I watched on You Tube and had to order the stamps and dies, of course! It’s amazing that so many stampers and card makers are supporting the Ukraine in so many ways. I know most of the refugees cannot see or know about this support, but eventually they will. I know it will put a smile on many faces. Thank you so much!!

  9. love how pretty these cards look with minimal coloring – I remembering seeing Yana’s awesome video on this technique – thanks for sharing:)

  10. Hi Jennifer, do you have a recommendation for an ink pad to use when coloring with copic markers? I’ve tried Hero Hues dye ink and Versafine pigment ink (both with Hero Arts premium cardstock) and I keep finding the ink running/spreading into my copic coloring. I would really appreciate it if you can suggest alternative ink pads….thank you so much!

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