How to...Apply two colours at once
Quickly build up colour with this top roller technique
Pat two shades of ink onto a craft sheet, or any non-porous surface. Roll a brayer over the ink, until both colours are picked up, then run the brayer over white card, to transfer the colour. 2
Repeat step 1 until you’re happy with the shade. It’s best to use wet inks that will not dry too quickly but, if the ink does become a little dry, you can try lightly misting it with water. 3
Once you are happy with the shades on your brayered piece of card, leave the ink to dry completely then die cut a 9cm-wide, stitched circle from the coloured card, as shown. 4
Use Onyx Black Versafine ink to stamp a variety of trees, from the Nordic Christmas set, onto the die-cut circle. Stamp a festive greeting above the trees then leave the panel to one side. 5
Die cut a Festive Circle from white card then use a brayer to colour the die cut with two different shades of ink at the same time, using the same technique as shown in step 1. 6
Make a 12.5x12.5cm card. Die cut a 10cm-wide circle from an 11.5x11.5cm piece of white card, layer it onto patterned paper then adhere it to the card front. Add the stamped circle, as shown.
Create another two-tone, inked piece of card then die cut poinsettias from it. Add the die-cut Festive Circle to the card front then embellish it with the poinsettias and red sequins.
Top tip Two-tone ink techniques are perfect for creating easy sky effects