To make this card, I used an amazinly simple technique....DTP which stands for "direct to paper" meaning just use your inkpads and "drag" them directly onto the cardstock from one side of the white cardstock to the other, if it isn't dark enough just go back over it again until it suits you. Then choose the next color and drag it across, ok to overlap the previous color too as long as you work from the lightest color to the darkest. It works best on light colored cardstock, of course...I used Whisper White here but it also looks great on glossy white cardstock but takes a little longer to dry.
The secret to getting the sentiment showing up in white is the clear emboss the greeting on the cardstock before you begin to apply the colors. You won't be able to see if on the white carstock but the clear embossing powder will protect the white cardstock underneath and it will show up nicely once you apply the color. One I had the background colors laid down the If you want the specifics including a photo and video tutorial instruction, it's all right there on splitcoaststampers.com There is a "clickable" link at the very top of this blog post or you can copy and paste this line below to get there: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/dtp/
!. I changed the sentiment from the card I was "case'ing" and used Dear, Kind & Wonderful Friend" for stamp club (photo at top left) then substituted the "wish BIG" sentiment from the Word Play set (NOT retiring!) for the card on the right. I had some extra card kits left after class and have some family birthdays coming up real soon so figured why not get ahead of the game for a change.and have cards done BEFORE the birthday. ;-).
2. I left out one of the colors in the spectrum.
3. I layered my DTP's white cardstock on a slightly larger layer of white cardstock and then layered it on a 1/4th sheet of Basic Black cardstock...nothing makes those colors "pop" like a black background!