Oh my gosh, the best of intentions and then I totally forgot to post this. Here is the second die reinker technique. For this one, stamp and emboss your image (flowers are good) on pearlized card stock. Believe me, you must use this card stock. Nothing else works. (SU! white shimmer is great). The images also look great embossed in gold. Then grab your mister and heavily spritz the embossed image. And I mean heavily. There should be puddles of water on the paper. Using a water brush, pick up some die ink and drop it onto a puddle. It will fill in an embossed section with color. So lovely to watch. If you have spritized sufficiently, you will not have to “paint” at all. Add additional color as desired. When you are happy with the results, let it dry. For the most intense color, let it soak in by itself. Only use a heat gun to dry the paper after the water is no longer in puddles. If you use the heat gun sooner, you will blow away the color, which is ok if you want a softer look. Once dry, cut out the flowers and make a card. Now wasn’t that fun? You better stamp and emboss a lot of these because it goes so fast you won’t want to stop at just one (or two or three).
Entries from August 2009
We played with die reinkers and the baby wipe technique last week for the demo. Above are the two cards we made for Make a Card Monday. Tomorrow we will play some more with die reinkers for yet another way to use this product. Unlike last week, which used lots of ink, this week uses them sparingly. Come see! Stop by anytime between 11am – 1pm. I’ll post photos of the cards from that demo later this week.
A customer (and friend) brought one of these by the store for me to see. She was making wedding favors. I think it is so cute. The stamped images are Stampin’ Up! sets: To Have & To Hold (sadlly, no longer available), Together Forever and Wonderful Words. Ir is designed like a giant matchbook and when opened looks like this:
Now doesn’t that look good enough to eat? It’s the fixings for smores and the verse is a Wordworth stamp. A bet these favors get eaten. Thanks Allene for sharing!
We made these adorable apron cards at our Brookings stamp club, Inkcredible Friends, on Saturday. Shari was the hostess and came up with this wonderfully creative idea. Each one was so different. I used a solid red card stock with a pattern for the inside and the pocket, but you could also use double-sided patterned scrapbook card stock weight paper for a darling look. Here is what it looks like before you fold up the bottom to make the “pocket” that will hold a recipe card:
As you can see, use a punch and decorate that top edge before you fold it up. Also, I recommend red line tape to hold it together. Now, go try this yourself!
Robin gave me her card sample for the Intro to Quilling class today at church. It is so beautiful. I’m going to have to see if I can get someone to cover for me on Friday, August 21, 2009, so I can take the class. Robin has these delicate little fingers and I can just see her making these sweet little flowers. This is a great class for any afficionado of detail.