Fun with Re-inkers

I’ve seen so many beautiful cards made with re-inkers lately, either used as watercolors with brushes, or using the “smoosh” technique, and felt inspired to try it. Here are my samples:

All colors mentioned below are from Stampin’ Up! I used my large stamping block (F) as the platform, and dropped Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, and and So Saffron (about 3 drops each) onto the block. I also dropped three very small drops of Delicata Bronze re-inker. I generously spritzed water onto the block, and on a 5 by 7 inch piece of watercolor paper before laying it gently on the block. I left it there for a minute, gently rubbing the back of the paper without moving it, then I lifted it straight up and let it air dry. Then I lightly spritzed a piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock, and the leftover ink on the block, and made a print of that. (I also made some other watercolor paper prints, from which I cut the butterfly in the second card.)

After the watercolor paper was dry, I cut it with the wide dies from the Blossoms in Bloom bundle. I cut the narrow die from the set out of Thick Very Vanilla, and glued them together. They were matted onto Blushing Bride that was embossed with the Tasteful Textile folder, and adhered to a Pool Party card base. The sentiment and two single flowers at the corners were popped up with dimensional foam.

From the second print, I made the second card, adhering it to a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock on which I stamped the sentiment, put that on a Bermuda Bay mat and added embellishments, including the printed butterfly, and put the whole thing on a Thick Very Vanilla card base.

I love this look, and plan to try it again- I’ll be back to share when I do! If you give it a try, share pictures in the comments. I’d love to see what you come up with. If you need supplies, my shop is open 24/7, just click Visit My Site above! Thanks for your support. Also, if you’re interested in joining my Stampin’ Up! demonstrators team, get in touch- I can give you the information you need!

Happy stamping!

Michelle

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