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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Flower Power

Hi, thanks for stopping by! I hope those of you in the northern hemisphere are finding ways to keep cool, because it is HOT, HOT, HOT right now and not just here in Florida! It’s a good excuse for staying in and stamping šŸ˜‰ Today I have a couple of cards to share. The first one is my second go with the Blossoms in Bloom set (see my last post), but this time I skipped the wide diecut:

I stamped the flowers on white cardstock, after first taping off one of the five flowers while inking. Don’t forget to remove the tape before you stamp! I used Highland Heather ink and cardstock, except for the sentiment, where I used the darker Gorgeous Grape- I just thought it looked better. Once I had the floral image, I ran it through my diecut machine with the thin outline die, and then did the same with a piece of Highland Heather cardstock. I adhered the purple flower outline to a piece of white cardstock, and then I filled in the flowers with “puzzle pieces” from the stamped version. (HINT: after cutting the stamped image, carefully remove from your machine so that it remains in one piece. This makes it easy to see which piece belongs where.) You only need a tiny bit of glue for each one. I ran the completed image through the diecut/embossing machine in the Subtle embossing folder- hard to see in the photo,but totally worth it- then glued it to a card base. The sentiment, from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, was backed by a matching piece of cardstock.

Next I used the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle, with Pretty Peacock, one of the 2019-2021 In Colors, for ink and cardstock, foil for the diecut, and the gorgeous reversible ribbon with Pretty Peacock and Old Olive. I sponged on the ink in a circular motion, a bit larger than the diecut flower, letting it fade out toward the edge, and splattered some ink using my Water Painter and inkpad. I glued down the flower center, and raised the flower on dimensional dots. I did my “faux knot” by adhering a short piece of ribbon to the back of the panel with glue dots, then tying another short piece around the front to make a “knot”, and stamped the sentiment directly on the card front. This was cut down to 5 inches by 4 and 1/4 inches, and was glued to the card base with two 1/4 inch strips of Pretty Peacock cardstock. I used Butterfly Gems to finish.

These bundles are so versatile, I could spend days only using them – you can expect to see them again! Supplies are listed below and link to my store. Thanks for you support of my small business!

Happy Stamping!

Michelle

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Diecut Crazy!

Hi! I’m a little behind schedule due to having family visit this weekend, and while my card isn’t perfect (it happens!), I want to share it with you anyway, or I might never get this post written. šŸ™‚ I just got the Blossoms in Bloom bundle, and here is my first go with it:

I am in love with these layering dies, similar to the Butterfly Beauty dies that are so gorgeous. I used one of the new In Color cardstock colors, Magenta Madness, in combination with Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight.

There is a nice variety of sentiments with the set, along with the flower images. I started by stamping the large flower image on whisper white with my Stamparatus, layered the magenta flower wide diecut on that, and the yellow thin outline next. I also cut the thin flower die in green, and started to insert the little “puzzle pieces” to the leaves, and in between the flowers- my Take Your Pick tool helped with all of those tiny pieces! I then decided to dry emboss the green outline piece with my brand new Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. I layered that entire collage atop a piece of yellow cardstock, and adhered it to a Whisper White Thick card base. The sentiment was stamped in Daffodil Delight and cut with a die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. One thing I would do differently is leave the pink puzzle pieces in place where I was layering the green pieces.

I hope you are inspired to make something beautiful today! Thanks for stopping by; all supplies are listed below and linked to my shop.

Happy stamping!

Michelle

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