Saturday, April 30, 2016

Totally Techniques - Floating Re-Inkers

Welcome back happy campers! I hope you are enjoying the hop today and that you have found some great inspiration.  I can't believe how talented this group are!

I hope that you have just visited with Heather isn't her creation gorgeous? Wow!

Here is my project for the month:
The card is a bit of a combination of the old and the new. The base card is a new In Colour Sweet Sugarplum mounted with Blushing Bride and a square of the new Playful Palette DSP stack ~ it looks a bit textured like Irish linen but in pink and cream.  The card is an easel card.
I love the floating re-inker technique and use it a lot already. Rose Wonder seemed the perfect set for the technique and I am reasonably happy with how it all unfolded. I heat embossed the rose stamp image in white embossing powder on Shimmery White cardstock because it is a little more porous than Whisper White cardstock but not as absorbent as water colouring cardstock or coaster board.

I spritzed the entire image with water and then added ink directly from the re-inker bottle to the saturated cardstock. The colours leached nicely pooling in areas close to the heat embossed lines. I used Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum and Blushing Bride. I moved the ink about with an aqua painter and spritzed it when I thought it was drying too quickly. The leaves were done with Always Artichoke and Pear Pizzazz.
Of course I didn't want to leave the leaves were they were so when I fussy cut the flower out I cut off the leaves and repositioned them. This contracted the stamped image a little and allowed me to position it in the space with enough void around it to balance the composition.

The burlap ribbon is retiring and I am devastated as I am a real textures person. I love the tactile and it seemed only right to fray the edges of the ribbon a little and position it below the stamped and coloured image. There are two pieces of burlap ribbon.  The gold is two strips of Glimmer Paper cut about the width of washi tape and I adhered two pieces inside the card - one to act as the stop for the easel and the other to balance the card.
Gold Metallic Thread seemed the perfect contrast - you will see the fine tousing behind the rose to tie in the gold contrast and the textures of the burlap and glimmer paper.  The sentiment is from Another Thank You.
The final touch is the use of the Clear Wink of Stella pen to highlight the edge of the petals and to marry in with the bling on the card.

Don't leave us without checking out all of the terrific projects for this technique.  Pop over to Nadine's Blog - I love all of her work, and I am sure that you will enjoy this month's design!
I hope you have taken some inspiration and look forward to you popping back soon. . .

Shanni xx

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  1. wow, it's beautiful Shannean, I love the colors you combined

  2. Wow, this is stunning! Your flower turned out perfectly and I love the touches of burlap and glitter under it. Beautifully created!

  3. Gorgeous! This looks like a real flower in the garden. I love how you added the Wink of Stella to make it sparkle!

  4. stunning card! nice to see we choose the same flower! xx Erna

  5. I too like the use of burlap as I am a texture person also and this just really makes your card come to life. It makes it not only prim and proper but woodsy also. Love it.

  6. Fabulous card, love all the layers you created and added some wink of stella finished your flower off perfectly, it is gooorgeous.

  7. I'm so jealous I don't have all these colors yet! I love your's divine!

  8. Love the rose!!! And the leaves are perfect as well!!! Beautiful card 😀

  9. Wow, wow, wow ! It's perfection !


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