Friday, May 23, 2014

Loving Flowers - CASology - New Technique

What could be better than getting inky?  Not much.  
Did two new (to me) things when making this card. 

 I sponged color directly onto my largest acrylic block from my ink pads, 
misted it well with water, and then laid the card stock onto the block 
to soak up the color.  That was how the background was done.

The other new (to me) technique was to color the rhinestones 
with my alcohol markers (Blendabilities)
I really love the soft way they turned out.  I colored with various yellows and reds.

When I was at work today, I looked down while typing and noticed that I had ink 
under two nails and ink stained fingers, still, from this kind-of-messy 
technique.   (Believe me, I really washed up, too!)
 I LOVE getting inky!  I don't mind that at all.  Yay!
When I see ink all over me, that means I had fun.  How about you?

I'm entering this into the CASology Challenge because their cue word is Flower.
What I used:
Card Stock - Whisper White (#100730); Pistachio Pudding (#131294)
Ink - StazOn Black; Pistachio Pudding (#131177); Pink Pirouette (#111838); Wild Wasabi (#109014); Pool Party (#126982); Blushing Bride (#131172); Strawberry Slush (#131178); Calypso Coral (#122939)
Stamp Sets - Stippled Blossoms (#126747 - clear); Yippee-Skippee! (#131344 - clear); Flower Shop (#130942 - clear); and Summer Silhouettes (#126447 - clear)
Other - Acrylic Block; Stampin' Sponges (#101610); Basic Rhinestone Jewels; Blendabilities Markers (will be in the new catalog); Fuse Adhesive (will be in the new catalog).

Thanks ever so much for stopping by today ~~ Happy Stampin' and Scrappin'!


  1. Love love love the background! I love getting inky too & have just ordered the SU mister. Can't wait to try this technique!

    1. You are the best, Jane! Thanks for your positive comments; they mean so much. I use my SU mister for lots of different things. Great tool and versatile. Let me know what you do with yours.

  2. I must try this background method! It just makes this card! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  3. So true and your card is simply gorgeous, Julia!


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