Thursday, September 30, 2010

Once is Enough?

Not with this technique!! :)

Here is another card using the Reinker Watercolour Technique.


Stamps:  Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper:  Rose Red, So Saffron, Whisper White, Shimmery White
Ink:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and So Saffron Reinkers
Accessories:  Distresser, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals, White Embossing Powder, Rhinestones

4.25 x 5.5 card

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

September Stamp Club

Watercolouring with Reinkers 

When I first saw cards using the watercolouring technique using reinkers (sometimes called Reinker Spread Technique) it was one of those things I had to try immediately.  And it is so much fun!

Patty Bennett, a Stampin' Up! demonstrator has a great tutorial video on how to make the flowers, so I won't repeat her instructions in this post.  Click HERE to see her tutorial.

The rest of the card goes as follows:

1.  Create flower first so that it has time to dry.  Then cut around embossed line.

2.  To create leaves, use the Square Lattice Folder and Big Shot to emboss Old Olive card stock.  Now use the Little Leaves Sizzlet on the embossed Old Olive card stock.  Cut three.  Tip:  By making your leaves in this order, it gives a very subtle texture to the leaves.  If you want more texture, cut leaves first and then emboss.

3.  Stamp Sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock using Rose Red ink.

4.  Use Scalloped Trim Border Punch on Pumpkin Pie card stock strip.  Adhere under the Very Vanilla card stock. 

5.  Adhere Sweet and Sour DSP to Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Adhere Very Vanilla and Pumpkin Pie border.  Add Ribbon.  Use Tombo Glue to adhere leaves.  Cut out dry rose and use dimensionals to pop up over the leaves.

I tried to dry my rose with the heat gun.  I found I had to be extra careful not to push the ink everywhere.  It also tended to curl the card stock. 

Lean the rose up against something as it is  air drying so that the water runs to the bottoms of each section.  This gives it more of a watercolour effect.

Try this technique on Glossy White card stock.  It works but gives a different look.


Rose Red card base:  8 1/2 x 5 1/2
Pumpkin Pie:  4 1/8 x 5 3/8
DSP:  4 x 5 1/4
Very Vanilla:  2 x 5 1/4
Pumpkin Pie Strip:  for Scalloped Punch
Shimmery White card stock:  for Fifth Avenue rose
Old Olive scraps:  for leaves


Stamps:  Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper:  Sweet and Sour Specialty DSP, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Shimmery White card stock
Ink:  Rose Red, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Pumpkin Pie Reinkers, Whisper White
Accessories:  5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Little Leaves Sizzlet Die, White Embossing Powder, Water Spritzer, Aquapainter, Scalloped Trim Border Punch, Dimensionals

4.25 x 5.5 card

 Pocket Silhouette Gift Card with Envelope


Envelope:  Run Naturals White card stock through Big Shot with the Scalloped Envelope die.  To make the patterned paper inside of card, place DSP on the upper half of the Scalloped Envelope die.  Glue DSP to inside of Envelope.  Let dry before folding.  Tip:  If you fold the flap before the DSP is dry, it will move on you.


1.  Fold Natural White card stock in half making sure it folds to a card of 2 x 3.

2.  Colour the flower stamp from Pocket Silhouettes set with Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette Markers.

3.  Stamp Sentiment in Old Olive ink

4.  Punch out flowers using Itty Bitty Punch Pack in Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette and Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Bend flowers around finger tip to give it a bit of dimenion.  Glue to stamped image.

5.  Add Basic Pearl Jewels to center of punched flowers.  Tip:  I find the best way to pick up the pearls (so they don't go flying) is to move it slightly off its spot with your finger tip and then pick it up with your tweezers.


Naturals White Card Base:  3 x 4
Naturals White Envelope:  4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Old Olive DSP:  2 1/2 x 3 1/4
Melon Mambo Scrap
Cherry Cobbler Scrap
Pink Pirouette Scrap


Stamps:  Pocket Silhouettes, Tiny Tags
Paper:  Old Olive DSP, Naturals White, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Markers
Accessories:  Big Shot, Bigz Scalloped Envelope Die, Basic Pearl Jewels, Tweezers, Tombo Multi Liquid Glue

2 x 3 Card and 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 Envelope

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

August Stamp Club

For You Flower

I just LOVE everything about the designer series paper used on this card. I love the colours used as well as all the patterns on EACH SIDE of the paper. That is unusual for me. I will definitely be using up my whole pack very quickly.

1. Punch Whisper White strip with Dotted Scalloped Border Punch. Tape Scallop and the two pieces of patterned paper together. Tie Ribbon around and adhere to Early Espresso card base.

2. Using the For You Flower stamp, ink in Certainly Celery and stamp on Whisper White card stock. Punch out using the XL Fancy Flower Punch. YAY! YOU DON'T NEED TO CUT THE FLOWER OUT BY HAND!!

3. Clean stamp and colour the words in the circle with Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango and Early Espresso Markers. Stamp on Whisper White card stock and punch out using the 1 3/8" Circle Punch. TIP: If you take a while to colour, you can "huff" on your stamp to re-moisten the ink before stamping on your card stock. Tape Circle to the center of the Celery Flower.

4. Build a Brad: Stamp flower from Itty Bitty Bits in Baja Breeze ink and punch out with the 1/2" Circle Punch. Add a glue dot to the back of the circle. Adhere to the part of the Build a Brad with the "stems". Add the Clear top of the brad. This has adhesive on it already so you do not need to add any more. Punch hole in the For You Flower with 1/16" Hand held punch and add brad.

5. Complete card by punching two Small Ovals out of Greenhouse Gala DSP. Add a dimensional to one end of the oval. Add dimensionals to the For You Flower. Stick Flower and Leaves to card.


Early Espresso Card Base: 4 1/4 x 11
Greenhouse Gala DSP: 4 1/4 x 1, 4 1/4 x 2 1/4 and Scraps for leaves
Whisper White Strip and Scraps


Stamps: For You Flower, Itty Bitty Bits
Paper: Greenhouse Gala DSP, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery
Accessories: White 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dot, Build a Brad, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso and Tangerine Tango Markers, 1/16" Handheld Punch, Small Oval Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, XL Fancy Flower Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Dotted Scalloped Border Punch

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card

Itty Bitty Bits with Rich Razzleberry
1. Stamp sentiment on on Whisper White card stock with Basic Black ink. Use a Stamp-a-ma-jig if you want perfect placement. :)

2. Stamp Itty Bitty Bits with Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise ink. Punch out with Itty Bitty Punches and glue to Whisper White card stock.

3. Score the long side of Tempting Turquoise card stock at 3". Punch the side closest to the score line with the Scalloped Border Punch. (When folded this should make a 3 x 3 square.) Adhere completed Whisper White square to inside and fold Turquoise scallop up adhering in place.

4. Add ribbon to bottom edge. You might have to add a bit of adhesive to keep it in place. Tie the ends with embroidery thread and add Itty Bitty Button. You can either tie it on with the piece of thread you used to tie the ribbon or use two separate pieces for each, using a glue dot to attach the button to the top of of the ribbon.


Rich Razzleberry Card Base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Tempting Turquoise: 3 x 4 1/2 (score at 3")
Whisper White: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4
Whisper White Scraps


Stamps: Itty Bitty Bits, Thank You Kindly
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Polka Dot Ribbon (retired), White Embroidery Thread, Itty Bitty Buttons, Glue Dot, Scalloped Border Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Glue Pen

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card

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