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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