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Saturday, April 20, 2013
Imagine The Possibilities- A New Technique for Me!
This has been one busy week and I finally had a chance to create a card for the Splitcoaststampers You Can Do It Challenge #15- Straw Technique with Silhouette and the Just Add Ink JAI162- Add a Technique That You Have Never Tried Before and this is it!!.
This is a brand new technique for me using glossy paper, a few drops of re-inker and a plastic drinking straw. You need to be careful- you can get very light headed doing this technique :-)!!
After reviewing the videos that the Splitcoaststampers YCDI Challenge (post #3853) noted as helpful, I also decided to incorporate the colors from this week’s Create withConnie and Mary CCMC248 Challenge. If you have not had a chance to visit any of the sites, I would encourage you to do so. Again, wonderful inspiration and so many different styles!
To create this card:
On a piece of glossy cardstock, place a few drops of Summer Starfruit ink and blow threw the straw to move the ink around. Repeat with Gumball Green ink and again with Midnight Muse. While the ink is still wet, gently take the side of the straw and move the ink around (like a squeegee). This will blend the colors a bit and then blot the panel carefully with a paper towel to remove excess ink.
I decided to add a bit more interest, so I spritzed the inked image with 70% rubbing alcohol, blotted again and then added a few small drops of Midnight Muse and blew the ink around the paper using the straw again (to create a darker "bush" image on the lower left hand side of the panel). After this step, the panel was left overnight to dry.
Since the ink tends to accumulate unevenly around the edges, I trimmed the edges off and used the Embossing Buddy® to de-static the panel. Use Versamark™ Ink to ink up the coral image from By The Tide and stamp onto the panel. Apply Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder, heat with the Heat Tool and once cooled, stamp the background word image from By The Tide using Midnight Muse Classic Ink (stamped off once before stamping onto the panel).
De-static a piece of Summer Starfruit cardstock and repeat the steps above to emboss the fish image with black embossing powder. Once the embossed fish has cooled, use an Aqua Painter™ with Midnight Muse ink to add color to the image and the White Gel Pen to add the white dot to the eye :-). Carefully cut the fish image out and gently bend the fish to give a slight bow in the center.
With the Big Shot™ and the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock leaving a bit of the cardstock outside of the folder for a flat stamping surface. Stamp the sentiment using Midnight Muse Classic Ink onto the flat surface and adhere the entire panel to a piece of Midnight Muse cardstock.
Mount the embossed straw technique background panel onto Whisper White cardstock and adhere to the Fancy Fan embossed panel. Add the embossed fish with Stampin’ Dimensionals® and a few Pearls in the corner to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: By The Tide, Word Play
Ink: Versamark™, Midnight Muse Classic Ink, Re-Inkers- Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse
Paper: Whisper White, Glossy White, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse
Accessories: Big Shot™, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Pearls, Plastic Drinking Straw, Stampin’ Dimensionals®, White Gel Pen
If you have not tried this technique yet, give it a try- it was a lot of fun!!!
Thanks again for stopping by and I hope all of you have a fabulous weekend!!