June 4, 2013

Tuesday Tips or Techniques-Ink Blowing Technique!

Good morning Stampers. I have something really cool to show you today. Well, I think it's cool anyway. Let me know what you think after you read my post for Tuesday Tips or Techniques! I also have some wonderful news about Create with Connie and Mary at the end of my post so make sure you read the announcement.

First, take a peek at the background on my card. Isn't it rather interesting?

I made this myself with a technique called "Ink Blowing". Do you want to see how I completed this? Yes? Okay, I will show you. First start out with multiple colors of re-inker, a drinking straw and a piece of cardstock (I used Water Color Paper):

For inks I used Coastal Cabana, Cajun Craze, and Strawberry Slush. My first step was to add about 3 drops of Cajun Craze Re-inker and then quickly taking your straw, blow through it to push air towards your drops of ink to make them 'move':

I then added two more colors, one at a time:

I decided the colors were quite bold and needed one more softer color so I added Crisp Cantaloupe:

Keep blowing until most of the drops are dispersed. Now let the cardstock dry. You can use your heat tool if you are a little on the impatient side!

Complete your card as you like:

Pretty neat huh? Here is the listing of what I used on my card:

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe,Water Color Paper
  • Inks: Coastal Cabana, Crips Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Cajun Craze
  • Stamps: Everything Eleanor, A Round Aray
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Accessories: Baker's Twine
  • Misc: Straw
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