Monday, May 21, 2012

Fabulous Florets Magic Re-Inker Technique

Greetings, Stampers, and a Happy Monday to you! The weather was fabulous here in New York this past weekend, and I spent a lot of time out doors. I just love spring, and spring must have been on my mind when I designed this card. I used the Magic Re-Inker Technique, which I learned from a fellow Stampin Up Demonstrator. This technique uses Ink Refills and water on glossy paper to create coloring that appears as though it was tie-died.

This is how it's done: First, stamp flower images onto Glossy White Card Stock with Versamark Ink, and heat emboss with White Embossing Powder. Place on a plastic plate and spritz generously with water. Put a drop of Pink Pirouette and Calypso Coral Inks onto the lids of  coordinating ink pads. Using dry Aqua Painter, pick up a little of the lighter ink. Touch the middle of the flower and allow the ink to run. After you have achieved the coverage you want, dip the Aqua Painter into darker ink. Touch the center of the flower and allow it to run. When image is to your liking, allow to dry overnight or set with the Heat Tool. Cut out flowers. Such a simple technique, but what an impact!

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Fabulous Florets, Sincere Salutations
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Glossy White
Ink Pads: Versamark, Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade
Ink Refills: Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral
Tools: Heat Tool, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Aqua Painter, Big Shot, Flower Garden Embossing Folder
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Pearls
Other: Spray Bottle With Water

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Laura P. said...

Beautiful card, Sandy! That's a great stamp set for that technique. I like that there are also bold images and a greeting in the set. Very versatile!

Laura said...

Wow! I will have to try this technique. Your card is beautiful. TFS