Monday, 2 January 2012

Ink yourself silly: cards

Welcome to our first day of inky techniques with a beautiful project (and step by step) by Michelle
We will start easy with a simple "mist and stamp" technique. Let us know what you think...

Spray a piece of A6 white card with Perfect Pearl Mists: Green Patina, Mandarin and Forever Red
Sprinkle on some rock salt (I use dishwasher salt) Leave it to dry.

Tip of the day
Dont waste the spray left in the tray, mop it up with more card!

You can dry it quicker with an heat tool if you wish.

Cut one of the A6 cards into a square but keep the offcut. 
Lay the The Crafters Workshop template - Houndstooth over the inked square and lightly dab with a Brilliance Dew Drop ink pad - graphite black along one corner. 
Repeat with the offcut.

Stamp the PaperArtsy stamps: Clocks 6 using Versafine ink pad - black

Mount the stamped images on Black Mirror board and onto a black card blank.

And here's one I made with the leftovers!

How is that for a first 2012 post?
Gorgeous cards, aren't they? 

come back tomorrow for more inky projects. 
See you then


  1. Really gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and a happy new year.
    Jane x

  2. Fantastic. Happy new year to you all. x

  3. C'est superbe, j'aime beaucoup, et merci à Michelle pour cette belle leçon !... Je viens de m'apercevoir que Izzy, c'est toi Isa??.. Bises

  4. Fab technique & the end results look gorgeous.

  5. Love this technique! The end result looks brilliant xx

  6. stunning technique to create fantastic backgrounds

  7. It's a very babulous thechique and the result is so gorgeous

  8. Fabulous cards and love that inky background. Never thought to use dishwasher salt (Doh!) so thanks for the tip.

    Lesley Xx


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