An inky Tutorial!

Last weekend I hosted a workshop featuring the beautiful Night In Bethlehem stamp set. We made a variety of cards, using different techniques and folds. We had a lot of fun!

Anyway I thought I would share with you a fabulous technique which gives a beautiful effect for images such as “sky”. This is one of the cards that we made!

It really is quite an easy technique and one that is hard to go wrong with, although that all depends on what look you are hoping to get!

So here we go !

These are the tools that we will be needing to do the technique. There will be a full list at the end, with a link to my online store should you wish to purchase anything.

1. First of all you will need to apply ink to the clear block using the brush end of our Stampin’ markers. Here I have used 3 different shades of blue, Dapper Denim ,Island Indigo and Marina Mist. I applied the darkest shade first and covered 1/3 of the block with  Dapper Denim and then I proceeded to use the other two shades. Can you see this in the picture below?

2. Next you will use a water filled spritzer and spray from a height ( so that you will get a fine spray)2 or 3 times over the now coloured block. So the water is sitting on the block.

3. Not every card works well with this technique which is why I have used  Stampin’ Up! Shimmer White card. It absorbs the ink really nicely and has a subtle shimmer within it. So what you do next is turn the block upside down onto a piece of pre cut shimmer card (measures 11/4″ x 41/2″ ) and watch the water soak into the card.

4. Leave it for a few minutes to soak in completely before lifting the block off. Then leave the card to dry, I speeded up this process by putting on top of a radiator. The card has to be completely dry before you stamp he next image on top of the background colour.

5. Stamp the city scene with Basic Grey ink on the now dried card and stamp the stars along the top.

6. Mount this onto some Gold Foil Card (measuring 41/2″ x 11/2″ ) and then onto an A6 card. A6 measures 21cm x 14.85cm .scored at 10.5cm along the 21cm side.

7.I like to complete my cards by doing a little stamping on the envelope as in the picture below.

I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial. If you would like to purchase at of the products needed to make this project, then click on the image below and it will take you my online store.

WelI I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial . See you again soon.

Gina x

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