Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Fun with Reinkers

Good morning!  Here is the Yellow Jessamine from Stately Flowers 8.  This image, with it's smaller flowers and tighter areas, is pretty straightforward to color, so I thought I'd change it up and share how to show off just the outline.  I do like how tall and elegant  it is, really nice for portrait style cards.
I don't do the Smackin' Acetate technique very often, but it's really fun, especially under florals.  I may as well, I have all the reinkers now, and I always love the interesting, one of a kind results! It's also a nice way to let go of your perfectionism (if you possess any) have to release control of the design. Just add a few drops of reinker to your 6x6 block or acetate sheet, spritz with water and press!  Pull the cardstock away, and  surprise!  Here I used some Sweet Mango, Sweet Corn and Fresh Asparagus.  The little bits of red you see were some Cherry Red that didn't get cleaned off my block when I made some other cards that day with this technique!  Hey, I like it!

Stamp your images after creating the background in Gina K. Black Onyx.  You may need to use your heat tool to dry it if you used a lot of  water or to flatten it if the edges are curling.  I used the little vertical "FOR YOU " greeting from this set so it can be an any occasion card in a pinch.  Cardstock is Pure Luxury Sweet Corn, Black Onyx and White.

If you would like to do some coloring on a card like this, go ahead.  Just color over the leaves in green and the flowers in warm color like red or orange (a cool color like blue or purple will turn muddy over the yellow tones)  Maybe I'll do that and come back with a stepped up version of this card, even add some ribbon and bling! 
 
Let me know if you would like a smackin' acetate video.  As always , please feel free to request specific techniques in the comment section.

Have a terrific Tuesday!  Thanks for visiting!

15 comments:

Allie Gower said...

Very pretty!

joy said...

Love this style! Beautiful card and a great way to showcase the stamp!

Faye said...

I would love to see a video of this technique!

Sue D said...

Great technique for this floral image.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Really pretty Mel. Looks like it was fun to make!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I totally love the technique you used for this card. It is a great way to get bright and colorful backgrounds. And, yes, I would love to see a video on the technique.

dskene said...

What a neat technique! Thanks for sharing.

Angel said...

I love all the flowers in the collection. I can't wait to get my hands on them.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Very nice. Great technique

Kathryn A said...

FUN technique!

scrappinmommom said...

Looks like a fun technique, It would take a lot for me to try this style, I tend to be a "in the lines" person. Love your choice of colors.

Susan said...

I really like this effect. Great card.

Shari M said...

This makes a beautiful card. Thanks so much. Now to get reinkers :)

soccermom23 said...

Great card-such a neat idea with the reinkers.

Cheryl S. said...

Beautiful card and I would love a video of this technique as it looks intriguing!