Monday, August 24, 2009

Reinker spread


This coming weekend is my Mom's 87th birthday, so it was time to come up with a special card for her. She loves flowers, and as a child I remember her rose bushes in the back yard. They were always so pretty in the summer! So, I decided to make the flower on this card similar to the colors I remember in her favorite rose. To make the flower, I used a fun technique that I learned on Splitcoaststampers called reinker spread. I believe it was something that was demonstrated at an SU regional.


This technique works best using SU's shimmery white paper. I stamped the flower from SU's Fifth Avenue Floral set and embossed in white. Then spritzed with water until it pooled inside the image. Next, use an aquabrush to pick up just a drop of reinker and then touch it to the water.... and watch the color spread. So much fun!


To finish off, I used the Fifth Avenue embossing folder for the background and used the lace border punch on the rose cardstock across the center. I like how it turned out, so I hope Mom does to!

10 comments:

Amy said...

Gorgeous! What colors of ink did you use; it's a great combination!

Vicki said...

Joan, this card is just stunning! Your Mom is going to be so pleased! Beautiful work! Blessings to you!

Sew-Ink said...

Beautiful! Love the colors!

Just Tracy said...

Wow! What a beatuiful card, Stunning.

Tracyxx

Kathy said...

This is lovely. I'll have to try this technique. My mother loved her rose garden, too. What a fond memory!

Joan said...

The colors I used - rose red, so saffron and pink pirhouette.

Monica said...

You did a wonderful job! I did this in one of my stamp classes and had so much fun. Beautiful!

Michelle said...

joan this turned out GORGEOUS!
i love this technique and it seems to be ideal for this embossing folder... dont you think? TFS!
mish

frecklesandpawprints said...

I am not a huge floral person but wow what a pretty card!

Val said...

This card is just lovely! I've always loved the transparency of watercolor paintings and this was a very similar effect. BEAUTIFUL!