Saturday, 26 April 2014

Big Happy Wishes



Happy Saturday and welcome to the weekend.  Inspiration is all around us.  I think that is why I always love seeing the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast and where I found this beautiful Aroma Therapy Diffuser from a site called The Grommet.  Aren't the colours gorgeous?



I am inking crazy using this new technique of inking up an embossing folder.  I don't honestly use my eb folders that much so I am thrilled to find another technique to use and get more mileage from them.
My friend Audrie (better know at Splitcoast as girlgeek101) posted this video showing this technique:

I began by masking off the edges of my card with scrap paper.  Then, I inked up my Provo Craft embossing folder using Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord Distress inks and rubbing them directly onto my folder.  I sprayed with water and then pressed my paper onto the wet ink.  
When dry, I added the sentiment from Papertrey Ink.  Love the bold, handwritten script.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Moxie Fab- HIP ON HANDWRITING CHALLENGE


Simon Says Stamp- KEEP IT CAS


Seize the Birthday- ANYTHING GOES


Simply Create Too- STACK UM UP



Thanks so much for taking time to have a look.  Have a great weekend.

Supplies:  Stamps- PTI/ Provo Craft eb folder/ Distress inks/ mini mister

18 comments:

  1. Wonderful graphic card Karen! I love how you've been using this technique. It's been a long time since I've inked up one of my folders. Thanks for the reminder to start again.

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  2. Awesome card! Great inking and awesome design!
    Sherrie K

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  3. Hi Karen!
    Your card is simply gorgeous! I just love this technique of inking up that folder ~ which I have and going to CASE ;-)

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  4. I love that background and am totally going to try this technique!

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  5. Your card is so cool, Karen!

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  6. Gotta try this! Love this!

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  7. Simply gorgeous card! I love your soft colors with the bold greeting, just perfect! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Simply Create Too!

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  8. Lurve, lurve, lurve. Oh those colors. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

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  9. Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
    What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

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  10. Karen thank you for mentioning the You Tube video that teaches this technique. Audrie was a great teacher. Your blog always inspires me and teaches me. Fortunately I had two, and only two paint daubers, and some Glamour Mist. Needless to say I began daubing and spritzing. Gracias!

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  11. Such soothing blues. I really need to try this technique.

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  12. This is beautiful, Karen! I love the technique and I'm definitely going to check it out. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Keep It Clean and Simple!

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  13. Pretty birthday card! Thanks for entering our "Stack 'Um Up" Challenge at Simply Create Too & hope you join our next challenge too.

    Diane
    DT Member

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  14. Wow! This is really great!
    Love the background so much.
    Thank you for joining us at STB this week.
    Hugs, Marzena, DT

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  15. This is such a great card, I love that panel behind the sentiment! Thanks for playing along this week at Seize The Birthday :)

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  16. Beautiful CAS card with lovely colors, Karen. Love this technique, love the sentiment too.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Simply Create Too. Join us again soon. :-)

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  17. Very pretty and TFS the site for the video tutorial too!

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