Monday 12 September 2022

Ink Lifting


Today's card may look tricky, but actually it was very quick and easy to do with some ink blending and then some ink lifting using water.
I am playing with this unique stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called Dot Spokes.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by cutting a piece of white cardstock and inked it up randomly, with some Distress Oxide inks.  I like using those inks as they really give a nice effect when water is added.  The colours I used were:  Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and some Wilted Violet.
  • After I was happy with the inking, I sprayed the Dot Spokes stencil with a good amount of water and carefully placed it onto my inked background, being sure the stencil made good contact with the paper.
  • I pressed over the stencil on the paper with some scrap paper so the water would have a good amount of time to saturate and wet the ink.
  • I carefully removed the stencil and set the panel aside to dry.
  • Next, I die cut the sentiment from a piece of navy cardstock, then some white and glued them together.  I offset them a bit for a different look.
  • I splattered the dry panel with my white Posca pen to add interest.
  • When I looked at the finished panel, I thought it needed something more, so I rubbed the edges with my Versamark ink and using some white embossing powder, heated that up.
  • I glued it onto a dark purple piece of cardstock, then onto an A2 size card panel.
  • I glued the sentiment over the bkg. and added some blue gems for more interest.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Adding my card to these challenges:
Love to Craft- ANYTHING GOES
Simon Says Mon.- DIE CUT

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- none
Inks- DOX, Versamark
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Dot Spokes stencil (ACLD); Mister (Ranger); 
TE Blending Brushes; Just Because die (SSS); white EB powder; gems (Dollar Tree)


Margreet said...

Gorgeous card with a great technique.
xxx Margreet

Bobby said...

It's a ghost image and I love it, Karen.

Pat said...

Some wonderful colours for the ink blending and the lifting with water to reveal the dot spokes using a stencil has worked beautifully Karen, and love the white shadow you used with the navy for the die cut sentiment and the added white spattering and the white embossing around the edge finishes it perfectly. x