Saturday, 22 April 2017

Inking with Acetate

I made this card for two challenges: StampTV MIUM Flower Poppin' Spring - we had to choose only one flower stamp and StampTV Kit Addicts Let's Play with Acetate - we had to use acetate as a paintbrush. I am also entering the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Splash It On (use water somehow) and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Showers and/or Flowers.

I started by stamping and embossing the flower image onto a piece of cardstock. To use acetate as a paintbrush, I pushed the ink pad onto a piece of acetate to transfer some ink. I did that with the three colours and then sprayed the ink with water. I turned the acetate upside down and pressed it onto the cardstock. I moved it around until the entire piece of cardstock was covered. 

There was a part of the colouring that I didn't like. The yellow and purple mixed too much and turned muddy, so I decided to make a banner for the sentiment and cover up the muddy part. I made it the same way as the background, except I didn't use any yellow and popped it up with some foam squares.

I mounted the background onto a mat that was coloured with a marker and then adhered everything to a white card base.

I thought the card needed something else, so I die cut the butterflies from some inked cardstock, added some Stickles to the background and some Wink of Stella to the flowers.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Sending Love and Made with Love stamp sets
                          Passionate Pink, Wild Wisteria, Wild Dandelion ink
Canson XL Recycled Bristol paper
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Star Dust Stickles
Butterfly dies by Simonne Clay
Clear Wink of Stella
Spectrum Noir alcohol marker PL4
acetate, clear embossing powder, foam squares from my stash


  1. What a lovely card! Beautiful!

  2. This is so gorgeous! Wonderfully done design.

  3. What a beautiful background you have created on this card! I love the colors and the beautiful butterfly. So pretty! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  4. What a stunning card, it's so feminine and the colours are fabulous.
    Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.
    Caryn xxx


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