Learn How to Make a Retiform Inspired Card in Lavender

by Jowilna Nolte

Learn How to Make a Retiform Inspired Card in Lavender using Tsukineko's All-Purpose Ink and VersaFine Clair

Create a fun retiform inspired card in shades of Lavender and Pink with a hint of gold. This interesting technique created a fun grid-like pattern on the background filled with stamped images, but this variation uses a stencil and stamped images differently. Take a look at how to create this fun card in bright and vibrant shades.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour


Step 1

Stamp flower images onto smooth white cardstock using VersaFine Clair in Nocturne and Twilight combined for an interesting effect.

Step 2

Gather at least three colors of All-Purpose Ink to add color to your flowers. I used shades of pink and lavender.

Step 3

First, paint the inside section of your flowers with the darkest shade, I am using Wisteria, with a small soft paint brush.

Step 4

Then use the All-Purpose Ink in Cherry Pink and paint over the Wisteria layer.

Step 5

Lastly, paint a layer of Orchid Odyssey over the entire painted flower – over both colors.

Step 6

Fill a water brush with half water and half Champagne All Purpose Ink. Shake the ink and water to mix together. You now created a glimmer brush for adding shimmer easily to your projects.

Step 7

Paint a layer of shimmer over the painted flowers and leave to dry.

Step 8

See the shimmer over the color – this looks amazing. Cut out the flowers around the edges.

Step 9

Use Gold irRESISTible Pico Embellisher and add detail to the center of your flowers. Leave to dry.

Step 10

Create a stenciled background using Memento Dye inks. Leave the stenciled image to dry.

Step 11

Over the stenciled background, add the retiform inspired inking. Position a scrap piece of cardstock over the background. Pick up ink onto a jumbo dauber using VersaFine Clair Purple Delight and lightly blend over the edge only.

Step 12

Repeat the stenciling and move your scrap cardstock piece each time at a different position. Repeat the inking using a second color like Fantasia for added interest.

Step 13

Trim the inked retiform panel to fit onto the front of a folded card and adhere in place. Stamp a sentiment in VersaFine Clair in Fantasia and adhere the flowers.


  • Cardstock – white
  • Stencil
  • Jowilna Nolte – Stencil
  • Chiswick
  • Carabelle

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