by Jowilna Nolte
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.
Time: 1 hour
Stamp flower images onto smooth white cardstock using VersaFine Clair in Nocturne and Twilight combined for an interesting effect.
Gather at least three colors of All-Purpose Ink to add color to your flowers. I used shades of pink and lavender.
First, paint the inside section of your flowers with the darkest shade, I am using Wisteria, with a small soft paint brush.
Then use the All-Purpose Ink in Cherry Pink and paint over the Wisteria layer.
Lastly, paint a layer of Orchid Odyssey over the entire painted flower – over both colors.
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.
Paint a layer of shimmer over the painted flowers and leave to dry.
See the shimmer over the color – this looks amazing. Cut out the flowers around the edges.
Use Gold irRESISTible Pico Embellisher and add detail to the center of your flowers. Leave to dry.
Create a stenciled background using Memento Dye inks. Leave the stenciled image to dry.
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.
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.
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.
- VersaFine Clair – Fantasia, Nocturne, Purple Delight
- Jumbo Dauber
- Craft Mat
- irRESISTible Pico Embellisher – Gold
- All-Purpose Ink – Champagne, Orchid Odyssey, Wisteria, Cherry Pink
- Cardstock – white
- Jowilna Nolte – Stencil