Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Twinkling Tuesday MTTSC22

Today is beautiful spring Twinkling Tuesday - YEA! We have a guest designer this week - Kimmie Doktor's son Nicky. Instead of a sketch to follow, we had 3 colors to include in our card: orange, purple and blue. Hmmm....what an intereting color combo. I wasn't sure what I thought at first, but I like how it looks! Great job Nicky! So, here's what I came up with.

This is an awesome new technique that apparently someone showed at a Stampin' Up! Seattle Regional, and it has been spreading like wildfire across the country. I watched a video tutorial from Patty Bennett to get the details. I used shimmery white cardstock, and embossed the flowers from Fifth Avenue Floral with white embossing powder. Then use a spray bottle to make water puddles in the flower. Choose a couple colors of re-inkers and add a drop or two of each on a plastic plate. Using an aquapainter (or wet paintbrush) pick up a dab of color from the re-inker dot, and touch each puddle of water in the embossed flower petals, and it instantly fills the whole space with color. COOL! Then you can go back and add coordinating colors to shade the flower as you desire. It doesn't matter if it goes out of the lines, because you'll be cutting it out after it dries. This is a fun and addicting technique. Give it a try!
The colors of re-inkers I used were Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal, Orchid Opulence, and Bashful Blue. (All Stampin' Up!)

If you'd like to play along with this weeks sketch, you can upload your card using the title MTTSC22. It's great fun! And check out all the wonderful creations of the Twinkling Tuesdays team members. Their links are on the sidebar.

Happy and creative stamping!


  1. Darla this is incredible!!!!! Wow, wow! I jsut adore this technique that you did and you did an amazing job with it! I love the depth and character you were able to achieve! the flowers look real!!! So, so stunning and the layout and punch really pull everything together! You did an exceptional job on this one!


  2. Darla, you totally rocked this week's challenge!! That balance of color is perfect and that technique, well, I've never seen it before and I LOVE it! It looks airbrushed! Just wonderful Darla, thanks so much for sharing!

  3. This is just gorgeous, my friend! I know you were telling me about it but in real life it's absolutely amazing!!! This is such an awesome color combo esp w/ the soft versions of the colors you used. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! Beautiful job!

  4. Hey Darla,

    This card turned out amazing!!! I have seen that set used in so many great ways I am definetly ordering it when I place my next Stampers club meeting!!!

    My club ended up not meeting in April, and so I never placed an order but I have wanted it for so long!!!


  5. Oooops I hit post to soon I forgot to say that techniques is wonderful I will have to try it very soon, I have all the supplies, but not many colors of re-inkers yet!!!

    I finally got my post up just now.

    I have so missed getting around to my favorite blogs the last couple of weeks but I think I am back to normal now and can not wait to catch back up on seeing all the wonderful creations of my favorite creaters!!!

  6. Beautiful. ive read about this technique but I haven't tried it yet.

  7. The technique really made those flowers look amazing!