Tuesday, 16 December 2014

A Splodgy Christmas

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Here's my card for today.............
I made the background with Brights Inkadinks from Imagination Crafts. Inkadinks are little bottles of waterbased pigment inks. The colours are very rich & a little goes a very long way. You can use them the same as you would use Distress or Adirondack inks for example. You can mix them together to get different colours & they will work on virtually all sorts of paper, card etc.
NB: the link on the website to the Inkadinks is not working at present. We'll get that fixed today.
I put drops of Cherry Pie, Mango & Lilac Heaven onto my craft sheet & mixed each with a little water. Then I laid a piece of watercolour card on top, moving it around slightly. I dried the card & laid it into the colours again, then dried. I think I did this about three-four times in total.
Once I was happy, I mixed Silver Satin Silkies with water in a spray bottle & spritzed it over the card. The Inkadinks react with the water & paint & the result is lots of shimmery splatters........

Handy hint; add the paint to the water, rather than the other way round, the paint will mix more readily.
I then set the card aside to dry naturally & when it had, I stamped the trees from the
Woodware Clear Magic 'Forest' set with Weathered Wood distress ink - I knew that the DI would soak into the watercolour card as it dried, leaving only a faint image.................

I dried the card again, then stamped the trees with embossing ink on top of the Weathered Wood trees & heat set with WOW Gold embossing powder................

I finished the card with adhesive gems, pearls & ribbon, matting & layering onto ribbed kraft card & black card, then onto a 6x6 card blank.

Inkadinks  Silkies Silver Satin Forest   WC04 Metallic Gold Rich   WA01 Clear GlossAnti-static Pad WOODWARE SPRAY BOTTLES - PACK OF 2    VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black    Emboss Ink Pads  

Plain Black   Ribbed Kraft Card   BLACK WITH WHITE DOTS - 15MM ORGANZA   Hobby House Midnight Magic 5mm Pearls   

Thanks for visiting the blog today. I'll be back on Friday.



  1. That looks an amazing technique, Kirsten. Every card will be unique.

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  3. Love your splodges Kirsten! Inkadinks are new to me, must investigate... Love the depth in your scene with light and dark trees stamping.

  4. Another great card so many ideas from one set of stamps, thanks Nicola x

  5. Love your background and the trees, great card,x

  6. Beautiful vintage style - the inking is so soft and lush and you created the background with something that I already own - yay! I do need some Silkies and that tree stamp set though! Gorgeous card, thank you for sharing Karen x

  7. Yet another design with the forest tree stamps. They are so versatile

  8. A beautiful card and love the background.


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