CAS Mix Up January Challenge

Hi again!  You’re not seeing things.  I am back with a second post for today.  This time I am excited and honoured to be a guest designer for January CAS Mix Up Card Challenge.  This month’s challenge is liquid colours.

For my card, I chose to do the reinker spread technique. It is an easy technique to achieve a watercolour effect.

To do this technique, you need a line image stamp.  On Shimmery White cardstock, I white heat embossed the images.  I then added drops of reinkers into a pallet.  Next I generously spritz the embossed images with water.  Using a watercolor brush, I picked up a reinker colour and touched it to the areas where I want that colour.  You’ll see the colour disperse and spread.  And if you don’t then more water is needed.   I continued until the images were all coloured, and then set them aside to dry. You could use a heat tool to quicken the drying process, but I wanted the colours to flow and dry naturally.  Drying times will vary depending on how much water was used.  Once they were dry, I fussy cut them out.

For the background, I splattered some of the reinker colours onto a white A2 stitched rectangle panel.  I die cut the border sentiment from black cardstock.  I adhered the panel to a top folding white card base, assembled the card, then added glossy accents to the black sentiment to finish.  It’s hard to capture in a photo, but due to the cardstock, the images have a beautiful, subtle shimmer to them IRL.

Thank you for stopping by.

 

 

10 thoughts on “CAS Mix Up January Challenge

  1. You’ve achieved such a beautiful soft effect on your flowers. I love your design and layout and the delicate ink splats! Congrats on your DT spot.

  2. Your flowers are so softly beautiful Trina! what a wonderful liquid technique for the challenge – thank you so much for joining us as our Guest Designer this month! You’ve inspired me to try this out! Julia xx

  3. Wonderful to have you as our Guest Designer, Trina! What a beautiful arrangement of flowers and leaves! And such lovely soft colours. I haven’t done that technique with reinkers for a long time – so glad you reminded me about it.

  4. This is a gorgeous CAS card Trina! Love the softness and that word die nested among the flowers is perfection. The splatters just bring it all together. Thanks for being our Guest Designer at CAS Mix Up!

  5. Gorgeous heat embossed and watercolored flowers Trina. Your fussy cutting is perfect..I thought you had used a die. I love using the SU shimmery white CS, so can imagine how beautiful your shimmer looks. TFS and being our Guest Designer for the month. Hugs, Nancy

  6. I love this technique, Trina, and you got fabulous results with it! The glossy black die cut sentiment is a beautiful contrast of texture and color! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at CAS Mix Up this month!

  7. Beautiful card Trina. Love this technique and haven’t used it for a while … now I need to try it again. 🙂 Your layout and design is so pretty. Love the splattery background and your pretty flowers surrounding the black sentiment die-cut. The black really pops. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month at CAS Mix Up! xx

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