Friday, February 28, 2014

Reinker Cards - Two Different Looks

I was asked to be a guest designer for the Sisters In Stamping.  This week, they are focusing on reinkers.  I made two cards with basically the same technique.  I'm surprised at how different they look though.

I used this year's SU! In Color reinkers.  I just dropped ink in various places on a paper plate.  I first laid a piece of tissue paper on the ink.  I quickly pulled it up and set it aside to dry.  It did take a long time to dry and I got ink all over my fingers!  It was also very hard to cut.  I accidentally tore some of it and then had to cut it shorter than I wanted.  That's why I used so much ribbon on this card ;)  I wanted to hide the empty area!  I felt it still needed a little something, so I stamped the banner image and punched it out with my banner punch (love that!).  I decided not to add any more (although that goes against my nature!) so that it wouldn't be overworked.  Here is the first card.

 After I laid the tissue paper down, I laid a piece of watercolor paper on the plate to continue to soak up the ink.  I quickly pulled it back up and used a paper towel to blot the excess ink.  I love how this one looks.  Even though you don't see the colors as easily and separately on this paper, I think it looks mystical and beautiful.  Again, I wanted the reinked paper to be the main attraction of this card, so just added a little ribbon and the sentiment.  I'm much happier with this card.
Thank you to my real sister for asking me to guest design for the Sisters In Stamping!  And thank you for looking!  I wish you all a wonderful weekend!


  1. Awesome cards, Cindy! Thanks so much for guest designing with us this week!!!

  2. Oh, that looks very interesting! Playing with reinkers is funny... the results are great! Wonderful Cards!
    Sunny greetings from Germany und a big hug