Saturday, February 11, 2012

Inky Love

Oh Sweet Saturday!
Today I want to show off a card that I put my little inky heart into… and boy do I have a post full of techniques today! So grab your cup of coffee and prepare to be inspired! Lol…
I started my card by playing with the Silhouette Cameo. I read online that the Inkssentials embossing pen will fit into the pen holder for the Silhouette… so I had to try it.. and it has opened the door to so many possibilities! I Used a cute swirly heart background design from the Silhouette store. Once the Cameo was finished drawing my design, I took it off the mat and poured embossing powder on it and heated it. I worked kind of fast, but You really do have a lot more time than you would think… the design took several minutes to draw but the powder stuck to the whole thing without a problem.

Next, I brought in a little Distress Ink… but in an unconventional way! Using the Ink Palette and a Distress Ink refill, I set the stage to “paint” with my Distress Ink!
A few drops is all it took… I also added a few drops of water from my water pen to tone it down some…  
Once all the hearts and swirlys were coloered in I inked it up with an Ink blending tool and Barn Door Distress Ink. …and then I ripped it right in half! And adhered to the base.
The base of the design is a 4”x5.25” piece of Manilla cardstock from Ranger. I LOVE this stuff! The bottom of the card is stamped with a Hero arts background stamp, “newspaper background.” The edges are inked with Broken China, Barn Door, & Black soot.
The heart is also embossed… and is also a Hero Arts Stamp, “newspaper Heart”. I used a multi color embossing technique on the heart. After stamping the heart onto the manilla cardstock, I sprinkled the pink powder on the outside and then came in with the red powder for the center of the heart. I then heated it… after melting my powders, I worked very quickly, and while the powder was still hot I sprinkled the Holographic powder on and then heated it… talk about a twist on embossing! I love going back in and adding that sparkle!

The edges of the heart are distressed using the Prima Distress tool and then inked up with my Distress Ink palette. The heart is adhered to the card with pop dots.
Ribbon and bling completed the card… but looking at it, I decided something was missing so the final touch was adding Crystal Stickles to the blue hearts in the background!
I hope you are leaving here inspired! Have a very creative day!


  1. Wow Wow Wow! Thank you for sharing I am so going to have to try this and then link it back to you!

  2. this is outstanding love everything about it