Monday, September 10, 2012

A Favorite Technique

Hi there!

I have a card to share today using one of my favorite techniques. I just wish I could remember what it's called! If you know, please tell me!

It's the one where you heavily ink up a piece of white cardstock with Distress Inks. Then you take a stamp, spritz it with water only - no ink - and stamp it onto your inked panel. The water removes some of the ink and you're left with a soft impression of the stamp.

In this case, I used a flower from the Bold Pop Design set from Sizzix/Hero Arts. Hope you can see the flowers in the background.



The Distress Inks I used were Fired Brick, Wild Honey and Vintage Photo. I also added an extra, brighter flower. I used markers to ink it up before stamping and die-cutting it. The cute sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp set called, Handwritten Sentiments by Kristina Werner. I love the variety of sentiments in this fun set!

Hope everyone is having a good week so far! Mine is going to get REALLY FUN starting Thursday evening, when I meet some online friends at Scrapfest!! I'll be sure to share some photos! :)

31 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Love this technique you used, Barb! The subtle background is gorgeous! So bright and cherry! GREAT design! Perfect sentiment, too!

donna mikasa said...

I'm not sure what this technique is called either--resist water stamping?--but your results are gorgeous! I love the warm colors and Kristina's handwritten sentiment is the perfect touch!

Brenda said...

Not sure what it's called but I love it too. I adore these colorus Barb! Have an awesome time at Scrapfest!

walchowDesign said...

Awesome bg colouring and the pop of the flower completes the card, Barb!

Wishing you a wonderful time at the scapfest!

Dawn said...

whatever it's called Barb,.... it's a stunning card. The background looks quite neon looking. Fab colour and love the yellow flower

maria f. said...

How about "faux bleaching"?!?!?

Sue said...

HELLO Barb
It is called 'ghosting' well that is what I know it as, of course there maybe another term, it has a wonderful effect no matter the term. Beautiful hot colours you have chosen, and a beautiful card.
Smiles:)
Sue

Lynn said...

Have an awesome time at Scrapfest!! This is gorgeous! Love those deep oranges.

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Barb! I know you'll have fun at Scrapfest! Fun technique!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love your technique, but can't remember what it's called either...maybe water resist? Beautiful flowers! Can't wait to see you on Thursday! eek!! :)

Martha said...

Hi, Barb! WOW! What a striking card! I love the bright colors. You've used the "ghosting" technique SO beautifully! I love it!

So the SCRAPfest week is finally here. (I wish I could join you all.) ENJOY!

Maureen Morton said...

That bright flower is set-off so perfectly with this soft and sweet background. And that sentiment is purrrrrr-fect! I am so happy that you get to hook up with so many of our buddies......enjoy!

Cindy C. said...

I don't know what that technique is called, but I like the result! Gorgeous card Barb!

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous Barb.. Have fun at Scrapfest.

Jackie said...

Beautiful! Love this technique. Have fun at Scrapfest - I wish I was going.

Katie said...

Love your color combination---probably something that either Shari or Jennifer thought up.
Your card is great!
I just wanted to tell you that I am so impressed to see your sweet comments on pretty much every blog that I frequent. I am sure you brighten many peoples day. I try and leave a comment, but there are times when I run out of superlatives to describe some of the amazing cards that the ladies come up with.
Thanks for sharing your talents and your sweetness!

Sue McRae said...

The bold coloured background goes perfectly with that big flower Barb!

Make sure to take lots of pics to share with those of us that can't make it to Scrapfest! Have fun!

Trinh said...

Beautiful background you created, Barb! I don't know the name of the technique but it is beautiful. Wish I was going to Scrapfest this year! I will have to live vicariously through your photos.

Karen B. said...

Such a cool cool use of the inks! Great card, Barb!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Barb. What a neat technique. It gives such a soft shading to your card.
Thank you for your sweet comment on my Moxie Fabber of the Week post. :o)

Cat Craig said...

Love the colors, and the faint images from your water stamping. Very pretty.

alexandra s.m. said...

Love it Barb!
Gorgeous card!
TFS~

Robin K. said...

We learned this technique at Jennifer and Shari's class at least year's Scrapfest!! Just don't remember the proper name of the technique:). Loooove these fiery colors!! And your bold flower stands out nicely against your very cool bg!!

Annette said...

awesome card Barb...love the stamped background and the added embellishment to the flower...love the bright colors...

love your new blog look...

Vicky said...

Barb your card is stunning! Love the flower and the combination of all those warm colors on the background!

Kara Lynne said...

Such a gorgeous, bold background! That technique is beautiful, whatever it's called. I love how you mimicked it in the cut image. Can't wait to see your photos!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous....that's what I call this technique. This is a beauty...I just love the warm colors!
See you tomorrow!!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Enjoy your travels and friends at Scrapfest Barb!

This flower bursts with colorful happiness against the delightful background!

Joy said...

Gorgeous and great technique Barb, stunning results, I hope you have a wonderful time at Scrapfest..hugs

Deirdre said...

Beautiful Barb - love what you created.

Cathy A said...

Lovely sunny design Barb, must keep this image in my head as winter approaches and my jumpers come out!