Stationery - Chiswick

Water colour effects using ink and stamps.

Posted on 29 Jun 2015

This week has been a colorful week what with dealing with all the loadshedding and being creative at the same time!
So I kept working with some dye inks to make pretty pastel coloured cards. I just love the effect you can achieve.
cardI created a quick and easy card with some bling of course.
detail 1step 1 – Adhere your acrylic stamp to the Chiswick stamping block.
Ink up the stamp with the dye ink colour of your choice.
step 1step 2 – Lightly mist the inked stamp with water and stamp the image onto smooth white cardstock.
step 2step 3 – Cut out the image.
Stamp a pink heart in the same manner to create a watercolour look. Cut out the heart too.
step 3step 4 – Add some foam dots to the back of the cut out heart.
step 4step 5 – Adhere the heart to the assembled card.
Add a layer of dimensional glaze to the heart.
**For the step x step I did not adhere the heart to my card first – but by doing this you will prevent the glaze
from running over the sides as the heart curls up before the glaze dries.
step 5step 6 – Lightly sprinkle some gold glitter onto the wet dimensional glaze and let it dry.
The glaze captures the glitter inside for a shiny effect.
step 6step 7 – To create the washi tape strip, adhere the washi tape to a scrap piece of white cardstock
and then cut into a flag.
By adding it to a thicker base you can create a firm cardstock type element or strip to use on cards and layouts.
step 7I used the following Products available from Chiswick for this quick and easy card project!
Ultra Fine glitter sb4225
Pearlescent Ink Pad – Sky Blue rs3340
Dye Ink Pad- Fresh Pink rs3293
Assorted 3D Foam Dots sb4440

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.