Thursday, October 13, 2011

CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop

Hello everyone-Happy Fall! Oh my gosh - I wish we had cooler weather here in Tampa- but oh no - the hot weather still hangs on! But I guess I can design with FALL in mind! So if you have been hoppin' with everyone, you have arrived from Carol's blog and you have have checked out her awesome design!

So I selected re-inkers as this month's theme - one of my favorite 'why do I need to buy it?' item! So I came up with a few reasons why you need to buy re-inkers!

#1- To ink up your fabric ink pads- DID you know they will last a lifetime if you just buy a matching re-inker when you buy the ink pad? Just use a zig-zag motion to apply the ink and they are good as new!
#2 - Using it for creative possibilities- Combine your re-inker with water or rubbing alcohol in our new Spray Pens (Z1380). I like using rubbing alcohol as it dries quickly and does not warp you paper. The key to this technique is to "spray lightly"
#3 - Creating a Faux Suede Look - Combine re-inker with liquid applique, roll it on with a brayer and heat it with a heat gun! Instant Faux Suede!

Here is my design for the hop - the background of the card is faux suede using Olive re-inker. You really need to feel the paper to get the full impact of the effect. The tag in front of the stamp design is also faux suede using Autumn Terracotta re-inker. I cut out the shape first because I did not think the Circuit machine would cut through the paper but I was wrong! Here is the title for my design board and it cut right the faux suede paper!!!

You may have recognized the layout on the right- yep - that is the same layout on my previous blog post and I made squares of faux suede paper with different re-inkers and then cut out the fall leaves with the Cricuit Art Philosophy cartridge.

If you have another idea for using re-inkers, just post it in the comment section. It will be fun to see what we all can come up with! Now it is off to Wendy's blog to view her artistic creation!


Carol said...

Lovely card. I also love the Faux Suede technique.

Elizabeth said...

Love this! I forgot about the liquid applique - I'll have to try it. Thanks for the instructions on how to re-ink your stamp pads as well! Great card!!

Haley D. said...

That faux suede looks like so much fun. I will definitely have to try it one day soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

Corina said...

This is so cool Adeline! Great way to use the reinkers, I love that technique.


Luisa said...

Great card and I love the 3 reasons you shared with us. Specially the third one, which is totally new to me!