Monday, September 29



The FRIDAY MASHUP has us trying a new technique on our cards - ink blowing.  Whaat??? Yep, just like when we were in grade school except with our re-inkers we drop a few spots of ink on the paper then take a straw and blow the ink around the paper.

Here is my take on the idea.  I mashed it up because you could also follow their colors of Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Basic Black.  Yep, I did that.

 My card base if bermuda bay and the stamped layer is on whisper white. I just randomly blew the ink around the card stock, then moved my large swallowtail stamp around until I thought it fit the best.

 I stamped the Swallowtail butterfly stamp with versamark and used black embossing powder.

On a piece of basic black card stock I stamped with versamark and used crushed curry embossing powder for the HOORAY sentiment.

That's all there is to it!!  I believe I will do another and do smaller "splats" of the blown ink to see how that looks.

Thanks, Friday Mashup, for the challenge.  I had FUN FUN FUN.


  1. What a fun way to color your background for the large butterfly image. I'm so glad you tried out a new technique. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  2. Jenny your card looks fantastic! I love how you used the ink blowing technique to color your Swallowtail! The embossing for your butterfly and sentiment were great touches!!!

  3. Wow, the swallowtail stamp really provides a cool contrast with the technique, I love it! I do think that I am the only person who never did this technique in grade school though, after reading all the blogs LOL

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!


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