Tuesday, August 04, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Cornelia Enjoys Ink Swiping

Hi, Cornelia here today, swiping ink pads. I love those flowers - this one is from the new stamp club set for August, Floral Bliss. But I am not so good at coloring, so I have to come up with other options.

This was my inspiration for this card. I found it in my email and thought it's quite a cool advertisement and needs to be transformed into a card.

And this is how I did it:

I stamped and masked the flower with Tuxedo Memento ink.

I pulled out my long neglected ColorBox ink pad dating back to the beginnings of my stamping, when I thought I only needed black ink and maybe some colors and those teeny tiny ink pads would do.

I took out the yellow first and swiped it across towards the right of the upper flower and continued with orange and purple.

I added some color to the cone centers.

I stamped the sentiment and added a snippet of PP to the main sentiment and then - you guessed it - can't do without splatters.... Used my beloved tattered angels oil slick glimmer glaze. Makes beautiful glossy black splatters.

Hope you liked this - see you next month!

Products Cornelia used in today's project:


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  1. Beautiful flowers.. Nice technique for adding color..

  2. Holy cow! This looks amazing. Whadayamean your not a colorist. Could have fooled me. WOW!

  3. Holy cow! This looks amazing. Whadayamean your not a colorist. Could have fooled me. WOW!

  4. Cornelia-This is so effective! Fabulous card :)
    Nessa xxx

  5. Really like this. Going in my CASE file.

  6. Stunning use of colours on the flowers - wonderful inspirational post

  7. AWESOME technique and so cool to take inspiration from something in everyday life!! It just looks so amazing and incredibly gorgeous!!

  8. Loved the ink swiping...looks so cool!!! The card looks great...

  9. Wonderful..I too have colorbox pigment ink in rainbow colors..your card is inspiring !

  10. Fun technique. I have an old Colorbox petal pad set that would work, too.

  11. so creative - love the easy way of adding so much color at one swipe:)

  12. Swiping ink pads? That looks like the best idea...and card is definitely stunning Cornelia! :)
    Suchi xx

  13. I read about your COLOR BOX long Ink
    I have it too
    and thinking the same too at that time some years ago hihi
    i thougt i want to save some money and only buy that ink
    and now it is dry I threw it away already
    Stunning technique will try it soon
    lovely card Cornelia
    hugs, Monika

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  15. Unique technique and inspiration for beginner like me.TFS

  16. What a unique way to use your inks! Beautiful card!

  17. I love all the techniques lately. Love the pops of color and the black and white.

  18. Klasse Karte!!! Was du so aus Nichts machen kannst ist fantastisch!!!


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