Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Technique Twist Challenge 01 - Blown Ink & a Blog Hop!

Come join The Technique Twist Challenge as we take techniques to the next level & expand creativity! Our first challenge is Blown Ink and runs through June 26.  Check it all out HERE!

PLUS - It's our first challenge at The Technique Twist Challenge blog & what better way to celebrate than with a blog hop! To enter, leave a comment on the each blog for your chance to win a great prize pack! We'll randomly draw one name as our winner out of all the entries!
Contest ends on June 26, 2013 at 1159p ET. Good luck!

The Technique Twist Challenge 01:Blown Ink
Julz - *You are here!*

We've seen Blown Ink all over lately but what if you use something besides cardstock or watercolor paper? 
For this card, I used vellum for my Blown Ink Base.  The best tip I have is make sure you have something underneath your paper whether it is vellum, cardstock, etc, to catch any drips.  I used a place beneath mine just in case. :)  The vellum tends to curl as it dries but you can flatten it back out again.  I spritzed the paper with some Shimmer Mist before I die cut the butterflies.

I also played around with some Glimmer Paper too!  ;)  For my next card I used Red Glimmer paper with Basic Black reinker.  A word of caution - Take the time to let this dry!  Three days after I did this one morning before I left for work, it was still wet!  Make sure you dab the extra blown ink with a paper towel &  follow up with a heat gun.

I used the Glimmer Paper in several different ways here.  I created the cupcake (the ink looks like dripping frosting) along with the flags & the accent polka dots. 

Butterfly Card Supplies: All Stampin' Up! unless noted
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi
Stamps: Petite Pairs
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Rhinestones, Shimmer Paint (mix with Alcohol to create shimmer mist), Foil Tape (non-SU!), Cupcake Builder Punch, 1/2" circle punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Cupcake Card Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Red Glimmer Paper, Newsprint DSP (retired)
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: Banner Greetings
Accessories: Cupcake Builder Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Decorative Label Punch
I'm adding a collection of Brights Designer Buttons, silver brads, & mini jingle bells, a container of Mica Flakes, Two Toned Ribbon in Basic Gray & Basic Black, Ruffled Ribbon in Riding Hood Red, & Cherry Cobbler Tulle to the Prize Pack!

Have a fabulously twisted day!
Julz :)


Lauri Ingram said...

wow, vellum and glitter paper have such different results. Vellum is perfect for the butterflies and I can only imagine the possibilities looking at the results of your cupcake! Very fun!

Jessica said...

It never came to mind to try the technique this way. Loving it...the glitter paper, WAO! This is awesome. Both cards are beautiful! Tx for sharing such wonderful twists. Now I want to go play again. :)

Eileen said...

Like the. Ellen idea, a neat way to show how the technique works on different papers.thanks for sharing.

Pam Strobel said...

Wet, gooey and dripping frosting sounds good to me! What a fun way to use this technique and thanks for all the added tips. Great way to feature both! Pam

Deb Kane said...

Butterflies are one of my passions, how clever of you to try vellum & glimmer paper...congrats on your first blog hop too!!

Cynthia said...

Your cupcake looks good enough to eat. I love your little butterflies, so colorful!!

Jacksonsmomy said...

Wow never thought to do that to vellum, how cool.

Cathy Caines said...

Interesting to see the effect! I can't imagine it moving much on that paper when you blow it - did it? Perhaps you used lots of water? How did you do it? Thanks and cool!

Leena Girsa said...

Love both of these takes on this technique Julz! So excited for our first of many challenges!

Julie Fields said...
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Julie Fields said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments everyone! I had a fantastic time creating these cards & using the Blown Ink Technique!

Cathy - Actually the ink moved quite easily along both the Glimmer Paper & Vellum. No water needed. I simply added drops of reinker and then blew it around with a straw. :)

Carol said...

Oh, your butterflies are beautiful! Great idea!

Angela Jones said...

Just love your twist with using glimmer paper - your cards are just gorgeous.