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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Getting Inky with my BFF

My partner in crime (BFF!!) has been here for almost a week and we have been playing with different this one from Jennifer McGuire using stencils.

And this one using distress inks then white pigment ink to get the "Bokeh" effect (found out it is pronounced "Bow Ke" (as in ke-ttle)

And this one is called "Joseph's coat" again using distress inks that are sponged on, then stamp flowers, leaves etc with versamark and then clear emboss them...swiped all over with black ink!  I know, it was scary...then you wipe the black off the embossed images and voila!
I will be back with a few more to share...only two more days for my friend to be here...we have to make the most of it and really get inky!
Card 1:  MFT Spring Flowers stencil, white pigment ink, PTI raspberry fizz ink, PTI circle scribbles die in silver, Keep it Simple Dies
Card 2: Distress Inks: salty ocean, chipped sapphire, peacock feathers, HA unicorn white pigment ink, butterflies from Martha Stewart punch, SSS Butterfly friends, PTI Butterfly Dreams, SSS Flower Friend
Card 3:  Distress Inks:  spiced marmalade, mustard seed, wild honey, ripe persimmon, black memento ink, HA Misc. sentiments


  1. Beautiful cards Colleen...sounds like you and Lin are having a wonderful time getting inky!! And don't you just love that Bokeh, fun, fun! I will have to try the last one with the black ink...very striking!

  2. So nice to have your friend around and enjoying your hobby together! These cards are just wonderful! Very nice techniques too!


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