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September 28, 2023

Reinker Watercoloring

Hello Stamplings!

And squeeeeeee, the roller coaster called September is braking to a finish! Grab your knickers and prepare to disbark! As you get a hold of yourself, I'll show you the cards I made for the September Group of Seven Cardmakers.

This month we used reinkers to paint random colors onto watercolor paper. Once dry, the panel is embossed with either a regular or 3D embossing folder. That's cool enough at that point, but to make the embossed image really pop, black ink is swiped liberally over the debossed side of the e/f and the panel is re-inserted into the folder and run through. When you open the folder, the black ink is transferred to the panel. 

The 3D folder I used is from SSS called, "Floral Harmony." I thought a border was needed so Hammy smooshed a die-cut frame into the same reinker colors. I didn't apply a die-cut sediment because, ahem, I just plumb forgot! 


I used a Park Lane (Joanne's) regular embossing folder for this card and the finished panel is adhered to a red card base. The sediment is from a poppystamps die called, "Festive Noel."


You can find more details on this technique with video information and wonderful examples from the entire Group of Seven Cardmakers by clicking on the link. You will also find a linky tool so you can share the cards you make following this month's technique. We love seeing what you make!

And now we will have our "Submit Your Caption" contest! (This photo is from my sister Diana who attributes it to someone name Lisa.)
My submission: "Ew! A rotten one!"


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