Wednesday, 1 May 2013

PTI Make it Monday-Blown Ink (Part 2)

Hey Everyone,

So as I had finished posting my last blog entry using this week's PTI Make it Monday Technique: Blown Ink, I headed up to my craft room and began tidying up the desk.  I had come across my practice piece of blown ink technique and was just about to toss it in the recycling bin when inspiration hit me!  I had originally used other coloured Distress re-inkers to see how they flowed and coloured with this technique.  I wasn't too pleased with how the colours blended. I also tried to spray a little water (laced with Perfect Pearls) on the creation (knowing Distress Inks' special property with water).  Still not too pleasing.  I even tried to add flowers to the blobs and I still didn't like how it looked.  I abandoned the attempt and started fresh with the tree concept (see here).

Anyways, fast forward to me going through my PTI stamps to put away and me about to toss my original blown ink attempt away when my background in chemisty slapped me upside the head (not to mention so did the uber awesome PTI stamp set: Love Potion).

Here is the result!
The sentiment stamp and the beakers/flask stamps are from PTI.  The ruler ribbon is from Recollections and I used a Martha Stewart border punch for the hearts.  Re-Inkers are from Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

Using these stamps helped me take control of an otherwise uncontrollable technique.  The shimmer and water marks and randomness of the colours totally works with the chemistry theme.  Love it!

While I'm at it I'd like to submit this card to the following blogs:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog: Happy Mail (Just Because)
Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes Challenge #4
Twisted Tuesday Challenge Blog: Fifth Tuesday Free For All

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a creative slap in the face that was! This turned out great!!

  2. Love how you salvaged your practice inks. this is great!

  3. That's great! Love the happy accident!

  4. It's perfect! Great save! Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  5. Perfect use for this technique! Thanks for sharing you card with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

  6. What a great card! Love the way you used the blown ink technique within your design. Thanks for joining us at the Sister Act Card Challenge this week.

  7. Brilliant - perfect stamp set t use with the blown ink technique!

  8. What a perfect save! Love it! :0)

  9. what a cool idea, fits perfect to the test glasses

  10. What a perfect way to use those blown ink 'mistakes.' You've created a mad scientist card!

  11. Hi Lizzie! I absolutely LOVE this technique and how you used it is pure genius!!! Your card is so fantastic and creative. I LOVE IT!!!!!

  12. i love that design , it looks cool !


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