I am always and never amazed at the power of inks and paper. Together they create an amazing force of interesting effects, and separately they can stand on their own without any limits. But it is when they come together that pure magic happens – when you have the guts and knowledge to play and experiment.

How to:

For these cards, I used a Celebr8 Stencil, Memento Dew Drops, Embossing Powder and a few Little Birdie and Rosie’s Studio embellishments. With each background, I could change the effect and outcome by adding another product and changing the paper I used.

Step 1:

I used 5 colours of Memento inks and blended through my Celebr8 stencil onto matt cardstock. With each new colour, I changed to another sponge dauber.

Step 2:

After blending my background, I removed my stencil and misted it with water. I then placed the stencil down onto a piece of matt cardstock and applied pressure after covering it with some roller towel. The water mixed with the left-over ink on my stencil left a gorgeous, printed effect.

Step 3:

For my third background, I blended some Memento onto a glossy cardstock piece. I placed my stencil down and taped it in position with washi tape.  I then used 2 different colours and blended over my background. Once I removed my stencil, I added some clear embossing powder and heat set until fully melted.

TIP: Because I know that my Memento Dye ink won’t dry on the glossy cardstock, I add embossing powder to seal in that inked goodness. A totally different look and effect but still gorgeous.

Step 4:

Use some Little Birdie and Rosie’s Studio elements to decorate your cards. I store my elements in these 6×4” clear pockets – easy to find, taking away the bulk of the packaging and I don’t lose any of my little pieces.

I had so much fun playing around with different effects, using the same inks and stencil, but each time changing the paper to achieve a different effect.

2018 - Jowilna Nolte

Jowilna Nolte


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