Saturday, 13 August 2011

Inky Blocks!


Quick post this morning and a very early entry for me to this weeks Less is More challenge which is a one layer getting inky.

Thanks go to Chrissie and Mandi for this week providing me an excuse to try out a technique new to me.  After seeing lots of beautiful cards using this idea it was always in the back of my mind to give it a go.

I used my Clear Mount Block size B and pressed it into my Crumb Cake ink pad then pressed it onto my Whisper White card blank.  Each time I varied the pressure that I used.  I then stamped Just Believe in Soft Suede.  I lined up my sentiment from the same set using my Stamp-a-ma-jig.  It was also stamped in Soft Suede.

I really enjoyed my first time experimenting with this technique and will definitely be trying it out again to see what other effects I can achieve.

Can I just say how much I enjoyed visiting other challenge entries last week, it was so interesting to find out about other people's flags and countries.

If you would like to try out the technique above then here's the supply list which you can order from myself at ails300@btinternet.com.  I'd be happy to hear from you.

Supplies Required
All Stampin' Up!

Card: Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Stamps: Just Believe
Other: Clear Mount Block Size B, Stamp-a-ma-jig



59 comments:

Kim S said...

I haven't tried this technique either. I love how you have used it!

Rosie said...

A wonderful card

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Aileen, That worked brilliantly, Love your card, classy, Gay xxx

val090 said...

That is just gorgeous..........Don't know if I'll enter this week as not into stamping at all. Much prefer digital.............

Craftilicious said...

This is lovely - you got such a crisp finished card.

Suze Bain said...

Well done on getting your crafty hat on early this morning. Card is fab, I'm definitely going to try this technique too. xx

Sarah said...

Another new technique to try! This looks really effective on your card, it's lovely.

Margaret said...

Love it Aileen!
Margaret x

Viv said...

Such a pretty card,love the soft colour too, well done:O)Viv xx

My name is Wynneth said...

Great technique used for a fabulous creation. Love that Crumbcake ink !
hugs
wynneth
x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Very nice inky technique. Very effective.

Hugs, Sandra View my card HERE!

Нюсечка said...

Super! Excellent! Very stylishly!!!

Nusechka

Chrissie said...

Just love it!
I'm so pleased that we were the catalyst for you to try this fab technique!
Wonderful!
Thanks so much.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Hazel said...

Love the effect achieved with the blocks - very stylish card x

Lynne said...

Fabulous card, love that technique, it`s very effective.
Lynne xxx

GinaA said...

Must give this a go, your card is beautiful.

Mandi said...

Absolutely fantastic Aileen
Love what you have created
Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Gr8 idea and beautifully done

Kathyk

Molecraft said...

Beautiful card, very effective!
Helen x

Marlena M. said...

Wonderfully done with this technique~ ;)

Katina said...

A beautiful card! Great technique and one that even I can try with my limited stash! Thanks for the idea Aileen. xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Great technique - must try - love the subtle colours of this card - just beautiful.

dutchstamptramp said...

Very stylish and beautiful

Faith A said...

A beautiful card, love the colour too.

(I think the sentiment coud be mine entering this challenge :) )

Hazel said...

It's beautiful, well done. Hazel x

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi

What a lovely card and I love the technique you used its fabulous and great for a quick make TFS.

Hugs

Tina

TAM said...

Fabulous card - very serene

Jenny said...

Fabulous inky design Aileen, I love how you staggered the blocks of colour too :0
Can you believe I never thought of putting the acrylic block to the inkpad!!
Jenny x

sheila said...

Your design has turned out so elegant....especially with the colors you have chosen. Lovely.

Vicky said...

Beautiful card Aileen! I love this acrylic block effect. I tried it once and it certainly didn't loo like this. Mayb I need to revisit this technique and try it again!!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Linby said...

Fab effect you have achieved very striking.
Linbyx

Maja said...

Gorgeous card, clever done.

Karen said...

Really effective.

Jenni's Jems said...

Love the colours and the technique very elegant x

Sasha said...

Love your technique, fab stamping and a lovely sentiment!

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous great result XOXO Zoe

Suzilou said...

Great card, love your stamped blocks and great image and sentiment :)

Susan said...

I don't know how you got such clean stamps using the block. My attempts were so messy I threw them away! Fab card!!

Sue said...

Hello Aileen
Susan from NZ here, saw your card on LIM and I love the monochromatic look, very impressed.
Smiles:)

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card!! Nice idea with the blocks.

Debgem said...

I like the soft, subtle effect you've achieved with this technique - must have a play! Here's mine!

Vicky Hayes said...

I don't have many clear stamps but I love my acrylic blocks for backgrounds! Yours is beautiful Aileen - a perfect background for the silhouetted flowers. Vx

Sarina said...

I like your card, very much.
The colour is so delicate, beautiful!

Annchen said...

just beautiful

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful card. Love how you have used different pressures for a varied look.
Caroline xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Great technique and a a lovely card.

Anne

Valerie said...

I've not tried this before but the colours you have used have created a stunning effect!
Val x

Judy1223 said...

Aileen, this is one of my favorte entries for this challenge...I LOVE the effect of inking the clear block. Way to go!

Diane said...

This is one of my favorites I have seen so far...so elegant and pretty!!

Jo Street said...

Beautiful card, love the subtle colour!
Jo x

Lynn said...

Beautiful card - love the crumb cake colour. Lynn x

lin_ka1 said...

Implementation and beautiful idea.

*Alison* said...

wow this is really pretty.. I love the single layered card.. hugs

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Aileen, I love the placement of your blocks and the image stamped on top. Beautiful interpretation of the challenge!

Anne said...

Ooh this has worked brilliantly, may have to give this a go! Love the soft browns
Anne
x

Maria said...

I love how your card turned out, with varying the pressure! It's really beautiful! Maria x

Riikka said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for visiting my blog!

lilybygilly said...

I'm the same as you - I've been meaning to give this technique a go but haven't got round to it yet. Your card looks amazing and you've inspired me to break out my inks again. Gill x

massofhair said...

Your card is gorgeous and loving your technique. A fantastic card and looks amazing:-)

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