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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Stampin' Up! Australia - Color Coach Card #37 - Ink Ribbon Technique

Tempting Turquoise #3


Recently on StampNation, Catherine shared an ink pad to paper technique inspired by May Day ribbons swirling. 

So when I saw the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch this week, I was reminded of swirly ribbons so I thought this would be the perfect card to try it. 

Tempting Turquoise is paired with Soft Sky on my Color Coach Journey card today. They blend together really well. 

I swiped my ink pads directly onto my whisper white card stock using the corners - this is a fun technique and you never get the same result twice. This was actually my first piece and I liked the design...especially from the Tempting Turquoise swirl. 

I liked the arty result so I framed it using my Squares Framelits Dies. 

By the time I finished, it had departed somewhat from the original sketch idea, but I guess it is still 'inspired' by and the swirls go from one side of the card to the other so I will submit it anyway. 

I thought these colours suited a sympathy card so I just added a simple sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments. No embellishment required. 

The card is an odd size 10cm x 12cm - this was to suit my original coloured piece. 

Hope you like my card.

Alison xx

Materials used:
Stamps - Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink - Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock - Whisper White (textured & smooth)
Tools - Big Shot, Square Framelit Dies


  1. Gorgeous, Alison! It looks like a framed piece of art! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  2. Such a cool technique and I love how you framed it! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!


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