Groovin’ With the Go-to Gals: Getting Inky

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Jennifer McGuire

Hello fellow card makers! I have a confession to make: I have an addiction. And it is a really bad one.

I am incredibly addicted to dies. I just can’t seem to create a card without them! And I also have a long-time addiction to inks. So today I am combining the two for a fun holiday card technique.

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PinExt Groovin With the Go to Gals: Getting InkyThis card may look complicated but it isn’t! (I love cards that are that way.) Here are the steps:

  1. White heat emboss the Impression Obsession Random Lines background stamp on a 3.5” x 5.5” white cardstock piece.
  2. Die cut the Impression Obsession Vintage Ornament die from the bottom of the panel. (If you don’t have an ornament die, a circle would work great.)
  3. From the ornament, die cut a Spellbinders star.
  4. Use Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool to ink the embossed panel.
  5. Use Pumice Stone Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool to ink the die cut ornament.
  6. Use Scattered Straw Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool to ink the die cut star.
  7. Adhere the inked pieces on a white card, puzzle-piecing them back together.
  8. Die cut the ornament topper from Ranger Foil Tape and add to the card.
  9. Use the Memory Box Corner Bow die to cut a bow from dark grey cardstock. Adhere to the card along with a thin strip for the string.
  10. Add thin yellow cardstock strips to each side of the assembled piece to create a faux mat.
  11. Stamp the greeting with Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink.

Isn’t it fun how the pieces fit back together like a puzzle, and the lines continue over all the pieces? This die and ink technique would work great with so many different products.

8199841757 509b049e3a Groovin With the Go to Gals: Getting InkyAnd since it is no fun being addicted to a crafty product all alone, I would love to give some away to a lucky reader! Just leave a comment by Friday, November 23rd at 5 pm MST for your chance to win the Impression Obsession Random Lines stamp and Vintage Ornament die. Good luck!

Happy crafting!

Jennifer McGuire, Paper Crafts Go-to Gal

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138 Responses to Groovin’ With the Go-to Gals: Getting Inky

  1. Sue D says:

    Very cool card–I like how it fits together like a puzzle.

  2. Barbara M says:

    Now that is a great card! Such beautiful teal color.

  3. Carol B says:

    What a fun and creative card!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. madcat2002 says:

    What a fantastic technique, Jennifer!!!! You are a master enabler and now I must simply have both the stamp and the die! than ks for a chance to win, but more importantly thank you for sharing your creative talents with us so generously! Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Luanne says:

    Beautiful card! love the stamped background and die and fantastic color

  6. Kathy Mc says:

    Great technique and excellent results, Jennifer! Thanks for the chance to win some crafty goodness. I’m “obsessed” with the lines…and of course, the ornament is in demand this time of year.

  7. Frances Peets says:

    Love the vintage but very contemporary look to your fantastic card.

  8. Cindy C. says:

    Wow what a fabulous card Jennifer! So sophisticate! I love how you tie that bow, how do you make the end curly and stay put?! Do you glue it down?

  9. Diana Newman says:

    What a terrific card! Would love to win your prize!

  10. Pai says:

    very cool! and what a great way to get the most out of one piece of cardstock!

  11. sharon gullikson says:

    I love the lines–what a great, different look!

  12. Natasha Poteraj says:

    Thanks for the chance to be able to replicate your cute card.

  13. Brenda Lubrant says:

    What a very interesting stamp. I love the dimension it creates and I think it would make a great background for a journal cover.

  14. Robin Buchholz says:

    I love the way this card turned out, thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Loly Borda says:

    What a wonderful idea! I love your card, and thanks for the chance to win.

  16. Sweet! As I was reading your instructions I wondered, “I hope she does a giveaway of this die!” and you are! LOVE this card and the how-to’s!

  17. f lynn rush says:

    fun card with un-traditional colors. love it!

  18. Irene G. says:

    I love the 2D effect, as if we’re looking at the heart through blinds. I kept wondering how you did it before I read the instructions — genius! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Laurie P. says:

    I really love this puzzle piecing technique idea from Jennifer and that is a super cool die and stamp. Great card!

  20. Cindy H. says:

    What a cool technique! I love that bow die, it looks so perfect with this beautiful ornament.

  21. Sheila Weaver says:

    Great Card!! Love the way you created the puzzle. Would love to have the stamp and die–I love those lines. Thanks for the chance to win.

  22. Nancy Boothe says:

    So is the greeting stamp one that’s from your stash and not available anymore? Love the card and creativity!

  23. littlen says:

    great technique. tfs.

  24. Tammy Nyenhuis says:

    What a neat card, thanks for the inspiration!

  25. RachelB says:

    Beautiful card! Love the colors! Great technique!

  26. Chris E. says:

    This card is really cool! I love the Peacock Feathers color. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  27. This is beautiful Jennifer, and die cutting the star *inside* the ornament die is so clever!!! Can’t wait to give that a shot! TFS

  28. Susan says:

    I adore dies too and would be thrilled to win. Thanks for sharing your card!

  29. Frann says:

    What a great technique! I’ll have to try it. I am also addicted to dies. They’re the best tools!

  30. Maryann says:

    Awesome technique used here, and the card looks amazing and such great colors.

  31. Ruby C says:

    WOW! Amazing how your card turned out. Enjoyed reading how you achieved this look. I can’t wait to give this a try with some of my dies. Great color combo too. Thanks Jennifer for another wonderful card.

  32. barbara lassiter says:

    Wow! This is so cool! I love the colors and am fast becoming addicted to dies too! Oh my!

  33. Cynthia Rose says:

    Never would have guessed the pieces were cut and put back together – very clever!

  34. Barbara Martin says:

    Very cool look! I too am addicted to die cutting – can’t live without my Big Shot!

  35. AWESOME Technique!! I hope you’ll make a video sometime showing this technique!! LOVE it!! THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  36. B. S. Gallant says:

    I love learning new techniques and this one I’ve never seen before. Thanks.

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