Friday, May 29, 2009

Tri-shutter card with reinker splash

I made this card for a friend's daughter for her confirmation. It uses 2 really cool techniques: the tri-shutter card and reinker splash. I'll include the basic directions for both, but for details on the tri-shutter card, check out this thread on SCS. Patty Bennett has a great video for reinker splash too (she calls it watercolor rose).
This is the tri-shutter card open and standing.
Here it is laid down so you can see all of the panels better. The circle on the front as well as all of the butterflies were made using reinker splash.

Here's how the card looks closed. To make the tri-shutter card, start with a 5 1/2 X 12 piece of cardstock. Score it at 2", 4", 8" and 10". Turn it 90 degrees then measure in 1 1/2" from each side and cut from the first score line to the last score line.

For the reinker splash technique, you need to start with shimmery white cardstock. From what I've read, no other cardstock works nearly as well. Stamp your image with versamark or craft ink and emboss it with white EP. (As you can see on the right, I tried it with Not Quite Navy craft ink and clear EP, but the colors didn't pop as much. I think it would work with an image with more open area.) Spray the cardstock liberally with water; you want pools of water. Then pick up some reinker with an aquapainter and touch it inside the image. It will fill in one of the pools of water inside the embossing. You can go back and add more color or even add a different color to part of the same area. Just experiment. Then you need to let it dry. This can take 30 minutes or longer. (The above photo is when it was still wet.)
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Dreams du Jour, God's Way; Paper: Kiwi Kiss textured, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, shimmery white, Urban Garden DSP; Ink: Basic Gray, VersaMark, Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze; Accessories: Pretties Kit, Flower Fusion Too, circle scissors, cutter kit, Styled Silver HPH, white EP, sponge, ticket corner punch
Happy stamping!


Marilyn Goodrich said...

Gorgeous Jana! Love the tri-shutter technique - gotta try that one! And I love the soft colors of the butterflies!

Ponygirl40 said...

Fabulous look -- I'll be trying this!

Kathy W said...

wow, title is a mouthful, but the card is a jaw dropper!

Marilyn said...

What a stunning card Jana - I've yet to try this technique, but I am really itching to get my fingers wet trying! Your card is beautiful!!!!

Nicole said...

Wow! What an incredible card! You've really done a great job with this technique, Janna!

Angela said...

I really love this card. Had to try the tri-shutter technique for myself. Here is my result: Thanks for sharing your creativity!