Friday, June 19, 2015


I've found challenge blogs a fun way to find inspiration and get myself creating, but this is the first time I went for an all-out "throwdown." I was intrigued by TGIF Challenge's first Monthly Throwdown.

I only own four items from the list, so I needed to use those four items. For some reason, I focused on the reinkers instead of just using my ink pads. Overall, I am more of a quick and simple card maker, but sometimes I like to try techniques and get messy. We could also use the following "pantry items":

Hmmm... what to do with my reinkers? I decided to paint my doily with some Blackberry Bliss ink in an aqua painter. Then I dyed my white baker's twine with some Blushing Bride ink and water. Finally I filled a spritzer bottle with the Blushing Bride Reinker, alcohol and water. I kept adding in drops of ink to achieve the right shade of pink. In almost seven years of stamping, I have not completely used an ink refill, so now I have more fun ideas to use this supply.

After some playing, here is my finished card:

Supplies Used:
Whisper White Card Stock
Blackberry Bliss & Blushing Bride Ink Refills
Aqua Painters
Stampin' Spritzer
Hello You Thinlits
Big Shot
Gold Foil Sheets
Tea Lace Paper Doilies
White Baker's Twine

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Jennifer Blomquist said...

Looks like a fun challenge and I LOVE your card! Thanks for sharing :)

Sara said...

Thank you Jennifer! You are my first official commenter on the new blog. :)

Pamela said...

wow - what a creative way to dye the baker's twine!