While this card was quite fun to make, it was another story entirely when it came to photographing it. Difficult to say the least. Impossible to capture its ethereal beauty. The photo below is the best one I managed to take of the full card.
Recently I had shared a post with you in which the card I created was done with the Floating Reinker Technique.
This time though I decided to come at it from a slightly different angle. Usually when doing this technique, it is done on Shimmery White Cardstock. With Stampin' Up! reintroducing their Glossy Card Stock (page 194 of the new big catalog), I wanted to give that a try.
I used three reinkers, a blue, a turquoise and a soft purple, on the flower portion, and two greens for the stem and leaves.
The glossy cardstock turned out to be something of a disappointment -- at least, in comparison to the Shimmery White Paper. The paper didn't become quite saturated enough with the inks. So, the end result was a bit too pale and unassuming.
I am not exaggerating when I say that I actually tied eight different bows from varying ribbons. None were quite right. Finally, I hit upon this softly dotted ribbon that looked beautiful when added to the stem with a Mini Glue Dot.
The photo below shows the detail of the flower a bit better.
Give the Floating Reinker Technique a try with glossy cardstock. I'd like to know what kind of results you get, and if you are satisfied with the look.