August 1, 2017


 After the fiasco of trying to take my photos for this post and Fred impeding my progress, I finally got a few images today.

Now, with Stampin' Up!'s reintroduction of their Glossy White Cardstock (page 194), it's time to brush up on a few techniques that make good use of glossy cardstock.

The card below was made with reinkers dropped on to the surface of the paper.

I chose a few reinkers in the blue hues to make my card. Since glossy cardstock has a slick finish to it, reinkers don't absorb very quickly. That's what makes this technique possible.

Start by dropping a few squeezes of reinkers here and there on the surface of the glossy cardstock. Moving fairly quickly, before the ink does begin to be absorbed, spritz the surface with water, allowing the colors to move and mix together. If any water/color pools too much in any one area, blot it with a paper towel.

 If you are the impatient variety, you can hit the surface with your heat tool to speed up the drying process. Otherwise, if you let it to dry naturally, it dries fairly quickly. The paper does buckle and bend a bit from adding the moisture to the cardstock, but just make sure you add enough adhesive (I used the Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive, a.k.a., Green Glue) to secure mine onto its base.

After my background was completely dry, I added white embossed snowflakes to give an icy winter-y effect. I love the way the snowflakes and the varied background complement each other. It's a marriage made in heaven.

Give the Dropped Reinker technique a try on glossy cardstock. It yields an interesting, albeit unpredictable, background. And, it's easy and fun to do!



  1. Although I'm not ready for the holidays - these totally caught my eye! They're beautiful. Would LOVE for you to join us at Reader Tip Tuesday:

    It's open all week as we intro it! Have a great week & hope to see you there.

  2. This card is really beautiful. I love the colors! stopped by from 'talk of the town'!

  3. Beautiful as your cards, so pretty!

    Blessings, Nellie

  4. Oh I just love the colors. Those snowflakes really pop. Pinned.

  5. what a cool effect, thanks for sharing.

  6. love the blue you used very pretty and the technique is awesome. Thanks for sharing
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  7. Great background! The snowflakes are just striking against it!

  8. Thanks for joining the first ever Reader Tip Tuesday! I hope you join us at this week's party:
    Have a GREAT day...

  9. very nice and your colors are appropriate for Chanukah too

  10. I'm far from being ready for the holiday season, but this card is gorgeous!

  11. although I'm not ready to think that far ahead (lol) - I do love these! Thanks for sharing at Reader Tip Tuesday last week. Hope to see you at this weeks party xo