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To the Moon and Back

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It’s been a long time since I’ve been so excited about colorful new stamping mediums, but this is the actual day! Our Splitcoaststampers Product Focus team was asked to work with a new ink line from Clearsnap called Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks.

I was a little bit nervous about working with the Dyestress Inks. Personally, I’ve never had good luck with other blendable inks — I drool over other stamper’s backgrounds and blending that I see on the internet, but no matter how hard I tried, I would always have foam or brush marks on my finished projects… I could never achieve the beautifully smooth blends.

Lori Craig MoonandBack Oct2018

I could not believe how rich and smooth the colors blended for me on Bristol Smooth Cardstock to create this galaxy background. These inks stay wet long enough to dab with a papertowel or rag for texture, and they lift beautifully with drops of water that is spritzed and dripped and then picked up from the cardstock with a paper towel. When the cardstock was dry, I flicked drops of Ph Martin’s Hydrus Titanium White all over the blended inks. When that was dry, I shot the whole thing with a spritz of Imagine Crafts Sheer Shimmer Spritz that I borrowed from Kelly Lunceford at a retreat last weekend.

My images are from Reverse Confetti’s set Moon Men and color with Copic Markers. I do love how this turned out… I may even send this card! LOL

Lori Craig RidiculouslyHappy Oct2018

The second card I made for this project was a simpler blend of color and the same water lift of drops and spritz of water to absorb the color on Bristol Smooth Cardstock.(Yes, the paper makes a difference!) The colors of blendable ink I used for the background were Moonstone, and Heather, the rainbow was created with Salmon, Citronella, Shamrock, Scuba and Pansy.

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I used the Rainbow Die from Waffle Flower (so sweet and perfect!) and a sweet sentiment, Ridiculously Happy from Honey Bee Stamps.  Sequins from Studio Katia – super bling! Love.

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One more little Dyestress Ink project to share today… The colors I used were Heather and Pansy, again on Bristol Smooth Cardstock. The same water lifting technique and when the cardstock was dry, I flicked drops of Ph Martin’s Hydrus Titanium White all over the the purple background. Adorable Pick a Pumpkin die is from Newton’s Nook. Sequins from Studio Katia.

I love these inks, and so did the Product Focus review team. Take a look at their reviews here, and an inspiring project gallery here.

I stamped a lot over the weekend, and I’ll have projects to share over the next few days! Thanks for stopping by!