Saturday, June 15, 2013

Our First Twisted Technique Challenge: Blown Ink and a prize pack!

So exciting!!  Our first Twisted Technique Challenge goes live today!  I have never tried this technique before and had so much fun trying out different variations.  Blown Ink is a very cool technique, and if you check out all the Design Team card you will see just how versatile it is!  Be sure to read all the way through for a chance to win!

I decided to create a background using reinkers in Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party and Pear Pizazz.  I twisted it up a bit by also adding Frost White shimmer paint!

How did she do that??

  1. Start with glossy white cardstock
  2. Randomly place single drops of reinker as desired.  Not to close together!  You can always add more.
  3. Using a straw, blow the ink around and around and around until you get the effect you would like.
  4. Sit down because you will be dizzy (like I was!)
  5. If you want to step it up, when you are done with the reinkers, add a few random drops of Frost White Shimmer paint and get that straw working again!
  6. Then sit down again.


  • I found that I like to stand when I do this technique, giving me more control over where the ink goes.  That is why I had to sit down periodically.
  • Try different color combinations and different amounts of ink too!  YOu will get very different results depending on how much ink you apply and how long you blow it 
It's our first challenge at The Technique Twist Challenge blog & what better way to celebrate than with a blog hop!  To enter, leave a comment on the each blog for your chance to win a great prize pack!

Several of us are putting some goodies into the prize is just part of what is in the prize pack!

Fresh Vintage (retired SAB) stamp set, Dazzling Diamonds, Delicate Details Lace Tape (reti)  and Stampin Spritzers!

 We'll randomly draw one name as our winner out of all the entries! Contest ends on June 26, 2013 at 1159p ET. Good luck!

~ Lauri

stamps:  Betsy's Blossoms, Banner Greetings
inks:  Wisteria Wonder inkpad; Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party and Pear Pizazz Reinkers, Frost White Shimmer Paint; versamark
cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Glossy White
tools and accessories: Pewter Embossing Powder, Rhinestones, straw


  1. I love the soft colors you used Lauri! This card is just gorgeous & the glossy cardstock adds a subtle sheen to the background. Fantastic! ;)

  2. Lauri, I love your color combination. It looks so serene and peaceful. I tend to always go for bright bright...but I am loving how your colors look. I need to follow your example. Thanks for sharing your tips. Need to try Betsy's Blossoms set is one of my fave. Love it!!!

  3. Love the colours, they blend so well and makes one imagine the different combinations you could do with this, thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win blog candy!

  4. Lauri,
    Love the soft feel you achieved using these colors. They kind of make a leaf pattern, so perfect with the Betsy's Blossom. I like how you have a range of intensity on each color. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation.

  5. I have tried the "polished stone" technique on glossy now your beautiful card inspired me to pull out the glossy and reinkers again!! TFS

  6. I wonder if the canned air with a straw attached would work to save people from passing out!!

    1. good idea!!! I think I have some hear and should try it....of course, may just be me getting dizzy more than others! ; )

  7. Love he technique and the colour

  8. Thanks for sharing!! Love the use of vellum - good choice.

  9. Love the use of shimmer paint with this technique Lauri! Yet another fantastic card!

  10. Laura, your card is so soft and pretty! Love it!

  11. Your colour combination is gorgeous and your paint effect look like leaves. Just lovely.

  12. Love how all the colours turned out. This a a very pretty card you made.


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