Who knew blowing through a drinking straw could be so much fun? Well … I guess I do have childhood memories of using a straw to blow bubbles in my glass of milk. But that was just a mess – – and in this case, it’s artistic!
The technique is quite simple – – drop one to two drops of Stampin’ Up! re-inker on your cardstock and blow through a drinking straw to scatter the ink in different directions. Work quickly before the ink is absorbed into the paper. We made these at the World Card Making Day event that I attended. Each one was unique. One looked like the Texas Longhorns logo!
Safety tips to keep in mind – – The ink has a tendency to scatter over a larger area than your cardstock. Clear your work area so ink doesn’t splatter in unwanted areas. Also, keep scratch paper beneath your project so the ink doesn’t seep through the cardstock to what lies underneath.
Directions for this card:
The Hello Honey base card measures 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 and is folded to 5-1/2 x 4-1/4. The Whisper White piece is 3-3/4 x 3 and the Island Indigo piece is 3-7/8 x 3. I punched Whisper White cardstock with the 1-3/4 circle punch and stamped the greeting from Work of Art. Then I used the 2″ circle punch to punch out the round Island Indigo cardstock that backs the greeting.
I knew where the circle greeting would be placed on the card so I dropped Island Indigo, Hello Honey and Early Expresso ink one at a time at that point and blew the ink droplets in the opposite direction.
I looped a 2-1/2 piece Island Indigo Chevron ribbon and adhered it beneath the Island Indigo cardstock. Stampin’ Dimensionals attach the circle greeting.
Badda-bing, badda boom!
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