Friday, April 15, 2016

CTMH's Technique Blog Hop - Resisting Can Be Fun

Hello and welcome to CTMH's Technique Blog Hop. This week our featured technique is "Resisting"

If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop or if you get lost along the way you can start at the beginning with Melissa's Blog as she has the complete list. If you came here from THE INKY SCRAPPER you are in the right place. Now on to my project:

So as I was preparing for this technique blog hop I was watching a demo for the new Color Burst products and I had a thought: I wonder if you can do that with re-inker? So I tested it out. P.S. The answer is no: re-inkers do not act like Color Bursts lol.

Here's what I came up with. First I stamped an image with Versamark Ink on a few pieces of cardstock. (Simple Memories - I know it's a retired stamp set but I wanted one with lots of texture). Then I sprinkled on the clear embossing powder and heated it. Then I used a variety of different tools and techniques with the re-inkers.

1. I wet the paper with a damp paintbrush first and then dropped a few drops of re-inker then spritzed with water. It didn't spread nicely like I thought it would.

2. Here I put drops of re-inker on my all-purpose mat and painted it on the image using a damp paintbrush.

3. Here I put drops of re-inker on my all purpose mat and then used an old water brush from Close to my Heart. The water dilutes the ink a bit. (HINT: Keep water brushes in mind for future artwork from CTMH). 

So in the end I preferred look #2 so I made a few more and added them to a layout.

Then for fun I tried another resisting technique I saw in a youtube video by CTMH on textures and techniques. For this page I cut my title out on my Cricut using the Artistry Cartridge, then I cut out the negative space used and ran my versamark pad over the words onto the page. (HINT: tape down the two sides with washi tape so the title doesn't slide all over when inking).

Then I heat embossed the clear embossing powder. Now was the fun part of using my water paints and making a nice background around my title. Once it was dry I outlined the letters with my journaling pen. 

It made a beautiful cover page for my next album. :) Don't forget that if you want the Regatta and Charlotte paper packs you'll need to purchase before the end of the month before it's retired! 

Supply List 
Clear embossing powder 
Craft heater 
Chocolate & Goldrush re-inker 
Simple Memories Stamp Set (retired) 
Charlotte paper pack 
Balloon Ride paper pack (retired) 
Whisper, Champagne, Slate, & White Daisy cardstock
Whisper, Slate, & Black Ink
Gold shimmer trim
Basic Fundamental Complements
Framework Alphabet Stamp Set
Coral Reef Sequins (While Supplies Last) 
Manitoba Stamp Set
Ontario Stamp Set
Dark Gray Shinhan Marker
Journaling Pen
Artistry Cricut Cartridge
Waterpaint Set
Paintbrush Set
Enchantment Fundamentals (used the Sapphire) 
Blue shimmer trim
La Vie en Rose paper pack
Regatta paper pack 
Martime Puffies
Black Sparkles Flourishes (While Supplies Last)

Thank you for checking out my project. If you would like to place an order for any of these supplies you can buy them here. If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is Tammy from SCRAP STAMP SHARE. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

See you on May 15th as we will be featuring our Let's Interact Technique! Have a great day!


  1. These look great and thanks for the reminder about using negative space to print words on a card! I'll have to try that out soon.

  2. Great techniques and layouts. I love how unique each one turns out.

  3. Wow.....great techniques. Your layout turned out fantastic.