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Saturday, October 15, 2011

October CTMH Product Spotlight Hop- Using Re-inkers

Welcome to the October Product Spotlight Blog Hop. You probably came over from Mary's Blog

This month's hop features re-inkers. Those little bottles of ink come in handy for a variety of uses in addition to making your ink pads juicier.

I have used reinkers in spray bottles with water to spritz color onto a project. I've also done that adding a little of our Pearl paint to add shimmer and sheen with the color. Ooooh how I love how that turned out.

I've used reinkers to dye ribbons or fabric flowers to match projects. That way, I can buy the white ribbon in a larger quantity and just use the reinker that matches my papers to have perfectly coordinating ribbons.If you would like to see samples of dyed flowers click HERE. Look at the flower centers on the banner section "H."

For this month's project, I used reinkers on a square of felt resting on a paper plate. I put four colors of ink onto the felt and created a puddle pad. I used the puddle pad to ink up my stamps and brayer to make unique random stamped paper and background. Then, I selected some of my images to cut out and layer onto the layout as coordinating embellishments. I added photos of my niece and my BFF on my sister's boat along with sunset over the bay. Now, I just have to decide on the right title for this layout!

All products used CTMH.

Now hop on over to Adeline's Blog and see what she has created for you.


  1. What an amazing page! I love how you did the stamping!

  2. What a great idea for using re-inkers. Now to did for that pearl paint....

  3. Very cool layout and techniques!

  4. That is a great layout Carol, cool way to use the reinkers. You rocked it!!


  5. Great card and awesome technique. TFS


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