VIDEO – Floating Reinker Technique

Over recent weeks, I have showcased some cards using the Floating Reinker Technique. Today, I have a video to demonstrate how to create this stunning effect.

Here is the card that I have made using the flowers from the video.


  • Here are the supplies, measurements and some basic instructions. Check out the video for full details on the technique.
  • Supplies:
    • Stamps – Tea Together
    • Card Stock – Thick Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper, Brights Designer Series Paper (DSP)
    • Ink – Versamark, Merry Merlot, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
    • Accessories – Black Embossing Powder, Tea Time Framelits, Lace Dynamic TIEF, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Foam Adhesive Strips, Aqua Painter
  • Measurements:
    • Card Base (Thick Very Vanilla): 21cm x 14.8cm scored at 10.5cm (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”)
    • Embossed Layer (Very Vanilla): 14.3cm x 10cm (5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″)
    • Designer Series Paper: 14.8cm x 10.5cm (5½” x 4¼”)
    • Watercolor Paper: 14.8cm x 10.5cm (5½” x 4¼”)
  • Instructions:
    • Die cut the DSP using the fourth largest of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. Keep the inside rectangle for another project.
    • Emboss the Very Vanilla piece using the Lace Dynamic TIEF.
    • Stamp the floral images on the Watercolor Paper using Versamark and heat emboss with Black Embossing Powder.
    • Colour the flowers / leaves using the Floating Reinker Technique:
      • Small Flowers:
        • Use an Aqua Painter or wet paint brush to saturate an area of the embossed flower with water. Add a drop of Flirty Flamingo ink with the Aqua Painter or paint brush and let it spread. If necessary, add more drops, one at a time to spread over the area.
        • Repeat this procedure with all parts of the image, using Old Olive ink for the leaves and Daffodil Delight ink for the flower centres.
      • Large Flowers:
        • Repeat the procedure using Merry Merlot ink for the flowers and Old Olive ink for the leaves.
      • Allow to air dry. Using a heat tool will quicken the process, but make sure the water pools are almost dry first or you will end up spreading the ink all over the art panel.
    • Die cut the flowers using the matching Framelits.
    • On the inside of the DSP frame, add Foam Adhesive Strips to both inner and outer edges.
    • Attach the embossed panel to the inner edge of the frame with the Foam Adhesive Strips,
    • Attach the frame to the card front with the outer edge Foam Adhesive Strips.
    • Arrange the die cut flowers around the frame and attach with Mini Glue Dots.
    • Use a strip of DSP and one of the die cut flowers to decorate the inside of the card.
    • Stamp one of the flowers on the envelope and watercolour with Aqua Painter and inks.
  • The inside ….

Here is the video with all the details:

You can see other projects that I have made with this technique here.

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