Another example of ink and die cuts

This card gives me an opportunity to introduce the Radiant Rain shimmering mists from Luminarte . Sounds good I know! These are yummy. They are packed with mica giving your work a splendid glow! Again the pigments are top quality, always delivering vibrant colour. However, be warned…you are going to get messy! (Crafters Companion website- see my recommendations section) .

This is a quick description of what to do. First, you will need:

  1. A mixture of Radiant rain inks in purples blues and gold;
  2. Watercolour card;
  3. Purple and black card;
  4. Water mister;
  5. Heat gun;
  6. Tattered Lace meadow  dies;
  7. Tattered Lace corner die and happy birthday sentiment;
  8. small butterfly die;
  9. adhesive- p v a glue.


Firstly take your watercolour paper and spritz it with water.

Then in a random fashion ‘blob’ small amounts of your inks, including the gold on the page.

Spritz the water again.

Lift the page and move gently to allow the inks to move.

Dry with a heat gun.

If you have a gold mister, spray again- or indeed any colour mister!

Dry again.

Cut your meadow shapes, butterfly and sentiment out of black card. You will need a die cutting machine.

Arrange on your inked background and stick.

Die cut the corner lace shape from purple card and arrange at the top left hand corner and stick.

Mount artwork on to a square of purple card and edge with gold Radiant Rain colour concentrate. It has a handy sponge top. Warning, using this to edge cards becomes addictive!

Finally, mount on a black card blank.

Now you too will never see your family again!!


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