Friday, August 6, 2010
Hey Everybody!

It's time for another simple sketch challenge from the stamping 411 operators.

I really thought when embrace life retired, that I would never find a set that I liked to do the "reinker float" with as much. I vowed to hold on to that set forever, because I'd never get "there" again... Also... I thought that my razzleberry and bordering blue were the bees knees...

When I started playing with baja again, I thought of bordering blue... although I think it's looking almost tropical blue here..

Ahhhhh my reinker float! :) Actually, the technique originated with Crystal French, and you can see all about her beautiful creations here. For a tutorial on how I do the "reinker float" click here.

So ~ Here are some measurements for you.

Base: Whisper white 11 x 4 1/4", scored and folded at 5 1/2"
2nd layer: Baja 5 3/8 x 4 1/8"
3rd layer: Whisper white 5 1/4 x 4"
4th layer: Baja 3 1/4 x 4 1/4
5th layer: Whisper white 3 1/16 x 4 1/16"
6th layer: Shimmer White, embossed with the reinker spread technique 3x4"

I layered the ribbons for the piece going across the bottom third of my card. Then I punched a flower from the three flower punch in baja. I layered a razzleberry oval on top, and finished it with a NEW oval that will be available in the holiday mini! I added some of our self adhesive bling, using the tips of my snips.

I adhered layer 2 and three together, then ran them through the big shot at the same time. I used tombo adhesive to stick all the layers together, except for the ribbon. For that I used snail.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and maybe check out the cool challenge and post a card if you have time!

Rubbah hugs,
Selene Kempton


Robin Merriman said...

Very pretty my dear - you do this technique so well!

stampinsue said...

This is great, Selene! TFS. I'm going to try it at techniques class with the smaller flower from Fifth Avenue. Love your colors.

inkedx2 said...


This is a beautiful card. Love the color combo you used for the floater technique. Will have to try these colors together.


Seongsook Duncan said...

Beautiful and elegant! I love your card. Thanks for the tutorial.

Leigh said...

I've always liked the cards you've done with these sorts of colours and this technique.

Kerin said...

Hooray! You have found an equally gorgeous substitute for your fabulous technique!! Awesome :)

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

It is the "Bees Knees". Love it!!!

Tiffany Bauer said...

AWWW!!! This is beautiful Selene!! I do love that color combo you found and great job finding a new "it" stamp set!!!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card and thank you for the tutorial. I may have thos give this a try. Thank you for the inspiration.

Nancy said...

I got so excited by the tutoria - I forgot to say thank you for your kind words on my blog.

Patti Chesky said...

Miss Selene is the Reinker Float Queen ( rhymes....LOL!!!).

Beautiful card. I love the colors you put together with this technique!!!

Connie Babbert said...

This is gorgeous, Selene...that technique is perfect with that set!