Friday, May 28, 2021


Happy Friday!  I can't believe it's the end of May!  It doesn't help that in Calgary we've had the heat on until just the last couple of days.  I sure hope the warm weather sticks around as we move in to June!

I chose a word that isn't a word for my last Scrap 'n Stamp Canada Random Acts of Cardness post for May.... the word is "swink".  And what on earth is "swink"?  Well, I think my friend Ardyth coined the term...  it's the fun way to say "direct to paper".  You simple swipe your ink directly to your cardstock....  swipe+ink= swink!  It's a great way to throw together a quick and easy background.

If you know me, I love a good rainbow in my cards, so of course I swinked my inks to create a rainbow!

I started out with my card on a piece of scrap paper in front of me, angled so that I had a comfortable way to swipe the ink pad towards me.   I simply took my first Tim Holtz Distress ink cube (I started with Mustard Seed after finding the middle of my card front) and I swiped it along the side of the card towards me a few times, letting up the pressure as I moved along to create a whispy edge.  I overlapped my colours just a little but to ensure I didn't have any white spaces between colours.  I used Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, and Peacock Feathers.

I set my card aside for a few minutes to let the inks dry completely.  I then used some Purple Tape to place a the Gina K Mandala Burst stencil over the left side of the card and I used a palette knife to spread Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone over the stencil.  I removed the stencil and set aside my card for about 20 minutes to let that Glimmer Paste really dry.  I stamped the Taylored Expressions Simple Strips stamp on white cardstock in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and cut it out with the Taylored Expressions Simple Strips die.  I cut out the Simple Strips Backer die in white as well and "swinked" the Twisted Citron ink across it to create a backer for my sentiment.  I added it to the front of the card with some foam tape.


  1. Did the ink colors absorb up into the glimmer paste or did you add more ink on top of the glimmer paste after it dried?

    1. I just put the glimmer paste on the ink.

  2. Love your new word 'swink''s perfect....and your card is awesome!!


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