Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Retiform Technique

Happy Wednesday!

Donna Phelan here hosting the Challenge for this week!

Now don't be scared by the title.....give it a try, I think you'll find you LOVE it!


Retiform Challenge 

Retiform:  :  composed of crossing lines and interstices :

This is achieved by placing down paper (copy paper / post-it-notes) and then sponging ink on to different sections of the card stock, moving the paper as you go, to create colorful little sections.

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My 1st Card

Using inks in Wild Wasabi and Tempting Turquoise I created my retiform lines.  This technique makes little 'windows' of color, perfect for stamping and showcasing images and words. The stamp set is Wonderful Words.  Stamping in Black Licorice ink I just filled in all of the lovely little windows.  Sheer Ribbon for accent.
My 2nd Card

This time using Distress inks in Antique Linen, Peeled Paint and Wild Honey I created my retiform lines.  I used several stamp sets for this card; Casual Comfort, Girlfriend and 3 In A Row.  Inside I used the heart die from  Tic-Tac-Toe.  All images and sentiments stamped in Black Licorice ink.  A little Black and White Gingham Ribbon threaded through a Spellbinders Ribbon Buckle die for accent.

Don't be afraid to try new things....as we used to say to the kids when they were little, take a 'no-thank you bite'.  Try it once and if you don't like it just say, no thank you! 

Wonderful Words

Casual Comfort


3 In A Row


Tic Tac Toe

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  1. This challenge sounds very tempting. I may want to give it a try.

  2. LOVE this challenge, it's a really fun one!!! Sounds complicated, but it's really not.

  3. Beautiful cards and I love the CHALLENGE! Giving it a try for sure!

  4. Sounds like a really fun technique!! Great DT samples.

  5. Gave mine a gingham look using the Retiform Technique. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  6. You always think of something new and interesting. Just fabulous, my friend.

  7. I had to take time to play. It might be all the play I get in this week too. So I did enjoy it.

  8. Wow! I have never seen this technique before till I saw Donna's amazing cards. I'm certainly going to try this out. Not sure how it will turn out - but I won't know if I don't try right?

  9. Loveyour cards! I tried this once...but it never made it:-)

  10. Wow, this is such a fun challenge. Never tried this before. Thank you Donna for getting me to try new things:)

  11. Thanks for the fun challenge! I had never tried this before but really enjoyed it!