Monday, April 17, 2017

My Cards and Tags: Cards Made with Dylusions Ink

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is "Splash it On."  I made a background using Dylusions Ink Sprays and water, which I cut into rectangles and made into a set of cards.

I started with Strathmore Mixed Media Paper, which I think holds up nicely to lots of wet stuff. I sprayed on a variety of Dylusions Ink Sprays, then sprayed water on top of the ink spray to make it blend and drip down my page.

As my ink spray started to dry, I added a few layers of white paint smears on top.  When the ink and paint was completely dry, I glued on some text paper in torn strips and circles.

I added more white paint and a ring die from Seth Apter.  I added some paint to areas where there wasn't enough.

The last step for my background page was to add some white texture paste through stencils (Tim Holtz's Bubble stencil and Simon Says Stamps' Falling Snow stencil).

Once my background page was done, I cut it into smaller rectangles and then decorated each one.  On the card pictured below, I used a tree stamp (Paper Artsy: Kim Dellow EKDO2) and a wonky circle stamp from Simon Says Stamp's Sparkle & Shine set.  I also added some Washi tape from Doodlebug and Illustrated Faith.

On the next card, I used a Tim Holtz Wildflowers die and some patterned paper scraps.  The months are from a Paper Artsy stamp set (Everything Art EEA03) and the building is from a Tim Holtz Cityscape Skyline die.

On this card, I used a Spellbinders die (Orange You a Tomato), some patterned paper (Bo Bunny's Believe) and some Illustrated Faith Washi tape.

This card was made with the Tim Holtz Cityscape Skyline dies, patterned paper scraps, Washi tape from Doodlebug and a swirlie circle die from Reverse Confetti.

The next card is accented with patterned paper (Cool Kid by Crate Paper) and a part of a photo I took of an awesome retro turquoise van.

The last card also uses the Tim Holtz Cityscape Skyline dies, Doodlebug Washi tape and patterned paper scraps.

It's always a good sign when your workspace is a scattered mess and there are inky paper towels and your own painty fingers everywhere.  These cards were a lot of fun and reminded me of why I love the bright juicy colors of Dylusions Ink Sprays!

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I am excited to see how you "splash it on" this week!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog to inspire the rest of us and be entered to win the $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!


  1. These are so fun and colorful as always, Andrea! It's amazing how you achieve such beautiful colors every week. Love these!

    Cathie ♥

  2. These cards are fantastic Andrea! I love that background you created and that you cut it up into smaller cards. Wonderful details and special touches.

  3. AMAZING!!!! I am in love with these cards ANDREA!!! love your style to pieces!!

  4. I always admire your crazy and brave backgrounds, messy patterns and the fabulous explosion of colors. I wish I could be so brave :-) Hugs, Marzena.

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  6. With sincerest admiration: These are outstanding--spontaneous, playful, and exuberant!

  7. Love these bright and funky tags and cards full of life, energy and spontaneity.
    Alison x

  8. I SO love these bright and cheerful cards Andrea-and again my favorite color palette!

  9. Gorgeous! Love the colors and patterns! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  10. I don't know how you do it time and time again! Your colors are always so bright and pretty and vibrant. Sometimes mine are a puddle of muddle(ness) lol These are AMAZING! Have a HAPPY day!

  11. Gorgeous cards Andrea 😍❤️❤️ Love the colors and whole design of these 😍

    Lols x x x

  12. Love these fabulous cards, Andrea. The colors and the texture you created are fantastic! :)

  13. What a fabulous mix of cards, Andrea! These rock!! Love, love the bright colors and all the imaginative designs you came up with.Love how you mix color and neutrals like the book paper. hugs, Maura

  14. I absolutely LOVE your wonderful mix of cards, Andrea and adore all the vibrant colours and the fabulous textures which just work so well together to create another fantastic project! :)

  15. amazing creativity as always Andrea and love your idea of creating the background first and then chopping it up to make cards...hugs kath xxx

  16. Background is amazing, love your mix of colors and how you used seth's dies and Paper Artsy Stamps! you are always so original! barbara

  17. Wow - I love All this. It all came out so amazing! TFS!