Dyed Chiffon Flower

Happy Wednesday all!  After a quick spring thaw the past few days and rising waters the temperature has dipped back down freezing those mini lakes in the yards and fields.  I find such incredible beauty in these simple things and it makes me grateful to be alive and to be able to experience God’s wonder.

I am also blessed by God to have been given the ability to be creative and express myself through my creations. Today’s card appears very simple and quite frankly I like that.  The card base features some strips of white cardstock along the bottom that have a scalloped edge to add some texture and depth and then a simple flower stem stamped in Wild Wasabi ink.  The sentiment was stamped in Jet Black Staz On ink using the Sweet Essentials stamp set.  Great sayings for just about every occasion.

The feature of the card though are the chiffon flowers from the 5/8″ Flower Trim found in the Spring Catalogue.  They come in an ivory colour but did you know that you can dye them?  Yes!

Fill up a Stampin’ Spritzer with Rubbing Alcohol and add some drops of your preferred re-inker.  For these flowers I used Daffodil Delight re-inker.  Gently turn your spritzer up and down to mix the re-inker and alcohol.  Place your chiffon flowers in a box (to catch your overspray) and gently spritz the flowers a couple times until you are satisfied with the coverage.  Allow some time to dry and then adhere to your card front using SNAIL Adhesive.  Ensure you clean the nozzle of your spritzer by removing from the bottle and running under warm water and depressing the head to empty out the “pump”.

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