Sunday, May 15, 2016

Retiform Birthday Card

One thing I find very fun about entering the number of card challenges that I do is that I often learn a new technique or tip. This week I used a fun new technique to make a colorful birthday card.
Retiform was not even a term I had heard of before last week, to be honest, but after watching a Gina K. Youtube video demonstrating the technique, I felt like it would be fun to give it a try. I decided to use it on a card for Your Next Stamp's Color Challenge since I recently bought this darling YNS "Sprinkles - Knit Happens" stamp set and wanted to use it for a birthday card. 
Using post it notes and the sides of envelopes, I sponged different colors of ink onto my card to match the colors in the challenge. Then I used the post it notes again to stamp images into each little "compartment." The ink is actually a dark blue to match the colors in the challenge, although it's dark enough it looks almost black in some places. 
I'm entering this card in the following challenges: 
  • YNS Challenges - 2W , SIR (Top Pick) SIO, (Winner and Stand out) - No.39 - (W1 of 2) - Sketch* and Inspirational Photo* use either the sketch or the photo or use both
  • Mod Squad Challenge - W, F - Retiform Challenge *see blog


  1. This is FABULOUS! So glad you enjoyed the technique! Great color choices and the stamps are super cute too. Love that sweet little knitting bunny! Great job!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge Donna, Challenge Host.

  2. What a fun idea.. I love how you created this. Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp.