Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Retiform Technique

Happy Wednesday! 

I am hosting this week's Challenge over at the Mod Squad Blog.

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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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.

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 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

So head on over to the Mod Squad Blog and check out all of the details! 

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Love these examples, and your inspiration. I think I am going to give this a try. If it turns out good, I may enter it. Lol

  2. Such creative juices flowing here, your color and stamp choices are so perfect.

  3. I love both cards. I agree with Bonnie, your color choices are perfect. Some day I might get brave enough to try this technique.

  4. I have never seen this done before Donna or heard of it for that matter! You sure are the creative one! Love the pair of them!

  5. This is such an awesome challenge, I think you will be surprised how many takers you have. I love the colors you have chosen, and also the stamps...both examples are perfect!! I'm with Barb, I might give this a try too. I need to go look at Gina's video again to refresh my memory.

  6. I love this challenge and the samples you made showing the technique. I just had to join in myself. I love to sponge on lots of ink and this is the perfect technique for that. LOL

  7. Wow! Fabulous challenge, Donna, and great techniques! We used to do this eons ago and called it masking LOL Your colors are vibrant and happy (as always) and so fun the way the cross-overs occur! hugs, de

  8. Your cards look great! I've tried this before once and it didn't turn out well. Hope I have time to try it again.

  9. I remember doing something like this a few years ago but I love the fresh new look you have given it, great colors and love the ribbon with it