Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Autumn Retiform

Back to my roots this morning, with some good old-fashioned stamping.

I first saw this technique when a friend posted a card on FB and mentioned that she used the 'retiform' technique. I googled "retiform technique" and there were some excellent tutorials on YouTube. The theme this week at The Male Room is Autumn or fall, so I used my Autumn Days stamp set, which hasn't seen the light of day for quite a while. I added images from Simply Sketched, French Foliage and Lovely As A Tree.

I started by masking off areas of the card using More Mustard ink and in this way formed the 'grid'. Then by masking of the individual panels using post-it notes, I stamped the connected images using Tangelo Twist, Chocolate Chip and More Mustard. I made the sentiment attachment using an oval die and the birthday greeting from Simply Sketched. My biggest problem was keeping the ink in the
right place, stamping cleanly and selecting the images moor each panel. Other than that it was a breeze!
Going to link up with the challenge at Make My Monday, haven't played over there in such a long time and I see that they have an Autumn colours challenge.


  1. Love it! I really like the images and the depth that's created by making and inking the grids. Beautiful autumn card. xxx I think I may have to give this technique a go!

  2. Boy so many of the cards shown today are old school and remind me of long forgotten products, stamps and techniques! Your card is awesome, I know it by the grid technique.

  3. Wow I't ages since I have seen a Retiform card, so pleased you have used this technique, I love it. A beautifully created card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz


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