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Debra Die with Ink Sprays

Ink Sprays

Hi All!

Today I am breaking out my ink sprays, which I haven’t used in awhile. I’m also using the Debra die again, which I used as a background on this card.

Sprays can be pretty messy, so I have a dedicated cardboard box I use every time to contain the over-spray. I added Perfect Pearls spray for some shimmer. Here is a close-up:

Ink Sprays

Enjoy the video and have a great weekend!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Spray panel 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches 10.8 x 13.3 cm
Sentiment circle 1 3/4 inches 4.4 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


SSS Debra Die
SSS Debra Die
SSS Wreath Greetings
SSS Wreath Greetings
Nesting Circle Dies
Nesting Circle Dies
Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise Ink Spray
Vibrant Turquoise Ink Spray
Dylusions Crushed Grape Ink Spray
Crushed Grape Ink Spray
Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray
White Ink Spray
Ranger Perfect Pearls
Perfect Pearls
Ranger Mini Mister
Mini Mister
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Mylar ShimsSizzix Mylar Shims Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on July 6th, 2018 at 1:34 pm


    Such a pretty card! Love the background.

  2. wrote on July 6th, 2018 at 4:19 pm


    I was pleasantly amazed that you didn’t get any spray ink bleeding from the liquid glue when you adhered the die cut. I’m sure, if I tried the same thing, I would reactivate the ink and get spots on my pristine die cut! 😛 Seriously, this is one beautiful card!!! I love the stark white of the die cut & greeting circle against the (visually) textured, darker background. Really gorgeous! One thing I have found I have to do when I’m using spray inks is line the bottom of my cardboard box with my non-stick craft mat, & put my paper on that. I found that I was reactivating the older spray that was in/on the cardboard, and it was contaminating the colors I was using on my current panel. Not too bad, unless you’re spraying yellow and it reactivates purple–yuck! Maybe I just get too aggressive with the spray–who knows??? Anyway, just a tip in case anyone else has a similar problem. Thanks so much for sharing this, Darlene, & y’all have a wonderful weekend! 😺 ~ Andrea

    • wrote on July 6th, 2018 at 5:37 pm

      Carol Mac

      I know what you mean, Andrea as I put a couple of pieces of paper towel down first. I use color burst powders in my box and one drop of water will reactivate immediately on your new piece of card stock. 😎

    • wrote on July 6th, 2018 at 7:45 pm


      You are always full of helpful tips that are very much appreciated.

      • wrote on July 6th, 2018 at 10:14 pm


        Oh, gosh! 🤗😊 Thank you! 😺 ~ Andrea

        • wrote on July 6th, 2018 at 10:23 pm



  3. wrote on July 6th, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Teresa S

    I agree, this would make a stunning Christmas card and seems easy enough to mass produce. I’ve never worked with sprays. I appreciate your tutorial and for Andrea’s tip about not reactivating older sprays. Will have to put this on the wish list and experiment some.

  4. wrote on July 6th, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Carol Mac

    Love this background! Thanks for the idea! 😎

  5. wrote on July 6th, 2018 at 7:51 pm


    At first I thought you’d made a Christmas in July card until I saw the Thank You sentiment. It’s a very striking card. I’ve never used the Dylusions Spray but have a few colours so will now give it a go. I have a box for the purpose too (smile). There are so many techniques to try but so little time each day it seems to try them!

  6. wrote on July 9th, 2018 at 5:35 pm


    Very pretty card Darlene. I love these “cover” dies, I have quite a number of them and can be used for lots of occasions. Quick and easy also.

  7. wrote on July 11th, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Linda M Hasz

    BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I don’t believe anything else can be said about this card.

    I just received a SU order and I received some of the 14×14 inch lacey paper that you can cut different areas from. This card reminded me of the lacey paper. Gorgeous.

    I do have a question, though. The one problem that I have with spraying inks is that I usually get dime-size circles of paint when I am looking for a fine mist. Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening? I have tried different things to prevent this from happening but nothing seems to work.

    I used a spray bottle like the one you have “Pearls” in and washed it out, making sure to clean the spray head out well. I use a cardboard box like you do to spray my cards in, so I tried spraying when the card was flat, then sticking a pin in the very top of the card and standing the card up to see if that would work. It resulted in running paint!

    I don’t know if the paint consistency would make a difference in this or not.

    Any suggestions or thoughts you have along these lines would be most appreciated.


    • wrote on July 12th, 2018 at 10:17 am


      Hi Linda. Have you tried running the top part of your mister under hot water? I find that sometimes it will help to clear it out. No need to empty it – just run it under hot water before you use it. Another thing to try would be to spray from much further away. It sounds like the paint is hitting in large amounts. If you distribute the paint before it gets to the paper, maybe that will help. Let me know that helps at all.

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