Thursday, June 16, 2016

Clearsnap + CardMaker Blog Hop!

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Hi Everyone!

Today we have a fun filled hop together with ClearSnap. You should have arrived from Dana's Blog but if not, you can head over to the CardMaker Blog for a full list. The kind people at ClearSnap generously provided the entire CardMaker team with a variety of their beautiful Chalk Ink. I wanted to make a card that showcased the inks by creating a vibrant background. Chalk Inks are richly pigmented colors with the fast drying properties of dye ink. However, you can still achieve beautiful blending on cardstock like I've done with my card here on this woodgrain textured cardstock. I love how the colors blend and create new colors as well where they meet. So pretty and vibrant!



Once I was done with all my ink blending, I used my MISTI to stamp my image multiple times with black pigment ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I love the floral image on that multicolor background. Who says you need to always color your open line art images with markers or watercolor. I added some sparkle with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker on the flower images only. I left the leaves and berries matte. I had some die cuts left over from another project that fit perfectly for my card. I added that and some sequins to finish off this simple card. 

I almost forgot, make sure you work your way through the entire hop until you land on ClearSnap's Blog where you will find them hosting a giveaway of $50 worth of ColorBox products! Thanks so much for stopping by today and now it's time to send you off to the next stop: Jennifer Priest's Blog!

Supplies:
Clearsnap Color Box Chalk Ink (Splash, Cheeky, Yellow Ochre)
WPlus9 (Beautiful Bouquet: Ranunculus)
WPlus9 Dies (Bountiful Blooms Die)
WPlus9 Cardstock (Coalmine)
Ranger Ink Mini Blending Tool
Simon Says Stamp White Woodgrain Cardstock
My Favorite Things Die-Namics (Wonky Stitched Rectangles STAX)
Clear Embossing Powder
Black Pigment Ink
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker (clear)
3M Foam Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (3D Foam Squares Black Mix, Mini Dodz)
Sizzix Big Shot
MISTI
Clear Sequins

Friday, June 10, 2016

Inlaid Die Cutting tips with CardMaker Magazine



Hi Everyone!

Today I am sharing some of my favorite tips and tricks for creating inlaid die cuts on your cards over at CardMaker Magazine! Be sure to check it out by heading over to the CardMaker Blog now. You can also check out my process video for this technique on my YouTube Channel.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

CardMaker + Reverse Confetti Blog Hop!


Hi Everyone!

I am so excited to be participating in this fun hop with CardMaker Magazine and Reverse Confetti! I have been admiring this stamp company for awhile and they generously provided the entire CardMaker Blog Team with stamps of our choice specifically for this hop. I absolutely love the stamps I got and had a lot of fun creating my cards for today.


First up, I created this simple card using the fun new Falling Confetti Confetti Cut die. As soon as I saw this in their recent release, I knew I had to have it and I immediately knew I wanted to use the gorgeous Rainbow DecoFoil behind all those little cuts in the cardstock. I went with black just to make it pop more and I love how the white embossing looks on the dark cardstock with a sprinkling of Doodlebug Enamel Dots around it.  


My second card features the stamp set Dream In Color (also used for the sentiment in the card above.) There was no doubt in my mind I was getting this stamp set because I absolutely love color and coloring! As soon as I received it, water coloring a fun rainbow background was the first thing to pop in my mind. Then I did some embossing in black and white for the sentiment.


I originally wanted it to be completely uncolored on the top half of the word color but when I added some Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens to the word I accidentally brought some of the color into the top half so I just went with it and made it a bit messy. In the end, I love how it turned out.

Ok, so that's it for me, I hope you enjoyed my cards and now it's off to the next stop on the hop which is the lovely Sarah! If you get lost along the way head over to the CardMaker Blog or see the full list below. Be sure to make it to the end because Reverse Confetti has an awesome giveaway for you today!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I would love it if you would click on the button below to subscribe to my blog to let me know you enjoy what you see and would like to see more! 


  • CardMaker
  • Amy Tsuruta
  • Carisa Zglobicki (you are here)
  • Sarah Gough
  • Laurie Schmidlin
  • Lisa Silver
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Kim Klinkovsky
  • Amy Sheffer
  • Lisa Henke
  • Linda Beeson
  • Leigh Penner
  • Dawn Lusk
  • Audrey Tokach
  • Diane Jaquay
  • Pamela Haskin
  • Amy Rohl
  • Reverse Confetti

  • Supplies Used:
    Reverse Confetti (Dream In Color, Falling Confetti die)
    WPlus9 Dies (Gift Card Layers, Love Mom Layers)
    Arches Watercolor Paper Hot Press 140lb
    Mission Gold Pan Watercolors
    Silver Brush Black Velvet Round 8
    Thermoweb Deco Foil Rainbow
    Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink
    Tsukineko Versmark Ink
    Tsukineko Imagine Crafts White Embossing Powder
    Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder
    Sizzix Big Shot
    3M Foam Tape
    Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner
    Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Premium Double Sided Tape

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Blitsy Feature: How To Tone Down Busy Art Journal Backgrounds

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    Hi Everyone! 

    Today on Blitsy, I'm taking a very busy background and toning it down by blocking out simple shapes so I can add my journaling. I also think these flowers look like the Blitsy Logo! I hope you'll hop over to the Blitsy Blog for a full supply list as well as process video to see how I've created this piece.

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    Until next time,
    Happy Crafting!


    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    CardMaker - U Inspire Me Copic Coloring


    Hi Everyone!
     
    I am up on the CardMaker Blog today with a fun card using an inspiration photo to do my coloring. Head on over to see how I find my inspiration as well as the full card and supply list.

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    Friday, May 13, 2016

    Blitsy Feature: Dina Wakley Abstract Floral Art Journal

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    Hi Everyone! 

    Today on Blitsy, I'm sharing a very loose abstract floral page in my art journal. I'm going through a floral phase if you can't tell and I hope you'll hop over to the Blitsy Blog for a full supply list as well as process video to see how I've created this piece using Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic.

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    Until next time,
    Happy Crafting!

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