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!

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
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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