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

29 comments :

Dana Tatar said...

Beautiful card! I love the touch of sparkle!

Brooke said...

Beautiful card, Carisa!

Chana Harris said...

Very nicely designed and beautifully executed! Love it!
Hugz,
Chana

Rose Powell said...

Beautiful card, I've got to learn how to blend the ink that way. Side note, love your blog design.

Dawn said...

Beautiful background makes for a very pretty card!

Hydrangea Hippo - Jennifer Priest said...

Pretty card - love the blended background!

Sheila H said...

Your background blending is awesome.

Annette Siverson said...

TFS, Annette It is a beautiful card and a terrific technique (the blending)~

Andrea1702 said...

What a beautiful card! I love the flower's outline over that ink-blended background.

My Kraft Kloset said...

I love the background and the black images. Just stunning.

Samantha Coleman said...

I just love the background you created. It is truly beautiful.

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!!

McStamper said...

Love your beautiful card.

Lisa Silver said...

Oh how gorgeous! I love the blended background!

Pamela Haskin said...

Beautiful card! I especially like the vivid colors you achieved.

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, now I want to try that, great look

Teresa Doyle said...

Very pretty Carisa, I love this!

Jean Bullock said...

I love heat embossed cards. You did a great job on this.

Sue D said...

Beautiful background for these flowers.

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

Ooooh, lovely! Gorgeous background, perfectly blended.

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!!
LOVE your inky panel, the colours have blended perfectly!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)
PS - you stamped after blending? My MISTI arrived this week, so I look forward to stamping on more textured panels like this. Also, I have to confess that I love my liquid chalk inks but not tried blending them before, so I've added it to my to-try list.

barbara macaskill said...

I am head over heels in love with this gorgeous work of (he)art!!! It is absolutely stunning!! Would love to win these inks so I can try to recreate this!!! Notice I said TRY TO!! TFS!

Maureen Reiss said...

Sooo Pretty!!

Carmen N said...

Great job with the blending - it's a beautiful card!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Gorgeous background!

karenajo said...

Beautiful card - love the ink colors you blended and the pretty flowers you added !

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful colors and a pretty flower image! Lovely card!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

What a fabulous background of gorgeous ink colors!! Such a stunning card!

Janis said...

So very pretty!!! That chalk ink on the woodgrain cardstock is amaaaaaaaazing!!!
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