Thursday, June 16, 2016

CardMaker Magazine and Clearsnap blog hop

I don't need any excuse to play with inks and stamps and making cards, etc. but a blog hop using some wonderful Clearsnap products makes playing even more fun.  The blog team for CardMaker Magazine and for Clearsnap are joining in to show off specifically the ColorBox Fluid Chalk stamp pads.  I have loved these inks for years.  The results are so beautiful and interesting and I created two very different cards to try to show off what they inks are about.  You should be coming here from Kim's blog.
 One of my absolute favorite ways to use the Chalk inks is to add color to my surface.  The resulting look and feel is like velvet.  I stamped the flowers and leaves first using some Altenew stamps. I used a white ColorBox pigment stamp pad to stamp the images and then use white embossing powder.  The pigment inks stay wet long enough to add the embossing powder.  Once the images are heat embossed, I then took the Chalk stamp pad in the color Cheeky and rubbed it directly over the entire surface of my paper.  It covers so nicely.  The embossed lines of the images resist the ink.  I added in a little bit of color to portions of the flower and leaves with a Copic marker just to add dimension in the colors.  
 I then used a stencil that I placed on my pink card front.  I used the white Chalk stamp pad and added that ink directly over the stencil.  I loved the soft design that resulted.  
I also wanted to show how these inks stamp, especially with a solid image.  I did use a watercolor paper.  You would get a different result from a smooth finish paper.  I again used a set of stamps from Altenew.  First of all I stamped the outline image of the flower randomly around my card front.  I used a simple black Clearsnap for that.  I used the Splash color ink for the solid flower image and then used the Chive color for the leaves.  I added a little contrast of color by rubbing the Cheeky color pad directly along the edges of my card front.  These pads are just perfect for this and I liked adding that surprise of color.  

I did accent the middles of each flower with some Glossy Accents and the black tag with the white words was stamped with the ColorBox white pigment pad and embossed with Clearsnap white embossing powder on black cardstock.  
From here complete the hop by stopping by the Clearsnap blog to see what they are up to plus there are prizes to be won.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

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27 comments:

Dana Tatar said...

Beautiful cards! I love your roses!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!!

Chana Harris said...

Beautiful designs! I love them both!
Hugz,
Chana

Brooke said...

These are both so pretty! I LOVE those blue flowers!

Dawn said...

Two beautiful samples!!

Rose Powell said...

Beautiful florals. Loved how you used the embossing technique.

Sheila H said...

These are both breathtaking! I love the background of the first card.

Carisa said...

SO pretty!

Andrea1702 said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the background on the first card and the beautiful flowers on the second.

My Kraft Kloset said...

Great cards and great tips. Just gorgeous.

Samantha Coleman said...

I love the background on your first card. Lol not sure I understood the directions as well but it is reader error I am sure. You are definitely right about how it gives the card a velvety looking effect. Beautiful cards and thanks for sharing!

McStamper said...

Beautiful cards. Love the background you created.

Lisa Silver said...

Such gorgeous cards! I really love the subtle tone on tone background you created!

Pamela Haskin said...

Your cards are wonderful! These chalk inks do work very well with solid stamps.

Pamela Haskin said...

Your cards are wonderful! These chalk inks do work very well with solid stamps.

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Linda, I am totally inspired now! This has been a great hop and I am SO glad I have seen all of this inspiration so early in the day! Guess what I'll be doing today? LOL TFS!

Jean Bullock said...

YOU amaze me and inspire me. Well done!

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

I love your flowers!

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW - BOTH cards are DELIGHTFUL Linda!!!
LOVE the designs, LOVE the flowers and LOVE the textures too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION ... I really need to be more adventurous with my chalk inks, need to use my stencils and glossy accents more too :)

Sue D said...

Your cards are beautiful!

barbara macaskill said...

YES! YES! YES!! It really DOES look velvety!! So pretty in pink! Would love to give these inks a try! TFS!

Carmen N said...

Both cards are amazing! I love the tonal pinks in the first one - so soft and textured!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Beautiful cards!

karenajo said...

Love both of your pretty cards and the totally different look you attained with these great inks !!!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors and pretty flowers! These chalk inks are awesome to blend with!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Two beautiful cards! These inks look so fabulous both ways!

Janis said...

Fabulous techniques!! I love how you did the pink one!!
<3 J

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