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)