5/4/12

Clearsnap and the Stamps of Life Blog Hop






Welcome to the Stamps of Life & Clearsnap Blog Hop! We're so excited to be hopping with our good friend Stephanie Barnard and her talented design team. We traded inks for stamps and wow, we love the crisp images from her amazing clear stamp line!! They work perfectly with the Stephanie Barnard ColorBox Dye Ink Pads!

And, it's not a Hop without a fabulous prize so here's what we're giving away:



An entire assortment of Stephanie Barnard ColorBox Ink Pads!!! Since this is a BIG Amazing Super Duper Awesome Prize, we're gonna ask you to do a couple things in order to enter to win. Here's how to enter:

  • Comment here on this Blog Post and each blog in the Hop = 1 entry each blog comment
  • PIN to Pinterest ALL of the Projects from the Hop = 1 entry each image pinned (leave a comment here telling us you did it)
  • Refer your friends to FOLLOW Clearsnap on Facebook = 1 entry per friend who posts your name on our Page
  • Refer your friends to FOLLOW The Stamps of Life on Facebook = 1 entry per friend who posts your name on their Page
You should have arrived here from Deb Felts' blog - http://withastampandasong.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Stamps%20of%20Life.

I was thrilled to have the chance to work with the Stamps of Life sets this month.  These clear stamps are easy to ink and stamp well every time I use them.  Today, I am working with banners4all and flowers2build.
Hello Card
Generally, I like to add a lot of elements to my cards, but sometimes simplicity is the way to go. When you find stamps and inks that work well together, why not show them off?



I stamped the flower banners in Strawberry Ink on white cardstock.  Using the Sizzix Pennant Dies, I cut the banners to fit, then cut a larger banner from red cardstock.  The "wire" was stamped with Chocolate Ink and the banners were adhered on top with foam adhesives.  The sentiment was stamped directly on the corner of the card in Strawberry Ink.  Simple, but pretty.


Thanks Card
Using more details than my prior card, I created a totally different look.


Using the Rollagraph Crackle Wheel I inked my card base with Banana then Artichoke Ink for a fun background effect.  Using the stamps from the flowers2build stamp set and Artichoke Ink, I did an overstamp on 3 pieces of white cardstock.  This effect creates a second stamped image in a lighter color. 

I die cut all three images with Sizzix dies being sure each stamped image lined up with the next one.  After inking the edges with Artichoke, I stacked the dies with foam adhesives.  On the top layer, I added tiny flowers from this set that were stamped with Banana ink.  The corresponding outline stamp was then stamped on top with Chocolate Ink.  The flowers were cut out and adhered to the top layer.

The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock in Chocolate Ink, then matted with brown cardstock.  Another small flower was added to the corner.  Tiny pearls were added to the centers of the flowers.

Clearsnap Supplies:
Ink: Stephanie Barnard - Artichoke, Banana, Chocolate, Strawberry
Rollagraph: Crackle

Other Supplies:
Stamps: The Stamps of Life - banners4all; flowers2build
Dies: Sizzix
Pearls: Want2scrap


Thanks for stopping by today. 

Your next stop is:  Lydia Fiedler - http://www.understandblue.blogspot.com/

If you get lost along the way, start at the beginning:  http://clearsnap.blogspot.com/
The Stamps of Life http://stephaniebarnard.blogspot.com/
Sabrina Alery - http://sabrinaalery.blogspot.com
Deb Felts - http://withastampandasong.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Stamps%20of%20Life
Steph Ackerman - http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com   YOU ARE HERE
Lydia Fiedler - http://www.understandblue.blogspot.com/
Mary Dawn Quirindongo - http://mypinkmexico.blogspot.com/
Kim Howard - http://basementstamper.blogspot.com/
Daniela Dobson - http://danieladobson.blogspot.com/
Tami Mayberry – http://tamimayberry.blogspot.com/search/label/clearsnap
Jennifer Priest http://hydrangeahippo.com
Laura Williams – http://www.lauralooloo.blogspot.com/
Kim Pargeter – http://stampinriley.blogspot.com/
Vicki Garrett – http://summerthymestudio.blogspot.com/
Joana Studer- http://joanastamps.blogspot.com/
Emily Niehaus - http://emmielouwho.blogspot.com/
Beverly Sizemore - http://bevscreativepath.blogspot.com/







62 comments:

  1. Love Love Love your cards - very inspiring!

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  2. great cards Steph! love the simplicity of the banner card, and what you did with the crackle wheel!

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  3. The Rollograph printing is very interesting! So many options.

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  4. Omigosh, these are beautiful. I love, love, love the crackle wheel background!

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  5. Love them both! That crackle background is so pretty!

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  6. love the CAS design on the first card and your crackle background is fantastic! love that effect Steph!

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  7. wow what Beautiful Cards. love the colors and the papers. love the crackle wheel Background thanks for sharing

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  8. Great cards!! LOVE the banner on the first and the flowers on the second!!

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  9. Great cards! Love how CAS the first one is, and the layers on the second.

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  10. I love to make cards. Yours inspire me.

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  11. Both cards are beuatiful....really lovin' the Thank You card!!

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  12. I Pinned the Thank You card here:
    http://pinterest.com/justyolie/favorite-projects/

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  13. Beautiful. Those dies are amazing.

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  14. Great cards, I love the Rollograph crackle!!

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  15. Love the 2nd card with the stacked dies, very cute.

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  16. Really love both cards! The banners I love simple but perfect and the next one was great. The colors are great together but nothing is overpowering. TFS!
    Jill
    http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

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  17. Pinned it here:
    http://pinterest.com/myneed2craft/the-stamps-of-life/

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  18. Two for the price of one. Fantastic Cards. Thanks for sharing

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  19. such a pretty card. I also love the banner card. to cute

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  20. Pinning all the great project here
    http://pinterest.com/resatwo/card-making-inspiration/

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  21. The colors and simplicity. Wow!

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  22. Very nice card using the crackle wheel.

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  23. Very nice cards...love how you did multiple mats on the second one.

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  24. Beautiful cards!!!! I love how you used the die cuts. I really like the Thanks card with it stacked up and inked on the edges with the ink pads.

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  25. I just love, love, love the flip dies and the cards you can make. Nice choice of colors too.

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  26. Wonderful cards. Great work with the crackle effect, too.

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  27. Wow. Such a lovely card. Thanks for the step by step instructions. Really liked the banner card also. Just got the dies and will try something similar.

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  28. love the background on the green/yellow thanks card

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  29. Love this card, so creative :-)

    thanks for being in the hop and for a chance to win some goodies :-)

    shelley
    lostnwa98 at comcast.net

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  30. I love the card that you used the crackle wheel on! It is simply amazing. I pinned both cards to pinterest and I am now following your blog to :0)

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  31. Stephanie sent me from the Stamps of Life Blog Hop. Love the cards you have posted using her stamps and your talents!

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  32. Your banner card is simply wonderful! I love the cas look. Your second card is darling with those sweet flowers and pop of yellow like the sun.

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  33. Love the cards, great inspiration.

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  34. Love the cards, great inspiration.

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  35. Love both cards! The fancy labels has so much dimension.

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  36. Great cards--I like the simplicity of the first card and the stacked dies on the second.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  37. Great cards...always love to see new ideas for the TSOL. The possibilities are endless! Thanks for the inspiration...

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  38. Wow! I absolutely love the thanks card!

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  39. Love everything about the "thanks" card, especially the tiny pearls.

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  40. Nice job on your cards...I am loving the great colors of the inks and that crackly background is great.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  41. wonderful use of the die cuts, thank you.

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  42. Oh that gorgeous Thank You card is wonderful!

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  43. Very pretty! I am now a blog follower and also, I am getting used to Pinterest.

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  44. Wow, TWO lovely creations. You did a wonderful job of showcasing the inks and stamp designs, from simple to intricate. I love the idea of stacking the framelit "fancy label" die like that!

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  45. Love your work, and these inks just look beautiful!
    kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

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  46. Love your cards! Love the crackle wheel background! TFS and hace a wonderful day! lindagk23ataoldotcom

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