Clearsnap and the Stamps of Life Blog Hop

Welcome to The Clearsnap & The Stamps of Life Blog Hop! All day today we're stamping and inking, creating and sharing. Be sure to visit everyone on the hop and leave a comment to be entered to win a fabulous prize of Stephanie Barnard's line of ColorBox inkpads, Stephanie Barnard Sprays!, and Stephanie's new SCREENS!...

Ahhh Photoshop took a beating but I finally got something put together without crashing :) I think I need an update or something...but who has time for that?! LOL

Thanks for your patience!

Today I'm using the birthday4subways clear stamp from the Stamps of Life.  This 4" x 6" stamp has 10 words and phrases in assorted fonts and sizes.  It's the perfect backdrop for all things birthday related.

Using an assortment of Stephanie Barnard Dye Inks  by ColorBox, I created a gift bag and coordinating card.

Gift bag:
I randomly inked the stamp with Tangerine, Cornflower, Grape, Raspberry, Mustard, then stamped on white cardstock. 

After inking the edges of the panel with Grape Ink, it was matted with yellow and  purple cardstock.  A sheer May Arts ribbon was wrapped around the panel allowing the underlying words to show through and a flower was added over the knot which had been tied with some twine. 
This panel was added to brown cardstock and placed on the gift bag.
A heart shaped doily was also inked with Grape Ink and place between the layers.

White tissue paper is so boring, so I spritzed it with Stephanie Barnard Sprays  in Grape, Sky, Banana and Tangerine Sprays.   The tissue was  dry in a matter of moments, then it was placed in the gift bag.


Using another sheet of tissue paper which had also been spritzed with Grape, Sky, Banana and Tangerine Sprays, I tore it into pieces to use as the background of my card.
To keep those stubborn little pieces in place, Glue Gloss  works wonders.

The stamp was inked with Chocolate Ink and stamped on yellow cardstock, then die cut into an oval.  Tangerine Ink was sponged around the edges before adhering to a mat.
To use one of the words in this stamp set, I created a mask around the word I wanted, then inked it with Chocolate Ink.
Pulling the mask off, I then stamped the word on yellow cardstock and inked the edges with Tangerine before matting with brown cardstock.

 I tied some twine around the center and added the sentiment with foam adhesives for dimension.


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Cardstock:  Bazzill
Ink, Sprays, Adhesive: Clearsnap
Stamp:  The Stamps of Life 
Ribbon:  May Arts
Flower: Prima Marketing
Twine:  The Twinery
Other:  Gift bag


  1. so wonderful technique!!! Thank for sharing

  2. Beautiful cards. I am going to have to try the tissue paper technique. TFS

  3. What a neat idea on the tissue paper..

  4. Love the tutorial, great idea on the masking of the sentiment.

  5. Love the spectrum of color you created!

  6. Wow, I love the colors you used! Thanks for the tutorial!

  7. Great tutorial. love the colors.

  8. Great cards. I'm seeing a lot of blue painter's tape being used for masking. I just started using it and love it. thanks for sharing.

  9. That tissue paper really did need those sprays and now it pops just like your projects!

  10. I love the multi-colored inking and great idea with the tissue paper!

  11. Beautiful cards, and I just love the effect you achieved with the sprays!

  12. The colors, the techniques, the stamp are all wonderful together. Your cards came out super!

  13. wow you sure look like you put alot of work into your card. i just loved it. thank you so much. xoxo