Hi everyone, the designers at Clearsnap and Cardmaker Magazine have come together today with a blog hop. Hope you'll stop by everyone's blog and see what they've created.
Have you seen Izink Pigment Inks yet? Izinks are distributed by Clearsnap, and are an acrylic based pigment ink that can be used for most craft projects. Use the included eye dropper or put some Izink in a spray bottle and spritz it. You can mix and match colors and even create your own colors by mixing them together. Let me show you what I've done.
I placed several drops of Bamboo, Cactus and Topaz Izink on a craft sheet, then using the Izink Spritzer bottle, I spritzed the craft sheet with water to liquify the colors some more.
I dragged several pieces of cardstock through the watery mix. Depending on the amount you have used, Izink dries quickly or, to speed along the drying process, you can always heat set it. You can create some fun effects by adding additional layers of ink once the previous layers have dried. Simply spritz more water on your craft sheet and drag the cardstock through it again.
Using a Sizzix die I created the card from brown cardstock. Then I die cut the Izink'd paper to fit. ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Artichoke Ink was the perfect match, so I inked all the edges of my papers before completing the card. To add a little more dimension, I used a ColorBox Art Screen with the Artichoke Ink along the right/back edge. Love the look!
I used ColorBox Lots of Thoughts Design Adhesives along with Goldmine Designer Foils on the card flaps. They rubbed perfectly onto scraps of the Izink'd papers and fit perfectly in the small Sizzix die cut.
It's hard to see but the Izink really shimmers and shines. Izink is an amazing product that has endless possibilities. Why not pick up a few and give them a try?
Stop by all the designers and see what they've created. Leave a comment along the way for a chance to win a prize package of Izink from Clearsnap.
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Love your inky backgrounds Steph!ReplyDelete
Very nice! Love this technique..... thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
love the unique backgrounds -- these inks look great!ReplyDelete
Love watercoloring. This is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Great background technique!!!ReplyDelete
Lovin' that great background! Thanks for sharing!!ReplyDelete
Great technique. Love the way you made the little tabs with the die.ReplyDelete
What a cool triple swing card! WOW! I just made my first swing card this morning, but now I'm totally inspired to try again with a triple! TFS Hugs, KristinaReplyDelete
Thank you so much.Delete
Beautiful card, Steph. Love the colors and patterns you created on the background. Brilliant design :)ReplyDelete
Nice blending, very pretty.ReplyDelete
Love how you made this card!! I am learning so much on this hop!!ReplyDelete
how super cool love the technique used love the flip die. thanks for sharingReplyDelete
What a great technique. Love the card, Thanks for sharing the info.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing this great technique. Would love to try it with these inks. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
great technique and pretty card steph!ReplyDelete
Great card. Have to try this.ReplyDelete
Love your background and it works so well with the brown background.ReplyDelete
Great way to make fast and fun backgrounds. thanks for sharing the idea.ReplyDelete
Wow! It came out so pretty! You did a fantastic job on the background especially!ReplyDelete
Thats gorgeous! I love the screen designs.ReplyDelete
Love the backgrounds! Thanks for being a part of the hop!ReplyDelete
Love your card, Stephanie! Especially the way you've created gradients and variations in color!ReplyDelete
AWESOME! This is so pretty and I love this technique!! Will have t o give this a try! TFS!ReplyDelete
Ooooo… love blue and green together - especially when they touch and make teal-ish, my favorite. Nice touch with the brown, which I don't think I would have thought of. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous way to create a background, love it!ReplyDelete
Love the background...tfsReplyDelete
Your card is very pretty. Your technique looks like a lot of fun:) I haven't used this ink before and look forward to trying this. thank you for sharing. -conReplyDelete
Wow, this cards is stunning! I love the background and colors thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card! I love your colored paper. :) Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Lovely card. I love the colors of the inks and you're background.ReplyDelete
I didn't know the inks were *shimmery*!!!!!! (shivers with excitement at anything shiny....) Beautiful card. Love this technique, but mine never turns out this pretty!ReplyDelete
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I love the shading that you created! Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
fun was to make interesting backgrounds. thanks for sharing some great projects and the directions for making the backgrounds.ReplyDelete