6/16/2016

CardMaker & Clearsnap Blog Hop

   

     Welcome to the CardMaker and Clearsnap Blog Hop and giveaway!


 
 
     I've had so much fun this week playing with the new ColorBox chalk inkpads from Clearsnap! I love working with chalks, especially when I'm in a hurry. No waiting around for the ink to dry before you can work on the next element. They dry instantly once you've stamped your image.
     I love how this card turned out. I know just which friend to send this to. She'll love it! But, I digress.
     I love the look of just a touch of color on the edges of my cards. For the small squares and the edges of this card, I tamped the paper edges against the  chalk inkpad. I adhered the squares with foam tape. Then, I stamped and die-cut the flowers, butterfly and sentiment. I finished it off with a few pearls on the butterfly and adhered him with foam tape.


 
 
 
     This card has a completely different feel about it. To create the front panel, I started with a sheet of watercolor paper. I trimmed it to size, and then I took two of the chalk pads (Cheeky and Splash) and rubbed them lightly across the paper. I wanted them to overlap where they met to create a third color.
     I stamped the flourish with the same color (Cheeky) I used on the background. I created the sentiment and border edges with the background color (Splash). As you can see, you can get lots of shades from the same chalk ink pad. 
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     Clearsnap is our host for today's blog hop and and very generous giveaway. They are giving $50 worth of ColorBox products to one lucky hopper. Good luck!
 
     If you get lost or find a broken link, you can go back to CardMaker's blog where there is a complete list of  participating hops. 
 
 
 
Materials List:
     chalk inks-   ColorBox by Clearsnap
                            Splash (16018)
                            Chive (15285)
                            Lipstick Red (16071)
                            Cheeky (15316)
     cardstock-   heavy-duty cream(the Paper Studio 667998)
                            heavy-duty white(the Paper Studio 227041)
     watercolor paper-   Canson
     stamps-        flowers & sentiment (Sizzix 657776)
                            flourish (Inkadinkado 97634)
                           sentiment (Fiskars, Forever Friends Quotes)
     adhesive-    double-sided and foam tape (3M)
     tools-            1/4" heart punch (Fiskars)
                           die cutter
 
 
 

24 comments:

  1. Such pretty samples! Love the first design!

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  2. Love these two lovely cards! WOW, what a striking difference in the looks but both so pretty :)

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  3. Wow, what fabulous CAS design! Great use of color and both projects are beautifully organized!
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah

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  4. Gorgeous cards! I love the colors you used.

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  5. Love the tips and techniques. Very pretty.

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  6. I have a preference for more muted designs but I love both your cards they are very pretty.

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  7. Those flowers are so vibrant and lovely!!! Great projects!

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  8. Beautiful cards Pamela. Great colour choices for both. Lovely job!

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  9. Awesome cards as usual! Pinned them both to my Pamela board. Definitely got to lift that first one. I love it.

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  10. Love the way you inked those die cut flowers.

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  11. BEAUTIFUL cards Pamela!!!
    LOVE the PRETTY flowers and dimension of your 1st card, the colours are so vibrant!!! LOVE your 2nd card too, I'm impressed at the DELICATE background and how beautifully the inks have blended!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION ... I already love my chalk inks and have lots more to try using them now :)

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  12. LOVE the vibrant colors on the first card and the subtle beauty of the second one is breathtaking!! LOVELOVELOVE TFS!

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  13. Such beautiful cards! Definitely makes me want to play with my chalk inks! Well, right now I'd be happy if I could play with any inks! But I'm getting there. Miss you! Hugz!

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  14. I'm in love with the pastel card!

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  15. Very pretty cards - especially love the one with the pretty, bright flowers !!!

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  16. How beautiful! Love the bright red flowers!

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  17. Love the layering and dimension! Beautiful card with gorgeous colors too!

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  18. Pamela, these two cards are so beautiful! Love the crispness of the first one especially!!! I am making note of those gorgeous inks you used! Great color combo!

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  19. So beautiful!!! I esp adore the first one. The bright pop of red looks so pretty with the other colors in your flowers and against the clean white. Wonderful work!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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