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. 
Thanks for hoping with us today! Your next stop is Chana's blog. 
     Make sure you stop in at all the blogs and leave a comment. We love hearing from you!
     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


Dana Tatar said...

Beautiful cards!

Dawn said...

Such pretty samples! Love the first design!

Rose Powell said...

Lovely Cards.

Hydrangea Hippo - Jennifer Priest said...

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

Chana Malkah said...

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

Andrea Shell said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the colors you used.

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Love the tips and techniques. Very pretty.

Samantha said...

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

McStamper said...

Great cards. Love the pastel.

Lisa Silver said...

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

Teresa Doyle said...

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

Jean Bullock said...

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

Sue D said...

Both cards are beautiful!

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

Love the way you inked those die cut flowers.

TracyM #6773 said...

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 :)

barbara macaskill said...

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

Suzi said...

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!

Carmen N said...

I'm in love with the pastel card!

Anonymous said...

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

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

How beautiful! Love the bright red flowers!

Denise Bryant said...

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

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

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!

Janis said...

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

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