Tuesday, August 14, 2018

InkOn3 Embossing Powders Blog Hop

Hey Crafter! Let's hop, shall we?

Today is a new exciting product release! EMBOSSING POWDERS!!!
Yep, that's right. And they are amazing! Super fine, no added waxes or fillers, and they melt amazing!

Arctic White
Gold Rush

Let me show you what I did using the Chrome.

I used the Dogwood Flower stamp set to create a frame around a 4 x 4 piece of cardstock. I stamped using the Juicy ink and added the Chrome embossing powder and melted it. This is a fabulous silver! It is so shiny and you have got to see it in person. Photos and descriptions don't do it justice.

I also created a matching envelope using the Envelope Punch Board from We Are Memory Keepers. The directions are on the board for the size envelope you wanna make. 
I then die cut a label using a die from my Spellbinders stash. I stamped the sentiment and embossed again using the Chrome. I cut a second label from silver glitter paper, cut it in half, and attached it so the two ends show the glitter.
I attached the 4 inch square panel to a 4.25 x 4.25 card base using foam tape. I then added the label, also with foam tape.

I tried my best to capture the shine. This shows a bit. It's hard on white but I wanted this to look really clean. I added a few crystal gems to the front and I brushed my Spectrum Noir sparkle brush into all the flowers. The sparkle is amazing! You gotta try this powder so you can see for yourself!

Here is the blog hop line up.

Comment on each blog post to be entered to win one $25 InkOn3 shopping spree! Giveaway will close on August 19th at noon CST and winners will be posted on the InkOn3 blog!

Grab all three Ultra-Fine powders and save 20%. This week only! Use coupon code bosshop20. You will save 20@ on all new powders and our inks!

Here's where you can get the products used in this project and so much more!

Juicy Ink
Dogwood Flowers Stamp Set
Chrome Embossing Powder
Arctic White Embossing Powder
Gold Rush Embossing Powder
Studio Katia Crystals
Envelope Punch Board
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Pen

Have fun hopping and get your craft on!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Brand New Product Showcase

Today we are showcasing a brand new product from InkOn3!!!
How exciting is that??? Any guesses?
Yes, and they're amazing, too. 

 This is amazing powder. It's milled to ultra fine and no added waxes or fillers. It is the finest I've used! You are gonna love it!
So, here's what I did using the Arctic White and the Gold Rush powders.

I have some widow sheets that you can emboss on. So I used my anti static powder very liberally!!! I then stamped my image with Juicy ink and poured on the Artic White powder. And then used my heat tool to melt it. Keep your tool moving or the acetate will warp.

 Then I choose to use a white woodgrain paper for my card front. I used the coordinating die for the floral stamp and cut it in the center of the card front. Next, I aligned the embossed acetate so it fit right in. I had already added double sided tape to the back of the card front so it would stick right in place. I then used a double layer of foam tape all around the window to fill with sequins.

I wanted to totally fill the space so that all you would see is the sequins making the color of the flower. I chose shades of purples. I then closed up the back with some purple cardstock to carry on that color.
I cut a strip of vellum and stamped the sentiment after prepping with my anti static powder. I poured on the Gold Rush embossing powder and melted with my heat tool. I backed it with the same purple cardstock and wrapped the edges behind the card front.
I finished off with a few sequins and attached the card front to an A2 card base of heavyweight white cardstock.

So, there you have it. This embossing powder is fantastic and I know you will love it. It melts so smooth! And the white is VERY white! And the Chrome??? Well, it's my favorite!

Here's where you can get these items.

Head on over and check out the store. Fleurette has such cute stuff. And the inks are great! And you will love these new powders.

Happy Crafting! 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Hey You...

Hey crafters, Cheryl here today, with a super cute slider/window card to share with you.
Here's the stamp sets I used.

This is probably one of my all time favorite InkOn3 stamp sets! I mean, come on, what's not to love???
Anyway, I stamped out a few of the images and colored with Copic markers. And I didn't even do any shading, simple one marker coloring. Maybe I better show you what I used to make the card first.

I used this die set from Lawn Fawn. There are videos on YouTube to show how to assemble, it's easy!
On the pull tab/slider piece I stamped "Hey You" using the Phat Alphanumeric stamp set using Blackout ink. I colored them in with Copic markers and stamped a few stars.

 I cut one piece of cardstock just a tad smaller and stamped my inside. The dragon, the flame, and the candle. I also stamped some stars.

 I again colored these with simple one marker coloring. On the flame and candle I used two. Following the instructions in the Lawn Fawn assembly video I closed up my slider. I'll link the video at the end.
Then I went through my patterned papers and pulled out some to match my color pallet. I picked a blue pattern and adhered it to an A2 card base of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock. 
I then added the slider to the front of that on an angle. 
I picked out some gems and sequins and added to the front. DON'T put any in the way of the pull tab slider or it won't open. Ask me how I know, lol. I pulled out my Nuvo glimmer brush and picked a few areas to add shimmer to. It makes things look so pretty!

And that's it! It's so fun to make this type of card and fun for the recipient! If you're a paper engineer, you could probably make this slider from scratch. I'm not, and knew I'd use this often so I picked up from Amazon. Glad I did!

 Lawn Fawn Magic Color Slider (video on their website) 
Ok, take some time for you and sit down to "play" with supplies you have.
Happy Paper Crafting!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

You Are Fabulous

Hi my crafty friends! It's Cheryl, here, with another project using the newest release from InkOn3.
And it's such a beautiful image and very fun to color!
Here's my project.

I used a die from my stash that creates a rosette. I love rosettes! Anyway, I die cut it from kraft cardstock, Neenah Dessert Storm. You need to cut two. I folded on the score lines and adhered the ends together. It's best to use hot glue for this as it needs to be a really strong bond. Here is a video of how to assemble. 
I stamped out the dogwood image using Juicy embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then die cut the image using the coordinating die and colored with my Mermaid Markers from Jane Davenport. I then stamped out the sentiment onto a banner strip using Juicy and embossed in white.

I mounted the image onto the rosette with foam tape. I then positioned my sentiment near the bottom but not to hide too much of the image. I also used foam tape for this. 
I scattered about some sequins in metallic green and pink. I used liquid glue and held in place a few seconds, as I glued them to the mountain folds of the rosette and I didn't want them tipping. 
I threaded a bit of twine through the holes at the top. I then took the entire element and glued it to a circle die cut in pink that's a bit bigger than the rosette. It really draws in the pink of the dogwood blooms. As a final bit of bling, I pulled out some chunky glitter I've had for ages!!! I dabbed on tiny dots of my liquid glue to the centers and dropped on tiny bits of the glitter. It really adds such great texture and a bit more sparkle. Not being able to stop  myself, lol, I brushed a bit of Nuvo glitter brush over just the petals of the flowers. There, I'm finished with this, for real...lol.

Here's where you can get what I used.

Dogwood Stamp
Dogwood Die Set

Saturday, July 14, 2018

InkOn3 Blog Hop...

Hello crafty friends! 
Time for a new release from InkOn3!
And it is another gorgeous floral! Wait till you see it and all the inspiration from the Design Team!

Here's what I did with it.

How pretty is this dogwood stamp??? I love this. So simple and yet so beautiful!
I stamped and embossed the image using Juicy ink and white embossing powder. I proceeded to color them using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I used the softest gray and pulled it out with a water brush. I wanted it really pale as I wanted white dogwood blossoms. For the leaves I used two shades of gray. And then I used the coordination die and cut it out.

I then prepared my card base buy using a stitched rectangle die. Then cut an oval from the center. I backed it with acetate and then made a dam of foam tape. I filled it as full as possible, I didn't want much movement. Then put a piece of white cardstock to hold all the bits in. 

For the card base, I cut a piece of silver glitter paper and trimmed 1/8 off the sides to get a thin white border. After adding that to the card base, I added the shaker part to it using liquid glue.

I added the floral piece over top the window using thin foam tape. I die cut the sentiment from the same silver and also from white fun foam. I stamped the sub sentiment on black using Juicy ink and silver embossing powder. And added it with foam tape as well.

Scattered on a few sequins and crystal gems. I also brushed the floral with Nuvo glitter brush. So hard to capture the sparkle, but it's amazing!

Here's the blog hop line up.

Comment on each blog post and be entered to win one $25 gift card! Giveaway will close on July 18th at noon CST and winners will be posted on the Ink on 3 blog!

 So, here's where you can get the supplies used in this project.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Thoughts & Prayers...

Hello everyone, Cheryl here today, with another idea using products from InkOn3.
Today I'm using another great floral stamp set. I've always loved this one. It's called Posies.

I like that you can build a vase of flowers or use the floral images alone. I chose to use them alone today. I stamped out an entire background using the three flower heads and the leaves with Blackout ink.

I did a "messy" watercolor using my Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers...I love those things! I then took a soft blue and tried to get a sky looking background. However, it pulled in some of the green off the leaves. Oh well, it's soft and at least it's not stark white, lol. 

I then took a die from KatScrappiness and cut down the panel. I also pulled out a die from Simon Says Stamp that cuts that very thin gold frame. I then used the same die to cut it from gold cardstock. That same die set has this label die and also cuts a thin frame around it. I love when you remove the first thin frame and replace it with the gold one! You get this metallic bit and then the flowers continue on. Look kinda cool!

I stamped the sentiment that comes from the Roses In Bloom stamp set onto the label. I glued it to the card front and then added the thin gold frame that cuts along with it. I attached the entire panel to the front of a black A2 card base. I scattered around a few gems from Studio Katia to finish it off.

I hope you like my "messy" coloring today. For me, it takes the stress out of it and you can just have fun and get some color down. Nothing to worry about when you go outside the lines, lol.

Here's where you can get the supplies I used.

So, there you have it. Head over to InkOn3 and shop around. I know you'll find lots of goodies.
Pull out your supplies and make something pretty! Happy Crafting

Thursday, June 14, 2018

InkOn3 Blog Hop

Welcome! It's an exciting week over at InkOn3. It's time for a new release!!!
And to kick it off, we're having a blog hop! Guaranteed, you will see lots of beautiful projects. 

This new release features Hollyhocks 4x6 stamp set and coordinating Hollyhock dies.

How beautiful is this hollyhock stamp and die set??? It's just gorgeous, isn't it? And the sentiments and fonts are amazing. I know I'll reach for this often, even just for those. So, let's get started!

Comment on each blog post to be entered into a drawing for two 25.00 gift certificates.
The giveaway will close June 20th at noon CST. The winners will be posted at the InkOn3 blog.

Here's what I created for today. Hope you get some inspiration.

I wanted the outside of my card to be plain Jane, you'll see why. I pulled out an old embossing folder that had a spot to stamp a sentiment. I trimmed it down and matted it with silver glitter cardstock. I stamped using Juicy embossing ink and backed it with the same silver. I foam mounted it and added a few silver gems.

Ready to see the inside? First, I get a lot of inspiration from YouTube crafters. Jennifer McGuire did a shadow box card awhile back and I loved it! So, kudos to her...I copied, lol.

This is the reason for a somewhat plain card front. I wanted it to "go with" the inside sentiment...are moments to remember. And hopefully they'll remember this inside, lol. I kinda wanted a surprise when they open it.

I stamped my image on watercolor paper and embossed with white embossing powder. I then pulled out my new Avery Elle liquid watercolors. I LOVE them! So, I painted this in several layers, building up the color saturation. I then went around the entire floral with pale blue for some sky.
I then created the card base per Jennifer's instructions. It's easy! I'll link to her post for you to see.

See the box style at the top? It folds up just fine, but it really does look like a shadow box! It's fun, and a change of pace to a regular card. Perfect for the recipient to leave on display for a bit. 

I covered the "box" front with some glitter paper from my stash. I stamped a sub-sentiment to go with the card front and mounted it with a bit of foam tape. Scattered around some silver gems and it's finished!

This stamp set is keeper for me! I love florals and this one is stunning!

Head over to the next person in line and don't forget to comment! That's a great giveaway! 
Here's the line up for the hop.

Here's where you can find the supplies I used for this card.

Now, head out and hit up all the other blogs. Remember to comment, you wanna maybe win, right! And the designers would love some nice feedback from you. 

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Hollyhock Thank You

Hi my crafty friends, Cheryl here, for InkOn3.

Yippee!!! It's time for a new release from InkOn3. And it's a beautiful one, at that! 
Who doesn't love a great floral stamp? And who doesn't love hollyhocks? So, here you go!

Isn't that so pretty? And how great to have coordinating dies!!! And so many beautiful sentiments and a very pretty font. I love this set! So let me show you my first card I made using it.

I started off by picking this beautiful background I made using alcohol inks on Yupo paper. Before it was totally dry, you have these "sticky" areas. Take your foil and press it on, rubbing firmly. When you pull it off, some stays stuck and you get these bits of shiny foil left behind. It's so fun to do!

I took the hollyhock stamp and inked it up with Juicy ink and embossed with golf embossing powder. I left it just like that! Well, I brushed it all over with my Wink of Stella glitter brush marker. I think by leaving it uncolored, it works perfectly with the colorful background. 

I then took the Thank You die and cut it from gold foil cardstock and a piece of white fun foam. I cut a second one from a scrap of Yupo paper to get the green butterfly. I carefully trimmed it out and glued it in place over the gold foil one. I adhered it to another scrap of Yupo done in that pretty aqua green color. 

To assemble the card, I added the hollyhock using foam tape. I added foam tape just to the sides of the aqua strip and used liquid glue where it would go over the hollyhock. I then pulled out some clear  acrylic bubbles and scattered a few around. I love how they look like water droplets. I added the entire panel to the front of an A2 card base of heavy weight cardstock. 

And that's it. I think it came out so nice and I love the colors! I love the simplicity of the gold embossed hollyhock. It just works for this card. 

Here's where you can find the things I used.

Hollyhock Stamp Set 
Hollyhock Dies

So, be sure to watch all week for some amazing sneak peaks from the design team. And the release goes live next week! Get out your crafty "toys" and have fun playing!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Thinking of You...

Hey there, crafty friends! Welcome to my blog and a new project for InkOn3 Design Team.
I pulled out my notebook of card sketches because I had no ideas. I love that I have a resource to go to when I'm stuck, lol. So anyway, this is what I came up with.

I started by creating a watercolor background of pinks, yellows, and orange. Then I picked the areas I liked best for my florals. I stamped in InkOn3's Juicy ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Fussy cut them out and set aside.

I then pulled out some dies from my stash. I chose a scalloped oval and a regular oval from Spellbinders. The pink scalloped layer is cut from glitter paper and the top layer is from white.

I then chose some fun and bright patterned papers and created the strip on the left. The watercolor look paper is from a Lawn Fawn paper pad. I tied a ribbon on the strip and after adhering down the watercolor piece, I added the strip with foam tape.

I then added the oval piece with foam tape on the right side and liquid glue on the left. I added the flowers with foam taped as well. I tucked the leaves in place and glued down with liquid glue.

After cutting some banner strips, I stamped my sentiment with InkOn3 Blackout ink. I love how black and crisp this ink stamps! I also added a banner strip of the same glitter paper and added with foam tape. I picked out some confetti sequins by Studio Katia and scattered a few around.

So, there you have it. A fun Spring/Summer card. If you ever find yourself stuck, look for some sketches that might help you out. It does me! Here's the products I used.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Feel Beautiful Today

Hey there, thanks for coming!

I have been practicing my water coloring these days. I struggle, but I love it, so I keep pressing on. I tend to wanna control things and you can't with water. Well, maybe a little, but not much! I used my Colorburst powders to paint this. VERY potent stuff, lol. I put them into empty watercolor pots, like the old "paint by number" we used to get as kids. Then just enough water to make it a liquid.

I stamped and embossed with white embossing powder. This makes it easier for me, as the embossing holds the water in its own section. I add clean water to the image, drop in some of the color, and use another clean brush to pull it out. I did the entire image this way. Then I went back and did it again, using more color and less water, to get it more intense towards the petal centers. I kept at it till I was happy with how it looked. I let them dry thoroughly and then cut out with coordinating dies. 

I used a full cover die plate from my stash but instead of cutting it, I dry embossed it. I applied the entire piece to the front of an A2 sized card base. I then laid out where I wanted the flowers to be. I used foam tape under the flowers to adhere. I tucked in the leaves and added the same way.

I grabbed to different Martha Stewart butterfly punches I have and punched them from gold foil cardstock. I curled the wings a tiny bit and added tiny pearls to the bodies. Used strong liquid adhesive to glue down.

I stamped the sentiment using Juicy ink from Ink On 3 and embossed with Raven embossing powder from Brutus Monroe. I backed it with the same gold foil cardstock and mounted in place.

Finally, I added only three little black crystals from Studio Katia.

I am really happy with how this one turned out! The white embossing powder really pops with the bright orange! And the green leaves, the same. And the tiny bits of black crystals and the sentiment really stand out nicely. 

Here's the products I used on this card.

(Studio Katia)
(Brutus Monroe)
I'm sure you can find these punches other places or just use what you may already have. It doesn't have to be these. I'm just linking to what I used. I got mine at Michael's. Not sure if they are still available or not. 

Hope you got some inspiration today. Have fun crafting!

Heartfelt Hello

Thanks for stopping by! 

Playing with some new Altenew products today. I love the new mega word dies! Huge!!! Lol, but it's fun to be able to use something this big and not have to think a lot about what to do. Makes for some quick card making.

So...I have two pads of super fun glitter paper. The kind where the glitter doesn't come off at all! Almost like it's in some sort of a plastic coating or something. I'm sure you've see it, it's everywhere now. I think I got mine at Hobby Lobby. One pad is all silver, blacks, and golds. Gorgeous! The other pad is super bright jewel tones. And fun patterns, I might add.

 I picked out a stripe of silver and light gray. A nice basic pattern for the background. I cut it with a stitched rectangle die. Then I chose another pattern in much darker gray and a bolder print. I cut the mega hello from both pieces. Remove the word from each. Then I took the stripe piece and glued to the front of an A2 card base. I nestled the die cut into the striped piece. Fits in like a puzzle!

I then stamped the sub sentiment onto dark gray cardstock and embossed with silver embossing powder. I added a piece of foam tape on the right edge and glued the left edge right down on the card front. It needed a pop of color, so I went through my crystals...I'm addicted to these...and chose a bright torquoise color and glued them down. 

Here's a list of the products I used.

(Studio Katia)

Check out these suppliers for great products, or pull out what you already have.
Find some time in your crafty place and create something!

Happy Crafting