Thanks for joining us today as we team up with designers from Clearsnap
to spotlight ColorBox chalk ink pads
! If you’ve never experimented with chalk ink before, we’re sure this hop will inspire you to try it out! Chalk inks are ideal for paper-crafting projects and create muted, chalk-like effects. They can also be buffed to a shiny finish.
So, are you ready?!? Let’s get hopping!
I really wanted to create a fun background with these inks for my card so I searched online and found this wonderful bokeh technique video
from Deb Valder
. She did an awesome job showing how to use chalk inks to create a bokeh effect! Shown above is my take on it. I used chambray ink to color a panel of white cardstock and then used sponge daubers to add circles in a variety of colors (creamy brown, cheeky, splash) to the inked panel. As the colors dried, they became more muted and chalk-like and created a soft, colorful background. I love how it turned out!
I finished the panel by hand-lettering a sentiment using a white paint marker and embellished it with sequins. White cardstock was used to create a thin mat around the panel and then I adhered it to a soft turquoise card base.
Supplies used: ColorBox chalk ink pads (chambray, creamy brown, cheeky, splash) from Clearsnap; whisper white and pool party cardstock from Stampin’ Up!; sponge daubers from IMAGINE Crafts; 28 Lilac Lane minty fresh embellishment bottle from Buttons Galore & More; white ultra fine Painters marker and thin mini adhesive dots from Elmer’s; paper trimmer from Fiskars; scoring board and Scor-Tape from Scor-Pal Products.
Next up is the talented Rose Powell!
A big thank you to Clearsnap for providing product for today’s hop along with also sponsoring a giveaway on their blog for $50 worth of ColorBox products!
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