Clearsnap & CardMaker Blog Hop
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It’s time for another blog hop! We’re excited today to partner with designers from Clearsnap to showcase projects made using their Izink pigment inks. There are so many possibilities with these inks and we hope that you’re inspired to try the inks out for yourself after seeing the beautiful creations the talented designers have come up with. A big thank you goes out to Clearsnap for providing all of the designers with Izink inks to use!

Recently, I’ve taken up calligraphy so as soon as I opened up these inks my mind immediately jumped to hand lettering. Sadly, I did not have my calligraphy nibs with me to experiment when I made this card. Instead I experimented with a paintbrush. I was happy with how it turned out. I love experimenting with different inks and I will definitely be trying these inks out with my calligraphy nibs!

Supplies used: Izink pigment inks (amethyst, mimosa, cactus) from Clearsnap; rich razzleberry cardstock from Stampin’ Up!; Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock from Ranger Industries Inc.; Micron .25mm purple pen from Sakura of America; Flamingo Dots from Close To My Heart; E-Z Runner from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L?.

Next on the hop is the super-talented Steph Ackerman! You’ll want to make sure you hop all the way through to find out about Clearsnap’s fun giveaway.

If you get lost along the way, the entire hop list is shown below.

Blog Hop List

CardMaker (You are here!)
Steph Ackerman
Jeanne Streiff
Meihsia Liu
Kathy Martin
Jennifer Priest
Kristie Hartfeil
Kristine Reynolds
Vivian Keh
Sabrina Alery
Tami Sanders
Vera Yates

45 Responses to Clearsnap & CardMaker Blog Hop

  1. Wow!! Your calligraphy is beautiful Brooke!

  2. Julie Pike says:

    Gorgeous card and I’m green with envy with your hand lettering.

  3. marylouh says:

    You would never know you didn’t have enough nibs to make your writing. Looks great.

  4. Debbie Lou says:

    Wow — wish I could letter like that with a paintbrush! Beautiful!

  5. Terri Burson says:

    These inks are so bright and bold. Love your card.

  6. This card is gorgeous! Love the calligraphy look!

  7. Marsha Bouters says:

    Beautiful, full colors. The calligraphy is wonderful

  8. Linnea J says:

    Oh! When I grow up, I want to write just like that! BEAUTIFUL!

  9. this is absolutely gorgeous for free hand! wow!

  10. steph ackerman says:

    Love this, so pretty.

  11. Dawn Skene says:

    Lovely calligraphy. If this is what you can do with a paintbrush I can’t wait to see what you can do with calligraphy nibs!

  12. Well, it turned out really well using the paintbrush!! Lovely! says:

    There are so many uses for theses beautiful pigment inks…can’t wait to try some out!~Terry Y.

  13. Kristina says:

    I can’t believe you did that with a brush! I don’t think I could even with the proper calligraphy pen! Just gorgeous color! tfs

  14. Jenne lamb says:


  15. maria soto says:

    wow, great idea, can’t wait to see the rest of the projects.

  16. kath White says:

    I love this product. The card is super cute!!

  17. Meihsia Liu says:

    This card is so beautiful! Love how you used these inks. Wonderful design! 🙂

  18. jpscraps says:

    Beautiful card! Love the Izinks with a brush.

  19. your card is Beautiful love the bright colors. thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Sandy says:

    Your calligraphy is gorgeous! Would love to try with these inks!

  21. Heather Thompson says:

    Looking forward to this hop, Should be awesome with tons of color!!!

  22. great use of the ink! very creative! beautiful calligraphy!

  23. Linda Gorman says:

    Great blog hop. I love this inks!

  24. Janet says:

    Beautiful lettering!

  25. Lyn Kaufmann says:

    Love your card. These inks look like so much fun to play with.

  26. Such a happy card! Always love the sentiment boldly on the front, and you even used a bright fun color too! Love it!

  27. Viki B says:

    Your calligraphy looks great even with just a brush. I couldn’t do that. Those colors look wonderful. I can’t wait to try them.

  28. Vivian Keh says:

    Lovely card – the calligraphy is beautiful and adds a personal touch. Honored to be a part of this hop with you!

  29. barb macaskill says:

    WOW! I wish I could write like this! You have beautiful handwriting! TFS! Off to the hop!

  30. Kathy Andrews says:

    Beautiful handwriting – I bet you get that a lot – and color and sentiment. Courage… we all can use a little of that these days.

  31. Miriam Prantner says:

    Love your handwriting! This looks wonderful!

  32. Carolon Dunlap says:

    Wow you did a great job with that paint brush

  33. durandconnie says:

    Beautiful penmanship! You did a tremendous job. thanks, -con

  34. Kay M says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  35. Robin Buchholz says:

    Pretty card, I love the colors and sentiment!

  36. Dana Tatar says:

    Stunning card! Your brush lettering looks amazing. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

  37. Christine Kiehl says:

    What a beautiful free hand crafted card! IF I was you; I’d be super happy on the way it turned out too! I like your style! Thank you for sharing!

  38. Linda Tupper says:

    Beautiful card. I am just loving the ink colors.

  39. Janis in ID says:

    With lovely handwriting like that, who needs calligraphy nibs??? Just gorgeous!
    <3 J

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