Friday, July 19, 2019

Pansy Shadowbox Card

Hello everyone! Kassi here!

If you have been following me over on Instagram, you may have noticed that I've been doing a lot of no-line watercolor painting lately...

I've really enjoyed painting Pansies. Pansies come in SO many different varieties, which makes them fun to color! And let's face it, this stamp set is BEAUTIFUL!

Do you to create with pansies too?  

Let me walk you through this elegant pansy shadowbox card... 


Supplies
Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; DCWV Metallics
Stamps: InkOn3 Pansies
Coloring: Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers
Blue/yellow- 302, 030, 038, 083, 051, 061, 050, 010
Pink- 230, 028, 082, 051, 052, 050
Peach- 071, 051, 028, 230
Light Purple bud- 030, 302, 083, 080
Dark Purple bud- 030, 038, 082, 080
Green- 046, 043
Dies: La-La Land Crafts Nested Frames Large
Other: InkOn3 Chrome Embossing Powder

Now you have your supplies, let's jump in!


 Step 1: Stamp you pansies on cardstock using Fadeout Ink. Use whichever paper you prefer for the coloring medium you want to use. I knew I would be using Zig Clean Color markers, so I stamped on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I didn't know exactly which pansies I would end up using, so I just stamped them all!

Tip: I suggest using a MISTI for this.. Fadeout ink is a very light ink.. with some images (and depending on how good your eyes are), you may find that double, or even triple stamping is needed to make sure you can see all the lines clearly enough.. I like having that option even if I don't end up needing to double stamp for a darker line. 


Step 2: Color away! 

I used this as a time to experiment.. If you do a quick image search for 'pansies', you'll find they come in SO MANY different colors and patterns! I chose some reference photos that I liked, and tried to recreate with my painting.

Step 3: When you have finished coloring, cut them out... You can fussy cut like I did, or use the coordinating dies 


Step 4: Cut 2 cardstock panels to fit your card size (I'm using A2). Using a set of nesting dies (must have at least 3 nested dies), die cut the smallest from the center of one panel, and the middle size from the center of the other panel.


Step 5: Use the largest die and the middle die to create a frame from metallic cardstock.


Step 6: Stamp your sentiment on your card base using Juicy Clear Embossing ink, and emboss with Chrome embossing powder. Use the panel with the smallest window as your placement guide.


Step 7: Adhere your small window panel to the card base using foam tape. Adhere the metallic frame to the larger window panel, then adhere that panel on top of the smaller one using foam tape. 


Step 8: Adhere the bunch of pansies across the bottom of your frame using foam tape. If the flowers overhang different layers (like mine do), you'll need to add 2-3 layers of foam tape in places to ensure it is supported and won't get crushed in the mail. 


Step 9:  Finish it off by tucking extra buds and leaves in the lower frame areas to help fill it out and make it look like the flowers are growing through all the layers of the card.

I don't know about you, but I think I'm addicted... If you need me I'll be in my studio paining pansies....
LOL!

See you soon!
Kassi

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

My Little Catfish with Guest Designer Lynnea


Hi all! It's Jeannie again and I'm here to introduce one of our amazing guest designers today! Lynnea joined us for the Gina K & Inkon3 Collab blog hop and her cards were so awesome. If you haven't seen her work, you should definitely check her out on Instagram and YouTube. P.S. She also has a video of this card for you if you're a more visual person. Here is her card and the details!
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Hello everyone! I just can't believe that I'm a guest designer for InkOn3 this month! I am so honored and excited! This is my first project, but I'll have another later this month! Yay!


The My Little Catfish stamp set from InkOn3 is too adorable for words! The largest catfish image has three separate faces so you can give your catfish different expressions! What a FABULOUS idea! I created two cards with one basic layout and idea.


I used a pale pink ink to stamp the tiny and medium catfish images from the My Little Catfish stamp set all over my background. I stamped the large catfish image and her little face with the FABULOUS Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink. This ink is SO amazing! It's so dark and crisp and dries instantly! I colored her in with alcohol markers.


I cut out a scallop oval frame and added some light inking to make the frame pop, stamped a coordinating sentiment with the Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink, and finished off the card by adding some Liquid Pixie Dust over the catfish and oval die cuts. I'm so OBSESSED with Liquid Pixie Dust! So shimmery! And I added it into a Small Fine Tip Waterbrush Pen to make it super easy to add to my project!


I wasn't sure how I would like the soft pink stamped background, so I created a second background with a slightly darker pink ink. Even though I liked the first background I decided to create a second card since I had the supplies on my desk!


You can really see the Liquid Pixie Dust in action in the above photo! Here's my process video for these cards! Enjoy!




Monday, July 15, 2019

Hello from Guest Designer Vicki


Hi everyone! Today, I'm sharing with you guest designer Vicki Finger's blog post and card. Her card is so simple and elegant! Don't you just love it! If you love her work, please head over and follow her on her blog and instagram. 

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Hello there! Today I have a guest post for Ink On 3! I recently participated as a guest for Ink On 3 & Gina K Designs Collaboration Blog Hop. They asked if I would also do another Guest post for them later in the month, so here it is.

Some of you might know or remember that I love "The Legend of the Dogwood". I particularly love Pink Dogwoods and they are fairly plentiful in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. We loved seeing all of them during our Southeast Swing Vacation in April and May of 2015.  If you are not familiar with the story, I'll share it with you here. The Pink Dogwood is a photo I took in Richmond, Virginia while on that 2015 trip. We were visiting one of my oldest and dearest friends and her husband there.

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The Legend of the Dogwood

"At the time of the crucifixion, the dogwood had reached the size of the mighty oak tree. So strong and firm was the wood that it was chosen as the timber for Jesus' cross.  To be used for such a cruel purpose greatly distressed the dogwood. While nailed upon it, Jesus sensed this, and in his compassion said, "Because of your pity for my suffering, never again shall the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used for a cross. Henceforth, it shall be slender, bent, and twisted, and its blossoms shall be in the form of a cross–two long and two short petals.
"In the center of the outer edge of each petal will be the print of nails. In the center of the flower, stained with blood, will be a crown of thorns so that all who see it will remember."

Jesus was taken down from the cross and placed in a tomb. Three days later, he rose from the dead. At the same time, the dogwoods in the forest burst into bloom, and they continue to do so right around Easter in what is believed to be a celebration of Jesus’ resurrection.

While the dogwood tree never again took part in an execution, it’s still said to carry the marks of Jesus’ crucifixion. Its four large petals represent the cross he died upon, and each petal displays four red-tinged notches that are said to represent four nail holes. And in the center of each flower is a green cluster that is symbolic of Jesus’ crown of thorns.

Alas, the legend of the dogwood most likely originated in the United States in the 20th century. They are not native to the Middle East, nor would they have been found growing there in Jesus’ time. Nevertheless, the legend persists, and many Christians revere the beloved dogwood as it continues to remind them of Jesus’ love and sacrifice for mankind.
I used the Ink On 3 Dogwood Flower Stamps and Coordinating Dies to create today's card.  I didn't exactly get the effect I was going for, but I am just getting a little practice in with my 36 Pan Watercolor Set from Altenew. 

I started by Stamping the floral images in embossing ink and heat embossed them with Antique Gold Embossing Powder on Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  I spent quite a bit of time watercoloring the images as I'm still not very good at that. I am improving with practice, so don't give up and keep practicing if you aren't getting the results you want! 

I used some of the Liquid Pixie Dust with a water brush to go over the blooms to enhance some of the lighter areas.  I'm not sure this was successful, but I like how it turned out anyway. Once that was done I set it aside to dry while I worked on my background panel, also Bristol Smooth.  I did some very loose watercolor in Pink Diamond toward the center of the panel. Once that was dry, I went around the outer portion of the panel with a very diluted solution of Evergreen watercolor.  I used my Altenew 36 Pan Set of Watercolors.

While that was drying, I die cut the two floral clusters and die cut my greeting from Gold Foiled Cardstock. Switching back to my background panel and added Gold Spatter with my Finetec Gold Mica Watercolors.  Since each watercolored item has to completely dry between layers, I go back and forth with each part of my card that was watercolored. Finally, once everything was dry, I die cut a gold foiled panel for the outer background and die cut the watercolored inner panel slightly smaller than the gold foiled background.  Then I assembled my card onto a top folding horizontal card base.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I appreciate you spending time with me today!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Boujee and Kisses Shaker Card with Ilda


Hey Peeps, Ilda here!

I am back again today with another shaker card. This time featuring the newest sets from Ink On 3 BAD and BOUJEE and it's Coordinating Dies.


CARD DETAILS

I began by stamping out the images for this card. I used Juicy Ink to stamp out the Perfume bottle and the large Diamond from the BAD AND BOUJEE set, and then heat set them using Chrome Embossing Powder. I then colored them in with a light blue zig brush and blended on some LIQUID PIXIE DUST to add sparkle. I then used the Coordinating Dies to cut out the pieces.


Next, I die cut the Black Rectangle Frame for the shaker as well as the scripted Boujee and Kisses from the Coordinating Die set. I then used JUICY INK to ink up the die cuts and heat set a few layers of the Black As Night Embossing Powder. I then glued the finished pieces to the top of the acetate piece that I had glued onto the frame.


The last thing I did, was to stamp the lips directly onto the card base using Worn Lipstick Oxide Ink and then heat set them using Crystal Clear Ultra Powder. I also stamped out the "&" onto the card base and added a tiny diamond to the perfume bottle using BLACKOUT INK.


To finish off this shaker card, I used foam tape under the frame and added a bunch of clear and iridescent shaker bits to the center of the card base before gluing the frame in place.

I think this card is pretty Bad and Boujee and hope it has inspired you today. Have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you for stopping by 😊
Until next time... Happy Crafting 👋

Ilda

SUPPLIES
Bad and Boujee Stamps
Bad and Boujee Stamps
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Bad and Boujee Die Set
Bad and Boujee Die Set
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Crystal Clear Ultra  Powder
Crystal Clear Ultra Powder
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Blackout Ink
Blackout Ink
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Juicy Ink
Juicy Ink
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Chrome Ultra Fine Embossing Powder
Chrome Ultra Fine Embossing Powder
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Black As Night Embossing Powder
Black As Night Embossing Powder
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Liquid Pixie Dust
Liquid Pixie Dust
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Small Fine Tip Water Brush Pen
Small Fine Tip Water Brush Pen
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IO3
Mini Misti Tool
Mini Misti Tool
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Strathmore Bristol Pad
Strathmore Bristol Pad
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Oxide Ink Pad WORN LIPSTICK
Oxide Ink Pad WORN LIPSTICK
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Zig CLEAN COLOR 60+ 80 SET
Zig CLEAN COLOR 60+ 80 SET
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Gemini Jr Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Gemini Jr Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
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Black Cardstock 110bs
Black Cardstock 110bs
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MFT STITCHED RECTANGLE FRAMES Die-Namics
MFT STITCHED RECTANGLE FRAMES Die-Namics
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ACETATE SHEETS
ACETATE SHEETS
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SPARKLING CRYSTALS MIX
SPARKLING CRYSTALS MIX
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ONYX CRYSTALS
ONYX CRYSTALS
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MAJESTIC FUSION
MAJESTIC FUSION
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APRIL CRYSTALS
APRIL CRYSTALS
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JUST CHUNKY CONFETTI GLITTER
JUST CHUNKY CONFETTI GLITTER
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Double-Sided Foam Tape
Double-Sided Foam Tape
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

No Line Coloring with Kassi


Hi everyone! Jeannie, here, popping in again to introduce you to another new member of Inkon3's design team, Kassi! She's an amazing no-line colorist and if you haven't been seeing her projects on her blog or instagram, you really should be! You'll be inspired by her coloring (at least I know I am!)

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Hello InkOn3 friends! 


My name is Kassi, and I’m excited to be joining the Inkon3 design team!  


Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Stamps: InkOn3 Heels to You
Ink: InkOn3 FadeoutJuicy Clear EmbossingMemento Rich Cocoa
Coloring: Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Flower- 230, 028, 067, 062
Leaves- 043, 046
Dies: LDRS Creative Scalloped Rectangle Frame



  I absolutely love how this flower, and card turned out! It's so soft and elegant! 
But it didn't actually start out as a card...

This was originally just a warm up exercise... Not meant to be used for anything other than practice.

Doing ' warm up' exercises allow me to experiment and play with an image or technique without the normal pressure my perfectionism places on me. It gives me a chance to play with shadows and colors without worrying if I'm going to ruin the project.
I started by stamping the flower from Heels to You with Fadeout ink. 

 I then colored it using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers...To get a very soft flower, I kept a light hand with the markers and used a lot of water to create washes. 

After the flower was colored, I loved it so much I had to turn it into a full card!  



To give the lettering a more vintage feel, I stamped the sentiment in brown ink, then over-stamped it with the Juicy Clear Embossing ink. I then covered it with Gold Rush embossing powder, and flicked the paper a lot more than usual to knock off some of the powder from the letters. I then heat set it.. the result is this pitted gold lettering!


To create the gold layer, I rubbed the InkOn3 Juicy Clear Embossing ink across the edge of that paper,  then heat embossed using Gold Rush powder. It's such a pretty shiny gold!

See you soon!