Thursday, October 17, 2019

Pumpkin tag tutorial

Hello my fabulous friends!

Welcome to the Inkon3 blog! Kassi here with a fun fall gift tag tutorial! 
As a kid, I was taught to say 'thank you' when people did something nice for me... I remember one time, while cooking dinner for an important event, our cheese grater broke... we didn't have time to go to the store, so I mom called our neighbor and asked if we could borrow theirs... It wasn't a big deal, and they were happy to lend it to us. However, before returning it the next day, my mom had me stick suckers into each of the grater holes, turning it into a candy bouquet... She wanted to make sure they knew that she was grateful... both for the borrowed cheese grater, and their friendship.  

That's why I make so many 'thank you' cards and treats...

Let's take a look at how to make this fabulous fall tag!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hello, Judy Woodland here, and it's my great good pleasure to be your guest designer for our Ink On 3 Blog today.

I don't know about you, but sometimes I just like to color. One of my favorite Ink On 3 stamp sets is the Hollyhock Set, because it's so conducive to doing just that.

Here is my card:

For this card I began by stamping the image with Ink On 3 Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink onto watercolor paper. I love this ink for it's intense black color, and it is compatible with both alcohol and water based materials. Then I got out my water colors and spent some time in the zone just coloring those beautiful flowers. When I was happy with it, I cut the image out with the companion die. As a final touch I added some Liquid Pixie Dust to the centers of the flowers.

I cut a panel of white card stock and dry embossed it with a quilted embossing folder.

Then I cut the Thank You greeting from the Hollyhock companion die set. I also stamped the "my friend" greeting with Ink On 3 Juicy Clear Watermark & Embossing Ink onto black card stock, and heat embossed it with Ink On 3 Arctic White Ultra Fine Embossing Powder.


Finally, I put it all together. I want to point out that, while the Hollyhock image was meant to be used vertically, it works fine to use it horizontally as well. It's kind of fun to think outside the box, and you never know what new thing you will come up with.


I hope you have gotten some inspiration from my card. Consider coloring an image with your favorite medium and making a simple card, it's so satisfying and great fun. Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time, here's celebrating your creative muse.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Snow Buddies

Hi everyone! It’s Jeannie (InsideoutJeans) on the blog today to share a card I created using Inkon3’s stamp set named, Artic Buddies. The weather is getting a bit chilly and I'm so ready to break out all my wintery stamps (not that you really need that as a reason to do so).

Artic Buddies was actually one of the stamp sets that led me to discover Inkon3 because of the adorable critters so it was about time I created something with it.

For today's card, I decided to go with a simple scene using the polar bear duo. I stamped out everything using Blackout ink and created masks for them. I wanted them hanging out in the ocean right before sunset.

By masking everything off, I was able to create a background using all distress inks. I love how easy ocean scenes are because you're just able to mark off a horizon and use different colors to create the effect. To add a little bit of texture into the ocean, I used a couple markers in swipes.
I’ve had this set for awhile now and it’s about time I use it. I hope you get inspired to create! 


Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon! 

Monday, September 23, 2019

Platy-rific Planner Layout

Hello Friends! It's Cheryl with the Inkon3 Creative Team here to show you a Platy-rific Planner layout using the adorable critters in the Platy-rific Pondies stamp set!



First I used some distress oxide inks to make a blue-sky background. I used broken china and tumbled glass.

Next, I stamped the cattails, ducks, beaver, and platypus onto sticker paper using the Blackout Detail Hybrid Ink. Once I've given the images a little bit of time to dry, I colored and fussy cut the images. Then I placed them around the bottom of my pages plus I had the platypus holding a balloon floating away on the left side of the page.

I die-cut some grass using green patterned paper to add to the bottom of the page and used a tape runner to adhere it. On the top-left of the page I wrote the month in cursive and then the year on the top right.


I used a straight edge to extend the "tail" at the end of the month until it was close to the year. Then I drew 6 squares and wrote in the day of the week and date, and added a stitched detail inside the box.


I felt like it still needed a little something. The Platy-rific Pondies Stamp set has so many cool extras to make your card or planner layout more festive! I stamped some confetti directly into my planner using the Blackout Detail Hybrid Ink. Because I stamped directly into my planner, I used gel pens to color them in. The colors are vibrant but it won't bleed through the paper.


Isn't this such a fun and festive planner layout! These Pondies are the cutest!

Friday, September 20, 2019

Fall Blessings


Hello Friends, Ilda here from I Love Doing All things crafty.

In a few days it will be Fall officially. Spring and Fall are definitely my favorite seasons of the year. I think it may have to do with how short the seasons are here in Canada and how quickly the leaves change everywhere. I love the warm colors of Fall and they are the inspiration for my card today.

CARD DETAILS

I began by stamping the images out using Blackout Ink and masking the beaver from the Platy-rific Pondies in the center of the card I then die cut a mask for it so that I could add the leaves around him using the die from Platy-rific Pondies Coordinating dies. Since the die cuts leave a white space around the stamp, I later will connect any lines afterward to finish the image.

For the pile of leaves, I used leaves from Heels To You and the Poinsettia set. I also die cut a few of each using the dies from the coordinating sets Heels To You and Poinsettia. Behind the beaver I also stamped out some pond greens that also come from the Platy-rific Pondies set.

To color these images in I used Copic markers. Under the pile of leaves, I stamped out the script blessings from the Blessings set using Blackout Ink.

Once the coloring was complete I die cut the panel using a Rectangle Stitched Die Frame and glued onto a Kraft Cardstock panel that I eventually glued on my card base.


Next, I die cut the letters out for "HAPPY FALL" using the Phat Alphanumeric Dies. To color them in I stuck them to the sticky side of a strip of washi tape to hold them in place while I colored them in using Copics.

I then used foam tape to pop the letters onto the card front. Next, I used a water brush pen filled with Liquid Pixie Dust to paint the shine onto each letter. Once it was dry I added a layer of glossy accents to seal in the sparkly shine and make them look like bubble letters.


Hope this cute Fall Blessings card inspired you to stretch out your stamps by pulling elements as I have with this card to create a totally different scene other then what the stamp sets were initially designed for.

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

SUPPLIES
Platy-rific Pondies
Platy-rific Pondies
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Platy-rific Pondies Coordinating dies
Platy-rific Pondies Coordinating dies
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Phat Alphanumeric Dies
Phat Alphanumeric Dies
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Heels To You
Heels To You
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Heels To You Coordinating Dies
Heels To You Coordinating Dies
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Poinsettia
Poinsettia
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Poinsettia Coordinating Dies
Poinsettia Coordinating Dies
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Blessings
Blessings
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Blackout Ink
Blackout Ink
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Small Fine Tip Water Brush Pen
Small Fine Tip Water Brush Pen
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Liquid Pixie Dust
Liquid Pixie Dust
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Neenah  80 LB SOLAR WHITE
Neenah 80 LB SOLAR WHITE
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Mini Misti Tool
Mini Misti Tool
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Gemini Jr Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Gemini Jr Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
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STITCHED RECTANGLES Dies
STITCHED RECTANGLES Dies
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STUDIO KATIA GLUE
STUDIO KATIA GLUE
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Double-Sided Foam Tape
Double-Sided Foam Tape
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Gelly Roll Gel Pen Set, Fine, Black
Gelly Roll Gel Pen Set, Fine, Black
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WHITE Gelly Roll Pens Set
WHITE Gelly Roll Pens Set
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Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Bright Magical Unicorn No-Line colouring with Erica


Hi everyone! *waves excitedly*

Erica here with my first blog post on the Inkon3 blog as part of the design team! I’m so, so excited about working for this fab company. I’ve been such a fan of Fleurette’s magical Fadeout No Line Coloring ink since I first got my hands on it and to be asked to join the Inkon3 DT was a dream come true.


Right, I’m going to dive right in with the details of my card for today’s post! I’ve used the Magical Unicorn stamp set, paired with Fadeout ink and Zig Clean Color markers to create a bright and sparkly unicorn.


To start with, I stamped up the image with the help of my Mini MISTI. I use the MISTI whenever I stamp anything, just in case I feel it needs another stamp or two. To make sure I could really see the outlines of this stamp, I stamped it three times with the Fadeout ink.

Then it was colouring time! As I wanted a bright and vivid look, I added hardly any water to the Zig’s. Especially on the mane-bit. I did have to use some on the ears and the face and body, but that’s one of the brilliant things of the Zigs. You can get so many different looks just by adding water or just blending them without any water at all.


As the mane is so bright and colourful, I decided to keep the flowers all white and only add Liquid Pixie Dust to them. This is some serious sparkly stuff! If you are looking for something that will add sparkled to your projects, don’t look any further!

I used the dropper to get a couple of drops out, I use a tile as a palette as it’s easy to clean off, and then used the medium water colour brush to fill in the flowers. Once throughly covered I set this aside to dry to overnight to avoid any colours or Pixie Dust to get where it’s not supposed to. I’m over-cautious after having had one too many projects ruined by smudging ink, colour or something else because it wasn’t fully dry.


Coming back to the card the next day, I settled on a sentiment and heat embossed that with Chrome Ultra Fine embossing powder. Before I did anything embossing wise, I used my anti-static tool all over the image, except over the Pixie Dust flowers. I figured if a few stray silver bits went on them it would only make them more sparkly.

With the help of my Mini MISTI again, I stamped up the sentiment ‘Hugs, Kisses and Unicorn Wishes’ with Embossing ink and then sprinkled the embossing powder over it. A quick swish with the heat gun and a card base later, the card was done!


I have a video of the colouring coming to my YouTube channel soon, so keep your eyes peeled if you want to see how I coloured the Magical Unicorn.

That’s it from me this time. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have found some inspiration here today! See you soon again!

Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica







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Monday, September 16, 2019

Thinking of You Roses


Hello my fabulous friends! 
Kassi here, with a project featuring a beautiful stamp, no line coloring, and little sparkle... 

I can't say that I have a favorite flower... there are just too many amazing flowers to pick one... but I will say that roses hold the most memories for me. My grandma had beautiful roses lining the walkway to her front door... We would walk through them just to smell them and see all the pretty colors. 
She died when I was 11, and that rose garden were never the same... but to this day, when I smell roses, I think of her, and it makes me my heart happy. 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Product Focus - Knockout Nibbles Stamp and Die + Video


Hi everyone, welcome back to the Ink On 3 blog!  It's Jaycee Gaspar, and today I wanted to share the creative process on this street art inspired graphic card using Ink On 3 - Knockout Nibbles Stamp and Die Set.  I recently went to an art show and drew in a lot of inspiration from various talented artists for their composition. I thought of ways of bringing clustered composition and exquisite details into card making.  Below is a video over on my YouTube Channel on how I made this card.




Hey thank you so much for checking out my video on how I made this card!  Where do you get the most inspiration?  Let me know in the comments below.  If you like what you've seen from me, make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel and give me a follow over on Instagram!  Talk to you all very soon!

Materials:
Ink on 3 - Knockout Nibbles Stamp Set
Ink on 3 - Knockout Nibbles Die Set
Ink on 3 - Blackout Detail Ink
Ink on 3 - Arctic White Embossing Powder
Ink on 3 - Juicy Clear Embossing Ink

Vellum
Copic Markers: E000, E04, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, R59, R49, R35

Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock



Jaycee Gaspar

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Big Bold Magnolias - No Line Coloring

Hi everyone! It’s Jeannie (InsideoutJeans) on the blog today with Inkon3’s new release with the amazing stamp set named, Big Bold Magnolias along with the coordinating dies. If you didn't hop along with us during our blog hop, you definitely should check it out because there have been some fabulous projects using this set!

I previously had created two other cards using this set, but I just had to pull it out again to create another one. This time, I decided to take on some no-line coloring. Inkon3 has the fabulous Fadeout ink for no-line coloring. To start, I went ahead and stamped out all the images from the set, except for the largest magnolia. The last two projects, I had focused on the largest one so this time, I wanted to pay attention to the rest of the images from the set. 


Once I had stamped them out, I went in with some purple copic markers. For me, it's easiest to lay down the darkest color first so I know where all the shadows lay. I'll then work out to my lightest color. 

I tend to fussy cut a lot but for no-line coloring images, I prefer using the coordinating dies. It leaves that really nice white border so it really makes the images pop. 

For the background, I just did a few washes of purple watercolor. Nothing very fancy at all. I did keep the watercolor at the bottom left of the card where I have the flowers laid out. Before glueing my flowers down, I added some gold splatter. 

I wanted to tie in my gold splatter, so I decided to use the Juicy ink to cover a piece of white cardstock and added Gold Rush embossing powder. By doing this, I could use the standalone "Beautiful" sentiment from Heels to you die set. For the coordinating sentiment, I stamped the "You're" with Juicy ink and heat embossed with the Gold Rush embossing powder so everything matched up.

I hope you enjoyed this card I shared today and make sure to pick up your set too! This is so gorgeous and so fun to color! 


Thanks for stopping by! Come back again soon for some more inspiration and ideas!