Thursday, May 22, 2014

Stampendous Imagine Crafts Hop...

We're back with Day 4 of our wonderful collaboration with the folks at Imagine Crafts! 


This terrific company has been so good as to supply us with some amazing inks. They generously support all of our events, so we are super excited for this opportunity to really showcase their Radiant Neon inks this week! The Radiant Neons are bright, vibrant and so much fun to play with!

I've played around in the past with pressing pigment ink on an acrylic stamp mount, spritzing with water and pressing it down onto paper to leave a watercolor effect. I was excited to try it on a larger scale with the Creative Palette with the Radiant Neons.


For the card, I used only 4 colors, Electric Blue, Electric Purple, Electric Green and Delicata Silvery Shimmer but on the  photo above, I played around with all the Radiant Neon colors. After pressing ink on the palette, spritz really well with water and tilt the palette a bit to blend the colors together. Place paper onto the palette and rub. Peel back and admire :)


Pretty, but it needed a bit more so I used a Clear Scrap Quarterfoil Mascil to ink in some more Radiant Neon color. You can really see the silver from the Delicata ink in this sample. Love that shimmer!


All that was left to do was stamp my image  and adhere to my card front.

Supplies Used:
Stampendous Butterfly Tune Cling, Creative Palette
Imagine Crafts- Radiant Neon (Electric Blue, Electric Purple, Electric Green), Memento Ink
Clear Scraps Mascil (Quarterfoil)


We've got some Radiant Neon inks to give away with our wonderful Fran•táge Color Fragments! We'll give three prize packages (we choose the colors) randomly drawn from the comments on all the blog posts this week.

  STM Imagine Crafts Prize Package 

Here's who is hopping today:

Stampendous Blog 

Imagine Crafts

Sharon Morrison

Janelle Stollfus

Naghma Husain

Wendy Price

Baerbel Born

Lea Kimmel

Emily Lanham

***Blog Hop Hint - if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, "Sorry this page cannot be found," just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog's name), and it will take you to that blog's most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

39 comments:

Heather Thompson said...

Amazing. I love how subtle this turned out with using such vibrant colors.

craftymom205 said...

Love the colors of this card.

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Bunny said...

This is very soft looking. I would love to have this as a background for a card. Beautiful.

Annette Allen said...

wow this is gorgeous..

grandmato20 said...

Love the look of the butterfly with the music - superb!

Kristine Reynolds said...

What a cool background you created! Love your card!

Barbara said...

The card is beautiful and the background is gorgeous! I love this kind of background that makes creating the rest of the card so easy!

marylouh said...

Beautiful card. I love how the colors all blend together so well. The shimmer adds a lot of interest. thanks for sharing your directions.

Blue Rose said...

WOW! I would have framed your test one as is. AMAZING! Love the card, favorite colors, so beautiful. WOW!

BurningRubber said...

Your design is so pretty. I am so in love with these new inks.

PJ said...

That whole card pulled together so beautiful! thank you,

HelenM said...

beautiful!!Love the colors!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful technique! Love how the pattern in the background fades in and out.

Carolina Kathy said...

Great card! Love the colors!

Carolina Kathy said...

Great card! Love the colors!

Jan said...

I do love your cards. The background colours are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

Judy said...

Your card is so pretty. I love the soft look of the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the background technique. Beautiful card.

diana fernandez said...

Wow I love these cards! Sooooo beutiful!

Jean Bullock said...

Wow, that turned out fantastically. Thanks for sharing your technique. Would definitely like to try that.

Robin B. said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colors and butterfly, thanks for sharing.

barbara macaskill said...

I simply love how you did the background to this lovely card! I have a Creative Palette headed my way soon and can't wait to try this! TFS!

Gavi S said...

Background is very pretty, like how u used the creative palate!

Sandy Berl said...

Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Diane said...

Very gorgeous...love the background!!

Pam Beatty said...

Wow, how beautiful! Can't wait to try it!

Carol McCready said...

How pretty, love the shimmer.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow! Gorgeous background!

Colorado Crafter said...

Gorgeous card!!!

Suzi said...

Way cool! Now I want to get my fingers inky! TFS!

Stampendous said...

Awesome technique, Wendy! Love what you did here. The finished card is so elegant and gorgeous! Bet it's dynamite IRL. Thanks so much for sharing with us!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow....love the colors you used on the background!!

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic soft backgound blended beautifully! Gorgeous card!

Christie Anderson said...

Such a soft muted background with that fantastic butterfly over it Gorgeous

grammyklitch said...

This is a beautiful card! My favorite color combinations too. Wow!

Stampcoholic said...

Love your backgraunds... Good ideas.

Linsey said...

Stunning card! I'm so glad you went in for that second round of gorgeousness with the neon inks and that stencil! It creates the most lovely shimmering effect and I'm guessing it's even more spectacular in real life! TFS this beautiful inspiration for the hop! Obviously, Imagine Crafts and Stampendous are make a very lovely couple!:)

Camerageek said...

Great card, love the background.

Denise Spillane said...

How beautifully the colors merged together. Beautiful example.