Thursday, June 1, 2017

Father's Day Golfing by Sharon Harnist

1 June, 2017
Hello, Pink Ink Fans -- Sharon Harnist back with you again today!  Here it is
June 1st and Father's Day is right around the corner. I thought I'd better be 
prepared for the day, with a card for my husband! Golf is his favorite past 
time, so I thought this new The Golfing Line stamp image from Pink Ink 
would be perfect for him!

The fun background was created by airbrushing Copic G09 onto white cardstock, 
through a stencil I thought resembled golf balls!  After removing the stencil, I 
airbrushed lighter Copic G03 over the white background:

The golf image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Neenah 110 Lb. Solar White cardstock and colored with these Copic markers:

I know the orange golf balls may seem like an odd choice of colors, but that's the color my husband prefers! That's the beauty of stamping and being able to custom color things exactly as you wish!

I stamped, colored, and cut out an additional golf bag, then popped it up with foam tape: 

I love all the fine golfing details in this image!

Are you ready for Father's Day? What activities do you have planned?

Pink Ink products used, available online through Ellen Hutson LLC

Or check Pink Ink's website to find a local store near you that carries our stamps, or to order wholesale. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Let's Jump For Joy!

Hello friends! Debbie Seyer here today to share with you my latest card using Pink Ink Stamps! I received some new images from Peggy just a week ago and was so excited to use them right away! It's high school graduation time here at our house.  We have friends and family members that are graduating so I needed a few cards for that occasion.

Here is a card I created using the new 2294G Hi Top Sneakers and 19144B Jump For Joy sentiment.

To begin, I always pick a paper pad so I have a color scheme.  For this card I used the Perfectly Plaid 6x6 petite paper pad from Lawn Fawn.  Then I pick my marker colors.  I use Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  Here are the colors....

After coloring the images, I just fussy cut them out.  I used a chevron embossing folder for the background layer and scalloped squares dies for behind the shoes.  Here is a closer look!

We have a family friend who love hers converse and is super happy to be graduating, so I thought this image and the sentiment were perfect for her!  

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Bluebonnet Highway by Sharon Harnist

14 May, 2017
Hello Pink Ink Fans -- Sharon Harnist back with you! Today I'm sharing a 
typical Texas Spring scene created with a wonderful new stamp from 
Pink Ink Stamps, Bluebonnet Highway:

It wouldn't be Spring in Texas without the ritual of snapping photos with your 
children in them ... I have lots of fond memories!  The bluebonnets create a 
gorgeous sea of blue. To try and replicate their coloring for this stamp 
image, I used Copic markers. After stamping the Bluebonnet Highway 
with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic's X-Press It Blending Card, 
this is how I colored it:

1. Color all the flowers with a base coat of B12.  
2. Color centers of flowers with B24:

3. Color stems, leaves and grass with YG23 and G07.  4. Darken behind and in between flowers with B26.

5. Color fence posts with E42 and E44.  6. Color bird with N1 and N4 to resemble the Texas state bird, Mockingbird:

7. Using lighter YG01, B00 and B0000, color behind foreground bluebonnets to create grass and flowers in the background field.  8. Using a die cut cloud stencil, airbrush B00 for the sky. Not shown: Airbrush the remaining lower white space with YG23 to create grass.

To finish the card, I mounted a die cut Hello frame over the colored image using foam tape, trimmed the image to the size of the frame, then mounted the framed image to a kraft card base.

Thank you for letting me share a little bit of Texas beauty with you today!  

To find a local or online retailer who carries our stamps, please visit Pink Ink Stamps

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Every Day Boho Flower Frame by Sharon Harnist

Hello, Pink Ink fans -- Sharon back with you again today! Spring has arrived 
in my part of the country and on the blog today, as I'm using Pink Ink's 
beautiful new Boho Flower Frame along with the pretty "Every Day

 Isn't this a gorgeous floral garden? It has such beautiful, fine details! I gold 
heat embossed the images onto watercolor paper and then simply picked up 
color directly from Tim Holtz's new Distress Oxide ink pads with a waterbrush 
and colored away!

The wonderful thing about this frame is that you can used it it in either a 
horizontal or vertical orientation!  After the flowers were colored and the 
sentiment heat embossed, I die cut the image with a stitched rectangle 
die, off-centered, leaving extra space on the left side. Then I punched 
holes and tied a gold cord bow.

To finish the card, I put double-sided tape around the edges of the die cut and poured glitter on the tape. The finished image was popped up with foam tape onto a light blue card base.

Just change out the sentiment and you could easily use this floral frame card idea for just about any occasion!  I hope you have fun with it!

Thanks so much for joining me today! 

Pink Ink products used, available online through Ellen Hutson LLC:

Or check Pink Ink's website to find a local store near you that carries our stamps, or to order wholesale.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Dream Cruise by Sharon Harnist

Hello Pink Ink fans -- Sharon Harnist here with you again today! Spring is just 
around the corner and I'm looking forward to this Summer, when my family will 
be taking a cruise! My excitement for that trip definitely inspired today's project 
... I'm using Pink Ink's new Dream Cruise:

To create this card, I stamped the Dream Cruise onto Copic X-Press It Blending 
Card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then did some Copic airbrushing 
to create the background, using masks:

For complete stepped-out details on how to create the airbrushed background, you can visit my blog post HERE.

Next, I colored the ship and banner images with these Copic markers:

For the tiny flags and other fine details of the pretty ship, I used finer point Atyou Spica Glitter Pens to color them and give a pretty sparkle to the ship and water!

The finished piece was accented along the top and bottom with borders of glitter paper:

Thanks so much for joining me today! 

Pink Ink products used, available online through Ellen Hutson LLC:


Or check Pink Ink's website to find a local store near you that carries our stamps, or to order wholesale.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Lovely Button Heart

Hello Pink Ink Fans!  Debbie Seyer here to share my latest Pink Ink Stamps creation.  It time to think of love and chocolate. Well what I mean is it's almost time for Valentine's Day. So with that in mind, I created this fun card using the 7103N Button Heart stamp. I just love this image!

This card measure 4 1/4 x 5 1/2".  To begin, I stamped the image onto white cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink pad.  Using my patterned paper as a guide I picked out the markers and cardstock for this card.  I colored the image using Crafter's Companion Illustrator pens.

These are the colors I used.

Here is a closer look at the Button Heart....

I love how my card turned out!  This Button Heart image is very versatile and is really fun to color.

You can purchase this lovely Pink Ink Stamp at Ellen Hutson LLC

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Floppy Spring Bunny by Sharon Harnist

Are you ready for Spring? This sweet Pink Ink Floppy Bunny #1105J seems 
to be!  

I thought he would look cute sitting in some pretty Spring grass. This is 
how I colored him:

I stamped him in soft Memento Gray Flannel ink (as opposed to black) onto Essentials by Ellen 100 Lb. Smooth Bristol cardstock. To keep him mainly white, I used Copic N0 and N1 grays to give him some shading. R000 and R00 were used to color his ears, nose, cheeks, hands and feet.

To give his ribbon a little dimension, I stamped another ribbon separately, colored it with B21 and B23, cut it out and adhered it in place. Don't you love all the fine details of this image, right down to the loopy ribbon?

To make the grass, I used darker Copic YG25 to flick and draw in the grass line behind the bunny and extending to the right, past his leg. I also flicked some green up onto bunny's leg, to give the illusion of him sitting in real grass. Then I used lighter Copic YG03 to soften the line and extended the color downwards, again using a flicking motion to create the look of blades of grass. Copic B000 was airbrushed around bunny, to create a sky.

After die cutting the colored bunny with a stitched circle die, I popped him up over a soft blue watercolored sky card base. The sweet "Love you" sentiment is from Pink Ink's To The Moon sentiment. Just the top part of it was inked and silver heat embossed onto a stitched banner die cut, making it an adorable Valentine's Day or general love card! Clear sequins scattered on the background complete the card.

This sweet bunny works wonderfully for Valentine's Day, Spring, Baby announcements or thank you cards ... Isn't he adorable?!!

Thanks for joining me today!  ~ Sharon

Pink Ink products used, available online through Ellen Hutson LLC:

Or check Pink Ink's website to find a local store near you that carries our stamps, or to order wholesale.