Monday, September 12, 2016

Stitched Bird by Sharon Harnist

Hello Pink Ink fans -- Sharon Harnist here with you today!  Today I have a
transitional card for you. "Transitional" meaning it still feels like summer
but it's getting close to Fall and the holidays!  I've used one of the new
stamps from Pink Ink's new holiday 2016 collection, but colored it in summery
colors (which could be used any time of the year!). You can easily change
the colors to reflect whatever season or holiday you would like!

I stamped Pink Ink's adorable Stitched Bird with Memento Tuxedo Black ink 
onto X-Press It Blending Card, and then colored it with these Copic markers: 
BG53-45-57, Y32-35-38, RV52-63-55 and Clear, Pink, Lemon, and Turquoise 
Atyou Spica Glitter Pens:

Copic C0 was used to shadow underneath the bird.  Lockhart Stamp Company's "thanks a bunch" sentiment was added, then the images die cut with a stitched circle die. The image was popped up with foam tape over a bubble background I created. Full instructions for the background can be found HERE on my blog.

Is it Fall yet in your part of the country?  Happy stamping!

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.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Skating into the Holidays

Hello Pink ink fans!  Have you checked out the new release?  You can find all of the fantastic new stamps on the Pink Ink website.
For my card today, I used the versatile and wonderful stamp called Pair of Skates (6110) with the sentiment Heartfelt Holidays (10137)
The background was done with a few different stencils with Distress sprays and inks.  To mask the image so I could get messy without worrying about getting ink on to the stamped image, I used liquid frisket.
I colored up Pair of Skates with Copics and a touch of distress markers to fill in some of the smaller detailed areas.  I used picket fence stain and splatter the stain over top to get a subtle hint of white on the work.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!!


Friday, August 26, 2016

Stack O' Pumpkins

Hello everyone!  Heidi  Blankenship, here today and I have an Autumn card to share with you using the Stack O' Pumpkin stamp from Pink Ink Stamp Company.  

The Stack O' Pumpkins is one of the new images from the  new holiday release from Pink Ink Stamp Company.  I used a piece of Strathmore mixed media paper and stamped the image using Jet Black Archival ink from Ranger.  Then I colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen.  To create the background I used a few different colors of Distress Inks and blended the colors.

Then I stamped the image a second time on to a piece of scratch paper and fussy cut it to create a mask.  I placed the mask on top of the stamped image and then I took clean water and a paint brush and tapped the water onto the paper.  I let the water droplet sit for a few seconds and then used a paper towel to blot up the water droplets.  I repeated this process a few times and used a heat tool to speed out the drying time.  I wanted to add some shimmer to the background so I tapped my Wink of Stella pen onto the paper--just like when I added the water droplets and then I set the paper aside to dry.

I trimmed the paper down and then I added black craft foam to the back.  I placed the watercolor piece on to a black A2 top folding card base.  To finish off the card I added some Crystal Reflections Sequins from Simon Says Stamp.  I hope you enjoyed today's card share.  I will have all of the supplies listed below.  Thanks for stopping by the Pink Ink Blog today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


To find the Pink Ink products used please visit Ellen Hutson LLC 

You can also visit Pink Ink's website to find a local store near you that carries our stamps, or to order wholesale.

Paper:  Strathmore Mixed Media, Cardstock - Black
Ink/Markers:  Ranger - Jet Black Archival Ink, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens - Lemon Yellow, Bright Yellow, Orange, Light Violet, Oatmeal, Yellow Green, Mid Green, Olive Green, Wine red, Light Brown, Beige, Mid Brown, Dark Brown, Light Gray, Mid Gray, Green Gray, Dark Gray, Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, Gathered Twigs, Zig Wink of Stella - Clear Glitter Brush Pen
Accessories:  Simon Says Stamps - Crystal Reflections Sequins, Ranger - Multi Media Matte Adhesive, Black Craft Foam, Scor-Tape

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Heartfelt Holiday Wishes


Hi all! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. It's been so hot here. I'm so ready for Fall and Winter. I'm just not a fan of summer.  I'd be happy if we could jump from Spring straight into Fall. So to help me feel better about about the heat we're enduring, I made a Christmas card with some of the pretty new stamps from Pink Ink Stamp Company!

I just love this image! I wanted it to look kind of old fashioned and tea dyed, so I watercolored with Distress markers. I stamped first with Simon Says Black ink onto Master's Touch Watercolor paper. The image was cut out with a stitched rectangle die and them mounted with foam tape onto my card. I covered the base of the card with some patterned paper from Penny Black.

This one really put me in the holiday mood! This is my favorite card making time of the year, August through December! I love the fall and winter products! 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and stay cool!


Kay :)

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Time for Fall Apples!

Hello Pink Ink Fans! Debbie Seyer here today to share with you my latest Pink Ink card using the new release 2275H Apple Stand. I can't believe how fast the summer has flown by and it's almost apple picking time! This is a fun stamp to color and is perfect for those fall cards!

I stamped the Apple Stand image using Timber Brown Staz-on ink onto some Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  Then using some Aquablend pencils & paintbrush, I watercolor the image.  I added some olive green patterned paper, lace, twine and a button to the card.  Then I stamped the "Thinking of You" sentiment onto white cardstock using brown ink.  I used a label punch to punch out my sentiment and adhered it into place using some 3d foam squares.  Here is a closer look....

This was so much fun and relaxing to color!  I hope you enjoyed my fall Apple Stand card. Thanks for stopping by today!


To find the Pink Ink products used please visit Ellen Hutson LLC:

You can also visit Pink Ink's website to find a local store near you that carries our stamps, or to order wholesale.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Livin' the Flip Flop Life Watercolor Card

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Hello everyone! Heidi Blankenship, here today to share a fun and colorful summertime card with you.  I used some of the rubber stamps from the Summer Fun 2016 collection from Pink Ink Stamp Company to create an embossed resist watercolor card.

This is almost a layer card.  I used Versa Mark ink to randomly stamp the Flowery Flip Flops stamp on to a piece of Strathmore mixed media paper.  Then I added white embossing powder and used a heat tool to melt and heat set the powder.  Next I used Distress Inks on a craft mat and added water to them to create the rainbow watercolor look on the card front.  I added clean water to the entire piece of paper and then added the color.  Doing this helps the colors to flow and blend together.  I added a couple of layer of color and used a heat tool to speed up the drying time. These are the colors of Distress Ink I used -- picked raspberry, ripe persimmon, squeezed lemonade, mowed lawn, salty ocean, seedless preserved.

Once the paper was dry I used a slightly damp paper towel to wipe off the excess ink on top of the embossing.  Doing this will really help to make the white embossed areas pop.  Next I stamped the Flip Flop Life sentiment on to a piece of velum using Versa Mark ink and heat set with white embossing powder. I taped the velum to the back side of the card.  Then I added some white craft foam to the back of the paper using scor-tape.  I mounted the card front to an A2 top folding white card base.

To finish off the card I added some crystal reflections sequins for a little bit of sparkle. I love how the sequins match the rainbow colors so perfectly.

I hope you enjoyed today's card!  Thanks so much for stopping by the Pink Ink Blog.  I hope you have a beautiful and creative day!


To find the Pink Ink products used please visit Ellen Hutson LLC

2272J Flowery Flip Flops
10134 Flip Flop Life

You can also visit Pink Ink's website to find a local store near you that carries our stamps, or to order wholesale.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Sandy Toes by Sharon Harnist

Hello Pink Ink Fans -- Sharon Harnist back with you today, with another fun Summer project!  My family is headed to the beach soon and I can not wait to feel the warm sand between my toes and listen to the crashing waves!

(Click on any photo for a larger view)

 Pink Ink's Beachtown Fence, Beach Sign, and Sandy Toes sentiment helped me prepare for my vacation! 

Here are a few steps I used to create this card:

After stamping the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It Blending Card, I tore a piece of scrap paper to use as a mask and airbrushed Copic B00 on the background, to create ocean waves. I tried not to get any overspray on the image but if I did, I used the Copic Colorless Blender marker to remove any unwanted overspray from the image.

Once I was finished airbrushing the background, I just colored the water between the fence posts with the lightest Copic B00 marker by hand.

Then I colored the rest of the images with these Copic markers:

To create the crashing surf, I dipped a cotton swab in Copic Opaque White and dabbed it along the edges of the airbrushed waves I created:

To finish the card I stamped the Sandy Toes sentiment onto white cardstock, then Copic color distressed it using C2 and E41. It was hand trimmed into a banner shape and adhered with foam tape.

Thanks so much for joining me today -- I hope you are enjoying your Summer!

~ 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.