Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer Ice Cream

Well summer has arrived in the Rockies.  For a while I thought we were all going to develop web feet from all of the rain, but alas, the sunny skies and hot temperatures are here!!  Of course nothing is better in the summer than ice cream.  Disclaimer, I think every season and every day is great for ice cream:)

This fun stamp is called Super Sundae and the sentiment is Good Old Summertime.
The background was created using an emboss resist technique and Distress Inks.  The image was stamped onto Stamp masking paper and fussy cut out and then placed over top of the stamped image on the cardstock. Background stamp was stamped twice with the second stamp stamped slightly higher to give a second line. I embossed with white embossing powder.  I used Post it Tape as a mask to create very sharp and clean lines between the colors.  And of course a few sequins for some bling bling.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting today and hope your week is fantastically creative!
You can find all of your Pink Ink fix on-line at Ellen Hutson and if you're local to Colorado Springs region you can find them at Simple Pleasures Stamp and Scrapbook.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Good Old Summertime!

Hello there and happy summer time . . . I hope you are staying cool, wherever you are!

I sure wish I had a fabulous sun porch swing like this one, to take a rest in the shade with a nice cool iced tea!  And isn’t that snoozing puppy absolutely adorable?!!  

To make this pocket card, I stamped the wonderful Sunporch Snooze #2244K with watermark ink onto kraft paper and heat embossed it with white powder.  Next, I used a white colored pencil to do a little shading and then finished coloring the image with these Copic markers (you can also see how the white card insert pulls out of the pocket card below … a great spot for a gift card!):

To enhance the beautiful fine cutout details of the swing, I shaded it with the C1-C2-C3 markers, the puppy was colored with E31-E33, and the pillow with BG01. Next, I cut out the swing and popped it up on foam tape over the pretty silver foil envelope I received in a package and just couldn’t throw out!

To finish the pocket card, I silver heat embossed the Good Old Summertime #10123C sentiment stamp so it would coordinate with the silver plaid foil pattern, and accented it with a trio of clear gemstone stars.

Thanks so much for joining me today … stay cool!

~ Sharon

Pink Ink Stamp Company products used, available online from Ellen Hutson LLC:
Sunporch Snooze #2244K 
Good Old Summertime #10123C 

Or please visit the Pink Ink Stamp Company website to find a local retailer near you!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Super Sweet Sundae Card

June 20, 2015
Hello everyone!  Heidi, here today and I have a yummy sweet treat card to share with you. How many of you love to visit the ice cream shop or the local DQ for a treat?  Or do you remember the ice cream trucks?  Unfortunately, I think the ice cream trucks are becoming a thing of the past in many places. But I am sure many of us have great memories hearing the music from the ice cream truck and seeing it turn the corner to come down the street.   Then making a mad dash into the house to get some money LOL.  

Here is the card I designed using the Super Sundae stamp.  This sundae looks so yummy with ice cream, chocolate, cool whip, and a cherry on top!  I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then I colored the image with Copic markers.  

 Here is a close up of the image.  I colored the ice cream to look like vanilla and strawberry.  Then I colored the chocolate syrup and added some Glossy Accents on top.  Once the image was colored I trimmed it down and added light pick cardstock for a mat.  I added another mat with rose cardstock and a white paper doily.  Then I adhered everything to a lite pink card base.  I used some baby pink seam binding for a bow and I also added a small pearl white acrylic bow on top.  To finish of the card I added some pale pink satin, medium pink, and moonshine sequins 2mm-4mm in size.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Paper:  White, Pink, Rose Cardstock
Ink/Markers:  Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Markers R29, R39, RV00, RV10, B0000, E57, C0, 0
Ribbon:  Baby Pink Seam Binding
Accessories:  C. Cartwright Sequins Pale Pink Satin 3mm, Medium Pink 2mm, 4mm, Moonshine 3mm, 4mm, Pearl White Acrylic Bow, Glossy Accents, White Fun Foam, Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L E-Z Runner Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49'

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Scraps & Snippets

Part of what makes Pink Ink Stamps special are the hand made sample cards that we send out with our orders.  They help show customers how to use the stamps and that in turn helps sell the stamps.  It also gives Pink Ink a nice presence in the store and helps us to reinforce our little brand.  

All this leads me to "scraps & snippets" of paper.  Admit it...we all have them.  Me probably more than most because I have the "excuse" of running a business, but don't kid yourself, I love paper!  One of the best ways for me to use up the pieces I accumulate is by creating sample cards.  I make a lot, so I try to keep the formats simple and to emphasize the stamped images, since that is what I'm selling.  It makes sense, and it also makes a great looking card!

Here are some of the basic formats I use with repeated success. They also just happen to be terrific ways to use up smaller, odd ball sized paper strips...the "scraps and snippets". 

This is an example of a recent card batch ~ "Graceful Orchids" no. 2212, Prisma colored, then coordinated with lime green and hot pink papers.  

I pick the papers up in the lovely stores around the country that I teach in.  I get my pretty base color cards along with those teensy ginghams from Memory Box (a shout out to Dave Brethauer...a really nice guy).  So, this is what happens when a hobby becomes a business...the fun just never stops! 

P.S. Don't even get me started on ribbon!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A Cheery Windowbox Card!

Hello Friends, it's Debbie Seyer. I have a fun and summery card to share with you today. Unfortunately, I have a few friends and family that are suffering with various illnesses and some hard times. I try to send a few cards a week and this is just the type of card that is easy to make and mass produce.

I stamped the Cheery Windowbox using the Espresso Truffle Memento Ink pad onto some white cardstock.  I colored it with my Copic markers.  I don't know about you but I find just sitting down and coloring images like this to be such a stress reliever.  That stress relief is the best!!  You can justify your "stress relief" purchases as cheaper than therapy to your spouse!  LOL

Here is a closer look...

I stamped the Saying Prayers sentiment onto white cardstock and die cut it with a ribbon tag die.  This sentiment is a favorite of mine to use because it really conveys your feelings, doesn't it?
Don't forget that you can purchase all of these wonderful Pink Ink images over at Ellen Hutson, LLC.  I really love her store.....great prices and fast shipping!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Debbie Seyer

Ink: - Espresso Truffle Memento Ink
Cardstock - Kraft, White & Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
Dies - Scalloped Rectangle & Classic Rectangle Layering Dies (Tonic Studios) Ribbon Tag die - Spellbinders
Accessories - Copic Markers; red ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sweet Memories with Pink Ink Stamps!


Hello Pink Ink fans!

I have a cool card to share today created with a delicious ice cream sundae stamp from Pink Ink Stamp Co! A perfect treat for those warm summer days to come!

We actually haven't had any really hot weather yet. It's been a mild cool spring so far with a lot of rain. I have to admit I'm loving it. It could stay this way until fall as far as I'm concerned. I'm not a fan of heat and humidity, but I know it's coming... there goes my straight hair! haha!

I stamped the ice cream sunday and the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto smooth white card stock, and colored them with Copic markers. I cut the colored panel out with a stitched rectangle die and mounted that onto a card base that I covered with the light blue dot paper. I added a few clear Pink Pretty Posh sequins to finish it off.

You can find the whole link of Pink Ink stamps HERE at Ellen Hutson or check out the Pink Ink Stamp Company website.

Pink Ink Products Used:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs and Happy Wednesday!

Kay :)