Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sweet Memories


Hello! I have a summery card to share with you today using a new stamp from Pink Ink Stamp Company!

Pink Ink stamps are so much fun to color! I love the detail in them. It's always so hard to decide which medium to use when I go to color one. I was torn between colored pencils and Copic makers for this one. I even stamped two images, because I thought I might try them both, but I ended up going with the Copic markers. They were fun! I colored everything in, then went around the top part of the image with B00 B000 and the bottom part of the image with C1 and C2. 

I't almost time for the fair here where we live. I think this card would be so perfect to give to a friend who had accompanied you to the fair, just to express what a good time you had had together. Too bad I probably won't be going to the fair.  I do love this cute image  and sure enjoyed coloring it!

The Pink Ink stamps I used are listed and linked below.

Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

Kay :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

On the Boardwalk

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 
Hello everyone!  Heidi Balnkenship here today to share a fun summertime card with you using a couple of the Pink Ink Stamps.  

 To Start I stamped the On the Boardwalk image onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper with Ranger Jet Black Archival ink.  Then I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens to color all of the images. Some of the image were just colored with the pens and on some of them I did some blending of the color with water.  I used two different paint brushes for the blending--round 8 and liner 2.  

After all of the images were colored then I did a little bit of shading at the bottom and I also colored the sky.  To achieve the look of clouds in the sky first I added the color and then I used a heat tool to speed up the drying time.  Next I added just plain water in the shape of a cloud in the sky.  I let the water sit for a few seconds and then I blotted the area with a paper towel.  Doing this pulled up the water in that area and leaving the appearance of a cloud.  

I added some red and white twine and an ice cream cone charm which I thought would be a fun little embellishment and it worked perfectly for the summertime theme of the card. 

I wanted to add some sparkle and dimension to the card so I went over some of the areas with the Zig Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen.  Then I applied Glossy Accent to some of the images.  I also added the sentiment right under the boardwalk image.   

I used two of the dies from the Tonic Studios Mixed Rectangles Layering Die Set to cut and emboss the two rectangle shapes.  I used scor-tape to apply white craft foam to the back of the image and give it a little dimension.  Then I adhered everything to a red A2 card base.

This is such a fun summertime image!  It would be great for a birthday card, a day at the carnival or just a fun summertime thinking of you card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you are enjoying your summer and staying cool!


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

10123C Good Old Summertime.

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

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Summer Sketch Book

Hello Pink Ink Fans -- Sharon Harnist back with you today, with a fun Summer
project! My youngest daughter has always loved drawing and has taken a
renewed interest in it again lately. To help nurture her talent, I customized
a sketch book for her using most all of Pink Ink's fabulous latest summer
stamp release!

I love all the beachy, summery images and hope these will help inspire my
daughter over the summer!  And since this is a sketch book, I thought it
would be appropriate to keep the images stamped in just black ink. I used Memento
Tuxedo Black ink and was very pleased with how well the images stamped out
on the leather cover!  Don’t you love all the amazing details in these images?!!

On the inside cover page I stamped Beach Cabanas #2274L and colored it with Copic markers:

Fun, aren't they?!!  I also tested out coloring Flowery Flip Flops #2272J on the back leather cover, and think it turned out pretty well!

You just have to experiment with your color selection, when coloring onto a darker surface like this leather.  You could use kraft cardstock to practice, before committing to a cover like this.

Thanks so much for joining me today -- Happy 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.