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:


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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

This Way To The Beach


Hello, I have a card to share with you today created with several stamps from Pink Ink Stamp Company. 

Isn't that fun? Makes me want to go to the beach, in a Woody, with a canoe! 

This is actually "almost" a one layer card. I did stamp the Woody, the beach sign and the sentiment all onto watercolor paper with waterproof black ink, and watercolored them. I watercolored some ocean and sky in the background along with the sand and a few little blades of sea grass around the car and sign. I wanted the canoe on top, but I was totally unsure of my ability to stamp it and actually get it on top of the car, so.... I stamped it separately, watercolored it, cut it out, and then glued it on top. It's alright to do that. Sometimes you just have to do things like that, if you want your canoe sitting straight on top of your car anyway :)

After I was done with all of the watercoloring, I let it dry and then splattered some of the brown and blue watercolor paint around. I used Peerless watercolors for most of this. I just pulled out a couple of Distress markers for the grey on the wheels and the beach sign.

Thanks so much for stopping by! All of the stamps I used are linked below!

Enjoy your summer!

Kay :)