Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Looking Clearly at Clearsnap: Happy Fiesta!


Happy  Fiesta!  This little card is one of a series I created with Fiesta greetings in mind.  The design is the current layout challenge from Hero Arts:   http://heroarts.com/blogs/club/april-2012-contest-details/
I used various colors of cardstock, cut them into rectangles, and then inked them with coordinating colors of Clearsnap chalk ink.  Since the featured stamp is a clear set (Hero Arts CL510) I wanted to stay with pigment or chalk inks.  I like how these inks provided a tone on tone look as I chose colors to match the papers.  The inks did not disappear into the paper, like dye inks would have.  The scallop circle dies are an older set I own from Quickutz, now Lifestyle Crafts.  The center circle punch is an EK Success nesting punch in a 1 1/8" size.   I love using a circle punch to punch out an already stamped saying. Even with using a clear stamp, it's very hard to stamp right in the center of a small circle!  As a finish to a festive look, I added little sparkly gemstones all over the card.  Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful as always.
    Karen

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  2. I love this! So colorful and perfect for Fiesta.

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