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!