July Card Sketch: Smooch Accent Inks

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Tami Sanders here with your card sketch for July and a sample card made using the sketch.

Each month, usually on the 13th, I’ll be sharing a new card sketch as well as tips and techniques for using inks and more from Clearsnap on your cards and projects.

Here is July’s sketch (click sketch to enlarge)…

card sketch #25

And here is the sample card I made using the sketch. For this card, I used a 3 1/2″ circle punch and placed one corner of a 4 X 4 square all the way to the back of the circle and punched to get a wedge shaped piece.

2015 card sketch july - smooch ink, tami sanders,clearsnap - Copy

This card was made using the NEW! Posh White Teresa Collins ColorBox® Pigment Ink, White ColorBox® Embossing Powder and lots and lots of SMOOCH® ACCENT INKS.

If you are looking for a way to add color to your stamped images, Smooch Accent Inks are an excellent way to do it! You can layer them or fill in the designs with graduated colors, both techniques that were used on the sample card.

Smooch Accent Inks also add a pretty, pearly shimmer to your card or project. I like to emboss designs that I want to “Smooch” because embossing creates “borders” that hold in the color and make it easier to fill in the image. And if you get a little bit of color on your embossed portions, just blot gently with a paper towel to remove the color.

I embossed the designs on kraft cardstock for two reasons:

1) So you could see the white embossed designs better in the step-out pics below.

2) To show how well the Smooch colors show up on a non-white paper.

I started by stamping the flowers and leaves on kraft cardstock using the Posh White Inks and White Embossing Powder…

sketch 2Then, I filled in the small flowers close to the center using Sassy Pink Smooch Ink…

sketch 4The precision tip is rigid, so you can get into even the TINIEST spaces, like the bitty lines at the ends of the flowers…

sketch 3Then I added a darker color, Berry Punch Smooch at the ends of the petals…

sketch 5Then, for just a bit more shading, I added a layer of a lighter pink, Shabby Pink, around the center…

sketch 6 For the blue flowers, I used Bayside, Pool and Frosted Aqua Smooch and for the leaves, Green Apple and Luscious Lime.

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About Tami Sanders

Tami Sanders will be creating our monthly card sketch as well as an inspiration card for us each month! An instructor, designer, blogger, and crafter, Tami’s diverse style and knack for creating beautiful home decor and papercraft projects makes her projects appealing to everyone. Tami has worked with Clearsnap for nearly a decade as a designer for our classes, catalog samples, and designs for product packaging and print advertising. We’re honored to continue working with her through our blog as well as behind-the-scenes with our corporate offices.

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About Tami Sanders

Ink, paper and glue are a few of my favorite things. I enjoy working with a variety of mediums, and don’t really have a set “style”; fresh, graphic or vintage, I like them all.  Likewise, I also find creating a variety of projects challenging. I design scrapbook pages, cards, mixed media projects, altered books, jewelry and more. I have taught scrapbooking and paper crafting classes locally as well as at regional and national conventions. Sharing the joy of inking and paper crafting feeds my creative soul. You can usually find me scouring estate sales and flea markets on the weekends hunting for unique tidbits and trinkets to use in my classes and for my projects. I'm excited to be rejoining the Clearsnap Design Team. I am fortunate to have worked with Clearsnap for over 10 years.

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