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)…
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.
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…
- Smooch® Accent Ink: Berry Punch, Sassy Pink, Shabby Pink Bayside, Pool, Frosted Aqua Smooch, Green Apple and Luscious Lime
- ColorBox® Teresa Collins Pigment Ink: Posh White
- ColorBox® Embossing Powder: White
- Hero Arts: Made with Love
- Sizzix: Embossing Folder – Diamonds
- Bazzill: Cardstock: Kraft and Pink
- Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry
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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.