May 5, 2012

The Twinery/Clearsnap Blog hop event!


(If you are looking for my Exquisite Embellishment blog post, please scroll down or click here.)


Good morning!

It's time for another blog post showcasing two fabulous company's products from The Twinery and Clearsnap!
(edited to add the last minute change - The two teams will be hopping together on Saturday instead of Friday as we were originally told - so no, you are not crazy seeing this same blog post two days in a row! lol!  I was at school all day and couldn't edit my post on Friday... so sorry for the confusion!)
For all the details, you can the Twinery blog.



Several designers from The Twinery are joining together in showing some inspiration with various twines from The Twinery as well as inks and a fun butterfly stamp set available through Clearsnap.  I Clearsnap's inks are great quality inks so was excited to work with their new Swell Colorbox Queue for all three of my projects today.

For my first card, I used the green, orange, and blue inks to create a sunset scene on a circle die cut, using the blending tool from Clearsnap to apply the ink.  After I finished playing with the blending, I stamped the flower silhouette image from Nature Silhouettes in black Versafine ink on the die cut.  I love that soft background that the inks provided!

Card Details
Stamps: Nature Silhouettes (SNSS)
Ink: Clearsnap inks for background; Black Versafine for image

Card stock: SU; DCWV patterned
Other: PTI mat stack 1 die; doily; Spellbinder circle die; button; shore twine from Twinery

For my next card, I decided to use the purple and blue inks in the color cube for a serene masculine thank you card.  I inked the music background stamp set in purple ink and stamped it on a blue die cut tag.  Then, I shaded around the tag and label die from PaperTrey Ink with both the blue and purple inks - blending the colors as I went.  Clearsnap inks blend beautifully together as you can see in my photo - love that!  The sentiment and bird image is from Nature Silhouettes.

Card Details
Stamps: Nature Silhouettes, Music background (SNSS)
Ink: Clearsnap (colored); Versafine black 
Other: PTI tag & label die; PTI texture plate; shore and lilac Twine from The Twinery; Corner rounder

My last card uses Clearsnap's My first Colorbox Flutters stamp set along with all of the inks in the color cube.  First, I stamped the butterflies in Versamark ink on Ivory card stock and clear embossed.  Then, I rubbed the ink directly on the card stock, going from orange to yellow to blue to purple, overlapping and shading as I went along.  As I mentioned, the inks stay wet long enough to achieve some very nice blending.  I usually use glossy paper with this emboss resist technique but decided that I wanted a softer look, so I went with regular card stock.

I was thrilled to find 3 buttons in my stash that matched the inks and three twines from The Twinery perfectly!  I used these Twines for my projects for today's post:





Card details
Stamps: Butterfly (Clearsnap)

Ink: Clearsnap (colored); Versafine black
Card stock: SU; GKD
Other: Sewing machine; buttons; Twine from The Twinery - shore; lilac, and cantaloupe













How would you like to win a sampler pack of The Twinery's luscious twines?!


Please leave a comment on my blog and then hop over to The Twinery's blog to find the rest of the designer's links to visit and comment as you hop along for your chance to win some lovely twine!

Have a wonderful day!
Jessica

45 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

What a wonderful group of cards! Live all the embossed backgrounds and the great shading/blending you were able to achieve on these. That first is my favorite, great colors and love the doily!

mariangel said...

beautiful cards, the twine add a lot of personality coangrats

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful cards Jessica. Love all your ink techniques...those black silhouettes look awesome against the inked bgs!

Kathleen said...

Lovely card with the buttons and the twine! And they really do match perfectly!

julie e said...

I love the use of color in your cards.

simplyhuffman said...

Love your use of twine. Thanks for the chance to win!

snowbear said...

Lovely cards.. great backgrounds!

Carole said...

lovely !!!

Kristi said...

Your inking is beautiful! Love the little round with the dark flower.
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"Midge" said...

You are most certainly an ink ARTIST! Your cards are Amazing!
TFS
Midge :)
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rlovew said...

Lovely cards- I really like the the way you blended the inks.

frogcooke said...

Really love the blending in the backgrounds with these cards. The soft backgrounds and the bold black on the first two look great! The third card is just awesome wrapped in more awesome.

Jodi said...

WOW!!! What a great group of projects!! Love the blending of colours!!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Jessica. Love your Nature Silhouettes card. (We kind of had the same idea today!) The embossed butterflies look lovely on your third. Also love the twine! :o)

steph said...

Beautiful cards, I especially love the butterfly card.

Bobbkat said...

Lovel inspirtations, thank you!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards!! I like how you blended the ink on the first card.

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Lovely!

Tina said...

I love the twine on these projects!

karen In Houston said...

Jessica,
What great cards , love your use of colors and the twine, great stamping too.....

Dorina D said...

WOW!!! Fantastic job of blending and coloring with your cards. They are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing such fun projects and your tips are great.

Carol E said...

Wow! Great cards, love them all, thank you so much for creating and sharing them.

Michele said...

Wow your cards are stunning especially love how you color coordinated the twine on the Thank You card!

Megn said...

Not sure I can pick just one to be my favorite! They are all great. Thank you for sharing.

Emily H said...

Wow! So much beauty! Thanks for sharing these lovely cards!

Lisa Rea said...

Beautiful colors - the Twinery's twine is yummy!

Thanks for the chance to win the great twine!

Lisa - Scrappy Distractions
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Mandy said...

loving the calm colors :)

loly borda said...

Beautiful! Thanks to this hop i discovered your blog. Thanks for sharing your talents.
loly

Katina said...

Love all 3 of your cards, but the 3rd on is my favorite!!

Roxie said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the butterfly card!

marg0006 said...

All your cards turned out great.

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DeniseP said...

I can't pick a favorite! I love all of your cards for different reasons! I wish they could all be mailed to me so I could put them on my wall of inspiration! I LOVE THEM!! Thank you so very very much for sharing!

rush said...

beautiful projects! thank you for sharing. rush88888 at gmail dot com

Pat K said...

Great cards, so well done!

mandalj said...

I love all your cards - the colours in all of them are just beautiful!

Berriquita said...

Beautiful and inspiring! <3

Sheri R said...

I love the black ink used for the sillouette of the flowers. The twine is a subtle accent. Lovely use of shading the colors!

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Izzy Anderson said...

These are all gorgeous. I love the way you used the doily and the tags and all your great stitching. You showed off the stamps to perfection!

littlen said...

beautiful cards. love the colors you used on the thanks you card.
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Ladybug said...

Wowsers! Triple the pleasure/fun! They are simply gorgeous! TFS!

p.s. I'm your newest follower. So glad I found you on this hop!

Bethany Becker said...

Great cards. I love the embossing.

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JPScraps said...

Your cards are gorgeous!!

Rosalee said...

Beautiful cards Jessica. Love the sewing on your last card and the colors are all so beautiful. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

Jody said...

Haven't had a chance to try any of the twine yet but it sure looks great on your cards. Maybe I'll win some so I can give them a go!

marymac said...

I love twine I use it now instead of ribbon. Its so much prettier.

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