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Watercolouring is everywhere right now, and I am just drinking up all its wonder and glory. I want to show you how amazingly quick and easy these cards are!! To create this card you have three simple steps: On watercolour paper, stamp an image with Versamark and heat emboss it with white embossing powder. Apply heat with your heat gun. Stamp your block with your ink pad. Fill your aqua painter brush with water. Dip brush in ink and colour on your paper using brush strokes (see supply picture below) Use a heat gun to dry if you want but it’s not necessary. Gently wipe off any ink on your stamped image.Voila!! To up the stakes a little bit, this next card was created by inking the stamp and then misting the inked stamp with water. You can ink the stamp using markers or refill ink – whatever you prefer.…

Hello Everyone!  It’s Kelly Klapstein here today to share some stamping on a Father’s Day Card. With some wonderful Stampin’ Up! products, I made a really cute card (which my kids will probably give to their Dad! ha ha)  These papers are actually a winter collection, but I think they work great for Father’s Day, don’t you? I used this awesome chevron border punch along the bottom of the card base. I just love this Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grunge set and used 3 of the stamps for this card. I stamped this striped piece to layer over the heart with the sentiment, which I hand wrote. I added that teeny jaw clip just because it’s so adorable! I also drew the heart on card stock and cut it out, then stamped the spattered dots on it. Behind the punched chevron border, inside the card base, I stamped these grunge lines:…

All of you crafters who are crazy about ink will love seeing what Clearsnap has on display in their CHA booth! Along with my own photos are catalog inserts with even more info about their new releases. This first shelf unit alone packs a punch of exciting new products! On the left is an innovative new inking system that I’m very excited about:  Colorbox™ Blends by Eileen Hull. It’s an foam ink applicator with the ink INSIDE…and it holds more than 10 times the ink of a traditional ink pad! There are lots of colours to choose from! In the  middle of that shelf you will see new Colorbox Art Screens for stenciling techniques: Clearsnap also offers a newly redesigned blending tool called the Colorbox Color Blender with foam pad refills you can purchase separately. There are six new Pigment ink colours for you to use with these blending…

WINNER UPDATE – congratulations to Linda Talley – this weeks WHY NOT WIN WEDNESDAY WINNER! It is Wednesday and we love giving stuff away EVERY SINGLE WEDNESDAY!!!!! This week we are giving away a FABULOSA stamp collection for the wonderful people over at Stampendous!  – you are GONNA LOVE IT!!! This prize could be yours! Why not eh???? Visit Stampendous  on facebook – CLICK HERE – Tell them CS sent you! To enter to win this contest leave a comment right here under this blog post. You have until Friday Jan 11th  at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone!!!

Check out Jodi Wilton’s take on our Jan sketchy featuring My Little Shoebox Supplies Used:  Patterned Paper:  My Little Shoebox; Cardstock: Bazzill; Burlap and Dew Drops: Robin’s Nest;  Pink Twine: Karen Foster Designs;  Spray Ink: Stephanie Barnard ColorBox by Clearsnap & Heidi Swapp Colorshine;  Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap;  Button: Bella Blvd.; Alpha Stickers: My Little Shoebox & American Crafts; Tool:  Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Punch; Ek Success Corner Rounder; Hearts by Spellbinders. Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L EZ Runner by 3L;  Beacons Fabric Tac; Glossy Accents by Ranger; Best Creations Inc Foam Tape . Jodi based her layout on this sketch created by Sue Sykes We want to see your take on this month’s sketch! Visit our gallery – CLICK HERE Get your sketchy on!