Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Stampendous Fun with Clear Scraps!

Clear Scraps and Stampendous have joined forces this week to showcase products from both companies culminating in an awesome blog hop on this Saturday.  Each day this week a few designers from both companies are sharing their ideas.  There are prizes to win, my friends, so be sure to read to the bottom and find out how you can win!

I don't know if you have seen these cards from Clear Scraps before but they are just the coolest things!  Mine is called Heart Send It Clear Card, however, I've taken a little creative license and turned my heart into a fish.

There was just something about it when I was playing with the pieces that screamed "make a fish!"  I really like the way it turned out.  The "seaweed" didn't turn out quite as bright as I had hoped.  I stamped the leaves and stems from the Stampendous Perfectly Clear Encouraging Words sympathy set using Staz-On Opaque White and when it dried I went over it with chalk.   Here's a view of the card when partially open.

I believe most people adhere paper to both sides of the card to create the whole center that overlaps but I wanted to leave the overlapping piece clear.  I added some Stickles in Diamond to mimic sparkly scales on the side I left clear.  I also added some Stampendous Crushed Glass Glitter in Bronze to create my "sandy bottom."

Here's a pic of the card opened up.  The cute fishy paper is from Michael's, perfect don't you think?  Okay, so I took a little creative license with the sentiment as well.  I have to be honest and tell you it's an older Stampendous set that is no longer available, as is the fish stamp.  The problem is, I just recently moved and don't have my stamp room completely unpacked.  I was forced to use what was available to me at the moment, so, please don't be mad at me!  I actually used three words to create two, Best, Wishes and For.  I substituted the W with the F to get Best Fishes!  Corny but cute, right!?

So this is it, my Heart Send It Clear Card that went fishing!  To see what the others have created that are playing along today, visit their blogs, you'll be glad you did!

Clear Scraps -  http://clearscraps.typepad.com/
Stephanie Lee (Arty Carty) - http://blog.artycarty.com/
Leah - http://www.leahscraftylife.com/
Pam Hornschu - http://1pamperedstamper.blogspot.com/
Cathy - http://allofme-sofar.blogspot.com/
Lea Kimmel - http://ink-positive.blogspot.com (that's me!)

Okay, so I'm sure by now you want to know how to win the prizes, after all, we all like to win prizes!  Here's the details:

You can win our prizes in three ways -
Comment on the Stampendous Blog- all week - we'll choose one winner from the Mon - Fri Comments
  • Check us out on Facebook! We'll keep our Clear Scraps collaboration posts at the top. Click SHARE and share them on your wall. We'll draw a winner from all the folks who SHARE our posts this week (through Saturday's hop)
  • Comment on our Hop! Saturday will be our big Blog Hop - comment on the blogs and we'll enter you once for each comment!
Plus - ClearScraps has a passel of prizes as well. You can win them by visiting and commenting on their blog!

Alrighty folks, I'll see you back here Saturday for the blog hop, don't forget!



  1. Love the heart made into a fish!! Great Card Lea! I've changed my blog post to include yours....sorry about that - not sure what happened - just posted the list Stampendous sent us. Thanks for playing with us :)

  2. Got you added now, my reasoning is the same as Cathy's. lol
    Totally adorable fish card, love it Lea!!
    Have a great day!

  3. Oh cute!! love the fish and the seaweed!!

  4. This is adorable! Love the "sand" on the bottom.

  5. Super clever! I love your "aquarium"!

  6. Old or not this card is too cute. I love the fishy background paper and your play on words. TFS.

  7. Super Cute! Love the secret message behind the fishes.

  8. Adorable card- I love it and it is nice to see someone adjusting a sentiment as needed.

  9. Girlie.....this is soooooooo awesome!!!!

  10. What a cute idea! Haven't seen anyone chalking over the white StazOn before...very very clever! Love how you've utilized that Encouraging Words sympathy set for a super fun project! Great ideas!

  11. THIS is darling Lea!! A fish!!! Perfect!!! I love your project. Fabulous!

  12. This is so fun--a heart turned into a fish!

  13. Fabulous card! I love the clear cards... so fun!

  14. Love how you turned the heart into a fish. Darling!

  15. Wow, wow, wow! Creative to the max!

  16. So cute, and I totally see how you saw a fish tank in that clear card! You really did a terrific job with this product!

  17. Awww...what a cute fishy card ^.^

  18. What a fab fish card love how it opens up :)

  19. Your fish is fabulous. Very lighthearted. It would make anyone smile and be happy.

  20. A fish? That is so perfect for acrylic!!!!!

  21. Get out!!! How stinkin' clever! LOVE that you made a fish out of it! Awesome job!


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