Thursday, May 22, 2014

Happy Colors for a Happy Card!

Stampendous and Imagine Crafts Header

 We're back with Day 4 of our wonderful collaboration with the folks at Imagine Crafts! This terrific company has been so good as to supply us with some amazing inks. They generously support all of our events, so we are super excited for this opportunity to really showcase their products! Our focus this week is on the luscious Radiant Neon inks, but Imagine Crafts also supplies us with the must-have StazOn for stamping permanently on non-porous surfaces like glass and metal, the can't-live-without Memento inks for using with our Spectrum Noir and Copic markers, and the ooooh-wow-love-it VersaFine inks - our total favorites for use with Perfectly Clear Stamps. We are so super lucky! We got to feature the StazOn inks in our blog hop with ICE Resin earlier this month. Don't worry, we'll be featuring the other inks as the year goes on. Lots of chances for you to win. Speaking of winning!! We've got some Radiant Neon inks to give away with our wonderful Fran•táge Color Fragments! We'll give three prize packages (we choose the colors) randomly drawn from the comments on all the blog posts this week.

  STM Imagine Crafts Prize Package

 These inks are just as brilliant and opaque on paper as they are in the package! You'll be so pleased with them. Look at this terrific sample from Design Team Member Kristine Reynolds:

Neon Daisy by Kristine Reynolds
Neon Sunflower by Kristine Reynolds

There's a fantastic step-by-step tutorial for it on her blog HERE.

Here's the card I created for today:

Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous® PenPattern Flower
Stampendous® Spanish Loving Messages PCS
Imagine Crafts®/Tsukineko® Radiant Neon™ Inks in these "Electric" colors: Coral, Orange, Blue, Green, Purple, Yellow and Pink
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White
Cosmo Cricket™ DeLovely™ 6x6 Paper Pad
Bazzill® Cardstock
May Arts Ribbon®
Zip Dry™ Adhesive

Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp flower twice with each color on white cs
Create card base with a tent fold
Trim patterned paper as shown
Trim stamped paper as shown
Cut a piece of ribbon long enough to wrap around patterned paper and image
Adhere ribbon and layers as shown
Stamp sentiment on scrap of blue paper and attach with foam mounting squares

Here's who is hopping today:

Stampendous Blog

Imagine Crafts

Sharon Morrison

Janelle Stollfus

Naghma Husain

Wendy Price

Baerbel Born

Lea Kimmel (me)

Emily Lanham

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you're enjoying our blog collaboration and will come back tomorrow for the big hop!  See you then!


***Blog Hop Hint - if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, "Sorry this page cannot be found," just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog's name), and it will take you to that blog's most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.


  1. Beautiful. Love the colors this week. It's been a great hop.

  2. Cool card.

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  3. Bright and beautiful birthday card.

  4. what a fun card.. loving all the neon.. :)

  5. You are right -- fantastic -- bright and beautiful!

  6. LOVE this! So fun. I haven't even inked up that flower I have to go use it!

  7. Great idea to use the flower as an abstract pattern. It's perfect with the bright colors!

  8. OMG!!!! I love the neon colors! I absolutely must have these. I haven't been this interested in new inks in years. I am in love!

  9. Love this. Be free and unstructured with your stamping. the neon colors really sparkle.
    Great card.

  10. What a festive card. I love how you were able to pick colors from the background paper. Good job!

  11. wonderful inspiration. love the sunflower

  12. So different from my norm, might just have to try this :) Love the sunflower card too! Thank you for participating,

  13. Such a fun card, loving all the layers of stamping!

  14. I love the way you've created the pattern. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us.

  16. Love it, Reminds me of the spryograph I had as a kid. TFS

  17. Beautiful card! I love these bright colors!

  18. I love it! It's like an explosion of happy lines.

  19. I love this vibrant and fun card!!! What a great way to put a smile on someone's face! TFS!

  20. Wow, your card is gorgeous! I love the stamped flowers, thanks for sharing.

  21. I love this technique! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Cheerful and fun and happy!!!

  23. I love the colors! Thanks for sharing your technique!

  24. Love this happy fun combo of image and colors. Perfect for the Radiant Neons!! Thanks so much for playing with us this week, Lea! Sure hope the family feels better!

  25. What a great card! This is one I could do with my DGD and we could both have some inky fun! TFS!

  26. these colors just POP off the page!!!

  27. Fantastic! It reminds me of spirograph! So fun and happy in the colors and design!

  28. Both cards a beautiful! TFS for todays hop!

  29. The yellow ink is wonderful for that sunflower card. Love it.

  30. I love the cards here. Especially the one with the pen sketch flowers. Beautiful!


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