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Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Inky Hop

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Welcome back! We're on Day 5 of our collaboration with the folks at Imagine Crafts! We're just super excited about these terrific inks and the Radiant Neon just have us feeling all summer time and happy! Combining them with Stampendous Images and terrific Frantage Color Fragments has made some super cheery, bright inspiration for you!! 

I had so much fun creating the card I'm sharing with you today!  This idea popped into my head as soon as I opened the box when they came in the mail.  I first stamped this great Live Creatively stamp by Stampendous with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with Detail White Embossing Powder. Then came the fun part!

Using a fingertip Sponge Dauber, I applied the brilliant Radiant Neon Inks.  I applied the ink a little heavier toward two corners and lighter as the dots moved closer to the sentiment.  It almost creates a bokeh look.  I kept the card simple to let the inspiring sentiment and vivid inks speak for themselves.  




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Check out this inspiration today - remember to leave comments!

Stampendous Blog

Imagine Crafts Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Darsie Bruno

Janelle Stollfus

Nancy Hawes

Jamie Martin

John Creighton Petersen

Krissy Fossmeyer  that's me!

Tobi Crawford

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Price

Rhea Weigand

Lea Kimmel

Suzanne Czosek

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31 comments:

Heather Thompson said...

Wow. Absolutely a beautiful card. I love it.

Diane said...

Very unique and creative...and pretty!!

Jamie Martin said...

The colors look great on black!

grandmato20 said...

how creative -- it is amazing!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the shading of the dots. The neon colors really sparkle. Great idea that I'm going to have to try. thanks.

Judy said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the choice of colors and how you put it together. Thanks for sharing.

Mic Starke said...

How simple and how amazing! LOVE this card!

Sabrina said...

Very pretty!!

PJ said...

Simple yet unique! thank you,

Kristine Reynolds said...

So pretty! Love how the neon looks on the black!

barbara macaskill said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW and WOW! I am in love with this gorgeous card! The daubered (LOL) dots are amazing on the black! They look like they are pearlescent and I love it!!! Just in case I forgot to say it...WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW! TFS!

Debbie said...

Wow the black paper really shows off the neon colors. Fantastic card.

Barbara said...

This is stunning and so clever. Amazing art with a big wow factor. Thanks for sharing the how-to!

Blue Rose said...

Krissy,
I love, love, love, your card. The bokeh look is so cool. Like twinkling city lights and then pop! Great job!

Carolina Kathy said...

Very creative card!

Gavi Slutzkin said...

Oh fun! I really like the black contrast to the neon, very pretty!

Cynthia Xavier said...

Cool card. Love the way the colors pop out with the black background.

Jan said...

Great technique. Thanks for sharing.

Iris said...

Your card is so pretty - love the technique.
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Suzi said...

I read it, but I don't get it! Part of the sentiment looks black and part white! Very cool effect!

Stampendous said...

This is so neat looking, Krissy! never would have thought of it, but the inks are so vibrant and gorgeous on the black! Wow, thanks so much for sharing this easy but dynamic tip!

Suzanne C said...

Love your bokeh effect and the background looks like fireworks which is both brilliant and beautiful!

Lea said...

Krissy, this is just so pretty! Love the ink on the black! Looks like sparkles!

Christie Anderson said...

Love that background the colors just pop

Robin B. said...

Fun card! I love the variety of colored sponged circles on the black background.

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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nattyboots said...

Ingenious i just love it well done !.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute!!

BurningRubber said...

I love how these inks pop off the black paper. I need them ;)

Linsey said...

Ok now that is seriously cool! I love love love it! You are SO very inspiring!! TFS!!! :D

Lyneen said...

WOW!!! STUNNING... love the colors!!! TFS!