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Monday, July 16, 2012

Creating with Clearsnap blog hop





 Hi everybody! I think it's interesting to find out what products my fellow crafters like to use so today's bloghop is going to showcase Tami Mayberry's new Grand Tags stamp (in red rubber and clear) set and a few of my favorite products.  By the way, check out Tami's new logo above.  Isn't it perfect for her?  Very clean and crisp just like some ink I'll be telling you about below.  :) 



Clearsnap ink has quickly become one of my favorite inks.  They were kind enough to send my design team and I ink samples and I was very impressed I have to say.  I couldn't believe how vibrant the color was.  I compared it to another popular brand of ink and hands down, Clearsnap won in the vibrancy department.  The ink really hugged the stamp and provided a crisp image as well.  The other plus is that it is a dye ink so it dried really fast.   Take a minute and check out Clearsnap's Blog and for those of you who haven't tried Clearsnap (also know as Colorbox), I did a comparison against another very popular ink and below are the pictures....
 In this comparison, the top is Clearsnap ink.  See how much more vibrant it is than the bottom one?  It almost looks like it's 3-D, jumping off the paper.



In this example using Tami Mayberry's Grand Tags stamp, the bottom one is Clearsnap.  Again, see that it is darker and more vibrant?  The color is just richer looking.  I noticed that it really clung to the stamp resulting in the stamped image being perfectly crisp, clear and the perfect color ink. 


This is a card I made using Tami's new Grand Tags stamp set.  I used Clearsnap ink for this image and sentiment.  Notice how good it looks.  :)


 Ink - Clearsnap Colorbox in the color Kettle
Card stock - Gina K Design black onyx, Martha Stewart Silver
Patterned Paper - DCWV The Shimmer Stack
Stamp - Gina K Designs Grand Tags by Tami Mayberry
Spellbinders Labels 22 (coordinate with the Grand Tags set)
Cheery Lynn flourish die
Sakura glitter pens in Silver Star and Marine Star
Brads and ribbon from my stash


This is the hop list.  Tami will be giving away a prize on her blog that includes some Clearsnap products and stamps to one person who has left a comment on her blog. If you're at my blog and haven't started with Tami, please start there so you can win a prize.  Otherwise, Jennifer Ingle will be your next stop.

 

 This is where to find all of Tami's stamps at Gina K Designs.


Some of my favorite products are below.  I'd love to hear what yours are.  Please share!
Sakura Clearstar glitter pens
 
Clearsnap SmoochGlitz
Clearsnap Colorbox ink


Ranger Ink - Glossy Accents - Clear Dimensional Embellishment - 2 ounces






Glossy Accents
Gina K Designs Luxury Card Stock

19 comments:

Jingle said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card!

930apples said...

The card is so dear!

Donna Bowman said...

Great card Regina! Love the colors!

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

Beautiful! Love that you colored in the lines on the stamp!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that you colored in the frame part of the stamp. Looks wonderful!

silvia said...

Thanks for the inking comparison.

LOVE your card!

Indy said...

Thanks for showing how much crisper the Clearsnap inks are! I was quite surprised by the comparison. Definitely would like to add some to my stash! As for your card, fantastic work!

Ceal said...

I love these clearsnap inks! your card is beautiful, love the blue paired with the black

Karen Roth said...

I love your card, it is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the actual inking comparison. It looks awesome.

Lalo said...

LOVE the comparison photos and lovely card :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow what an elegant card! I love the swirls extending off the stamp! beautiful!

Jennie said...

Fabulous card Regina and love the flourishes!!

Karenladd said...

Absolutely elegant card and I love that stamped image!

Auntie Em said...

Lovely card. I like the blue with the black.

Lori Servies said...

I love the piano on the stamp! As a pianist and papercrafter, this is definitely one of the best impressions of a piano I have ever seen! Awesome!
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marilyn said...

LOVE this stamp set. thanks for showing the comparison. Beautiful card.

Colleen Holmes said...

Awesome comparison Regina!! Reach for the stars because your going to reach them!! BIg hugz

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love your comparison photos. The Clearsnap inks look fab!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, the difference is quite striking! Thanks for showing the comparison!