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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Bright & Happy Colors

Stampendous and Imagine Crafts are hopping this week!

We are showcasing the bright and bold neon colors.  This gave me a chance to create some fun and funky birthday cards that my kids can use for their friends birthdays.

First up I was playing with he pink and yellow inks:

I actually put this piece aside and restarted it and mixed up the stamps to create this card:

After getting a thumbs up from my teenager on this card I went back and finished the first one so I had two of them.  Both very much liked by my daughters.

I wanted to try a different idea that was running around in my head and I came up with my masculine version using neon colors:

My college aged son looked at both and said cards for girls and boys so I think it will fly for a teen boy.

For this card I wanted a black background but showcasing the neon colors so I used the neon inks on stamps and randomly stamped the entire surface.  After I finished I heat embossed the entire surface using clear embossing powder.

After that was complete I sponged black dye ink over the surface.  After I finished covering it in black ink I wiped off the excess black ink on the embossed areas.

Products: Stampendous - Studio NK - Grunge ClingMixed Media ClingStudio NK - Mish Mesh
Mixed Media - Dress FormGrunge Birthday Stamp, Stack Art - Regal Bird Stamps,   Radiant Neon Inks, Memento - Black, Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder, Neon Fragments - Stampendous

Look at the fabulous prize packages up for grabs.

STM Imagine Crafts Prize Package

You can win 3 of the brand new Radiant Neon™ ink pads and 3 jars of our Color Fragments! We'll give away three prize packages (color is our choice) to U.S. Mailing addresses. You have until the end of Sunday, May 25 to comment on as many of the Design Team Blog Posts from this week as possible. Monday we'll draw three random blog posts and one comment from each of those posts will win a prize package! If you're just joining us, here are the links for MONDAY and TUESDAY's posts.

So let's get hoppin'!! Here are the designers with inspiration for you today, please go leave them some appreciation.

Stampendous Blog 

Imagine Crafts Blog

Allie Gower

Ellen Taylor

Rhea Weigand

Savannah O'Gwynn

Suzanne Czosek

Debbie Gaetz

***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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

45 comments:

  1. Different! I like card 2 best :) Thanks for the ideas!

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  2. Great projects.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  3. Holy color. Wow. Jumps right out at you.

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  4. I love the pink and yellows. Both cards are very nice.

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  5. Wow wow wow both are bright and funky and really unique, awesome :-) Kezzy xxx

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  6. Love the stamps and all the color. Brings me right back to the 80's.

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  7. WOW What bright and beautiful colors!!!

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  8. Great cards! I love the colors you used for the masculine card. Both of the cards look amazing. Thanks for sharing with us your ideas on using these products.

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  9. Fab cards, love your use of these fun colors!

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  10. Both great cards with terrific colors!

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  11. Super cute cards...I am with your son...these are great for teenagers!

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  12. Stunning cards that are bright and cheerful. I think your son is right about them appealing to teens! Great idea!

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  13. Very Cool cards.. loving all the neon.. great job

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  14. Love your cards. I can see why the teenagers like it because it has that certain grunge look to it which I also like. TFS

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  15. Love card number one. Very grungy looking

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  16. I love all of these!!! Creating masculine cards doesn't come easy for me but you have shown me that it can be really simple to create for the guys in my life! TFS!

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  17. Loving all these bright, fun and grungy backgrounds!

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  18. Great cards. Love the chalkboard look on the last card. Good job.

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  19. Thanks for a chance to win! Great giveaway!

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  20. I am loving both of these fabulously fun and funky designs. A great use of the neon colors.

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  21. Wow what a variety possible from simple techniques like these! Love the "grunge" you've achieved here! Fantastic! Thanks for playing with us!

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  22. Love how the neon pops with the black! Last one is my favorite!

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  23. Love your bright and colourful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. great presentation of quality product...

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  25. Beautiful cards, love this technique and your colors.
    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  26. Beautiful work, love your cards and colors...

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  27. Wow, your cards are stunning! I love the colors and how artistic they look, thanks for sharing.

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  28. I am really digging both cards, but I really love the look of the blue and orange on black!

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  29. I am really digging both cards, but I really love the look of the blue and orange on black!

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  30. eek!!! amazing cards!! i LOVE the neon pinks and yellows!! and masculine neon!?! YES! love it!! totally teenager worthy!

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  31. Very artistic and unique...they could be framed!!

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  32. So pretty - love the colors.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  33. Yep, they are all fabulous and totally great for boys and girls! I love them all and even though the differences are subtle, they re-create each card to be a one-of-a-kind and super special work of art!! Delightful!! TFS

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  34. Oh - they are awesome- I love the colors and the funky feeling. Thank you so much for using my stampsets!!!

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