Welcome to the IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps! Blog Hop. For the next week, our two design teams will be featuring some amazing projects featuring products from both our companies. Amazing stamps require amazing ink, right?
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The DT members at Viva Las VegaStamps! were fortunate enough to have been given some amazing Tsukineko products to play with and along with the super fabulous Viva Las VegaStamps I made 4 ATC`s!!
I will say that I fell in love with the Tsukineko neon ink pads, I think it’s the 80’s child in me which led to these two 80’s style projects.
The first one I made was the “super star” ATC
using the fabulous``singer back stamp`` http://www.vlvstamps.com/index.php/singer-back-1-1-2-x-2-1-2.html which to me is totally Madonna!
I started off with plain white paper and then inked it up using Tsukineko’s ink daubers and the Memento Luxe Teal Zeal and Radiant Neon Electric Blue inks. Then I had a little star stencil so I placed it on top of the card and used the Imagine Crafts Fireworks spray in Dandelion color and sprayed on top of the stencil.
Once that was dry I stamped my image into plain white paper using Versafine Ink and then colored her in using watercolor pencils. I glued her onto the card and also added some die cuts and felt stars. The felt stars used to be white but I colored them with the Radiant Neon Electric Pink ink pad! I also wanted to give the card a little more depth so I sprayed it with the Tsukineko’s Goosebumps spray, that stuff is sooo cool!! Here is a closeup of the texture
and how nice and shiny the Fireworks spray made the stars.
My next project that was inspired by the fabulous neon inks was this ATC called “Mix tape”
using the mixed tape stamp http://www.vlvstamps.com/index.php/mixed-tape-2-1-2-x-4-1-4.html
and the mixed tape word stamp http://www.vlvstamps.com/index.php/mix-tape-3-4-x-1-3-4.html.
I decided this time to do a resist technique using the Goosebumps spray. I sprayed some Goosebumps on a dauber and then dabbed it onto the stamp. Then I pressed the stamp onto a plain white piece of paper and let it dry. Make sure you wash off your stamp right away because it will get sticky! Once it was dry I then used the Radiant Neon Electric Pink, Radiant Neon Electric Blue and Radiant Neon Electric Green with some daubers and rubbed the different inks onto the resist image and all over the card
Isn’t that cool how the image of the tape pops??
Then I added some stickers, stamped the word “mix tape” onto the card using Versafine Ink and also inked the edges of the card. This was a super fun way to use the Goosebumps spray!!
Because I could not stop using these neon inks I made another card using one of my favorite new stamps which is the Banksy Greatness Spray Painter http://www.vlvstamps.com/index.php/latest-releases-spring-2014/banksy-greatness-spray-painter-1-3-4-x-3-1-4.html,
isn’t she fab??? Here is my “Achieve Greatness” ATC.
I stamped the image onto white paper using Versafine Ink
and then using the fabulous Tsukineko daubers colored the background in neon colors using the colors shown
Now you will notice that there is a white blob of something in the pic. That was my attempt to do a resist using the Banksy greatness quote but for some reason it failed. I’m wondering if it has something to do with too much detail in the quote or it was too fine of an image? Anyways, I didn’t want to throw this card away as I loved the background so I just printed out the quote on my computer and glued it over that spot and also used black ink to stencil in some dots, inked the edges of the card and also sprayed Goosebumps on for texture
I love this card!
For my last ATC I used the Businessman Silhouette http://www.vlvstamps.com/index.php/latest-releases-spring-2014/businessman-silhouette-1-1-4-x-3-1-4.html
as well as the Stars http://www.vlvstamps.com/index.php/stars-2-x-2-1-4.html
I made the background using Memento Luxe Teal Zeal, Memento Luxe Bahama Blue, Memento Luxe Dandelion, Memento Luxe Morocco and Radiant Neon Electric Pink inks and then I stamped the stars onto the card using Versafine Ink and glued on my man. Once I had my quote glued on I also sprayed with some Goosebumps for added texture
I hope you enjoyed my ATC’s and thanks to Tsukineko for allowing me to have all of this fun and play with all of these amazing products!!!