CardMaker Magazine and Clearsnap Blog Hop


Happy Monday and welcome to the CardMaker and Clearsnap Blog Hop.  Clearsnap provided the CardMaker DT some wonderful inks to try for the blog hop!  They are called Izink and are an acrylic based pigment ink and come in both pearl and solid colors.  These inks can also be used as a spray and Clearsnap provided a spray bottle for that application.  I used the inks to stamp and paint with for my two cards below.  I also wanted to try using them as a spray but ran out of time.   I had so much fun playing with them!  Clearsnap is offering a giveaway of 6 Izinks on their blog (last on the blog hop) so miss it!


My first card it my favorite!  Loved how it turned out!  I stamped the image and then used the Izink ink’s as paint to color the image.  I then covered the image with vellum to soften the look.  I then stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed it in gold.


For my second card, I applied the ink with a sponge to my stamp images.  Love how the ink gives the monster images some texture as if I was using paint.  I’ve been wanting to use these monster images with some googly eyes for a fun kid card.

Next in the blog hop is Kristine Reynolds.  A complete list of blogs participating in the hop are provided on the CardMaker Magazine blog.

Floral Card:

  • Cardstock: Pacific Point (Stampin’ Up); White 110 pound (Georgia Pacific); Vellum (Papertrey Ink)
  • Ink: Volubilis, Tulip, and Cactus (Izink by Clearsnap); Jet Black (Archival by Ranger); Versamark (Tsukineko)
  • Stamps: Large Flower Background (Hero Arts); Wild Rose (Amuse Studio)
  • Accessories: Gold Super Fine Detail embossing powder (Ranger)

Monster Card:

  • Cardstock: Pacific Point (Stampin’ Up); White 110 pound (Georgia Pacific);
  • Ink: Volubilis, Tulip, and Cactus (Izink by Clearsnap); Onyx Black (Versafine)
  • Stamps: Monster Bash (Amuse Studio); Monster Fun (Hero Arts)
  • Accessories: Googly eyes (Amuse Studio, Fun Express, Darice)



27 responses to “CardMaker Magazine and Clearsnap Blog Hop

  1. The background is so lovely and the monsters are too cute 🙂

  2. That monster card is over the top! LOVE IT!

  3. steph ackerman

    Love those monsters!

  4. Lovin both cards. I love to watercolor!

  5. Your first card is beautiful and the second card is too cute! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Super cute and somehow painterly too! Love the effect with these inks! tfs

  7. Getting so much inspiration.

  8. Super cute and fun cards!!

  9. Both cards are so cute! Love the beautiful colors and great design. 🙂

  10. The flower card is gorgeous, and the monster card is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  11. very very cute cards. love the colors of the flowers on the first.

  12. Robert & Janet Olson

    Lovely floral card ! Cute monsters!

  13. Robert & Janet Olson

    Lovely floral card! Cute monsters!

  14. The floral card looks like a Hallmark card, it’s so lovely. The vellum really changes the overall look. The monster card is just too much fun. I’d love to give a card like that for a birthday.

  15. These are so fun – love the monster card so much!

  16. Love the monsters. the first card is pretty. It looks so soft, The vellum really toned down the colors.

  17. Oh goodness! Your first card is so stunning!! Love it! Like a Monet painting! And the monsters would be great to send to my college boys away from home to bring ’em a smile! Thanks for sharing! Love them!

  18. I love your cards. Those monsters are adorable!

  19. Awesome cards, Kristie!

  20. omg i agree that your stamping with the iZink creates great variety within the stamped image. great cards, kristie, and i am going to find some solid stamps like that to use with my iZinks!

  21. Your second card is so adorable!! LOVE the monsters but I agree that your first card is the best one!! LOVE the vellum overlay and those colors are gorgeous!! TFS!

  22. Kathy Andrews

    Noooooo… to many birthdays already to start having Monsters now! Love the cards. Beautiful flowers on 1st card. Thank you for sharing.

  23. Miriam Prantner

    Love how painting looks with this ink! Gorgeous cards!

  24. I liked both cards. The first card is so well done and the vellum did add elegance. The second card is FUN and any child would enjoy getting that one. thanks you for sharing them, con

  25. Beautiful cards! I love the colors, thanks for the inspiration.

  26. Wow! Both cards are fantastic! I love the vellum on the first and the fun googly eyes on the second. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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