Friday, April 4, 2014

Radiant Neon Blog Hop

Welcome to the Radiant Neon Blog Hop
with CardMaker Magazine and Imagine Crafts.

This Blog Hop starts at the CardMaker blog so if you didn't start there you've missed some amazing cards!  If you have come to this blog site from the very talented Kazuko Kocho, you are going in the right order.   For more information on entering to win a collection of Radiant Neon inks please visit the Imagine Crafts Blog.


Welcome to my blog , I am so happy you are hopping by. I love the new Radiant Neons, the colors are perfect for spring and summer or anytime you want to be cheerful and bright !!

For my card today , I first picked my colors of Radiant Neon in Electric Coral, Electric Orange, Electric Yellow, Electric Pink and Electric Green.  I then chose the new Penny Black stamp set "Life's Message" and the die-cut ,"Dancing Leaves" . Next I chose Ink Blushers and GooseBumps from Imagine Crafts, a random background die, a flower punch, scrap white paper and white ribbon .
I began by stamping my sentiment using Radiant Neon in Electric Coral, Electric Orange and Electric Pink on white cardstock and then trimming to size.  I created a layer piece that was slightly larger that I colored using an InkBlusher using Electric Coral.

To create the background, I first die cut the background (you can also use an embossing folder). Next I randomly sponged Electric Yellow, Electric Orange, and Electric Pink and slightly blended the colors together.  To create the leaves, sponge some Electric Green onto white paper and then die cut with the"Dancing Leaves" die from Penny Black.  You will need to cut two sets of the leaves. To make the flowers I sponged Neon Yellow  onto scrap white paper and then punched them out with a flower die and then spray with GooseBumps to give the flowers a shiny appearance. 

To create your own matching ribbon, I started with white ribbon and using an InkBlusher I colored the ribbon with Electric Orange.  I found that to color the ribbon it is best to "pounce" the color (instead of brushing) onto the ribbon to achieve better coloring and to save time.

If you are collecting the Electric Words for entering the Blog Hop prize,
the Electric Word from my blog is "PAPER

The next stop in the Radiant Neon Blog Hop
is the wonderfully talented Vera Yates

Thank you for participating in the Radiant Rain Neon Blog Hop today. I am so excited that you stopped by to check out my card and blog.  As you can tell from my blog I am a newbie to the blogging world. I have been designing and teaching for many, many years but never got into the technology. I would like to invite you to stop by again to check out my projects and support my efforts on blogging .

Good luck and hope you have fun stamping and creating with the new Radiant Neon pigment inks!

Thanks again for your support
Nancy Hawes