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April 12, 2010

Shadow Inks and such...

Hello!  Greetings from Ponca City - the home of my in-laws.  Colin and I are spending some time here this week.  They are keeping him busy so I can work from here.

I am catching up on my answers over at my FAQ page HERE.  (Still have a lot to go.) One question I have seen a lot has to do with Hero Arts Shadow Inks and what I love about them.  Basically, these inks are just a soft colored ink that dries in a smooth, even look on any paper.  I use them most on tone-on-tone backgrounds, but sometimes they even work for main images.  Here is an example of a card I did with Shadow Inks.  Both the background and the main image were done with these inks - Soft Pool and Soft Apricot.  (The apricot piece - the floral is reverse, so the darker area is where the ink is.)

041210 Shadow Inks
Supplies: Hero Arts stamps (background, floral, greeting), paper, pearls (colored with alcohol inks) and inks (Soft Pool and Soft Apricot); American Crafts ribbon.

I really like all the colors.  I use Leaf, Sand, Pool and Apricot the most.  You can find them all HERE.

A few things to share:

  • Be sure to check out the Hero Arts blog this week.  They are doing Easy Hybrid.  And even if you don't think digi is for you, you will learn something you will love.  Promise.
  • Thanks for praying for my SIL - she is doing much better.
  • Be sure to check out the fab eye candy HERE.

And to all you fabulous ladies in my class at Simply Scrapbooks this weekend, I promised to share a few of my old videos here - ones we talked about.  Here they are...

Embossed Resist:

Easy Digi-Stamping:

Stay-Put Bows:

Off to play.  Have a good day...


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LOVE the apricot with the teal. Such a beautiful card.

Love your card! Thanks for sharing!

I love that card! Thanks for the videos!

Beautiful card, Jennifer! Looks like I need a few more shadow inks... ;) Great shares too. Hope you have a great time at your in-laws. :)

THANKS for the videos

wow!.. love it.. thanks! :)

Hello Ponca City; my brother is the high school boys basketball coach! :D Small world!!

LOVE the cards; can't wait to watch the videos this evening. Thanks for the incredible inspiration!

Love your card made with the shadow inks.

Beautiful card! I will have to check out the vids later on...really curious to see the digi one!

Great card. Thanks for the info and video.

gorgeous card!!
I never thought of using Alcohol Inks to color pearls! Brilliant!

Great use for those background stamps. Thanks for sharing (though I think I now have to buy some of them, too... damn XD)

Oh, I need these shadow inks. Love the Soft Pool. Your card is gorgeous! Clean and simple and fabulous. Enjoy your stay!

The soft pool color is so gorgeous and the combo is right on. I hadn't seen the layered resists video before - nicely done!

I love the embossing resist I think the most. So much fun and possibillities. thanks for taking the time to share with us. God Bless.

Oh wow! This is totally amazing! LOVE these colors together. :)

Thanks for posting. I loved, loved, loved your class on Saturday! My creative juices haven't stopped flowing since! Enjoy your time away!

love the card and the color combo!

I really enjoyed your class on Saturday! You were so friendly and helpful and just overflowing with new ideas for us! Since my hubby was waiting in the parking lot to pick me up after class, I didn't get to shop there, but I gave the Michigan economy quite a boost today getting new inks and stamps. Time to play! Enjoy your stay with your in-laws.

Your videos are always so informative and inspiring!!! Thanks so much for doing them. It is a help to see how you put a page or card together - and you always give a practical tip too.:)

Glad to hear that your SIL is doing better - continued prayers go out for her.

It was your embossing resist video that got me hooked on your website! I've learned soooo much through your videos! And, I can now say that I've even started dabbling in some digi stuff, too...

Have a great time this week!

Hope you are having a great time with your in-laws and getting to relax. Thanks so much for an awesome class on Saturday! It was fantastic!

Oldies but goodies, have a great vacation sweetie!

I have had these inks for awhile and just never use them much. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration - your card is lovely!

I love the videos - especially your scrapbook page with Colin. Enjoy your visit!

BEAUTIFUL card! Thanks for sharing your videos!

Just wanted to say that I appreciate your videos, I learn by seeing something done so this is super helpful to me.

Jennifer, that's such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing the videos as a refresher.

Hi Jen, thank you for sharing the shadow inks..I have lots of the cubes but dont know how to use them properly, Im going to try your card and see how it turns out...thanks again.

Oh I love the card. I'll have to give that a try. Great videos.

Thanks for the cuttle bug video. I'm glad to learn you can emboss long border strips just by running them through several times. Love the string tip too.


Your class rocked big time Saturday!!! You have a wonderful way of teaching making learning FUN!!!

Sandi N.

Hi Jennifer....luv your cards as usual...and the how u think really...I have just realized that all my replies to your tweets most likey never made it to you lol...see why I hate technology! grrr! I have made a zilllion comments to many and now I know why they dont reply ...too funny! anyhow...your students are quite lucky...would love for you to come to MI...u have much to teach and are so very good at it! ty for everything, Cher

Great videos! I hadn't seen the last video at all...I really like seeing you do a page from start to finish!

Beautiful! Love the pool and apricot together!

Wonderful card, layout (your son is adorable) and loved the videos. Thank you so much.

Donna C.

Thanks so much for sharing the video's. Don't be working too hard, take a little time to enjoy yourself. Shari

I accidentally came across your videos on youtube! You do your CB sandwiches totally different than what I have seen! Is there a difference? or a written sandwich recipe anywhere? Thanks so much for sharing!

beautiful card as always, Jennifer! i LOVE my soft pool shadow ink! when ever i want to use my clouds background, i always grab my soft pool for the sky color. i don't know why! LOL! I just adore that soft color for a pretty blue sky! =)

Hi Jennifer, I have just spent a lovely half hour watching your latest three videos. My favourite is your very last one showing you putting your whole layout together, accompanied by music.

What a great opportunity to listen to worship music! I am leaving your blog feeling refreshed AND inspired!

Thank you!

Jennifer you have given me the most wonderful inspiration this morning!!! TFS!!!

thanks again for continuing to inspire and share.....

Thanks for sharing those videos again, Jennifer! Gorgeous card! I love the soft color combos!!

TFS!!! the videos with us again Jennifer. I think I will look into digital I've been so afraid, not being very computer savvy, the digital images are all so pretty with so much detail. You always make it look so simple, I thank you for that. :-D

Love colour combinations on this card, and
thanks for sharing those videos again.

Thanks for sharing the scrapbook pages and how you made it. I enjoyed all of the ideas!

Great card! Thanks for the videos, it's always nice to see some of them!

really needed that first song on your cuttlebug embossing vid. thanks. and boy are you fast!!! great to watch you put something like this together.

Thanks for sharing the great card! I wouldn't have thought to put those 2 colors together but now I'm going to have to try it. Enjoy your vacation.

I just love soft pool. I only have the mini stamp pads and us them on every card to stamp my "signature" on the back. I would love to start collecting the full-sized ones.

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