Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fire and Ice Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Club Scrap Fire and Ice Blog Hop!!

 If you have arrived here from Club Scrap Creates, then you are in the right place. If not, you might want to hop back over to check out what the super talented Karen Wyngaard has created.

I decided to create some cards using a technique that I worked on using the new Neon Dabbers that were introduced by Club Scrap at their annual Wisconsin Retreat. I just loved working with these fun and vibrant colors. One challenge was getting them to work on black cardstock. Then I remembered Tricia sharing a technique where she used gesso, a stencil and then inking the gesso when dry. Check out this blog post for more details.

Here are the steps I took to create the panels for my cards.

Brush a thin layer of white gesso onto your stamp.
Stamp Fire and Ice paint stroke images onto black cardstock.   
Dry gesso with a heat tool.  Swipe ink from dabber directly onto white gesso stamped image.  Dry with heat tool.
Stamp Fire and Ice quote on top of neon background with white gesso and dry with heat tool.
Stamp the same quote directly onto the white gesso image using black archival ink.
The next panel is created in much the same way.  Brush the stamp with a light coat of gesso.  Stamp image onto black cardstock and dry with heat tool.
This time, instead of inking the stamped image, apply the Neon inks directly to the stamp.
Then stamp on top of the white gesso image.
Create a back ground panel using the ice crystals stamp and white gesso, but before drying with the heat tool, brush on Perfect Pearls to give a shimmery affect.
Attach panel to white mat and Fire and Ice orange cardstock base.
Attach panel to Fire and Ice blue cardstock base and add rhinestones from the Spring Chorus kit to embellish.
Attach panel (created with the second generation stamping from card above onto white cardstock) to Fire and Ice dark blue cardstock base. Further embellished card using Neon purple ink splatters, "love" stamp from the Neon Doodles stamp set Retreat 2013,  lines stamp from Fire and Ice stamp set, and rhinestones from Spring Chorus kit.
Attach panel to Fire and Ice yellow card base. Quote image stamped in gesso and over stamped in Neon inks.
Stay tuned to the Club Scrap Creates blog where I will explore more techniques using the Neon Dabbers.  Until then, enjoy the rest of the Hop!  Your next stop along the way is Roni's Inkstains blog.


  1. Your cards turned out great! I especially like the background with the ice crystals and perfect pearls. Beautiful on the black paper!

  2. Great cards, Julie! I never would have thought to use the neon with this kit. Thanks for inspiring!

  3. beautiful cards and it shows on black so well!

  4. Awesome Julie - works great on black!

  5. The gesso with the neon colors is wonderful. I love the double stamping technique

  6. Great cards, Julie. Thanks for sharing the technique.

  7. I can't delcide which one I like best Julie! Such a great technique - this will go on my to do list for sure :)

  8. What a fun use of the neon dabbers, julie! Your cards are awesome.

  9. Wow--Julie! SO many great techniques all in one post! Thank you for sharing the results of your brainstorming and experimentation!

  10. Great cards, Julie! Love the colors on black!!!

  11. Great cards Julie ~ love the colors on the gesso...very pretty.

  12. These are great techniques, Julie! Cant wait to try them out!

  13. All I can say is "WOW". Thank you for sharing so many cards of inspiration! I could just live on your blog page because the daily inspiration is so motivating! TFS!

  14. Julie, fantastic technique! Love your cards.

  15. I think I like the second generation one the best actually =)

  16. Love all of your cards and techniques, Julie; especially those with the neon colours. Thanks for all of the inspiration!