Friday, April 4, 2014


Welcome to the Radiant Neon Blog Hop with CardMaker Magazine and IMAGINE Crafts. The blog starts at the CardMaker blog, so if you've started here, you've missed out on most of the featured cards today. You may click on the link below and it will take you to the CardMaker Magazine blog to start at the beginning, which is very important.


CardMaker Magazine

If you've come to this blog site from Vera Yates, you're in the correct order. Yay! Why is 'in order' important?

All viewers, including international visitors, of today's Radiant Neon Blog Hop are eligible to win a prize from IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko . . . a complete set of the beautiful Radiant Neon pigment inks by tracking 'electric words' from each blog site to complete a secret phrase that you will email to IMAGINE Crafts. All of the contest rules and details can be found at the IMAGINE Crafts' blog:  (the contest is now closed)




My card project today is quite easy. The Radiant Neon pigment inks from IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko are so lush and so easy to work with, plus they're fun. How can you not have a 'bright day' when you're crafting with the new Radiant Neons!


Ink Blushers were used to 'pounce' the ink colors onto the white card stock panel with a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop. A new stamp from Hanko Designs was used to add another block of color in the center. The panel was then adhered to the card base.

Radiant Neon ink color was applied to the Inchie Squares, and another color pounced on with the same stencil. I then stamped another new butterfly stamp from Hanko Designs onto the Inchie Squares with another Radiant Neon ink. After it was dry, I sprayed the Inchie Squares with Goosebumps in Shimmer for texture and a little glitz.


by Debbie Gaetz
Artist-in-Residence for IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko

With the Inchie Plus Square, I stamped the word stamp from Magenta  and edged it with two colors (Electric Green and Electric Orange). Another Inchie Plus Square had been colored completely with the Electric Green ink, edged in Electric Orange, and layered underneath using Goosebumps spray as my choice of adhesive between the two layers.

The Inchie Squares and Inchie Plus Square, from Inchie Arts, were attached to the top card panel. Crystals from Hero Arts were applied to the Inchie Plus Square and one butterfly on each of the Inchie Squares.

SUPPLIES USED:
  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Radiant Neon pigment inks in Electric Yellow, Electric Blue, Electric Purple, Electric Green, Electric Orange and Electric Pink; Goosebumps Spray in Shimmer; Ink Blushers
  • The Crafter's Worksop Stencil (Balzer Designs) -- Mini Echoes
  • Hanko Designs' Nine Squares Stamp (HK 199); Butterfly Family (HG D48)
  • Magenta See the world in bright colors stamp (07.734.F)
  • Inchie Arts:  Inchie Squares, Inchie Plus Squares - both in white
  • Hero Arts Yellow Crystals (adhesive back)
  • Conqueror 118 lb. card stock in White Diamond (card base and top panel)


Thank you for stopping by and participating in the Radiant Neon Blog Hop today. Your "electric word" from me is:  together.

Your next stop on the Radiant Neon Blog Hop is with John Petersen and his blog may be found when clicking on this link:  www.artnewwave.com

Good luck and happy stamping with the new Radiant Neons!



28 comments:

  1. Check you out neighbor – and I am in love with that great background stamp, it's so versatile... And those Inchies are divine just by themselves =)

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    1. hey you! as a good neighbor that 'background stamp' is a Balzer Design stencil design from The Crafter's Workshop. Using the Radiant Neons on stencils/templates is so easy and fun. thanks for your kind words!

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  2. Love the layering of colors! Thanks for being a part of the hop!

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    1. layering the Radiant Inks is a lot of fun; just make sure each layer is dry before you layer again. thank YOU for taking the blog hop today and your kind comments.

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  3. Great card -- so creative - this has got to be one of the nicest cards --Thanks for the good instructions and sharing your talents.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you have the chance to use the Radiant Neons because they help you make the best cards.

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  4. Debbie this looks amazing, love how you did the background

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    1. Thank you, Cathy! I take this as quite a compliment because I am always in awe of your beautiful cards and other artsy talents.

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  5. I love your pretty card! The layers and colors are just amazing!

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    1. Thank you, Celeste. The Radiant Neons make everything so pretty in a very easy way. Just make sure when you layer the colors, that each layer is dry before you continue to the next layer. You're going to love these inks!

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  6. Amazing card! Love all of the inchies and you did an awesome job with coloring them all! The Radiant Neons are a MUST HAVE! I can't wait to stamp, blend,. ink, pounce and so many other things with them! Thanks for sharing this amazing card and the walk through is very helpful! Can't wait to try them for myself!

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    1. Thanks for your amazing comments Barbara. I hope you and the Radiant Neons 'connect' really soon; you'll love them.

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  7. Absolutely beautiful card. Just love you're ideas. Love the layering. Great work.

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    1. You're so kind, Linda. Working with the Radiant Neons has never been more fun and it seems so easy to do all kinds of techniques that I otherwise hesitate to do with other inks. I hope you're able to get some of these inks soon. thanks again!

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  8. Debbie - this is beautiful! I love the background effect and the multi-layers - really detailed - nicely done!!

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  9. Absolutlely stunning, Debbie!!! LOVE it!!!
    Sylvia xx

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  10. Love the trendy look of your card. The textured inches is brilliant!!! Will be CASing this one!

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  11. These neon inks are AWESOME! Pretty card!

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  12. Love love love this card so much. I have to CASE this once.

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  13. I'm late to the party but I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed Debbie's bold, brilliant background. BEAUTIFUL card!

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  14. Debbie, I just lov your card !! You did such a great job creating the inches !!!

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