How-To Video: Inked/Stamped Chipboard on Clear Tag Card


Have a video to share tonight.  This shows a few simple things… enjoy.

052508 Butterfly Card
052508 Butterfly Card Close
052508 Colin holding
Hero Arts stamps, clear tag, flowers, button & pearls
Colorbox Chalk Ink (Primary, Chocolates & Blueberries and Pumpkin Patch)
Black Memories Ink
Scenic Route chipboard butterfly
White Staz-On Ink
Creative Impressions silk ribbon
Other: string and a fast-moving dude to act as Vanna

Again, the music is from my BIL, Keith.  Some of his older stuff.

I had a couple people ask where on ebay I got my Inking Tools.  HERE is my source.  I usually try to support local stores (we want them to stick around!!), but they were out.

Wanna see a cute card?  Check out an adorable one by Kandis HERE.

Hope you are all doing well.  Those of us in Cincinnati are enjoying the wonderful joy of cicadas.  Yes, my yard is being taken over by these buggers.  Argh!  As Colin says, “Cicadas are EVERYWHERE at Colin’s house!”  Ha.  I will save you the discomfort and not show a picture. :)


37 CommentsCards, Cool links, Videos

  1. Cute card! And shown off by an even cuter little boy! :-)

  2. Cute card! And shown off by an even cuter little boy! :-)

  3. Louise

    We had the cicadas last year. They were EVERYWHERE and the birds got fat! It was a nuisance for sure. I would have to dash from my car to the store and back and forget about sitting outside to BBQ! They lasted about two-three weeks and then it got better. Cute card and super cute kid!

  4. Candy

    Love the card, and the pic of Colin is adorable! We’ve been lucky so far this year – most of the cicadas must be on your side of town!

  5. Great card!! And that’s funny cause I have a clear HA tag sitting on my craft table stamped with StazOn, just waiting to be finished! Love how you attach the card to the tag. What a great idea. And I really love the CB butterfly. So pretty.
    I live in Chicago and we had the cicadas last year. I don’t have trees in my yard so we were OK but when I drove by the Forest Preserves, I would have to shut my car windows cause they are LOUD!! And thanks for not sharing of pic of them. Yuck!

  6. LOVE the pic of Colin holding the card…so cute! (and of course the card is stunning!)

  7. It really makes my day when I open up your site and find a video waiting there, just for me,lol. As always I love what you have done and boy oh boy is that little guy of yours cute. Love the music too, your bil is one talented guy, love his laid back style.

  8. hannah

    so pretty….thanks for sharing!

  9. beautiful card! every detail is amazing :)

    and, you know what? I had to look up on Wikipedia what a cicada is, I’ve never seen anything like it on mi city, lol.

  10. Such a sweet photo of Colin holding the card! And of course it’s a beautiful card! Love the blog ;)

  11. Aww… Colin is soo sweet! Love it :) Beautiful card! What do you do with all of your cards you make? I can’t imagine you could ever have so many reasons to send them all!! :) Off to google what a cicada is.. ;)

  12. cathy

    we had those last year…i thought they’d be gone by now. yuck. dang girl, that was an awesome card!!! i thought you used gems across the top & bottom of the card!

  13. Pamela

    The card is so cute but Colin is the cutest! Thanks for sharing with us.

  14. credwards

    Love, love, love the card! Your Colin is so adorable too! We had cicadas several years ago…the sight and sounds of them are so cool. Thanks for another GREAT video!

  15. Sarah M

    LOVE that card…I see lots of butterflies in my future – I love how you’ve been using them. You have a great ‘Vanna’ too…only cuter.

  16. Kathy H

    Cute card! Love that big stamp – I didn’t realize they made them in the clear sets. Thought your fast moving dude was pretty cute too!

  17. Tami H

    This is gorgeous! Love the card-on-tag design…very cool! Your little model is just too precious. :)

  18. Michelle OKeefe

    Thanks for the video. I really love watching you create. You are giving me such great ideas!

  19. kristina

    Love that card, Jennifer!
    Love your litle “Vanna,” too!
    So sweet! ;) Love that acrylic tag!
    Creamy brown is one of my faves, too! ;)

  20. JosieK

    Sweet card Jennifer, I love the colors. And Colin should officially be your “Carol Merrell” and hold and model all your cards. So cute!
    Thanks for sharing it with us.

  21. what a beautiful card… you’re such an inspiration!

  22. Sandi


    We found our first Ciacada yesterday. I picked it up so the kids could get a good look at it. I guess you could call it a “brave mommy moment” I live about 30 mins east of you and an hour north of Cincinnati.

    I love the card you made it looks amazing. Colin is so sweet holding it for you. You are truly blessed in love and talent.

    Thanks for sharing with us!!!

    Sandi Neumann

  23. I love the sound of cicadas, but boy do they creep me out! Used to live in MO…

    Super cute tag/card! And thank you so much for your ebay source!!!

  24. Jenny L.

    Very cute tag!

  25. Paola Norman

    I just want to take the time to say thank-you Jennifer for posting such great ideas and taking the time to share it with us. I visit your blog everyday as well as the hero arts blog. I really appreciate the videos you make, they make it so much easier to make the project myself. I love the butterfly tag and love that cute pic of Colin. I don’t know what cicadas are? I imagine they are some type of bug..

  26. Angel

    Oh My Gosh… I so Loved this card… You make it seem so easy and fast done….Thanks For sharing…

  27. such a gorgeous card jennifer! once again … love watching you create your designs! you make it look so easy … and actually convince me i can do these fun techniques too! and the photo of colin holding the card is too cute!

  28. Erin Glee

    Thanks for the great video of how to make that acetate & paper card~so cool!
    Colin looks so happy, making the butterfly “fly”! Cutie-Patootie!

  29. pegg

    What a great tag card — love it ! Do you store your chalk ink queues upside down? I have one and it seems to be drying out.. You seem to get a lot out of it — like covering the entire chipboard. I don’t know if I could do that with mine.

  30. I love your butterfly tag card.
    Yes the local scrapbook stores are struggling. The one nearest me is closing her doors. So right now she is selling everything sale priced.

  31. Diane

    Oh me, what an adorable little boy and I’ll take him for my GS….yes?…and of course the card (as usual) is cute as it can be.

  32. Love the colors in your tag/card. I don’t know when you have the time to make so many videos but they are so helpful and inspiring!

  33. Jane

    Another beautiful card! Love the colors. I grew up in Illinois, so I know what you mean about those cicadas!

  34. Oh my gosh – how totally adorable!!! The card’s pretty awesome, too. ;) Hee!

    Serisouly love it, Jennifer! Love watching you work and your creativity unfold. What a treat! :)

  35. Beautiful card! I love it!

  36. Shirl Martin

    Loved this card and the little cutie helping mom. The music is great also. You are the bomb!

    In Him,

  37. Amy

    Hi jennifer, What program to you use to get music and words in your videos… Thanks Amy

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