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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63 thoughts on “Shadow Inks and such…”

  1. Since you’ve just given us some great “enabling” tips, would you mind sharing where you got that handy single scallop punch? Would be great to make scallop circles too.
    Love the videos you make! Such great details and inspiration

  2. Hi ! This card is just fabulous. I really love the tone on tone look but am often afraid to try it with inks. You made it look SO easy.
    Thank you for the fantastic videos too.
    You continue to be inspirational.
    Enjoy your time at the in-laws- you are truly lucky to have that love & support as is Colin.
    Take care,

  3. The Shadow Inks are always something that I go back to as they allow you to do so much and they have introduced so many great colors over the years. Thanks for sharing. I think I’ll have to pick up the Apricot. Great Card.

  4. Hi Jennifer, Thanks for putting up the videos! Love, love, love the embossed resist technique. That was one of my favorite cards we made at your class at Simply Scrapbooks! I had way too much fun and learned so much.
    You are a wonderful teacher!! What a wonderful group of talented ladies. Thanks also for the goodie at the end of class. I love the clear stamp set you picked for me. Hope to see you again very soon!

  5. Love all your video tutorials, I’m a visual learner and these are such a great help to me. BTW I adore the color combination and design on your Thank You card, ahhh such possiblities. Thanks so much for all you do … have a great day.

  6. I loved the video of your scrapbook page. Would love to see more videos of how you put your pages together. How do you get several photos printed together like that?

  7. I was on youtube and came across some of your videos. I was thrilled to find you and loved them! Thanks.

  8. You inspired me to pull out my embossing powders and tried your embossing resist it was great

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