Chameleon Pens Cross Promotion Day 4

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Pam here… Tiddly Inks clear stamp set ‘Happy Mail’ meets Chameleon Pens and Mini Perfect Layers Tools A darling Spring image and so cute with the sweet chick, Lawn Fawn flowers and sunshine!

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I used several of the Chameleon Pens to color this scene…

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Fawn for her skin
Warm Sunset, Hot Cocoa and Bark for her hair
Crimson Red for her cheeks and the mailbox flag
Bubble Gum and Purple Grape for her dress, shoes and flowers
Spring Meadow for the grass, stems and leaves
Summer Sun and Seville Orange for the chick
Cool Gray for the mail box
Bark for the post

The scene is stamped with Memento Black ink, colored and then die cut with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die.

Then the magic happens! Oh, I love my Mini Perfect Layers Tools and mat. Be sure to use my coupon code Psparks to save 10% when you shop!

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To showcase the scene, tape it to a piece of black card-stock, then using the 1/16th inch ruler, cut to mat the scene!

Next I wanted a white layer before I mounted to a top fold A-2 card-base. Tape it to white card-stock and with the 1/8th inch ruler, cut to mat and then adhere to the pink card base.

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy stamping, coloring and card designing, don’t forget to hop on over to the Chameleon blog to see what their team has created today here

: http://blog.chameleonpens.com/?p=5419

 

 

Chameleon Pens Cross Promotion Day 3

ChamPPChopJenny Peterson has taken the Chameleon Color Tone Pens for a test drive today, and has created this Bee-utiful card using the Perfect Layers Mini and Perfect Cutting Mat.

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Jenny has used Chameleon Color Tones Warm Sunset, Blue Violet and Olive Green, to color the Avery Elle stamped image and this has then been teemed with die cuts and mounted onto purple card and then layered using the Perfect Layers Mini onto white card.

Has Jenny inspired you, would you like to see more? Then hop on over to the Chameleon blog here

http://blog.chameleonpens.com/?p=5392

to see what their team has been creating with the Perfect Layers Mini and Cutting Mat!

 

Chameleon Pen Cross Promotion Day 2

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Roxie is with us today sharing a beautiful card on day 2 of our cross promotion with Chameleon Pens you can hop over to their blog here to see more fabulous inspiration

http://blog.chameleonpens.com/?p=5339

It’s not often you see a card that lets the background take center stage but I like the way this turned out and it was fun deciding which circle line would become the dominate one.

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The following Chameleon Pens were used to color the background: Bubble Gum PK3, Crimson Red RD4, Seville Orange OR4, Blue Violet BV4, Aquamarine BG4, Spring Meadow YG3, Deep Violet VO4,  Purple Grape PR4, Flower: Cool Grey CG8, Grass Green GR3, Seville Orange OR4 with Bisque NU1 over the top.

For the largest circles a fuse of about 20 counts/seconds was done, about 10 for the medium size and 5 for the smallest.
To add texture a second covering was done and you’ll see results of this in the large sized upper left Aqua Marine, medium Deep Purple, large lower left Purple Grape and Crimson Red and even more texture can be created with the blender pen. A slow single covering was done on the Bubble Gum (pink), Seville Meadow (yellow orange) and Sky Blue circles so no texture on these.
The Perfect Layers Mini 1/16″ and 1/4″ rulers were used to cut the borders/mats. To save on paper I get as close to two edges as possible. And if I want a slightly smaller than 1/16″ border I slate the tip of the blade towards the panel and hold it steady throughout the cut.

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The close up gives a better view of the texture created on the largest circles, the gems and embossed flower. About texture: the cardstock used will depend on the end result of texture.

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If Roxie has inspired you to see more using these pens then hop on over to the Chameleon Pens Blog to see what their team has been creating using the Perfect Layers Mini here

http://blog.chameleonpens.com/?p=5339

Chameleon Pen Cross Promotion Day 1

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We are so excited to be partnering with Chameleon Pens this month, our products work perfectly together, not only do you get a perfect layer every time you can also get the perfect blend. The Chameleon Design team have also been creating with Perfect Layers Mini so do hop on over to their blog to see what their team is creating.

http://blog.chameleonpens.com/?p=5325

Jenny Gropp is with us today to share this beautiful project this is what she has to say

“You all know I am a Copic girl, so I was very interested in seeing how these new markers compared to my Copics.  I am pretty impressed with them and they have definitely earned a spot on my desk among my other favourite markers.io daisy cham 1

The Chameleon Pens really excel in their ability to get a beautiful shaded result in small areas…something that I think people really struggle with using Copic Markers.  I colored this Daisy Image from Impression three times to make my stacked flower on this card. And I only used two markers in total! I stepped out the three flowers for you to see the difference in coloring.

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Above is the top flower in my layers. I wanted this one to be the lightest in color.  I infused the Y03 marker tip for about 15 seconds before I started coloring down each petal, drawing the darker color out as I coloured. I added a few little texture dots here and there.

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Above is the second flower in the stack. I wanted to have the shaded color a little bit darker so I only infused the tip with the blender solution for about 10 seconds before starting to color each petal. It’s really effortless to get results with these markers. I know a lot of people may be thinking waiting for the infuser is wasting time or takes too long… but I don’t think so.  If you were blending with multiple markers to create the even color blends you would be spending at least 10 seconds, if not longer.

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On my last image, I coloured the petals completely with Y03 Warm Sunset – no infusing, just flat coloring.  I then used a lighter yellow, YL2 Summer Sun, to gently remove some of the color from the petal edges. I only did this around the edges since I knew the centre portions would be hidden.

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You can see how the three flowers were cut apart. They were assembled again after I curled the petals a bit and added foam tape in between layers for dimension.

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Of course I use my Mini Perfect Layers whenever I can to create my layers. It takes all the angst out of card making since you don’t have to measure!

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I needed to get the silver die frame in perfect place before I ran it through my die cutting machine. The small grid on the Perfect Cutting Mat makes this easy. I use my ruler to just help “sight” that I’m even as I tape my die in place.

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Here’s the up close. You can see the contrast those tiny layers help provide to a card. Each layer stands out. I’ve used the 1/8″ and the 1/16″ inch on my card front. These are perfect sizes for cards.

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On the inside I added a simple sentiment. I think if you are using layers on the front, then you should do the same on the inside. It makes for a nice balanced card in how it feels as well as how it looks!

Stamps by Impression Obsession: F16089 Hand Drawn Daisy, CL41 Thanks Sentiments Clear Set
Perfect Paper Crafting Tools: Mini Perfect Layer Rulers, Perfect Cutting Mat
Ink: MFT Black, Chameleon Pens
Other: Foam Tape, Flower Sequin by Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things Inside and Out Diagonal Stitched Dies #MFT-607, Little B Square Cutting Dies #LB-100382, Nellie’s Oval

Thanks for joining in the fun today, don’t forget to hop on over to the Chameleon blog for more inspiration here

http://blog.chameleonpens.com/?p=5325