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My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Grand Opening of Amber Ink

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the Amber Ink Grand Opening Blog Frolic! Today the Amber Ink store officially opens its doors, and you are invited to hang out with us! We've also invited some special friends to participate, in addition to the Brilliant th(Ink)Tank Girls, so get ready to drool!

For my first card, I used a layout from Clean and Simple stamping....

Along with one of my favorite images of the puffy fish from the set Can I Keep Him which is finally available in the Amber Ink store today.  I just love the way the rick rack imitates the look of seaweed waving in the ocean.  The last puffy fish is up on a pop dot, the sentiment is computer generated and the paisley ipaper is available today too.


I'm probably really late to the game on this little tip, but the ipaper is totally cool if you print it out on vellum!!  I don't know why that never occurred to me before, but I LOVE this idea!

I used this beautiful gradient pink dolphin paper as an overlay on a white card base.  This design is just so beautiful that it stands on its own...I don't even think water theme when I see this card.  I adore multiple use items and versatility.  The medallion on front of my card was created with another sheet of darker companion ipaper available in the shop today as well.


Pink and black is such a striking color combination and my ruffled ribbon was created by scrunching it along a piece of tacky tape. 


I wish the photo captured the true beauty of the light shining though the vellum....Stunning!



Not only do we have eye candy for you, but we're giving away some secret hidden prizes along the way. You won't know where they are hiding, so make sure to leave some love wherever you go. Winners will be chosen from the comments on the pre-selected blog posts.



Without further ado, here's the list of genius...go forth and comment!



Amber's Blog...she's da' boss! - http://amberinklings.blogspot.com/

Charmaine Ikach - http://oodabugalley.blogspot.com/

Dawn Burnworth - http://mystampingthyme.blogspot.com/

Jodi Collins - http://stampingalatte.blogspot.com/

Karin Martin - http://karin-withaniforpaper.blogspot.com/

Michele Boyer - http://papercuts.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/

Nicole Anderson - http://gottahavepaper.blogspot.com/

Patricia O'Hagan (aka Pinky) - http://pinky-pinkysworld.blogspot.com/

Paula Williamson - http://paulatracy66.typepad.com/

Sankari Wegman - http://sunnysankari.blogspot.com/

Shannan Teubner - http://withfeathersandsequins.blogspot.com/

Suzi McKenzie - http://mrsweyremaster.blogspot.com/

Taylor Usry - http://taylorusry.blogspot.com/



Have a brilliant day, and HAPPY SHOPPING!!

32 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are SO fabulous Karen! LOVE the puffer fish!!! SUPER fun!

Krissy said...

cute!!!!!!!!!!!

Shannan Teubner said...

Soooo adorable, Karin!! Love that puffer fish card!

Sankari W. said...

How sweet!!!! And that tip on printing out on vellum is genius!!! your vellum creation is gorgeous!!!
hugs,
Sankari :)

Janet said...

Love your work!

Margo said...

Your puffy fish card is super cute - love the ric rac!

Lorie said...

Both cards are beautiful!

Whimsey said...

Oh, what great cards! Love them!

Becky said...

Both of these are lovely.

melissac said...

Love both of these cards!! You did a great job with the images!! blessings!!

pinky said...

Wow Karin two little stunners without a doubt!
Pinky

paulatracy said...

LOve the trio of fish! Very clever and awesome colors!

Silvergirl said...

Such beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Amberbop said...

Fish are friends! These are both so smart! Thanks Karin!

Lillian Child said...

The term "ipaper" is so new to me - but with results like this I'm sure it'll become a part of my craft vocabulary real soon. LOVE your card creation!

Jennifer McGee said...

Both cards are super cute, but I adore how you utilized the ipaper to create the pink medallion!

Lesley said...

Yikes! I'd nearly forgotten the iPaper - thanks for the gorgeous reminders!

Rose said...

Both your cards are awesome but those puffy fish tags are just too stinkin cute!

AmandaB said...

Oh my, both your cards are adorable!!!

Amanda:0)

annheidel said...

Cute!

Cheryl said...

love it x

1CardCreator said...

Awesome Karin! I love the idea of using vellum too, sure looks beautiful the way you did it! ~Diane

dini said...

I love those paisley papers!

Cassie_lu said...

super cute paper you used

Kendra said...

Wow! Cute puffer fish, and what great paper! Thanks for sharing! :)

Dawn B. said...

Karin these are both terrific..Great way to use the paper without the image..Super job..

Nettie said...

Gorgeous cards Karin. Puffy fish is very cute and I just love the ruffled ribbon on your second card. You have been busy. Sorry I haven't been around to comment lately.x

Thanh Vo said...

Way to feature the little guy, Karin! So adorable!

Jayne said...

Great cards....very cute!

scrappintlc said...

Love your cards, so adorable

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Nice cards, although I'm not too much into fish.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are adorable, Karin!

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