Last weekend I went on an annual retreat to the Rockin R Ranch in Temple, Texas. It is always a fun and creative four days spent with friends and fellow crafters. My goal for the retreat was to play with some new products that I hadn’t had a chance to bust out yet. One of those was Rina K’s Electro Pop Neon ink. Once I opened it, I couldn’t put it down! This stuff is awesome. It stamps a beautifully bright, solid image in just one stamp.
I used the Gina K Main Squeeze stamp set for this set of cards. “Find the Sweet” Lemon card was my first attempt. I paired it with patterned paper from Close to My Heart and Spellbinders Candlewick Rectangle dies. The lemons are stamped in Hello Yellow, Leaves in Screaming Green. I went around the bottom edge of the lemons with Catherine Pooler’s Sauna ink just to give some definition between the lemons. I finished it off by stamping the sentiment is black with clear heat embossing.
For the “Main Squeeze” Orange card I stamped the oranges with Orange glow ink on the bottom and The Stamp Market’s Melon ink on top. I used clear heat embossing on the top layer to give it a juicy glisten. The papers are Vicky Boutin and the label die is from Darcie’s. I created the orange blossoms and leaves from random stamps and dies I could borrow from fellow crafters. I thought the blossoms finished the card off nicely. (Thanks for the idea!)
I made the final fruity card with all the leftover fruit I had pre-stamped. The strawberries are stamped in Poppin pink and Screaming green. The seeds are stamped in Lawn Fawn Yeti white and clear embossed. I used Closet to My Heart patterned paper and an Elizabeth scalloped Rectangle die. The sentiment came from my new Catherine Pooler club Sursee set.
I was finished with the fruit, but not with these awesome inks! On a whim I pulled out an older Simon Says Stamp club set called Amazing. I already had three white A2 panels cut so I just started randomly stamping the circle shapes in various neon colors. I’m telling you, these inks are super fun. I wanted to heat emboss the sentiment in bright colors so I covered my versa ink stamped sentiment with what I thought was Wow bright blue powder, it turned out to be glitter instead and totally messed up when I tried to heat it. OOps, Luckily I was able to wipe it off and had a do over using the Hot pink embossing powder. For the next two, I went back to black. I didn’t think the pink showed up well enough on the neon background.
So, I thought from there I would move on from neon ink, but hey, I was at a four day retreat where all-nighters are a norm! These inks were calling for some rainbow action. My final neon ink card was made with Concord and 9th’s Rainbow Wishes stamp set. The clouds are cut with a Lawn Fawn cloud die out of Close to My Heart silver glitter paper.
I just can’t recommend these Rina K Electro Pop inks enough. If you invest in them, let me know if you love them as much as I do! (Now I must add some Neon foil, flock sheets, and glitz gel to my stash!)
That is all for now, have fun crafting…