Just Add Ink #431

Hey Everyone

We have a new challenge for you at Just Add Ink.  This week is sketch challenge week.  Take a look at this great sketch:

Christmas is almost here! I’ve been trying to add to my Christmas card stash at least one card a week and I’ve used this weeks sketch to get to the total I need.

As much as I love non-traditional colours for Christmas, I still think you can’t go wrong with Red, White & Green.  The diecut sentiment I’ve used is from Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies.  The stamped sentiment is from the matching stamp set called Merry Christmas to All Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I’ve stamped this sentiment in Mossy Meadow Ink.

The fabulous designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.  The strip across the middle of my card is embossed with my new Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I added strip of Gold Sequin Trim that is tied together with some Linen Thread.  Because a card can’t have too many embellishments, I added a strip of Real Red Ribbon 3/8″ Mixed Satin Ribbon that I had sitting on my discarded from another project.  I then added half a Pearlized Doily that I also had sitting on my desk. By leaving offcuts on my desk, and on view, I make sure I always try and use them on future projects.

Our team have created gorgeous cards with the sketch.  Pop over to Just Add Ink and see their creations.  We would love for you to play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #359

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It’s my turn to be sketch designer at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  I’ve gone with circles because they are so easy to work with, but you can interpret them anyway.

Sometimes my cards start off one way and end up completely different from what I had in mind….. I initially planned to create a Christmas card with those circles, but after about 1/2hr in, I ended up with a floral card.  The gorgeous flowers I’ve used are from Graceful Garden.  I’ve heat embossed them with white embossing powder and watercoloured them with a combination of Grapefruit Grove and Pineapple Punch Inks.  The leaves are coloured with Soft Sea Foam and Call Me Clover Inks.  The background stamp is also from Graceful Garden.  I’ve stamped this in Soft Sea Foam Ink also.

The “Love” diecut is from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies.  I cut two diecuts – one in Whisper White Cardstock and one in Basic Black Cardstock.  I then layered them slightly offset to create a shadow for the sentiment to make it stand out more.  The “To You” sentiment is from Merry Christmas To All Stamp Set.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards with the sketch.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #358

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Welcome to our newest sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Karren Johnson is our sketch hostess this week.  Karren’s backgrounds, blending and colouring are the best I’ve seen.  Head over to her blog and check out her amazing cards.

I do love circles on sketches and on cards.  I might’ve even been inspired to add some to next weeks sketch…..

My choice of stamp set was Blended Seasons as it worked perfectly with the circles on the sketch.  I gave them some colour with my pencils and fussy cut them out and layered them on my circle. This circle was cut with the largest circle from my Stitched Framelits Dies.

The sentiment I’ve used is from Dragonfly Dreams.  I embossed this sentiment with White Embossing Powder on Basic Black Cardstock.  I added some black sequins to tie in with my black sentiment.  The designer series paper in the background is Pool Party DSP from 6″ x 6″ Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.

Here’s my card:

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using Karren’s sketch.  Pop over to the challenge and see the pretty cards that they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #429

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge for you is to:

As soon as I saw that the challenge was to Just Add Vellum, I knew I wanted to create a wedding card with an embossed vellum background.  I randomly stamped my favourite flower stamp from Petal Palette in Versamark onto the vellum and then heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder.

I then stamped the same image in Memento Black Ink.  I took my watercolour pen and some Smoky Slate Ink and lightly coloured the flowers and leaves.

Initially I adhered the sentiment circle directly to my card, but then decided a Stampin’ Up! Pearlized Doily would make it stand out a bit more.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Petal Palette also.

 

The team at Just Add Ink have created awesome cards that will no doubt inspire you for this challenge.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #356

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It’s time for a new sketch to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch hostess is the super talented Jen Brum.

My card probably didn’t start out as a Christmas card, but the more I looked at the colours I’d chosen, the more I liked them for a Christmas card. I chose strips of Smoky Slate, Basic Gray & Crumb Cake DSP from my 6″ x 6″ Neutrals DSP Stack to layer across my card.  I then added just simple leafage with some Mossy Meadow Sprigs and some leaves from Blended Seasons.  The sentiment I used on my card is from Blended Seasons also.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using Jen Brum, head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

CAS(E) this Sketch #290

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I had a bit of fun playing with a new Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Spirited Snowmen for this weeks fab sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.

I recently watched a facebook live video by the super talented Anne Marie Hile using Lovely As A Tree and a dryer sheet technique.  Pop over to her blog by clicking here and take a look at these awesome cards.  Seeing Anne Marie use Lovely As A Tree had me thinking how long it had been since I’d inked it up. So I gave myself the challenge to use it on an upcoming card  – once I found it that was……  I applied my Smoky Slate and Bermuda Bay Markers directly to the tree, huffed on it and stamped it on some Whisper White Cardstock.  Once it was fussy cut, I then layered it on my “snow layers” of Pool Party, Whisper White & Bermuda Bay Cardstock.

My dancing snowman is from Stampin’ Up!s Spirited Snowmen.  I used a combination of Blends to give him some colour to match my snow layers.  The sentiment and the background snowflake stamps are also from this set.  I’ve stamped them both in Bermuda Bay Ink.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #427

Hey Everyone

Welcome to another challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is for you to:

I was probably a little stumped when it came to creating a card with a K for about an hour…..in the end I’ve gone with a Christmas card using Kris Kringle – in fact that’s two K’s on there.

The stamp set I’ve used is a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Father Christmas Stamp Set. I’ve used a combination of Blends and Markers to colour my Kris Kringle. I then added layers with DSP from 6″ x 6″ Neutrals DSP, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Gray Cardstocks.

 

The team from Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with your K project.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle