Just Add Ink #466

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Welcome to another challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is for you to create a project using the following inspiration pic:

I went with using the theme and colours from this fabulous pic for my card.  It’s never too early to start on your Christmas card stash because the festive season comes around in the blink of an eye.

My Christmas card featured berries and background stamp from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Peaceful Noel Stamp Set. The leaves that go with my berries were cut with my Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.  I also used the Merry Christmas To All Bundle to create my sentiment.  Because I like pretties, I add a strip of Real Red Ribbon under the sentiment.  The strip of black and white striped DSP was laying on my never-ending pile of offcuts.  This DSP is from a retired SAB DSP pack called Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  I added this for a contrast between the Whisper White card base and the Sahara Sand Cardstock.  The panel of Whisper White Cardstock has been embossed with my Script Embossing Folder.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful and varied inspiration for you.  Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Freshly Made Sketches #397

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This weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has been designed by the super talented Kim Singdahlsen.  I used her fab sketch to design a 1st birthday card for my great-nephew Cooper.

I’ve had Animal Outing sitting on my bookcase waiting to be inked up for a while now.  I knew straight away that it would be perfect for lil Coopy boy and his birthday card.  It turned out to be super perfect as my niece organised a jungle themed birthday party and my card fit the theme – without me even knowing the theme!

I gave each of the animals a quick colour (and a mean a very quick watercolour) and punched out the images to fit the circles from the sketch.  The embossed sentiment is also from this stamp set.  I fussy cut the sentiment and layered each one next to an animal. I added some strips of Smoky Slate and Mossy Meadow Cardstocks. I then added a Mossy Meadow leaf and some Linen Thread to finish off my card.  In the end it was a really quick and easy to create.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches has designed awesome cards using this weeks sketch.  Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #394

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It’s Wednesday! That’s means we have a new sketch for you to try at Freshly Made Sketches.  The fabulously talented designer of this weeks sketch is Jennifer Timko!  Take a look at her wonderful sketch:

I couldn’t resist using my Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder again.  The texture it creates is sooooooo very effective and I find I don’t need to add a whole heap to my card to take it to a level of “fullness” that I like.

The flowers I’ve used on my card are from the Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I’ve stamped these flowers in two colours – So Saffron and Crushed Curry Inks.  The leaves are also from this stamp set.  To tie in with the colour scheme I was going for, I stamped them in Smoky Slate Ink. The centre of the flowers have been stamped in Black Memento Ink.

I was determined to use this sentiment (also from Beautiful Friendship) on my card, so to make it work best, I stamped it on a strip of Whisper White Cardstock and placed it across my card.  The strip of DSP I’ve used is from Woven Threads Designer Series Paper.  The DSP has been matted with Crushed Curry Cardstock. Under the sentiment I added a piece of Sahara Sand Woven Threads Trim.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created amazing cards with this weeks sketch. Head over to the challenge and see for yourself.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Magnolia Sympathy Card

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I’ve been away for the weekend but managed to unpack quickly, pretend to clean and get into my craft room.  The card I’ve made is for a friend who has recently lost someone dear to them.

This is my first time inking up Good Morning Magnolia Cling Stamp Set. This stamp set can be purchased in a bundle with the matching Magnolia Memory Dies.  I’ve chosen the magnolia buds stamp from this set and the little leaves as well.  The buds have been given a watercolour with So Saffron and Sahara Sands Inks.  The leaves have been given colour with Old Olive Ink.

The pretty DSP I’ve used on the card base is from the matching Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.  I then stamped the Whisper White Cardstock background with the script stamp from Very Versailles Stamp Set in Sahara Sand Ink.  I created a Whisper White frame with my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. To make this frame into more of a rectangle, I cut through the middle of it and covered up the joins.  I’ve angled this frame and layered my sentiment, flowers and leaves around it.

Under my sentiment (also from Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set) I’ve added an Olive Olive edgelit cut with a die from Morning Magnolia Dies.  On top of this edgelit, I’ve added a strip of Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim as it was too pretty not to use on my card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #462

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Welcome to the newest challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week is sketch week – sketches are my favourite and I always refer back to them when I’m in need of some inspiration to start a card.

I’ve used DSP strips with gaps in-between each one to create the panel shapes from the sketch.  The designer series paper I’ve used for the background and the panels is from Woven Threads Designer Series Paper.

The flower that I’ve lightly watercoloured with Pool Party Ink is from a new-to-me stamp set called To A Wild Rose Stamp Set. The leaves are also from this set and have been given a VERY light and VERY quick watercolour with Old Olive Ink.

I may have actually gone rogue with this sketch….. Instead of just one square on my card, I decided to add two and off-centre them.  I also created frames with my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies rather than a solid square.

I wanted a birthday sentiment as those are the cards I need the most.  For this card I’ve used the “happy birthday” sentiment from Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.  To finished of the card I added three sequins from Woven Threads Sequin Assortment.

The team at Just Add Ink have created amazing cards using this sketch.  Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #393

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It’s time for a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Lee Ann Barrett.  I just love her creations and love her sketch just as much.

The stamp set I’ve used on my card is called Love What You Do.  I’ve coloured the flowers with Blushing Bride and Rococo Rose Inks.  The leaves are coloured with Bermuda Bay Ink and the solid leafy stem is stamped with Rococo Rose Ink.  I’ve fussy cut all of the flowers and leaves.

The Pool Party Cardstock background is embossed with my newest embossing folder called Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder.  I am loving the texture of this one and I have a feeling it will feature on a lot of my cards.  I gave the Whisper White Cardstock a bit of background stamping with Pool Party ink splatters stamp from Artisan Textures Stamp Set.  The sentiment I’ve used is also from the Love What You Do Stamp Set.

I couldn’t resist adding a strip of Rococo Rose 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon. How pretty is it?  Because I could, I added some White Bakers Twine strips and a bow to add to the bouquet of flowers.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using the sketch. Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Come Sail Away Suite

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I’m always excited when it’s time for the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop, but I’m super excited this month as we are using my favourite Suite at the moment – Come Sail Away Suite!

I’ve created two cards and a gift bag filled with Ferrero Rocher’s that I may or may not have eaten since I took this photo….

I’ve created these projects with a class or workshop in mind.  They’re very clean and simple and don’t use many products, so perfect for the stamper who’s just getting started.

For my first card, I’ve cut a circle out of my card base (I held on to the circle for my second card) and added this fabulous striped DSP from Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper under my raised card base.  I then stamped the lighthouse, compass and sentiment all from the Sailing Home Stamp Set.  I watercoloured the lighthouse and compass with Soft Suede Ink and Pear Pizzazz Inks and raised them up with Mini Dimensionals.  I then took the rope die and cut some Basic Gray and Night of Navy Cardstock edgelits.  Sail Away Trinkets are the perfect accessory to add to any project.  For this card, I added the little anchor and tied some Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine to it and adhered it all with Glue Dots.

It was only after I’d assembled my card, that I thought it looked a little bare on the top left side of the card.  Quite gingerly I stamped the trio of birds stamp and luckily I didn’t leave any Night of Navy Ink residue around them – I have a habit of not checking my stamp for excess ink and end up ruining projects….does that happen to anyone else?

For my second card, I daubed the card base with Pool Party Ink, added the circle I’d cut from my first card and a DSP circle.  To tie in with the first card, I also added Basic Gray and Night of Navy rope edgelits.  Because I like details on my cards, I added some Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine and placed it quite haphazardly across my card.  I then applied Night of Navy and Soft Suede Inks directly to my yacht stamp with my markers and stamped them on to Whisper White Cardstock.  The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy Ink and cut with a die from the Smooth Sailing Dies.

I like to create a matching gift box or bag when holding a class.  For this project, I’ve used a Gusseted Cellophane Bag and added a strip of the same DSP I’ve used on my cards.  I added a circle die and stamped the yacht and anchor and gave them a light watercolour.  I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy Ink and punched it out with my 2 1/4″ Circle Punch.  I’ve added a Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine bow to the top of my project that held everything together – until I undid the bow, of course, and ate the chocolates…..

The next hop along the way is Rochelle Blok who has created totally fabulous projects.  Make sure you check out all of the gorgeous creations the team have designed – I’m in love with the all!

 

2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Ashley Van Camp

Aurélie Fabre

Emma Goddard

Jackie Aitken

Jennifer Picard

Kaylee van Es

Lauren Alarid

Maike Beimler

Manuela Geiswinkler

Mikaela Titheridge

Narelle Farrugia – that’s me!

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, Basic Gray Cardstock, Night of Navy Cardstock

Stamp Set: Sailing Home Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Pool Party Ink, Soft Suede Ink, Night of Navy Ink, Pear Pizzazz Ink, Night of Navy Marker, Soft Suede Marker

Other Products: Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine, Smooth Sailing Dies, 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bags, Daubers, Mini Dimensionals, Sail Away Trinkets, Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #461

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We have a new challenge for you at Just Add Ink.  This week is inspiration picture week – take a look at this wonderful pic the team have found for you.

As I said yesterday, I am LOVING the Sailing Home Suite Bundle.  I may need an intervention soon……

I’ve decided the card I’ve created could given to male or a female given the So Saffron Ink daubed background. The intricate laser cut piece I’ve cut down is from the Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack.  To hide where I’ve trimmed it down to fit my card, I’ve added a piece of knotted Black Baker’s Twine.  This twine has been adhered with Glue Dots.

I stamped the lighthouse from Sailing Home Stamp Set and gave it a light watercolour with Smoky Slate Ink.  As I’ve done with pretty much every card I’ve created with this set, I’ve added some rope edglits cut with my Sailing Home Dies. To finish off my card, I added a simple sentiment from the Well Said Stamp Set.

I am loving the variety of projects the team at Just Add Ink have created – click here to take you to the challenge and see all the awesomeness they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #392

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Gee these weeks are flying by quickly!  In my job I work on a three monthly basis. At the moment I am writing rosters for August and that seems unbelievable that the year will over before I know it!

As it’s Wednesday, that means we have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch designer is none other than the amazing Jacquie Southas.  She has created a fabulous sketch that had me completing my card in no-time!

Before you say it, I know I have an addiction to the Sailing Home Bundle. If you’re on a confident masculine card roll, why mess with it and change stamp sets?  It’s not often I create man cards, so I’m sticking with them for the time being. I may have another card using this stamp set to post tomorrow……so pop back to see how I’ve used this set and hopefully inspire you to create some man cards with it.

For this card, I’ve stamped the yachts with Black Memento Ink and given them a light watercolour with Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede Inks.  For the background I’ve added a piece of striped DSP from the Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack.  I then added a Smoky Slate seaweed diecut and rope edgelit cut with my Smooth Sailing Dies.

The sentiment I’ve used on my card is from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.  To tie in the Bermuda Bay watercolouring, I added a torn piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock under the sentiment.  For the banners on the side of my card, I added some Basic Pearls that have been coloured with my Smoky Slate Dark Stampin’ Blend Marker.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards that will no doubt inspire you, so head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #460

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

I really don’t experiment at all with emboss resist, so challenges like these are great to test me and push me out of my comfort zone.

I started my card by stamping the Happy Birthday sentiment from Perennial Birthday Stamp Set multiple times on my Stamparatus in Versamark Ink.  I then sprinkled over White Embossing Powder and set it with my Heat Tool.  I took my dauber and Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather Inks and created the ombre effect background. When I was happy with the background, I took a piece of cloth and wiped over the background to created the emboss resist effect.

I took off cut pieces of Highland Heather and Bermuda Bay Cardstocks and layered them over the background.  I embossed a circle punch with my Tin Tile Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and placed this over the strips of cardstock.  I then stamped the flowers and leaves from Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and watercoloured them with Bermuda Bay and Pear Pizzazz Ink.  After fussy cutting them out, I then layered them around my sentiment – also from Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards using this technique.  Make sure you head over to the challenge by clicking here and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle