Just Add Ink #429

Hey Everyone

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

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Freshly Made Sketches #352

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It’s time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our fabulous sketch has been designed by Jennifer Timko.  Jennifer’s cards are always absolutely beautiful and wonderfully clean.

As much as I’d love to use Petal Palette on EVERY card I make, I’ve held off for a few cards to try and mix up the look of my cards.  I gave my Stampin’ Up! Blends a go on my flowers rather than the usual watercolour I add.  I like the “fullness” they give to the colour of the roses. For the leaves I did a light watercolour in Pear Pizzazz as I didn’t want the leaves to overpower the roses.

The sentiment I’ve used on my card could make this either a birthday or a wedding card.  This sentiment is from Better Together.  As I seem to do a lot lately, I’ve stamped the background with the ink splatters from Timeless Textures.  I also added a strip of DSP from Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, a strip of Soft Suede DSP and a piece of Gold Ribbon.

Here’s my card:

The Clean Team have created amazing cards that I know you’ll want to check out.  Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #421

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Thank goodness it’s Friday! I get a whole weekend of craft room time – as soon as I get some cleaning done, that is…

It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  We have a sketch for you to try this week and the sketch designer is me. I hope you like it and get a chance to play along!

By now you probably know I love all things floral.  I’ve even been asked if I’m a florist…. I wish I spent the time arranging flowers in a vase as I do when I create my cards.  My flowers are usually just shoved in a vase with no precision at all!

The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I’ve used on my card is Petal Palette.  The flowers are stamped in Black Memento Ink and coloured with my Rich Razzleberry Watercolor Pencil.  The leaves joined to the flowers are coloured with my Old Olive Waterolor Pencil and the large leaves are stamped in Old Olive Ink and fussy cut out.

For the background I used a mix of stamps from Timeless Textures.  These stamps are stamped in Early Espresso Ink. The sentiment I’ve used is from Dragonfly Dreams and is also stamped in Early Espresso Ink.

The woodgrain designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from Wood Textures Designer Series Stack. I then scrunched up some Burlap Ribbon and layered it under the sentiment.

The design team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #346

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We have a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches!  This week our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented and clever card maker herself Linda Callahan.

I fell in love with Linda’s awesome sketch as soon as I saw it.  I knew exactly which stamp set and colours I was going to use on my card when I sat down to create.

I wanted to bring the circles together by using flowers and leaves that spread over the middle and lower circles. The flowers I’ve used are from Love What You Do.  I’ve given them a light watercolour with Rich Razzleberry Ink.  The leaves are from Rooted in Nature and are stamped in Old Olive Ink with some added definition with my Early Espresso Marker.

The sentiment on the main circle is from Love What You Do.  I am loving the flow-y font in this sentiment.  After stamping the sentiment and arranging the flowers around the stitched circle, I re-checked the sketch and realised it had a sentiment lower down….it really does pay to look at those things before you get excited and stick things on your card.  I found a thank you sentiment from Petal Palette that I think has a similar font and was pleased to see it doesn’t look out of place.  I added some Powder Pink ink splatters from Timeless Textures and added some sequins to fill in spaces and to add bling. A card can never have too much bling!

I always enjoy seeing the variety the Clean Team create with their cards.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #413

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We have a new challenge for you today at Just Add Ink.  Our challenge this week is a colour challenge. Take a look at the pretty colours we have for you to try:

I’ve combed these colours mostly in the foliage I’ve used and the bird I’ve coloured.  You would probably know by now that Petal Palette is my favourite stamp set, but for this card I’ve chosen the leaves, birds and the flowers stems rather than the roses I normally use.  My flowers are watercoloured with a combination of Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist Inks.  I’ve added Bermuda Bay on my card with some cardstock in the background.  I then added Granny Apple Green in my leaves that were stamped off once on scrap paper and then on my Whisper White cardstock. My bird is watercoloured with Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay Inks.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is also from Petal Palette. I’ve stamped this in Pacific Point Ink.

Here’s my card:

The team at Just Add Ink have created cards that are gorgeous and all are so very different.  Pop over to Just Add Ink and see for yourself.  We would love it if you could play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #411

Hey Everyone

Happy Friday to you all!

We have a new challenge for you to play along with at Just Add Ink.  Love, love, love sketch challenges and this sketch that Jan has created is really up my alley.

As soon as I see I a fantastic sketch, my creative juices kick in and I know exactly what I want to create. I “saw” wedding card when I pictured it in my mind – maybe because of the heart, but as you can see, I chose a leafy image to replace the heart.

I’m thinking I may’ve used Petal Palette on every wedding card I have made recently.  I can’t help it! These flowers have an elegant artwork to them and are made for colouring.  The really are perfect for my CAS wedding cards.  My flower are and leaves are lightly watercoloured with Powder Pink and Pear Pizzazz Inks.

To add a little more interest to my card, I have tilted my sentiment frames.  I then added some Basic Black Bakers Twine because sometimes sequins just aren’t enough embellishments.

You will love the cards the design team have created as much as I do, so pop over to the challenge and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with us this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #335

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Welcome to a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches! This week our sketch has been designed by the super talented Jennifer Timko.  Jennifer’s cards are so creative! If you haven’t been over to her blog, pop over and check them out!

I fell in LOVE with this sketch and had so much fun creating another wedding card.  I’m on a wedding card roll at the moment and almost want to create one every time I sit down to make a card. Let’s face it, I already have tons of female florally birthday cards laying on my desk collecting dust and getting squashed…

As soon as I saw the oval on this card I knew that I wanted to add some flowers to frame it.  Of course I reached for Petal Palette as I knew these flowers could work the best for my card.

I gave my flowers a light watercolour with Soft Sky Ink and then added Dapper Denim Ink along each of the lines to create definition.  I then added some Basic Gray to the leaves as I just wanted to add a little bit of colour and not have them stand out too much.

My sentiment is from Petal Palette also and this is stamped in Basic Gray.  I added strips of Soft Sky and Basic Gray cardstock under my sentiment.  To add a little elegance (as wedding cards are all about elegance) I added some Silver Metallic Thread and a Silver Sequin.

The Clean Team at Freshly Made Sketches have made wonderful cards that will inspire you. Head over to the blog and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle