Just Add Ink #433

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We have a new challenge for you at Just Add Ink.  This week is colour challenge week and we have the following fun colours for you to try.

These colours said teen girl card to me as soon I saw them.  The combination is really pretty and a fresh change from my constant love of neutrals.  The Berry Burst and Whisper White circles are cut on my Bigshot with Chase Your Dreams Framelits Dies.  I also cut my feathers with the dies from this set.  The sentiment I’ve used is my favourite for this size circle punch – the sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday.  The Berry Burst ink splatters in the background are from Timeless Textures.   I used some Linen Thread to the base and tied a bow to anchor down the feathers.  I then finished off my card with a Share What You Love Artisan Pearl.

The team at Just Add Ink have all used this colour combination in different ways.  We would love to see how you use them on your project.  To see all the wonderful inspiration the JAI girls have come up with, and to link up a card, head over to Just Add Ink.

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Cheers

Narelle

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Fusion Card Challenge – Rustic Flowers

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There’s a challenge at Fusion Card Challenge that is right up my alley.  Rustic Flowers is what their challenge is called. Rustic seems to be the theme I’m drawn to lately.  I was going to use both the sketch and colours from the inspiration pic, but my card somehow grew too many layers and I had to just go with the inspiration pic.

Colorful Seasons and Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies are a great set for that rustic feel.  I used a combination of sizes of the leaves dies.  The smallest leaf is made with Mossy Meadow Cardstock.  To create the largest leaf, I applied a combination of Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Early Espresso Inks directly to my silicone mat and then spritzed with water.  I then applied some Whisper White Cardstock directly on to the ink.  I  waited for it to dry and cut with my large die.  I then took the branch die and ran it through my bigshot with Early Espresso Cardstock.

The strip of designer series paper I’ve used is from Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  I also added a strip of Sahara Sand Cardstock.  I then added some ink splatters to the background from Timeless Textures and Love What You Do.  The sentiment I’ve used (again) is from Picture Perfect Birthday.  To finish off my card I added some Linen Thread to go with that whole rustic feel.

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Cheers

Narelle

CAS(E) this Sketch #283

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Following my recent teen boy card, I wanted to created a teen girl card.  You can find my boy card by clicking here.  The sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch has a really fun sketch that I thought would be perfect for the challenge I’d given myself.

I really do love the sentiment I’ve used on my card.  The font and size is perfect for so many of my cards.  This sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday.  I’ve given my sentiment some light stamping behind it with the confetti type stamp from the same set in Blushing Bride.

The designer series paper is also Blushing Bride DSP from 6″ x 6″ Subtles Designer Series Paper.  This would have to be the reason I joined Stampin’ Up! all those years ago, was for the matching of inks, DSP, ribbons, markers and well pretty much everything!

After looking through my colour charts, I decided to pair my Blushing Bride with copper, rather than one of the other gorgeous colours SU! has.  I’ve heat embossed my candles (also from Picture Perfect Birthday) with Copper Embossing Powder, added some Copper Sequins and tied a bow with some Copper Trim.  This is a combo I haven’t tried before, but  I am loving this for a teen girl.

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #401

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How about a sketch challenge?  We have a great one for you at Just Add Ink!  Take a look at this weeks fabulous sketch:

I’ve stayed away from a floral stamp set – just to prove to myself that I can! Florals will always be my first choice when I sit down to create a card.  This week I’ve chosen to create a fun birthday card with candles.  The candles and sentiment I’ve used are from Stampin’ Up!s Picture Perfect Birthday.  The inks I’ve used for my candles are – Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Lemon Lime Twist.

The Pool Party Cardstock in the background is stamped with the confetti like stamp in Bermuda Bay Ink.  Initially I just had the cardstock uninked, but it looked a tad plain to me.  I kind of think it looks like a DSP and was able to match the colours in the candles.  This card would be a good card for a class as it can show your class that you can create a card without buying DSP to match.  I added some Pool Party Bakers Twine and some Gold Sequin Trim under my circle layer to give my card a fullness and details that I like to give my cards.

Here’s my card:

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to the challenge blog and take a look. We would love it if you could join us with this weeks challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #324

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It’s time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer this week is the super talented Amy O’Neill. Pop over to Amy’s blog and check out her gorgeous cards and see how amazing she is at combining colours and using the perfect stamp sets for her creations.

I totally love it when a card just comes together!  I can thank Amy and her spot-on sketch designing skills for this! The flowers I’ve used on my card are from Petal Palette – I am loooooving this set.  My flowers are watercoloured with a combination of Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo Inks.  I then took my Melon Mambo Watercolor Pencil and created my watercoloured background. The leaves that I have fussy cut are also from Petal Palette.

The sentiment I’ve stamped is perfect for my circle punch – I am loving the font in this sentiment.  The sentiment is from a Stampin’ Up! set called Picture Perfect Birthday.  I added some pink sequins (as always in threes) and my card was finished.

Here’s my card:

The talented design team at Freshly Made Sketches has created awesome cards to inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at their cards.

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Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #316

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Time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  This weeks sketch has been designed by the uber talented Jennifer Timko. She creates fabulous sketches and uh-mazing cards.  Head over to her blog and take a look at her wonderful creations.  Here’s this weeks sketch:

One of great things about attending a Stampin’ Up! Onstage Event is seeing and receiving products from the upcoming Occasions Catalogue.  The stamp set I received for attending Onstage is called Picture Perfect Birthday.  This set is all about birthdays and I’ve chosen the candles, bow, confetti background stamp and sentiment from this set.  The candles are a two step stamping image.  The first one is stamped in Blushing Bride and Berry Burst and the second one, as well as the bow, is stamped in Pool Party and Bermuda Bay.  The confetti in the background is stamped in Blushing Bride.  I then added a strip of Vintage Crochet Trim across my card.  The “cue the confetti” sentiment is embossed on Basic Black cardstock and the sentiment on my circle is stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink.

Here’s my take on Jennifer’s sketch:

The team at Freshly Made Sketches has created awesome cards.  We would love it if you could join us with this weeks sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle