Just Add Ink #401

Hey Everyone

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

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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.

Thanks for stopping by.

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