It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. Our challenge for you this week is a sketch challenge. Take a look at the sketch we have for you to try:
One of the girls I work with rotates her dresses and even has a spreadsheet on how many times she has worn each dress. I really should do this with my stamp sets. That way each of them would get the same amount of love like her dresses! However, I’m too lazy for that….
I felt it was time that I gave Very Versailles some ink. The ink I’ve given my leaves was with my Stampin’ Write Markers. I applied the following colours to my leaves image – Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow. I applied them directly to my stamp in that order so that I didn’t transfer the darkest ink onto my lightest marker. I then huffed on the stamp with my breath and stamped the image onto Thick Whisper White Cardstock. I repeated the process and then fussy cut the two images out.
I love the background script stamp from this set, so I inked it up in Crumb Cake Ink and stamped it on some Whisper White Cardstock. I roughed up the edges with my finger nail and gave the same treatment to Crumb Cake and Pool Party Cardstock. I daubed the edges of each of these with Crumb Cake Ink. I had some strips of Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Cardstock sitting on my desk so I added them to tie all the colours together. I also had this strip of Braided Linen Trim left over from another project, so this was added too. The sentiment that I used is also from the Very Versailles Stamp Set. To complete my card, I added three Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
The Design Team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards using this weeks sketch. Pop over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created. We would love it if you could play along.
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There’s a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for you to play along with. This week our sketch designer is the fabulously talented Cecile Ribon. Cecile creates gorgeous cards and amazingly cool sketches!
One of the perks of attending the Stampin’ Up! Onstage Event is that I got my hands on some of the products from the January – June 2020 Mini Catalogue. I think the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set is my favourite from the catalogue, but I’m easily swayed when there’s a stamp set with a flower in it…..
I stamped the individual blossoms from this set and coloured them with my Daffodil Delight Blends. I gave them a really quick colour and left the middle of the flowers without colour to make them stand out. To mimic the sketch, I added the fussy cut leaf from Very Versailles. This leaf has been stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink and the sentiment (also from Very Versailles) has been stamped in Black Memento Ink. For the background I daubed So Saffron Ink to soften the background and cradle the leaves.
The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using Cecile’s sketch. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.
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I got home from work today and had the smallest time slot ever to have a play with one of my new stamp sets – Forever Blossoms! This stamp set will be available for demonstrators to preorder from 3rd December. Customers will be able to get their hands on this set and all of the other gorgeous products from the Stampin’ Up! January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue from 3rd January.
To create my card, I stamped my image in Black Memento Ink and used my Flirty Flamingo and Smoky Slate Blends to colour the blossoms. The leaves have been given colour with my Mint Macaron Blends. The sentiment that I have used on my card is also from the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set.
I added a bit of background stamping with the script stamp from Very Versailles in Crumb Cake Ink. I then added a Pool Party Carstock circle and a strip of Petal Pink Cardstock to tie all the colours together. As I always seem to do, I finished off my card with a trio of Noble Peacock Rhinestones. If I had more time, I would have tizzy’d this card more, but I think it’s ok for a rushed card.
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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you. This week our challenge is a colour challenge. Take a look at the pretty colours we have for you to play along with:
Blackberry Bliss is a colour I haven’t used in ages! This is why I love colour challenges, they make me try different combinations that I wouldn’t normally put together.
I also tried my hand with one of my Basic Pattern Decorative Masks and some Shimmery White Embossing Paste. I created the background of my card using these products. Once I set it with my Heat Tool, I added my layers of:
- Blackberry Bliss stamped frame from Very Versailles
- Fussy cut Mossy Meadow leaves from Very Versailles
- Fussy cut Blackberry Bliss and Rococo Rose flowers from First Frost
- Black Memento sentiment from Very Versailles
And my card was done!
I am loving every one of the cards the design team at Just Add Ink have created. Pop over to the challenge and check them out. We’d love it if you could play along with us
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