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

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Just Add Ink #409

Hey Everyone

We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week is a fun technique challenge.  Our challenge for you is to:

 

I’m a newbie at the Eclipse Technique. In fact this is my first Eclipse card.  For my card I chose to make a wedding card using Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and a congrats die from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies.  I’ve given my flowers a light watercolour with Dapper Denim Ink and my leaves are watercoloured with Old Olive Ink.

I love the cards the team at Just Add Ink have created.  Head over to the challenge and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with us and show us your creations.

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

Freshly Made Sketches #330

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Wednesday’s seem to come around in the blink of an eye!  It feels like the weeks are flying by and before we know it, Christmas will be here!  We have a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches for you.  Our sketch designer is Jen Brum.  Jen’s cards are creative, clean and so very striking. Head over to her blog and take a look.

I’ve had a couple of requests for wedding cards lately and have non in my stash.  I chose Jen’s fabulous sketch to start off my wedding card collection.

My leaves are created using my Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies. The colours I’ve chosen for my card are Sahara Sand, Old Olive and Whisper White.  To create the larger leaves, I inked up a silicone mat with Sahara Sand and Hello Honey Inks.  I then spritzed the ink with water and applied some Whisper White Cardstock directly on to the mat.  Once the cardstock dried, I then ran the cardstock through my Bigshot with the larger leaf die.

I stamped the ink splatter stamp from Swirly Bird in Sahara Sand Ink and stamped on to my card base.  I then added my sentiment, the strips of cardstock and some Linen Thread.  To add a little bit of wedding bling, I then finished off my card with a sequin.

The Clean Team at Freshly Made Sketches have created gorgeous cards to inspire you.  Pop over to the blog and see their creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #397

Hey Everyone

We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week our challenge is to:

Not only did I get one, but I need up with three things starting with H on my card.

  1. Heart
  2. Hugs
  3. Handmade flower

And no stamping to be seen!  I decided to go with a wedding card just because it fit my hug and heart elements on my card.

 

The team has created wonderful cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink an take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #323

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There’s a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch is a fabulous one and has been designed by Karren Johnson – our super creative Kiwi friend who makes stunning cards with amazing background and stunning details.  I’m going to make a trip over the seas in-between our countries and touch all the stuff in her craft room one day – she just doesn’t know it yet!

This card started as baby card and somehow ended up as a wedding card.  Funny how that happens!  The designer series paper strips I’ve used are from Stampin’ Up!s Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  My white leaves and gold flowers are cut on my big shot with Flourish Thinlits Dies.  The sentiment is one that I haven’t used on any of my cards yet – so I wanted to give it some ink today.  This great sentiment is from Better Together.

Here’s my card:

The team will inspire you with their gorgeous cards. Make sure you head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #320

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Oh my goodness! I’m in total holiday mode and have absolutely no idea what day it is – hence me forgetting to schedule my post last night for the new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks cool sketch has been designed by the fabulously talented Kim Singdahlsen.

It’s been a while since I created a card for a wedding.  In fact I found none in my stash….  I channelled my inner Cecile with this card.  Cecile has the most creative way of using dies and layering them to perfection.  I gave it a go with my Stampin’ Up! Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies.  The stamp set is a new one to me – it’s called Perennial Birthday.  The flowers in this set are so easy to add a smidge of colour and then just as easy to fussy cut.  The sentiment I’ve used is also from the same stamp set.


The team have created gorgeous inspiration for you.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at their pretty cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle