Just Add Ink #364

Hey Everyone

This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is an inspiration picture.  I adore this photo – there are so many on trend elements you can use on your project.  I especially love the copper jug.

I tried to carry over as many of the elements from the pic as I could.  I’ve had my Stampin’ Up! Copper Foil Sheets sitting on my desk for a while now and thought this weeks challenge was the perfect time to use them.  Does anyone else not want to use products as you don’t want to waste them?  That’s me with these sheets – even though I know I can buy more…..

For the background of my card I ink up Hardwood with some Smoky Slate Ink and finger-walked the stamp over Whisper White cardstock.  The DSP paper is from a retired pack called Urban Underground Specialty DSP.  I’ve cut this circle with my Circle Framelits. The Whisper White circle is cut with my Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies.

The copper sentiment is a cut with a new-to-me die called Happy Birthday Thinlit Die. I know I will be getting a lot of use out of this one!  The leaves are cut with Stylish Stems Framelit Dies (retired) and Flourish Thinlits Dies.  The little yellow flowers are from Garden in Bloom and they are stamped in So Saffron.  I’ve used a strip of Copper Foil and Burlap Ribbon under everything, but you can only see a smidge of them.  I really must learn to cut a small piece for each end, rather than the whole piece…..that way I wouldn’t have to worry about wasting them! 😉

Here’s my card:

The design team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards as always to inspire you. Make sure you pop over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #362

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you:

When I saw these colours, I wasn’t sure what kind of card I was going to make.  In the end I decided to keep a lot of white space and use the colours for my flowers and leaves.  I was really pleased how the card came together by keeping it simple.

I’ve used my favourite flowers from Penned & Painted on my card – so sad it’s retired (sniff).  I love them stamped in Peekaboo Peach and paired with Bermuda Bay leaves.  The centre of flower is coloured in black but I didn’t love that look so I added some white dots with my white gel pen.  I really like this effect and I think it makes the centre of the flowers pop.  To add Pool Party to my card, I stamped the leaves from Jar of Love directly to my card base.  I also used a strip of Pool Party cardstock and Pool Party Bakers Twine.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Blooms and Wishes.  The little sequin is actually Bermuda Bay but for some reason it’s photographed black….

Here’s my card:

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #360

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There’s a new sketch waiting for you at Just Add Ink and this week I’m the sketch designer.  As always when I design a sketch, I’ve got NO clue what card I’m going to create.  In fact I created two because I wasn’t sure which one I liked best…..same sketch, but each so different.

Here’s the sketch I came up with:

The first of my cards is a shaker card.  Stampin’ Up!s Life Me Up is such a versatile stamp set that lends itself to either a feminine card or a masculine card.  Because I’ve used a bit of bling and gold ribbon, I think I’ll give this card to a female. The DSP I’ve used is from Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper. I made sure I stocked up on this before it retires.

Here’s the second card I made.  I used the sketch to make a Mother’s Day card for my mum with some new Stampin’ Up! goodies.  The Daisy Delight Bundle is going to be a favourite for sure. When I first joined Stampin’ Up!, I purchased every coordinating stamp set and punch bundle there was. They really make stamping and cutting so easy. The colours I’ve used are Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist (you’ve probably noticed my love for these colours in my last couple of cards!).  The background behind my stitched circle was created by the smooshing technique and ink splatters from Swirly Bird. I was in the mood on the weekend for mastering this technique and ended up with really inky fingers!

The design team have created the most gorgeous cards this week.  I totally love them all! Head over to Just Add Ink and get ready to be inspired by them.

We would love it if you could play along!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #358

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

Not gonna lie. I had no clue what I was going to do with this challenge.  I can’t sew for the life of me.  I buy a pair of jeans on special for $15 and then pay $22 to get them taken up. Not much of a special when I pay so much to alter them…… In the end I got confirmation from the girls that I could use my Stampin’ Up! Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies.  The challenge wasn’t as hard as I thought!

Not sure if I’ve seen blue flowers like these before but I wanted my flowers to match my designer series paper.  The stamp set I’ve used is called Garden in Bloom.  I stamped them in Basic Black Ink and then used Dapper Denim and Hello Honey to give them colour.  The leaves are coloured with Lemon Lime Twist – a colour that I already love!  The sentiment I’ve used is from Dragonfly Dreams.

The Design Team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look. We would love it if you could play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #356

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge for you is to :

I decided to go with two balloons and two circles.  The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I have used is Balloon Adventures. I’ve love a layered card and have gone to town with circles and a banner and on top of those, a sentiment in a banner.  My balloons are coloured lightly with Watercolor Pencils and I stamped the background with a smidge of dots from Timeless Textures.

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and check them out. While you’re there, we would love you to play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #354

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We have a gorgeous inspiration picture challenge at Just Add Ink for you this week:

I thought “vintage” as soon as I saw this photo and dragged out an old favourite retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Bloom with Hope.  I watercoloured the flowers with Blackberry Bliss and a touch of Hello Honey.  The leaves are coloured with Pear Pizzazz and Always Artichoke.  To add woodgrain to my circle I stamped Hardwood in Crumb Cake onto some Crumb Cake cardstock.  For the background, I applied my Crumb Cake Ink pad directly to my mat and spritzed it with water. I then put my cardstock directly onto it and heated it with my heat tool to dry it off.

Here’s my card:

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

Just Add Ink #350

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week is a sketch challenge that has been designed by Chantell.

The beachy background on my card was inspired by this gorgeous card created by the fabulously talented Michelle Zindorf.  I’m not much of a sponger (not a fan of the inky mess I make on my fingers), but I decided to give a scenic background a go.  I thought it worked well with the sketch.  I had the lighthouse from Stampin’ Up!s High Tide already stamped sitting on my desk, so my card came together quite quickly.

Here’s my card:

The girls at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle