Just Add Ink #533

Hey Everyone

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

The card I’m sharing has been created with a stamp set starting with the letter S – it’s called Snow Wonder. This set has wonderful vintage-y artwork that I adore. The snowman I’ve used as a focal point on my card has been given some colour with my Smoky Slate and Highland Heather Blends. The trees that I’ve added behind him are also from the Snow Wonder Stamp Set. These trees have been stamped on Whisper White Cardstock with Garden Green Ink. The sentiment that I have used is also from the Snow Wonder Stamp Set – this sentiment has been stamped in Black Memento Ink.

The Whisper White Cardstock in the background has been coloured with my Light Soft Sea Foam Blend to create a waterwashed effect. This has been layered over a piece of DSP from the Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper pack.

I added a Crumb Cake diecut and a special delivery image that I had lying on my desk. The image is from the Posted For You Stamp Set and the diecut is cut with my Snow Time Dies.

To finish off my card, I added three Metallic Pearls and some Gold Twine.

The thing I love about these challenges, is seeing how everyone’s take on these challenges, is so very different. To see what the team have created, pop over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #529

Hey Everyone

It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week our challenge is a colour challenge. Take a look at the fabulous colours we have for you to play along with:

I’m loving this colour combo. It’s bright and fun and I thought these colours would work well for a Christmas gift or even a thank you gift.

I’ve decorated a Mini Coffee Cup with a combination of Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight Cardstock. I used the Warm Wrap Dies to decorate the outside of the cup and added some twine from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack. I added a Whisper White Cardstock leaf die cut that I cut with my Forever Flourishing Dies. The sentiment circle that I’ve added to my cup has been stamped with a sentiment from the Warm Hugs Stamp Set. I added a pink star to the centre of the circle that was cut with a die from the Warm Wrap Dies. The sentiment is adhered to Silver Foil and Misty Moonlight circle die cuts.

I added some chocolates to a Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane Bag that has been tied with the gorgeous Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon. This ribbon fancies up any project and I also added some twine for a bit of colour.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful projects that I know you will love. Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #527

Hey Everyone

There’s a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you to play along with. This week our challenge for you is a sketch challenge.

I really love the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. There are so many wonderful die cuts in this paper pack. I’ve used a combination of them my card with the gold side showing and then the wide side showing. They really jazz up a card without any hard work at all! I’ve combined these die cuts with images and sentiments from the Peace and Joy Bundle. To add some texture to my oval die cut, I ran the Whisper White Cardstock through my machine with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.

The team have created wonderful cards. Pop over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #525

Hey Everyone

It’s Friday, so that means there’s a new challenge for you to play along with at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is:

We all have need for those thank you cards, so why don’t you play along and add a thank you card to your stash?

One of the ways we tend to say thank you is to give flowers, so I created a card full of bright flowers and a thank you sentiment. These beautiful flower images are from the So Much Love Stamp Set. I stamped the flower image twice and sat down with my Purple Posy and Highland Heather Blends.  The leaves have been coloured with the Soft Sea Foam Blends. I also took the Light Soft Sea Foam Blend and coloured the background Whisper White Cardstock to give it a watercoloured look.

The darker set of leaves are fussy cut from designer series paper.  I like the contrast of the darker leaves against the lightly coloured image ones. The pack of DSP I fussy cut the leaves from is called Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper pack.

Finally, I kept my sentiment simple by die cutting a Basic Black Cardstock sentiment cut with the Well Written Dies.

 

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful florally creations to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #523

Hey Everyone

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

When I get a challenge like this, I think I’m going to get all creative choosing something like a technique I’ve never tried before, but usually end up going with the obvious – using a stamp set that starts with the letter A….

The stamp set I’ve used for my card is called All Things Fabulous. The pretty flowers are stamped in Roccco Rose Ink and then Cherry Cobbler Ink over the top to create definition in the centre of the flowers. The leaves have been stamped with a combination of Soft Sea Foam and Pear Pizzazz Inks.

The lattice effect background is from the Forever Gold Laser-Effect Specialty Paper. I’ve turned the gold paper over to expose the white back to it. I then used a couple of the gold leaves to add to my layering as well as some gold twine from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo pack. Three white Elegant Faceted Gems were used to add a pretty touch as well as make sure the lattice piece stayed in place.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards for the challenge, head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #521

Hey Everyone

There’s a new challenge over at Just Add Ink.  This week is an inspiration picture challenge. Take a look at the pretty pic we have for you:

I’ve created a card using the colours, the flowers and the jars from the picture.  The jars I’ve added to my card are from the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set.  I stamped the images in Black Memento Ink and coloured the jars with some retired Rose Gold Shimmer Paint.

The flower image that I’ve used on my card is also from the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set. I’ve lightly coloured the image the Light Crumb Cake Blend. The leaves have been given some colour with my Call Me Clover Blends. I then took some Call Me Clover Cardstock and cut some leaves with the Forever Flourishing Dies. The sentiment I’ve added is from the Forever Fern Stamp Set – we could all use a sentiment like this for those friends at the moment.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards using the inspiration picture from the challenge. Head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Narelle

Just Add Ink #519

Hey Everyone

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

I went with a clean, quick and easy Christmas card with these colours.  My images and sentiment are from the Tag Buffet Stamp Set. I coloured the baubles and the stocking with Purple Posy and Misty Moonlight. I gave the leaves a very light colour with Seaside Spray Ink and fussy cut them out. I then daubed the card base with Seaside Spray Ink and layered my images.  The sentiment I’ve added to my card is also from the Tag Buffet Stamp Set. I trimmed around this sentiment and cut it  in half to place next to the my images.


The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards using the colours. Head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #517

Hey Everyone

It’s Friday so that means a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is a sketch challenge. Take a look at the sketch we have for you:


As you can see I flipped my card as I thought it fitted my images this way. The Tasteful Touches Stamp Set was one that I knew I had to have. You can see why. These flowers are just gorgeous and perfect for colouring. I’ve given one flower colour with my Petal Pink Blends and the other with my Dark Petal Pink and Real Red Blends.  For both of them, I used my Dark Smoky Slate Blend in the crease lines for extra definition. I gave the centre of the flowers a light colour with my Dark So Saffron Blend.

For the branches, I took my Soft Suede and Mossy Meadow Markers and applied colour directly to the image before huffing on it and stamping it on to Whisper White Cardstock. I repeated the process for the second branch and then took a little time to fussy cut them out.

I cut a rectangle piece of Whisper White Cardstock and stamped the geometric background stamp in Smoky Slate Ink until I achieved a covering that I liked.  The two pieces of designer series paper I added to my Whisper White base are from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper.

The sentiment I’ve adhered to my card is from the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set. I took a die from the matching Tasteful Labels Dies that fit the sentiment and cut it with my cutting machine. Before I stuck my sentiment to my card, I took a piece of Linen Thread and looped it around my card twice and added a bow. One last element I added was a Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewel because of it’s pink tone.

The design team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous inspiration with the sketch. Head over to the challenge and make sure you check out cards the team have made.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #515

Hey Everyone

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

I had to google mixed media…. I may’ve created mixed media cards in the past and didn’t even know it!  To create this card I took a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and gave it a watercoloured background with Night Of Navy Ink.  Once I dried this off with my Heat Gun, I stamped the script stamp from Very Versailles Stamp Set in Night Of Navy Ink. I then took my Embossing Paste and Basic Pattern Decorative Masks and added some texture.

I cut some leafy dies with my Forever Flourishing Dies out of Smoky Slate and Night Of Navy Cardstocks. I layered these with some Braided Linen Thread under the sentiment and a strip of Purple Posy Cardstock that I had laying on my desk.



The girls at Just Add Ink have created wonderful projects with this challenge. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #513

Hey Everyone

We have a new challenge for you to play along with at Just Add Ink. Our challenge for you is to:

For this challenge I’ve chosen Trees and Texture.  The trees I’ve added to my card are tree branches from the Very Versailles Stamp Set.  I used the marker direct to stamp technique.  I applied a combination of Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz Markers to my image, huffed on it and stamped it directly to the cardstock. I repeated this process and fussy cut both branches out.

I then took my Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder and embossed the cardstock. I then took my Soft Suede Marker and tapped it on my Bone Folder to create the splatters you can see on the embossed cardstock.  Just for a bit of something extra, I took a dauber and Pool Party Ink and daubed the background you can see under the branches.

I then stamped the frame image in Soft Suede Ink and fussy cut it out.  I pierced the centre of the frame and fussy cut the centre of it out so that you can see the sentiment (also from the Very Versailles Stamp Set) is raised in the centre. I tied a Linen Thread Bow and was going to attach it, but as it was a similar colour to the branches, it got lost on my card.  So I took my Old Olive Blend and coloured the Linen Thread. Three Metallic Pearls to finish off my card after I layered my embossed Whisper White Cardstock on some Soft Suede Cardstock at an angle.

The girls at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards using the elements from the challenge. Pop over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle