Just Add Ink #442

Hey Everyone

Welcome to Friday and a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week is sketch week at JAI – take a look at the fabulous sketch designed by Kim.

Can you tell I love layers on my cards? Pretty sure your answer’s going to be yes. I try to simplify my layers, but before I know it, my card is full of layers!

These fabulous leaves and sentiment that I’ve used on my card are from Stampin’ Up!s Wonderful Romance Stamp Set.  I stamped the leaves with Black Archival Ink and then gave them a light watercolour with Lemon Lime Twist and Mossy Meadow Inks.  I then used my matching Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies to cut them out.  The Whisper White doily type die is also from this die set.

To add another colour to my card, I used a strip of Petal Pink Designer Series Paper from Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The butterfly I’ve added to my card is fussy cut from Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. I’m really getting the hang of cutting into my DSP!  I then added a pretty Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequin.

The Design Team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards using this sketch. Pop over to Just Add Ink and see what they team have created for you.  We would love it if you could play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #439

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I’m counting how many days I’ve got left to start my Christmas shopping and am almost starting to panic – I swear I’ve lost a week of December.  I did however, manage to whip up a gift box for this weeks Just Add Ink challenge at least.

When you’re time poor after having had a shocker of a day at work and running behind with a Just Add A Gift Box Challenge, I can recommend these fabulous little Kraft Pillow Boxes. They’re already assembled and all you have to do is pretty them up!

Starting from the pillow box up, I added a belly band of Basic Black Cardstock, a strip of Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (available during Sale-A-Bration), a Whisper White circle punched with my 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, a Lemon Lime Twist label cut with my Pretty Label Punch, a strip of Basic Black Cardstock with angled ends, a strip of Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon and this fabulous sentiment from Butterfly Gala Stamp Set (available in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue).

These sweet little butterflies I’ve adhered to my gift box aren’t stamped images unbelievably – they’re actually fussy cut images from Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. These saved me stamping and colouring time. Just what I needed when I was running behind.  I then added a Linen Thread double-bow and a Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequin to finish off my gift box.

If you need inspiration for those last minute Christmas Gift Boxes – pop over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the projects the team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #437

Hey Everyone

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

I really wanted to be super creative and think of an amazing project starting with I….. nothing came to me at the time so I went with the same stamp set I used on my previous card – Incredible Like You.  This two step flower stamp set creates perfect definition to the flowers but I gave it a little extra in using my white gel pen to add some stamen to the centre of the flower.  The flowers have been stamped in Grapefruit Grove.  The initial stamped has been stamped off once on scrap paper so the colour is lighter.  I then inked up the second stamp and stamped over the top to give it those petal lines.

The leaves are also a two step stamp – I’ve stamped these in Soft Sea Foam.  Looking at the card now, I wish I had’ve used a darker green so that they stood out a little more…..oh well, I don’t mind them in this soft colour.

The sentiment is also stamped in Soft Sea Foam.  This sentiment is also from Incredible Like You.  I tied a bow in White Bakers Twine and layered it under my flowers.

The Soft Sea Foam designer series paper strip was an off-cut I had sitting on my desk.  I was determined to use it up, so that was start of my card design.  I also had the Pearlized Doily on my desk, so I managed to sneak that on to my card too.

The Design Team at Just Add Ink have created awesome projects starting with the letter I.  Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #436

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Sketches are my favourite inspiration for card making.  This week I’ve designed the sketch for our challenge at Just Add Ink.  Here’s the sketch I’ve designed for you:

For this card, I started with my choice of DSP first.  Sitting on my desk is the gorgeous Joyous Noel Specialty DSP – I don’t think it’s even made it to my paper storage racks yet as it’s being used so often.  I have to probably say the same about my Merry Christmas To All Bundle – it hasn’t made it to my shelf once because I seem to be using it on every second card….. The sentiments are both from this bundle.  The sprigs I’ve punched are made with Pear Pizzazz Cardstock and apart from the Silver Metallic Ribbon I’ve used, I’ve kept this card pretty simple.

The girls at Just Add Ink have created awesome cards with this weeks sketch. Pop over to the challenge and take a look at their creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #433

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We have a new challenge for you at Just Add Ink.  This week is colour challenge week and we have the following fun colours for you to try.

These colours said teen girl card to me as soon I saw them.  The combination is really pretty and a fresh change from my constant love of neutrals.  The Berry Burst and Whisper White circles are cut on my Bigshot with Chase Your Dreams Framelits Dies.  I also cut my feathers with the dies from this set.  The sentiment I’ve used is my favourite for this size circle punch – the sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday.  The Berry Burst ink splatters in the background are from Timeless Textures.   I used some Linen Thread to the base and tied a bow to anchor down the feathers.  I then finished off my card with a Share What You Love Artisan Pearl.

The team at Just Add Ink have all used this colour combination in different ways.  We would love to see how you use them on your project.  To see all the wonderful inspiration the JAI girls have come up with, and to link up a card, head over to Just Add Ink.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #431

Hey Everyone

We have a new challenge for you at Just Add Ink.  This week is sketch challenge week.  Take a look at this great sketch:

Christmas is almost here! I’ve been trying to add to my Christmas card stash at least one card a week and I’ve used this weeks sketch to get to the total I need.

As much as I love non-traditional colours for Christmas, I still think you can’t go wrong with Red, White & Green.  The diecut sentiment I’ve used is from Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies.  The stamped sentiment is from the matching stamp set called Merry Christmas to All Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I’ve stamped this sentiment in Mossy Meadow Ink.

The fabulous designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.  The strip across the middle of my card is embossed with my new Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I added strip of Gold Sequin Trim that is tied together with some Linen Thread.  Because a card can’t have too many embellishments, I added a strip of Real Red Ribbon 3/8″ Mixed Satin Ribbon that I had sitting on my discarded from another project.  I then added half a Pearlized Doily that I also had sitting on my desk. By leaving offcuts on my desk, and on view, I make sure I always try and use them on future projects.

Our team have created gorgeous cards with the sketch.  Pop over to Just Add Ink and see their creations.  We would love for you to play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #429

Hey Everyone

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

As soon as I saw that the challenge was to Just Add Vellum, I knew I wanted to create a wedding card with an embossed vellum background.  I randomly stamped my favourite flower stamp from Petal Palette in Versamark onto the vellum and then heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder.

I then stamped the same image in Memento Black Ink.  I took my watercolour pen and some Smoky Slate Ink and lightly coloured the flowers and leaves.

Initially I adhered the sentiment circle directly to my card, but then decided a Stampin’ Up! Pearlized Doily would make it stand out a bit more.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Petal Palette also.

 

The team at Just Add Ink have created awesome cards that will no doubt inspire you for this challenge.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle