Just Add Ink #385

Hey Everyone

We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you. This week is inspiration picture week. How pretty is this one?

You’d think I would automatically think flower card with this challenge, but I decided to change it up and go for a fun birthday card using colours from the pic in my cardstock and images.

My balloons are from a stamp set called Birthday Bright and my party blower (if that what’s it’s called?) and my sentiment are from Picture Perfect Birthday.

As always, the team have created cards that will surely inspire you.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #393

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 pretty combo we have for you:

When you go on holidays and have left yourself only 1/2 hr to pack up some Stampin’ Up! products, you kind of have to improvise when you realise you left your big shot on your craft room desk….  I packed my Colorful Seasons stamp set, but forgot the matching thinlits.

To create my leaves I started off with a silicone mat and added ink from all three challenge colours by pressing the ink pads directly on to the mat.  I then spritzed with water and moved my mat around to blend the colours.  I then pressed some white cardstock onto the mat and waited for the cardstock to dry.  The larger leaves were easy to stamp and fussy cut, but the smaller leaf stamp is a solid one with no inner leaf lines and no outline.  To create the smaller leaves, I stamped the larger leaf again.  I then took the smaller leaf stamp and rolled the outside of the stamp on my Black Stazon Ink pad.  This gave me an outline that I then stamped over the large leaf stamp.  I then had an outline and inner leaf lines that I was able to fussy cut. Does that make sense? It took a little longer to make them, but as I’m on hols, I didn’t mind the extra minutes playing around.

I then layered with some Tranquil Tide cardstock, a Crumb Cake Label punch, some Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon,  Whisper White Bakers Twine and a sentiment from Colourful Seasons Stamp Set.  I forgot to pack all other embellishments, but luckily I found some sequins floating around in the bottom of my tool bag.

Note to self – be more prepared when going on holidays next time!

Here’s my card:

The Just Add Inkers have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at their wonderful projects.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #392 – Just Add Something New Blog Hop

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Welcome to the first challenge for Just Add Ink for 2018!  We are kicking off 2018 with a blog hop – we all love a blog hop!  You may’ve come just come from seeing Chantelle’s fabulous creation – if not, then don’t worry, you can continue on the hop by pressing the button at the bottom of this post.

This week our challenge for you is to:

Something new is an easy one! We all have something new in our craft rooms, right?  I admit, I probably have MANY something new’s……my husband will tell you I have……

One of the goodies I received whilst I’ve been on holidays is a Stampin’ Up! Stamp set called Amazing You.  Amazing You is one of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets that you can receive for free when you spend AU$90 on products.  Of course it’s going to be a new favourite as it has a flower stamp in it made for colouring.  After stamping the outline in Black Memento Ink, I lightly watercoloured the flower with Blushing Bride Ink and then used the tip of my watercolour pen directly to the ink pad to add darker lines and give definition to my petals.  I then used my white gel pen to dab some spots around the centre of the flower to make it stand out.  The fussy cut black cut leaves that I added are from another new stamp set called Petal Palette.

I actually started backwards when I made this card.  I would normally have a layout designed, all my cutting done and then add my stamping, but for some reason I stamped the Powder Pink and Basic Black spots on my Whisper White cardstock first and then layered around them.  I added a black piece of cardstock cut with my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  I cut through the centre of the square to make more of a rectangle shape and then hit the join with some Vintage Trim, Circle punch and Label Punch.  The sentiment that I stamped on the label is from Petal Palette. I LOVE the mix of fonts in this sentiment.  To finish off, as always, I added a little black sequin.

Here’s my card:

If you’ve just started the hop from my blog, then the next hop along the way is my wonderfully talented friend Nikki Spencer.  You’re going to love what she’s created!  Click on her name or the next button below to continue hopping.

Otherwise if you started at Nikki’s blog, then I am the last Design Team Member on the hop.  We would love it if you could join us.  I’m sure you have something new to create with – hop on over to Just Add Ink and link away.  I can’t wait to see what you’ve created.

Thanks for hopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #390

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There’s a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week is sketch week and I’ve designed the following sketch for you.

The card I’ve created is another floral creation.  The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I’ve used is called Painted Harvest.  The flowers are a two-step stamping set.  The colours I’ve used for my flowers are Sweet Sugarplum and Blushing Bride.  I stamped two of these flowers and fussy cut them out.  The centre of my flowers are stamped with Smoky Slate.  The leaves are punched with my Stampin’ Up! Leaf Punch.

To create the background on my card I used the Smooshing Technique with Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride Inks.  I then used the water droplets stamp from Swirly Bird in Basic Black Ink.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is from Blooms and Wishes. I then added some Linen Thread to loop under my flowers and leaves.

We would love it if you could join us with this sketch challenge.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the gorgeous cards the team have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #388

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week we are asking you to:

I went with another Christmas card as I found it easy to add glitter to a Christmas card.  My glitter comes in the form of glitter on my glimmer paper as well as some glitter highlights on my trees.  The trees I used are cut with my Card Front Builder Thinlits.  I added dobs of glue to my trees and then sprinkled some retired SU glitter and let them dry.

The DSP I’ve used is from Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The wonderful big sentiment I’ve used on my card is from Stampin’ Up!s Flurry of Wishes.  This sentiment works so well on the large circle I punched.  I then added some glimmer paper offcuts and some Striped Ribbon.  There’s a reason I keep my glimmer offcuts – it’s for times like these when I want to use just a smidge of glimmer! I’ve learnt not to throw tiny bits away.

The team have created gorgeous projects to inspire you.  Head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #386

Hey Everyone

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

This is an easy one challenge to add anything starting with an “R’ on your project – the possibilities are endless!  As I spent the whole weekend with fabulous friends at the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Onstage Event in Melbourne, I didn’t have a huge amount of time to be super creative.

I decided so go simple with roses and ribbon on my card.  The roses I’ve stamped are from Graceful Garden.  My roses are coloured with So Saffron and Crushed Curry Inks.  The leaves are cut with dies from Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  I’ve used Old Olive cardstock for them.  The strip of designer series paper I’ve used is from Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack.  I then added a strip of Basis Black cardstock for another layer – just because you can’t have too many layers! To add some ribbon, I added a thin strip of Vintage Crochet Trim and the sentiment is from Big on Birthdays.

Here’s my card:

The girls from Just Add Ink were a little more creative than me with their projects, so head over to the challenge and take a look.  We’d love to see your project starting with “R”.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #384

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Happy Friday!  I know I’m going to enjoy it as I have a 5 day weekend!!! Doesn’t happen very often and it’s all because of a horse race……that I have absolutely no interest in.  But I’ll take a long weekend for it!

We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week is inspiration picture week.  Take a look at the colours in this photo:

My colours aren’t quite as vibrant but as you can see I’ve created flowers in similar colours.  The flowers I’ve watercoloured are from a Stampin’ Up! set called Garden in Bloom.  I’ve given them some colour with Pool Party and So Saffron Inks. I then lightly coloured the leave with very watered down Pool Party.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is one that I love for the pretty font.  It’s from a set called Colorful Seasons.

Do you find you put extra time and thought into cards for someone you care about?  Especially if they’re cardmaker like you?  I did with this one as it’s going to a friend with love.

The design team have created gorgeous cards with the inspiration pic.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with us this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle