Just Add Ink #493

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

As soon as I saw this challenge, I thought of using my All Dressed Up Dies as it has a stitched label and button dies.  I may have thought of creating a bag that features these dies initially, but ended up going with a card that uses them.  The blooms and leaves that have been added to my card are from the Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. They’ve been fussy cut out and adhered to my card.  The background DSP is also from the DSP pack.

The buttons have been die cut and are made from Silver Foil Cardstock. I’ve kind of just layered them on each side of my stitched sentiment label.  The sentiment is from the matching stamp set to the dies, called Dressed To Impress Stamp Set. In the end this card was really quite quick to assemble.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful projects that will inspire you.  Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.  While you’re there, we would love it if you could play along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #491

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week is inspiration picture week.  I am loving the softness to this photo and it makes me want one of those pink beach houses!

The created I card has palm trees and pink/purple tropical flowers.  I daubed the background with Sahara Sand Ink to mimic the sandy beach.    The stamp set I used is for my is called Timeless Tropical Stamp Set. The reason I chose this set is because of the palm trees and hibiscus flowers – it matched the picture perfectly!

To create longer palm trees, I cut the stems and hid the joins with my flowers and sentiment. To colour the palms, I applied Old Olive, Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso Markers directly to the stamp.  I used my breath to huff on the stamp before stamping it on to Whisper White Cardstock.  I repeated this process so I had two sets of palms to fussy cut out.  I then inked up my flowers with Black Memento Ink and coloured them with Flirty Flamingo and Purple Posy Blends.

The sentiment I used on my card is also from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set.  I cut this sentiment into two before placing them amongst my layering. I added some Linen Thread to finish off my card.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #489

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There’s a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  The challenge we have for you is to create a project using three of the colours from the pic below:

The three colours I chose were: Blueberry Bushel, Bermuda Bay and Lovely Lipstick.  The stamp set I’ve used on my card is called Dressed To Impress Stamp Set.  How cool are these images?  I have a friend who LOVES red lippy and I created this card with her in mind.  The background stamp has been inked up with Lovely Lipstick Ink and the lipsticks themselves have been coloured with my Lovely Lipstick Blends.  The stems of the lipsticks have been lightly watercoloured with Bermuda Bay and Blueberry Bushel Inks.  The flowers are also from the stamp set as well as the fabulous sentiment.  The DSP covered with lipsticks is from the Best Dress DSP pack – I had to use this piece because of the lippy’s.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful and varied cards using the colours from the challenge. Pop over to Just Add Ink and take a look at what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #488 – Blog Hop

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Welcome to our first challenge at Just Add Ink for 2020!  We have a special “Celebrate” Challenge planned for you as it’s the 10 year Anniversary of Just Add Ink and we are also celebrating 1,000 followers!.  What better way to celebrate than with a blog hop! Plus……we have special gifts and prizes!!!

As part of our milestone celebrations the design team are offering prizes. Our Top Pick & Honourable Mentions will receive a special gift.

We’ll be choosing some other entries to receive a little something also – to be eligible all you have to do is leave a comment on each of the blogs along the hop – 14 stops in total.  To see what prizes are available and how to be eligible – head over to the Just Add Ink blog.

As our challenge for you is a celebration challenge, I decided nothing says celebration more than a wedding card. The stamp set I chose for my card is called To A Wild Rose Stamp Set.  I embossed the pretty rose image with White Embossing Powder on Vellum Cardstock.  I then took my Aqua Painter and Balmy Blue Ink and added colour to my flower. I used Pear Pizzazz Ink on the leaves.  After fussy cutting the images out, I adhered them to a 2 1/4″ circle punch.

The designer series paper I used in the background is from the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper pack.  I matted the DSP with Whisper White and Pool Party Cardstock.  The sentiment I added to my card is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set.  Under the sentiment, I added a strip of Pool Party Cardstock and Whisper White edgelit cut with the Nature’s Thoughts Dies.  My favourite embellishment to finish of my cards at the moment is some Rhinestones and Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding.

The next hop along the way is my fabulous sweet friend from Canberra, Patrice Easton! Click here to take you to her blog or on the button below.

For your chance to win one of the prizes, make sure you head over to Just Add Ink and join in our challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #487

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The challenge for you at Just Add Ink is the last one for 2019.  So if you’re looking for some layout inspiration to get the last of your festive cards created, why don’t you join us for this challenge?

I’ve finished all of my festive cards for this year, so for this sketch, I created a feminine card using the Free As A Bird Stamp Set. The birds were stamped with Black Memento Ink and have been coloured with my Highland Heather and Purple Posy Blends.  The branches were given a light colour with my Crumb Cake and So Saffron Blends. After fussy cutting them out, I trimmed them and placed the images over the two circles.

The sentiment I’ve used is from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.  This was the sentiment that worked best for my layout.  The designer series paper strip that I’ve added to my card is from the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper pack.  The little rhinestones I’ve finished off my card with are called Noble Peacock Rhinestones.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards that will inspire you. Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #486

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week is inspiration picture week and it’s a fabulous festive themed pic.

For the card I’ve created, I tried to emulate as many elements from the inspiration picture as much as possible.  The berry image I’ve used on my card is from the Frosted Foliage Stamp Set.  I’ve fussy cut two of these stems and coloured them with my Cherry Cobbler Blends.  For the striped table runner, I added some Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Diagonal Strip Ribbon to my card as well as some Braided Linen Trim. For the gold element, I’ve added some Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #484

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It’s Friday, so that means a new sketch at Just Add Ink. This week is a colour challenge.  Here’s the colours that we’ve all used to create our cards:

I realised I haven’t made many cards lately with the Free As A Bird Stamp Set.  So I decided I would use it for this weeks challenge.  The image I’ve used has been stamped with Black Memento Ink and I’ve used a combination of Blushing Bride/Smoky Slate and Highland Heather/Smoky Slate Blends on my birds.  I then took Balmy Blue and sponged the background behind the bird and branch image.  The leaves have been given a light colour with Smoky Slate Ink. I then added a strip of Highland Heather Cardstock under the sentiment to bring all the colours together.  I embossed the background with my Scripty 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture to my card.  I then finished off my card with three Noble Peacock Rhinestones.

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve designed.  We would love it if you could play along with the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #482

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  Our challenge for this week is a sketch challenge. Take a look at this fabulous sketch!

Sketch challenges are the perfect way to start off a card.  They’re my go-to when I’m struggling with a layout. Once I’ve chosen a stamp stamp, I then sit down and work out a colour combination.  For this card I’ve gone with a more traditional festive colour scheme – Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Mint Macaron.

The card I’ve created showcases the Santa from the Holly Jolly Christmas Stamp Set.  I love him and had fun giving him some colour with my blends.  The sentiment on my card is also from this stamp set.  Even though this designer series paper isn’t a traditional Christmas pack, I think this piece from Garden Lane DSP works really well.  The ribbon I’ve added to my tags is so pretty and I find I want to use it on every card at the moment.  This Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Diagonal Stripe Ribbon is from the Holiday Catalogue.

The team at Just Add Ink have created awesome cards using this sketch.  Head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #480

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

I consider myself quite technique challenged. This is why challenges are good for me – to test myself and take me out of my comfort zone.

I did a bit of searching on the internet before I came up a with a vellum overlay technique, but I added a die cut window to this technique.  The inspiration for my vellum overlay card is from this card of Jennifer McGuire’s.  Initially I was going to emboss the vellum like Jennifer, but I ended up die cutting the vellum with the Roses Dies from the Christmastime Is Here Suite so you can see the gorgeous image from the Christmastime Is Here DSP.  I think vellum gives the card softness and really lets the colours in the image pop.  I added the sentiment from the Christmas Rose Stamp Set and tied a bow with this gorgeous Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Diagonal Strip Ribbon.

The team at Just Add Ink have created fabulous cards with techniques. Head over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #478

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Welcome to our newest challenge at Just Add Ink.  Our challenge this week is for you is to:

I didn’t have to think very long about what I was going to create for this challenge. Holly starts with “H”, so I filled my card  with tons of it!

The holly on my card has come from this gorgeous piece of DSP from Wrapped In Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Additionally I stamped the holly image from Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set.  The holly has coloured with Cherry Cobbler and Mint Macaron Blends.  The sentiment I’ve used on my card is also the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set.  It’s also got the word holly in it.  My card is “H” overloaded!

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards that will inspire you.  Head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’re created.  We would love it if you could join us with this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle