Just Add Ink #451

Hey Everyone

This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is a gorgeous inspiration pic.  I am loving the sweet colours in this pic.

The pink wall reminded me of this pretty vellum DSP from Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper. The woodgrain DSP is also from this DSP.  The flower and leaves image I’ve lightly watercoloured is from All That You Are Stamp Set.  The sentiment I’ve used is also from this stamp set.

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards that will inspire you. So head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #350

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Welcome to Friday and a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is for you to:

One of the girls I work with is due to have a baby boy soon, so I’ve used this challenge to create a card for her and her husband. I am loving Bermuda Bay, Basic and Whisper White as a colour combination for a little boy. My little bunny and squirrel are from Fable Friends and a lightly with Bermuda Bay Ink.  I’ve fussy cut both and layered them around my sentiment from Welcome Little One.  The designer series paper I’ve placed behind my circle cut out, and the striped piece under my sentiment, is from Botanical Butterflies.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #448

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

Ok, so I might not have gone really creative for this challenge…… I had a busy weekend and at the end of the day, all I could think of was to use Jar Of Love Stamp Set as my “J” element.

For the background of my card I used a piece of this gorgeous printed vellum from Floral Romance Speciality Designer Series Paper.  I then took my Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and some Sahara Sand Cardstock and ran it though the Bigshot (after spritzing it with water first).

These Jar of Love leaves are stamped in Mint Macaron and fussy cut out.  I then stamped the two-step flowers in Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo Inks.  The centre of the flowers are stamped with Black Stazon Ink.  I had the word happy already cut out on my desk discarded from another project.  This die set that I had used for this sentiment is Well Written Framelits Dies.  The For You sentiment is also from the Jar Of Love Stamp Set.  I always keep strips of cardstock as I like layering them under sentiments – as I’ve done with this Powder Pink Cardstock.

Here’s my card:

The Just Add Ink team have created more inspirational things that start with “J” than me, so head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #446

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Yay for Fridays! Not only to we have the weekend to look forward to, we also have a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week is inspiration picture week.

A long time ago, an inspiration pic like this would’ve scared the living daylights out of me! I was pretty much a two colour per card kind of girl. I’ve learnt when combining more than two colours, I keep as much white space as possible to balance out all the colours.

I decided to try and recreate the pressed metal type background with my Tin Tile Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder and some Pool Party Cardstock.  I then took a dauber and lightly coloured over the top of the impressions with Night of Navy Ink.  I’m into wedding cards at the moment and my go-to stamp for these type of cards is Petal Palette.  They have such an elegance to these flowers.  I watercoloured them with a combination of Mango Melody and Berry Burst Inks.  The leaves have been watercoloured with Old Olive Ink.  The sentiment I’ve used is also from the Petal Palette Stamp Set.  Under my sentiment I’ve layered a strip of Mango Melody Cardstock that has been cut with the edgelit die from Doily Builder Thinlits Dies.  I then added some Flirty Flamingo ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack and a strip of Pool Party Cardstock.  Basic Rhinestones are also an elegant finish to cards, so I’ve added three of these to my card.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #442

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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

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