Just Add Ink #480

Hey Everyone

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.

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Artisan Design Team – Christmastime is Here Demo Facing Blog Hop

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Welcome to my blog and a special Stampin’ Up! 2019 Artisan Blog Hop we have for you.

Christmas Is Coming Early This Year!

We hope you’re ready to make this holiday season magical, because the Christmastime Is Here Suite is, well . . . here! This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you and your customers need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.

All demonstrators have exclusive, early access to pre-ordering these products from 1st October (that’s today!).  I’m thinking it’s a great time to sign up to be a demonstrator just so you can get your hands on these pretties asap!

Take a look at all the amazing products available in this suite!

I can’t even really explain to you how happy I was when I saw the products in this suite. A Christmas Rose!!! What could be better than that? The image in the Christmas Rose Stamp Set can be used for the festive season, but I can also see it used for a birthday card.  I played around with fussy cutting on the weekend and have some non-festive cards using the rose on my blog soon. LOVE me some versatile stamps!

My projects have been created by cutting the rose images from the gorgeous papers in the Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper pack. I’m always hesitant to cut into my designer series papers, but these papers are made for it – if I can do it, you can too.  The dies from the Roses Dies match the larger flowery image I’ve used on my card. This image from the DSP is coloured perfectly and great for your customers to show them that if they’re not fussy cutters, the die can do all the work for them.

For the background, I’ve added a piece of the gorgeous DSP and added a diecut made of Whisper White Cardstock under my image.  I layered a strip of Sahara Sand Cardstock under the sentiment to tie in a neutral colour.  Because I couldn’t resist using the ribbon, I added a loop of Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon to the side of my card.  The Gold Glitter Enamel Dots that come in this suite are right up my alley and, as always, I’ve added three of them around my card.

Gold Mini Pizza Boxes are a perfect gift to give that special someone.  For the inside I created 6 little note/gift cards as part of the gift. The top of the pizza box has been decorated with a square of DSP, a Whisper White Cardstock framelit cutout, a sentiment from Christmas Rose Stamp Set, a strip of Sahara Sand Cardstock and the gorgeous Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon.  I then fussy cut some flowers from the DSP pack and layered them under the sentiment.

The gift cards have all been decorated with the same details but a scaled down version of the box.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the projects I’ve created using this suite. Don’t forget to put in your order soon so you can be ready to churn out those Christmas projects

Preorder limits are as follows:

  • Limit one per demonstrator for non-consumable items (e.g., Christmas Rose Stamp Set, Charming Rose Bracelet, etc.).
  • Limit two per demonstrator for consumable items (e.g., Gold 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Shimmer Ribbon, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, and Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper).

The next Artisan Team member on our hop is the talented, and super creative, team member Rochelle Blok.  Click here to take you her blog and to continue on the hop.


2019 Artisan Design Team Blog Roll:

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Ashley Van Camp

Aurélie Fabre

Emma Goddard

Jackie Aitken

Jennifer Picard

Kaylee van Es

Lauren Alarid

Maike Beimler

Manuela Geiswinkler

Mikaela Titheridge

Narelle Farrugia

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Sahara Sand Cardstock, Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper

Stamp Set:Christmas Rose Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink

Other Products: Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, Roses Dies, Gold Mini Pizza Boxes

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