Fusion Card Challenge – Rustic Flowers

Hey Everyone

There’s a challenge at Fusion Card Challenge that is right up my alley.  Rustic Flowers is what their challenge is called. Rustic seems to be the theme I’m drawn to lately.  I was going to use both the sketch and colours from the inspiration pic, but my card somehow grew too many layers and I had to just go with the inspiration pic.

Colorful Seasons and Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies are a great set for that rustic feel.  I used a combination of sizes of the leaves dies.  The smallest leaf is made with Mossy Meadow Cardstock.  To create the largest leaf, I applied a combination of Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Early Espresso Inks directly to my silicone mat and then spritzed with water.  I then applied some Whisper White Cardstock directly on to the ink.  I  waited for it to dry and cut with my large die.  I then took the branch die and ran it through my bigshot with Early Espresso Cardstock.

The strip of designer series paper I’ve used is from Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  I also added a strip of Sahara Sand Cardstock.  I then added some ink splatters to the background from Timeless Textures and Love What You Do.  The sentiment I’ve used (again) is from Picture Perfect Birthday.  To finish off my card I added some Linen Thread to go with that whole rustic feel.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #393

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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 #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

Freshly Made Sketches #306

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Time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch hostess is the fabulously talented Jen Mitchell.  Jen is not only an amazing cardmaker but she also designs wonderful sketches – I fell in love with this one as soon as I saw it.

Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is one of my favs at the moment.  I almost reach for it every time I go to create a card.  I couldn’t go past it this time as I knew that I wanted to use these gorgeous flowers from Graceful Garden again that I had already stamped, watercoloured with Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo Ink, fussy cut and had just found laying on my desk.  I consider using them on my card as partly cleaning up my mess of a desk. Imagine how much messier it would’ve been if I had left them on my desk…….

The leaves were also found laying on my desk.  These leaves are from a Stampin’ Up! set called Remarkable You and are watercoloured with Old Olive Ink.  I really like the size of these leaves paired with the roses.  They also look like they belong together.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Colorful Seasons and is stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink.

Here’s my card:

We would love it if you could join us for this weeks challenge. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at the wonderful inspiration the design team have provided.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #376

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

So many possibilities with this challenge!  I chose to create a card using a Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Daisy Delight.  My daisies are stamped in Black Archival Ink and watercoloured with Hello Honey Ink.  The daisies are punched with my Daisy Punch. I’ve used a Faceted Gem Embellisment for the centre of my daisy and my leaves and branch are cut with Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies.  I had two little leaves coloured and sitting on my desk that I had coloured for another project and never used.  If you look closely you should be able to see them!

I then used my Pattern Party Decorative Mask and Embossing Paste to create a brick background – really just to add a little bit of interest to the background.  The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  I think Lemon Lime Twist may’ve taken over from my previous favourite green – Pear Pizzazz.  I then stamped the “Thinking of You” sentiment from Colorful Seasons.

Here’s my card:

The girls at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you, so head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.  We would love it if you could join us with this Just Add D challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #304

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It’s time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  It’s my turn to be sketch designer and I’ve created a simple sketch for you that you can interpret anyway.  As always, I look forward to see your cards in the gallery.

We are currently renovating our tea room in the Emergency Department I work in and have created a feature wall with cherry blossoms on it.  I was really taken with the prettiness of the feature wall, so I decided to create a cherry blossom card with the flowers from Colorful Season stamp set.  I’ve also used the matching dies from Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies to cut my leaves and branch.  The flowers are stamped in Berry Burst and I’ve used my Berry Burst marker to add crease lines to my flowers.

The strip of designer series paper I’ve used is from Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  To break up the sentiment from the background I added strips of Basic Black Cardstock that I cut with my Ticket Tear Border Punch.  The sentiment I’ve used is from Big on Birthdays.  I then added some black sequins to finish off my card.

You’re going to want to see the gorgeous cards the design team at Freshly Made Sketches have created.  Pop over to the challenge and get ready to be inspired.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #374

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We have a new challenge for you at Just Add Ink.  This week is inspiration picture week.  Take a look at this fabulous pic. So many possibilities with this one.  I can’t wait to see your take on this challenge!


As a huge coffee lover, you’d think I’d go with a coffee themed card, but instead I chose to make a card with the neutral colours from the pic.

Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies has so many wonderful dies in the set.  I’ve used a combination of leaves and chair die and layered them with some Burlap Ribbon and Copper Trim.  I also stamped the tiny flowers from Colorful Seasons stamp set and fussy cut them just for extra layering.  The sentiment is also from this set.  I am loving everything about this set – especially the pretty font in all the sentiments.

For the background, I’ve sponged Crumb Cake Ink and added the ink splatters stamp from Swirly Bird in Early Espresso Ink.  To tie in with my neutral toned card, I then finished off my card with some copper sequins.

 

The design team have created wonderful cards to inspire you.  I love that we all create such different cards using the same picture.  Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle