Yesterday I shared some gift boxes that I created for the Just Add Ink girls for Stampin’ Up!s Onstage Event last year.
I made the following gifts for my roomies.
My big shot got quite a workout with all the flowers, leaves and sentiments I cut, but I propped myself on the kitchen table and watched TV at the same time. The bags I’ve used are Chevron Tag a Bag Gift Bags and the flowers and leaves are cut with Botanical Builder Framelit Dies. The sentiment is cut with Hello You Thinlits.
If you’re wondering what’s in the bag – look below. I found the cutest foldable rubbish bins on ebay. They’re the perfect size for my desk and for when I hold workshops.
It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This weeks challenge is a colour challenge and has been suggested by Jan.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I spent Saturday wandering around Paperific, a craft show here in Melbourne. Craft shows are perfect if you want to get inspired (which I did) and is also good if you want to learn how to use new products. At one point Rochelle and I were standing watching a demonstration when we spied a striking card that had a light blue and dark blue background with a white die cut sentiment. For the life of me (because I’m not a big technique crafter) I couldn’t tell you the technique that was used – but I liked the effect. Rochelle gave me the challenge of re-creating a card like it. Unbelievably the challenge colours at Just Add Ink are exactly what I needed to accept Rochelle’s challenge.
To create my background I have heat embossed the leaves and flowers from Birthday Blossoms with white embossing powder on watercolour paper. I then spritzed the paper with water and then watercoloured, quite haphazardly, a combination of Soft Sky and Denim Dapper Ink. The little flowers I’ve used are from Swirly Bird and the die cut leaves are from Botanical Builder Framelits. The “Happy” sentiment is created with Hello You Thinlit Dies and the “Birthday” sentiment is from Four You. Here’s my card:
Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look at the gorgeous cards the girls have created. We would love it if you could play along with us.