Just Add Ink #163

Hey Everyone

This weeks Just Add Ink Challenge is brought to us by the very talented Nikki Spencer. She’s given us the challenge to:

Just Add…….A Fun Background!

Now what this means is we challenge you to create an interesting background with something other than designer series paper. I reach for DSP to use in my background for every card I make, so this challenge had me thinking.

I’ve used the brayer embossing folder technique for my card today.  I’ve used this technique a few times on my cards but to add that little bit of extra fun-ness, I’ve used a brighter colour than what I generally use.  Tempting Turqoise is a colour that barely sees the light of day in my house, I do love it, but I rarely reach for it.  I wanted to give it a run and have teamed it with Basic Grey.  To achieve the effect on my background I ran my brayer over my Tempting Turquoise ink pad and then ran it over the debossed side of the embossing. I carefully laid a piece of Whisper White cardstock inside the embossing folder put it through my big shot.  The is the end result:

JAI #163 Narelle

The Design Team have created some gorgeous cards again, so head over to Just Add Ink and check out their fun backgrounds.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Stampin’ Royalty #165 & Inspired by Stamping #48

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The Design Team over at Stampin’ Royalty have given us a sketch this week to create our cards. I’ve taken a bit of liberty with their sketch and flipped it on it’s side.  I also moved the placement of my ribbon a tad – it just worked better on my card. Take a look at their fab sketch:

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I’ve combined the sketch challenge with the colour challenge at Inspired by Stamping.  When I first started layering the Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride cardstock, all I could think of creating was a baby card. As I don’t need a baby card at the moment, I was determined to make these colours work for a feminine card. I was really pleased with how my card turned out and next time I might not automatically think of a baby card when I see these colours together.

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I’ve used a “congratulations” sentiment for my card as I think it looks like a wedding card.  But really it could work as a Birthday, Engagement or even a Mother’s Day card. The sentiment can be easily interchanged at the last minute. Here’s my card:

SR165 & IBSIC48

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Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #155

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It’s Friday so that means a new challenge at Just Add Ink!  This week Mae is our hostess and she has given us this great sketch to create our cards.

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I’m going through another phase – this time it’s a colouring phase.  These flowers from Secret Garden are perfect for my colouring addiction.  I took my blender pen and  Blushing Bride ink to give them a light colour in the creases of the petals.  Even though these flowers and leaves have their own dies, I’ve fussy cut them as I like a finer edge than  the die gives them. Another addiction I have is to Stampin’ Up!s Fan Fair DSP – yes, I’ve used it again….. I just can’t help myself 🙂

JAI #155 Narelle

Head over to Just Add Ink and check out the lovely cards the Design Team have created this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #237

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The sketch from Create with Connie & Mary this week is a fabulous one.  When I first saw it, I was a little unsure what I would do with the rectangles and in the end I decided to go vintage.

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I really do love Artistic Etchings but don’t use it enough these days. I started with the Eiffel Tower and the rest fell into place. Of course I had to add a scrunchy seam binding bow, but this ribbon IS the best for tying bows!  The flower I’ve used is from our upcoming Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Catalogue – it’s called Vanilla Flower Trim. You can either keep it joined together or you can cut it off individually like I’ve done.

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We’d love for your to join us this week at Create with Connie & Mary – head over to to challenge and check out the gorgeous inspiration the DT have provided.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, First Edition DSP, Fan Fair DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Pink Pirouette
Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings, Take a Ticket Wheel
Other Products: Little Leaves Die, Ticket Punch, Basic Pearls, Border Punch, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Very Vanilla Seam Binding

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle