Just Add Ink #109

Hey Everyone

It’s Friday, so that means a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week the challenge is to Just Add…A Beach theme where we create a project using images of shells, fish, beach, boats etc.  The only beachy type stamp sets I have are my boat sets so I have used both of them – Sail Away and Open Sea. As the last few cards I’ve made using these sets have been made using blue, I decided to change it up and use Always Artichoke with Early Espresso for my man card.

Here’s what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by and if you have time, pop over to the challenge and join in!

Products Used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke DSP, Early Espresso DSP, Always Artichoke
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Crumb Cake Marker
Stamp Sets: Open Sea, Sail Away, Occasional Quotes
Other Products: Hemp Twine, Jumbo Eyelets (retired), Circle Scissor, Word Window, Eyelet, Spritzer Tool

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #106

Hey Everyone

About a month ago I said I was going to try and make a monthly “man card” to have a few up my sleeve.  Also I wanted to try and test myself as I don’t make alot of them – mainly because I can’t tizz them up by adding ribbon or pearls!  The sketch at Just Add Ink this week appealed to me for a man card as I was able to add my favourite masculine stamp – Sail Away – to the design.

Here’s my card:

Because of the whole nautical scene I wanted to do something different with the hemp twine.  I you-tubed how to tie a sailors knot to make it look more authentic. Here’s a close up of my knots (I’m pretty proud of myself that I was able to tie them!)

Click here to take you to the Just Add Ink Challenge blog and check out what the talented designers have created and join in the fun.

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand DSP, Sahara Sand, First Edition DSP
Ink: Night of Navy, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Open Sea, Sail Away, French Foliage, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Other Products: Hemp Twine, Circle Scissor, Brads, Distressing Tool

Cheers

Narelle

The Paper Players Challenge #83- CAS Masculine Theme

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I popped over to The Paper Players after work tonight and found they have a Clean & Simple Masculine Themed Challenge this week (I actually read it properly & picked up it was CAS the first time around!).  I’ve used one of my favourite Stampin’ Up! “man stamps” – Sail Away and teamed it with Marina Mist DSP and Basic Black cardstock.

Here’s my attempt at CAS.

Thanks for taking a look.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Marina Mist DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Marina Mist
Stamp Sets: Open Sea, Sail Away, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Other Products: Button, Hemp Twine

Cheers

Narelle

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge #239

Hey Everyone

I’m soooo loving holidays – I’ve got time to clean, do washing, cook and the best thing – make a card everyday! My card today is for the sketch challenge at Stamping 411 – click here to check out their challenge and if you’ve got time, join in!

Here’s my card – I’ve done another man card!:

And a close up of the anchor:

Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Mocha Morning DSP, First Edition DSP, Soft Suede DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Open Sea, Sail Away, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Other Products: Hemp Twine, Jumbo Brads (retired, so sad), Eyelet, Circle Punches, Distressing Tool, Crop-A-Dile, Circle Scissor

See ya

Narelle