Just Add Ink #456

Hey Everyone

It’s Friday, so that means a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is inspiration picture week.  Take a look at the pic below:

Not sure if it’s just me, but as soon as I saw the white flowers on white background, I thought of a wedding card.  White on white has a real elegance to it and I tried to replicate the elegant feel for my card.  White flowers stamped on Whisper White Cardstock felt kind of naked to me.  So I decided to emboss these gorgeous flowers from Graceful Garden with White Embossing Powder on Vellum Cardstock.  I then added light touches of So Saffron Ink to the flowers and Pear Pizzazz Ink to the leaves.  When I say light, I mean really light – I wanted enough colour so they didn’t blend in to the background.

I then embossed the leaf stamp from Graceful Garden on Vellum Cardstock and fussy cut it out for some extra foliage. The sentiment I’ve stamped is also from Graceful Garden – it’s one of my favourite sentiments for a wedding card. I looped some retired Very Vanilla Ribbon behind the sentiment a couple of times and adhered them to my card.  To finish off my card, I added some sequins for that bling-y wedding feel.

As always the team at Just Add Ink have created awesome cards that will surely inspire you. Head over to the challenge and see how gorgeous their creations are.  We would for you to create and link up a card for our challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #446

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Yay for Fridays! Not only to we have the weekend to look forward to, we also have a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week is inspiration picture week.

A long time ago, an inspiration pic like this would’ve scared the living daylights out of me! I was pretty much a two colour per card kind of girl. I’ve learnt when combining more than two colours, I keep as much white space as possible to balance out all the colours.

I decided to try and recreate the pressed metal type background with my Tin Tile Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder and some Pool Party Cardstock.  I then took a dauber and lightly coloured over the top of the impressions with Night of Navy Ink.  I’m into wedding cards at the moment and my go-to stamp for these type of cards is Petal Palette.  They have such an elegance to these flowers.  I watercoloured them with a combination of Mango Melody and Berry Burst Inks.  The leaves have been watercoloured with Old Olive Ink.  The sentiment I’ve used is also from the Petal Palette Stamp Set.  Under my sentiment I’ve layered a strip of Mango Melody Cardstock that has been cut with the edgelit die from Doily Builder Thinlits Dies.  I then added some Flirty Flamingo ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack and a strip of Pool Party Cardstock.  Basic Rhinestones are also an elegant finish to cards, so I’ve added three of these to my card.

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards that will inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with our challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #411

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Happy Friday to you all!

We have a new challenge for you to play along with at Just Add Ink.  Love, love, love sketch challenges and this sketch that Jan has created is really up my alley.

As soon as I see I a fantastic sketch, my creative juices kick in and I know exactly what I want to create. I “saw” wedding card when I pictured it in my mind – maybe because of the heart, but as you can see, I chose a leafy image to replace the heart.

I’m thinking I may’ve used Petal Palette on every wedding card I have made recently.  I can’t help it! These flowers have an elegant artwork to them and are made for colouring.  The really are perfect for my CAS wedding cards.  My flower are and leaves are lightly watercoloured with Powder Pink and Pear Pizzazz Inks.

To add a little more interest to my card, I have tilted my sentiment frames.  I then added some Basic Black Bakers Twine because sometimes sequins just aren’t enough embellishments.

You will love the cards the design team have created as much as I do, so pop over to the challenge and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with us this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Card Concept #16

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Our challenge for you this fortnight at The Card Concept is to create a wedding card.  We have the following pretty picture to inspire you.

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I dug into my stash to retrieve some retired Stampin’ Up! designer series paper called Beau Chateau. Lots of playing went into my card and was really pleased with how it finally turned out (took me ages for me to be happy with this one!). Here’s my shabby wedding card.

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Head over to the challenge and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #233

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We have a fabulous sketch for you this week at Create with Connie & Mary:

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A friend asked me to make a card for a wedding that she is attending soon and the brief was to make a “traditional wedding card”.  I figured that traditional meant lots of white??? Well, that’s what I’ve gone for anyway.  I’ve used this weeks sketch for the wedding card and laid out the flowers to make a bouquet running across the three panels. Look at me using punch art and only one stamp!

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I don’t usually use so much white on my cards, but I really liked the way this card turned out – although I think it looks much prettier in real life.  Here’s a close up of my hand-made flowers and leaves in my bouquet:

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Come and join us this week at Create with Connie & Mary – we’d love to see you there! Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Runway Inspired Challenges #3 & The Paper Players #77

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I’ve got a wedding coming up soon so my card is inspired from a new challenge blog that I’ve found – Runway Inspired Challenges and I’ve teamed this with the All You Need is Love theme at The Paper Players.  This is my second entry into this challenge – but what says love more than a wedding? (unless you’re Kim Kardashian!)

This is the inspiration pic from Runway Inspired Challenges:

This is the inspiration pic from The Paper Players:

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

See ya

Narelle