Friday, 4 August 2017

Just Add Ink #371 - Just Choose Two

Happy Friday! Time for another Just Add Ink Challenge. This week you have to make a choice!

For this challenge I chose a pet cat and patterned 'wall'paper!

This is a 3D box card. My friend Bronwyn Eastley made a Christmas version a few weeks ago. As soon as I saw her design I thought of a window card and well.... you can see how it turned out. You can find the instructions for making it on Bronwyn's blog. It is a fabulous design - super easy to make and it folds flat to fit into a standard C6 envelope. Oh! Only just occurred to me that it does fit into a standard envelope ..... unless you have a bike leaning up against the wall! Lucky I don't need to post this one! Oops!

You can see the 3D nature a bit in this pic. I added some Fresh Florals DSP for the wallpaper inside. And the cat is from the You've Got Style set. (Thanks for sharing it with me Kelly).

The wall is made using the Brick Wall TIEF and glossy cardstock. Before I cut the window out I rolled a sponge brayer and Crumb Cake ink over it to bring out the details. If you roll across the bricks (downwards) you get better definition.

This is the first time I have inked up Bike Ride and the possibilities of ways to use this is endless. There are so many great images, starting with this fabulous bike of course. Don't you love the basket and rack at the back? I had the cat sitting on the rack but he complained and kept falling off! The 2 step stamping makes it easy to colour each image. I love the flowers too.

The back has a panel to write a message. I have added this cute basket - it needed a small decoration!

Make sure you check out which 2 the rest of the Design Team used and if you are up for the challenge - why not enter too? We'd love to see which 2 you will choose!

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  1. Test comment. PS fab card Lou

  2. I love your take on this weeks Challenge, Lou! Such a lovely 3D creation with your cat and wallpaper. D xox

  3. This is totally awesome, Lou. I need that bundle on my next order now!!

  4. Wow, totally awesome! What a fabulous little scene you've created here, Lou. I too have a habit of adding elements to the sides of my cards so they don't fit in envelopes for posting either! x

  5. I love your creations Lou - you always think outside the box! This is such a gorgeous card x

  6. Lou this is awesome! There so much to love about this...I want to run my fingers over that brick wall, and I love that you really can look in the window, and the bike rack is silver :o - love it! x

  7. Wow, this is so fabulous Lou! I love the definition of your brick wall and the look on your cat's many lovely details to love! I have just bought the bike set and am loving how you've used it here - the silver bike rack is a brilliant and I might justhave to CASE that :-) xx

  8. Oooh, I'm getting sooo tempted by that bike! Your card looks amazing and I had to LOL at the complaining cat!

  9. Love it! So many lovely details Lou and that fold is a match made in heaven with these products...Fabulous card! and so lovely to be sharing JAI with you! xx

  10. Omg Lou, you smashed the challenge this week! What a wowser card. Love this type of fancy fold card, especially being able to see inside the window. The treatment you have given that brick wall looks amazing! And seriously that bike rack and basket are just so striking in silver foil. Love the basket you have added to the back panel - so much thought and effort went into this card, I'm sure the recipient will love it! Looking forward to our shared journey over the next few months on the JAI team x

  11. Wow Lou, this is amazing! I love the texture of your brick wall and your 3D design is one I must try, awesome job! Of to check out Bronwyn's site now xx

  12. This card is STUNNING Lou! Lovely lovely 3D effect~


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