Thursday, 31 May 2018

Just Add Ink #411 - Just Add a Sketch



Welcome back to another Just Add Ink Challenge. This week Jan is challenging us to Just Add a sketch.


The great thing about sketches is that you can use them as is or tweak them a touch as I have done with my card. I simply rotated the sketch to change the position of the heart.... and changed the shape. Okay so I guess I tweaked it quite a bit! I just went with the shape from the stamped image.


I was itching to use some of my new products - which you can order from today! The 2018/19 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue is now live. Yay! I was really excited to use this gorgeous Accented Blooms stamp set and some of the fabulous new colours. Check out these beauties!
These fabulous new colours made it so easy to watercolour the blooms using an aqua painter and ink from the lids of the ink pads. Have you seen the design of the new ink pads yet? You will love them! There are some great little images in this stamp set too. I love how the flower fitted in the point of the punched shape and under the sentiment. I am not really a purple person but I love how bright Gorgeous Grape is. Makes a nice change for me!


I love how this stamp set coordinates with the Tailored Tag punch. I simply punched the 'hello' and raised with stampin' dimensionals. Adds a touch of drama in a flash.


Make sure you pop on over to the Just Add Ink page to see how all the other Design Team members used this sketch. Why not enter your own creation? We always love seeing them!



Lou
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Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad
Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad
[101406]
$15.75


Thursday, 17 May 2018

Just Add Ink #409 - Just Add an Eclipse



Welcome back to another Just Add Ink Challenge. This week Rachael is challenging us to Just Add an Eclipse Technique.


I was asked to make a wedding card as a custom order and I thought this technique would be great to add some extra drama for this special card. I had in my mind a double eclipse card. I am not at all sure if that is actually thing .... but maybe it is now!


I used the colours from the wedding invitations. It gave me a chance to use Mint Macaron - one of my returning faves. Flowers from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and leaf foliage thingys from the Cake Soiree stamp set made it quick and easy to stamp this design. The time consuming part was thinking about how I was going to do the diecutting! I love the Mint Macaron tiny pearls that are part of the Artisan Pearl pack.


The eclipse technique is really quite easy and adds such a fabulous design element. In a nutshell you stamp your design, die cut a shape from that and raise the die cut either with dimensionals or by gluing several die cuts together. My design needed a bit of tweaking to the technique. I actually die cut the circle and 'love' first, placed it all back together and then stamped. It was much easier for me to work out the placement. I was really happy with how it turned out and I hope that the happy couple love it.


I layered about 5 loves, gluing with multipurpose glue. So that I could get the ring a bit lower, I used mini stampin' dimensionals to raise it.


I had intended to use the top stamped sentiment on the card front but it looked too busy so I added a second panel to the card inside.


Make sure you pop on over to the Just Add Ink page to see how all the other Design Team members added a total eclipse. Why not enter your own creation? We always love seeing them!



Lou

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Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
[138326]
$11.50
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