Thursday, 28 February 2019

Just Add Ink #446 - Just Add an inspiration pic

This week at Just Add Ink we have this gorgeous inspiration pic for you!

I was so taken with the whole design and texture that I decided to base my whole card on it!

It is a simple easel card. The fold allowed me to make it look as if the vases were standing on a table.

I even like it when it is folded flat and ready to pop in an envelope!

The Balmy Blue front panel has been embossed with the Tin Tile embossing folder, smeared with white Gesso, then sanded lightly when dry to give that rustic, weathered look.

My blooms have been coloured with Stampin' Blends and fussy cut. I added some extra in to add more fullness and fill up the space a bit more. 

If you haven't ever tried embossing cardstock, adding gesso and sanding - you really must. It is a great way to add texture and it is actually quick to do.

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


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Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Colour INKspiration Challenge #50 Blog Hop

Happy half century to us! Yes that's right! The CI Crew have wracked up 50 challenges. To celebrate we have these gorgeous colours for you. I  may be a bit biased as I chose this pic! Don't you just want to dive right in!

I had fun with my favourite Rectangle Stitched framelits and the Artfully Folded stamp set for this challenge.

I am finding I am continually short on time to create lately. Please tell me I am not the only one! But ..... my trusty Rectangle Stitched framelits make it quick and easy to get a professional and interesting card made. I love that the edges are not only stitched but slightly rounded off. Perfect! 

For some reason, I decided to only colour in some segments of each origami bird. Not only did it save time, it looks great too. My beloved Rectangle Stitched framelits are part of a bundle with the Amazing Life stamp set. I used a sentiment from the set. I accidentally trimmed it a bit short so I turned the end of the Mango Melody mat under and added a staple - easy fix - shhh don't tell anyone it was a mistake - let's call it a 'design feature'!

INKspired to join the challenge? It's so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by hopping around to see what all of the Colour INKspiration Crew have to show you. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black as well as Metallics. Not a member of the Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

Next up we have Leonie. Make sure you check out her take on this colour combination. You will love it!


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Friday, 22 February 2019

It's a Piece of Cake!

Just a quick post today to show you a quick and easy card using my favourite stamp set and punch punch - Piece of Cake.

Recently I used this same design using the Vibrant Vases stamp set. It is an easy design to make and use with any stamp set. Check my other cards in this design here.

The Piece of Cake stamp set has lots of little sentiments that you can use. I made this card for a wedding but you could easily  change the sentiment to make it into a birthday card. It's a ..... piece of cake!

Like I said, short and sweet today. Have a great weekend,

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