Friday 26 February 2021

Just Add Ink #543 Birthday Sketch


Hello and welcome! It's the last Friday of Summer and it seems to have flown by so fast. It has been a cooler time than usual but here in Victoria we are hoping for some of our Covid restrictions to ease today which would be good!

It's also time for our new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week, Kelly has given us this fun and geometric sketch to get the crafty thought processes working. Our lovely design team have created a wide variety of cards to inspire you so I hope that you can pop on over and have a look and we'd love for you to join us.

I created TWO cards using this sketch and here is the first one - although I actually created it second just to confuse you! The background DSP is cut into squares to represent the sketch and is much harder than it looks to get the right sizes. Then some flowers and dies from the lovely Pretty Perenials set and a strip of Glimmer paper complete this striking card.

This card was actually the first one I made and went into the post. The sketch details are a little bit hard to see - I scored the squares on the white background. The wreath was also created using the same same stamp set but the other details were from a number of different sets. 

The 50 is from a retired die set, the & is from the Playful Alphabet Dies and the Fabulous is cut from a sentiment in the Dressed to Impress set. This mix of mainly pastels is for a very lovely lady who is most definitely fabulous in all she is! 

Card stock: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Whisper White, Bermuda Glimmer, Highland Heather, Gold Foil.
Designer Series Paper: Oh so Ombre Salabration (2021)
Inks: Majenta Madness, Highland Heather, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Merry Merlot, Petal Pink, Granny Apple Green
Stamps: Pretty Perennials, Dressed to Impress
Accessories: Die Cutting Machine, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, Playful Alphabet Dies, White EP, Basic Rhinestones, Clear Jewels, Gold Gilded Jewels

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope that you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink  and see all the inspiration from the design team and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this fun sketch too!

Til next time,

Friday 12 February 2021

Just Add Ink #541 Blended Eclipse Birthday


Happy Friday everyone and welcome!! It's been a hot week in Melbourne both with the weather and with the Tennis!! That's right, after all the waiting and a few complaints we can finally enjoy some live tennis on the tv with some real crowds for the players too! How good a reward for Victoria after all we went through last year is this!😀

This week at Just Add InkNikki has asked us to Just Add a Blended Background. There are lots of pretty examples to inspire you over on the blog and I hope you can pop on over and would love to see you join us!

For my card this week I chose to use the blended background front and centre with the Eclipse technique.
I started with a card front sized piece of water colour paper and went for pops of colour blended with some Summer inspired colours. Then I die cut a Stitched Circle from that and used the Playful Alphabet dies to cut the Happy. One of the great things about this set of dies is they have more than one of popular letters (such as P!).

Some layers of white letters underneath the coloured ones give the raised or "Eclipse" effect. Do remember to sit the centre of the coloured letters back in place too. A white embossed Birthday, some silver glimmer balloons, and a few scattered Enamel dots and this bright, cheery and clean card is ready.

Card stock: Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, Basic Black
Stamps: Well Said
Inks: Versamark
Accessories: Die Cutting Machine, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Playful Alphabet Dies, White EP, In Colour Enamel dots
Non - SU: Distress Inks (TH, Ranger), Stitched Circle Dies (MFT)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the inspiration the team and entrants have for you and I look forward to see what you create this week!

Til next time,