Friday 26 March 2021

Just Add Ink #547 Inspiration Chocolate

Happy Friday and welcome everyone! Over the last couple of weeks we've started receiving Covid 19 Vaccinations and the restrictions are continuing to ease. It is amazing to think that 12 months on from our first Stage 3 Lockdown in Victoria we might be able to begin to look towards the future.

This week at Just Add Ink  we have a beautiful Inspiration Photo for you from Kim. There are many things that come to mind with this image - the gorgeous colours, the lovely wreath, the new life that eggs contain  and the chocolate that comes with eggs as we approach the Easter Season. So there's a lot of ways you can take this image and run with it and our design team have a lot inspiration for you over on the blog and we'd love you to join us!

For my card, I chose to use a new stamp set for me, Nothings Better Than and go with the theme of what is inside eggs this time of year along with the beautiful colours of the Inspiration Photo. 
Some pretty pink glimmer paper represents the background in the photo and some chocolate card stock and we have the beginnings of a card.

To create the colourful insides of the chocolates, I used Stampin Write markers on the individual parts of the stamps which requires a "huffing" on the stamp when finished to make sure the ink is not too dry for stamping.  It was one of those "I'm glad Covid is nearly over" moments as it's not a technique you could do whilst wearing a mask. I had thought of stamping with Momento ink and using Blends to colour but then the outlines would not be chocolate coloured. But it's an idea for next time 😊

This time last year, celebrating Easter with family and friends was not possible. We were all rather scared, locked down in our homes and Easter services were cancelled for the first time certainly in my lifetime. One year on and what a difference! For those of us in Victoria, with long time restrictions lifting - even masks no longer necessary in retail areas from today - it is a bit like we are the ones breaking out of our eggs of isolation and able to explore this new and beautiful world.

So whilst you're exploring, hop on over to the Just Add Ink blog and we'd love to see what you create to celebrate this beautiful Inspiration Photo.

Card stock: Whisper White (Thick and standard), Chocolate Chip, Pink Glimmer
Inks: Early Espresso, Markers: Regal Rose (retired), Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum, Coastal Cabana, Pineapple Punch, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Die Cutting Machine, Love You More Than Dies, Metallic Sequins Assortment (retired)

Til next time,


Friday 12 March 2021

Just Add Ink #545 Healing Shades of Green

Hello everyone and welcome back! Today is a special day - Miss Sally the Lab and a good friend of mine share a birthday. Funnily enough this same friend's son and I also share a birthday so how is that for good timing! 😀

It's also good timing for our new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week the lovely Lou has suggested we "Add shades of green" to our projects. Our design team have again shown a fabulous array of projects from heroes to stripes and leaves and everything in between so I hope you can pop on over and be inspired to join us!

I combined the shades of the retired Tranquil Tide with Soft Sea Foam and Pear Pizazz along with Copper Foil and Whisper White. Together with some leaves they are a perfect guy card for an Uncle of mine.

When the idea came for this card, I had a picture in my mind of the stamped leaves I wanted to use... I had to go through my collection to find them. I eventually found the Oh So Eclectic bundle in the retried and for sale box - so they are safely out of there! Along with them were the Flourish thinlits. Some things really are timeless! When you get a project idea does it come similarly as a picture for you too?

Card stock: Tranquil Tide, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White, Copper Foil
Inks: Pear Pizazz, Versamark
Stamps: Oh So Eclectic, Well Said
Accessories: Big shot, Rectangel Framelits, Flourish thinlits, Eclectic Framelits, White EP, Subtles EF, Metallic Sequins assortment

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the great inspiration from the design team and I'd love to see what you create using Shades of Green. 

'Til next time,