Friday 21 May 2021

Just Add Ink #555 Dressed Up Colours


Welcome to Friday and to you!! It's the end of a rather busy week in my world and we are ready to enjoy the forecast milder weather. What are your plans for the weekend? 

This week at Just Add Ink we have a super pretty Colour Combo for you from Rachael! The design team all loved working with these gorgeous and girly colours and we hope that you do too!

I used this week's colour combo to make an Easel card for friend's special birthday. This is the front of the card and how it lies flat for folding. It uses the fab Dressed to Impress bundle and the "mirror" is made using the Ornate Garden Suite that recently retired.

And standing tall we have some more shoes, flowers and of course the special milestone birthday.
To create the background of both the Pool Party and Majenta layers, I used the larger scribble stamp in the set and first, second and third generation stamping.

Both pairs of shoes and the flowers are coloured with Blends. 

The numbers are 3 layers high and act as the stoppers to keep the card standing tall.

Card stock: Pool Party, Just Jade, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer, Whisper White
Inks: Majenta Madness, Pool Party, Blends: Majenta Madness, Just Jade, Versamark
Stamps: Dressed To Impress, 
Accessories: Die Cutting machine, Ornate Style Dies, All Dressed Up Dies, Number of Years, Shimmery Black EP

Thanks for stopping by today to see my card! I look forward to seeing what you will create with this pretty and girly colour combo for this week's challenge.

Til next time,


Tuesday 18 May 2021

Guitar, Grunge and Green for JAI #554

Hello and welcome to a mid-week extra post! I needed a card for my now teenage Nephew. He is into music - plays guitar, bass and drums in 3 different bands at his school so I thought that could work for this week's Just Add G challenge at Just Add Ink and so I’m playing along!

So to add my G elements of Green, Guitar and Grunge....I started by sponging a rainbow of colour using Distress Inks to look a little like stage lighting and droplets of water to create interest and a grunge effect. As one of the bands my nephew is in recently opened for a big named band in his home town, a stage theme is perfect! 

Next the retired  Extreme Guitar stamp was inked in Versamark and embossed with Shimmery Black EP to accentuate the grunge factor.
Last but not least, the sentiment was embossed onto vellum cut to size so as to not hide all the background and some metallic star sequins added.
Music is in our family's blood, our mother’s family are all pianists and I too was once a reasonable guitarist whilst my brother played bass so its great to see the talents flow through the generations. I hope my nephew likes his card. 😊

Card stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Vellum.
Inks: Versamark
Stamps: Extreme Guitar (retired), Epic Celebrations (Sab retired)
Accessories: Black Shimmery EP, Metallic Sequins Assortment, Stitched Rectangle Framelits

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you later in the week with the new Just Add Ink challenge!

Til next time,

Friday 7 May 2021

Just Add Ink # 553 Perennial Sketch


Happy Friday everyone and welcome back! Another month has passed and we are now getting ready to celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday in Australia and NZ. What do you have planned? A sleep in and breakfast in bed maybe?

It's time for a new Just Add Ink challenge week and Kelly has designed this fun sketch to spark your projects. The design team as always have a fabulous and varied array of cards to inspire you so I hope you can take a peek at the main blog and we'd love you to join us.

For my card I flipped the sketch to portrait and chose a blend of old and new products. My favourite Bundle in the now Mini Catalogue is the beautiful Pretty Perennials. It has a fresh and modern look to the flowers and the sentiments. I've paired that with three of the new In Colours in the 2021-2022 Catalogue. Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia and Soft Succulent are added over a background stamped in 2nd and 3rd generation of Daffodil Delight.

A touch of Silver Glimmer for the sentiment that also passes for the small rectangle in the sketch and with the outline of the Stitched With Whimsy Dies, and a matching In Colour jewel and this little card is complete. 😊

Card Stock: Soft Succulent, Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer
Inks: Soft Succulent, Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: Die Cutting Machine, Stitched With Whimsy Dies, Perennial Petals Dies, 2021-2023 In Colour Jewels

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope that you enjoyed my project and look forward to see what you will create with this fun sketch at Just Add Ink this week.

Til next time,