Friday, January 29, 2016


Di has set our Just Add Ink challenge this week ... it is to "Just Add Nature" to your papercraft project.

I have a HUGE soft-spot for hummingbirds, so Stampin' Up!'s new Picture Perfect stamp set was a "must have" for me. I look forward to using lots of bright colour combinations with the 4-step stamps but have for today's card used more muted colours.

The awesome Going Places Designer Series Paper determined my colour scheme of Sahara Sand, Lost Lagoon, Basic Black and Very Vanilla.  I've managed to incorporate four different pieces of the paper stack on my card; just love the designs!

After stamping the hummingbird, I masked it off, and stamped some grungy elements from Timeless Textures (this'll be my new favourite masculine stamp set, I'm sure) in the background.  I added a little shimmer to the bird's Basic Black throat, using my clear Wink of Stella pen, but you might just have to take my word for that, as I couldn't capture it well in a photograph!

This is the first time I've inked up my Silhouettes & Script stamp set, for the sentiment.  It is a "hostess set", able only to be earned for free with orders over $250 (the dollar value shown below is indicative of value only).

I had a lot of fun making this card (masculine cards are my favourite kind to make); I hope you like it, too!

Make sure you check out what the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team have done with the "nature" brief.  We'd love to have you play along with our challenge.

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  1. Christine you really ace at mixing different elements! I love the DSP panels and all that fabulous layered grunge stamping - I would never have thought to mix them with a hummingbird but it works beautifully! xxx

  2. Your card is lovely with that majestic hummer! Fabulous card design, Christine!

  3. Fantastic card Christine! Love all the mix of DSP and the elements behind the bird. Love the grungy feel to your card! Rochelle xo

  4. This is so gorgeous Christine! I love the way you've combined the beautiful DSP layers with the background stamping and the lovely Humming bird. I look forward to seeing more of the TT and your masculine cards - my favourite to make too! xx

  5. Another stunner! I love the colour combo and the layout is awesome :)