Friday, November 28, 2014


This week's Just Add Ink challenge invites lots of flowery goodness.  We have an inspiration pic for you - and you may choose whatever from the graphic that inspires you.  No need to go 'floral' - it might be the colours, or watercolour effect, that jump out at you.   Here's the "jumping off" point:

Although the gorgeous daisies are white with yellow centres, I've used a bit of creative licence on my card.  I have had a coloured panel on my desk for weeks, just waiting to be added to a card - until I came to create this card, I just wasn't sure how to use it.  My flowers are yellow with white centres.  To be truthful, when I originally coloured the flowers using my Blendabilities, the flower centres were orange.  I've used my white chalk marker, and white gel pen, to re-colour the centres for this challenge!  The fabulously useful tiny die-cut butterfly hides an ink smudge.  Love that. :)

I'm very happy with the way this card turned out.  Isn't the sentiment gorgeous?  I've kept it all pretty simple, for a nice, fresh, happy look.

Make sure you check out the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team's creations; we have loads of talent on the team, and love sharing what we make.

Below are all the Stampin' Up! products used to make this card - you can click on the images to be taken directly to my online store.  (NB: Bloom With Hope is a 'hostess' stamp set that you may only earn for free, with a qualifying order of $300+.)

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Big Shot
Glue Dots

Friday, November 21, 2014


Just Add Ink's challenge this week, set by Tina, is to make a card or other papercraft project using this sketch:

My card features Stampin' Up!'s Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The only stamping is the sentiment ... which is rather a huge departure from my habitual use of several stamp sets on one card!

The table below shows all the products used to make this card.  If you click on any of the images, you'll be taken to my online store, and can buy them to make your own. :)

Make sure you check out the rest of the Design Team's creations; love their work!

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Friday, November 14, 2014


This week at Just Add Ink, Chantell has challenged us to add texture to our papercraft projects.

I have chosen to use dry-embossing - a quick, clean, way of adding texture and interest to a card.  I dug out my rather neglected Mosaic embossing folder, and started off embossing a piece of card that I'd stamped with a clear block (with the same colours as I used on this card).  I then embossed a larger piece of Whisper White card, turned it over, and lined up the embossed pattern on the focal piece, with the debossed pattern on the larger piece.  I was quite happy with myself, for managing to make that work!

My card today is a simple one; I wanted the focus to be on the colours, and the embossing.

There are lots of ways to add texture to a card or scrapbook page, and you can get some more ideas from the Just Add Ink Design Team samples.

All of the Stampin' Up! products I used, to make this card, are shown below.  If you click on any of the images, you'll be taken directly to my online store.

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