Friday, July 14, 2017

Just Add Ink #368 | Just Add A Twist

Why hello there!! Welcome to another Just Add Ink challenge. It's a challenge with  twist as the heading suggests. It's also a fabulous challenge to get some more versatility out of our stamp sets. Just Add a Twist - Use a birthday set for Christmas. Some more Christmas in July fun! 

It does seem a little early to be thinking about Christmas but now is as good a time as any to get started on those handmade Christmas cards. It will be one less thing to worry about buy the time Christmas does come around.


I've created a floral Christmas Wreath for my card today using the Boxwood Wreath Embellishments and accenting it with the flowers from the Happiest of Days Stamp set. Fun right?


I've really layered my card up today with the Crumb Cake base layers, then the fabulous Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White Stripes from the Be Merry DSP and then the White Embossed Layer using the Sheet music background stamp. This background stamp teams up perfectly with any Christmas inspired creation. Over the white heat embossed layer I then flicked the brush tip end of the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker for a fun splatter look.


Next out came the hot glue gun. You know there is serious crafting going on when the Hot Glue gun comes out. The Boxwood Wreath Embellishments come rolled up in a tiny wreath. So to get the bigger wreath I used 2 of the Boxwood Embellishments. Because these are a bit more of a bulkier embellishment they seem to stay put on the card the best with some Hot Glue.


Because the flower and the leaf is one stamp the best way to get the two lots of colour on it is to use the brush tip end of the Stampin' Write marker and 'colour' the stamp in. Once you've finished colouring remember to 'huff' on the stamp with your breath to re-moisten the ink after you've spent that time colouring in the stamp. Sometimes when using the markers to colour in the stamp it does take a little bit of time and then ink can dry out. So by breathing on the stamp once you've finished will help to get that moisture back to the ink and then you have the perfect stamped image.

 Embellished with Basic Black Baker's Twine, Gold Faceted Gems, Gold Glimmer Paper and Cherry Cobbler Double-Stitched Ribbon. So fun and festive!

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Make sure you stop by the Just Add Ink Blog to see what the Just Add Ink team have created for their Just Add a Twist Card. You won't be disappointed. Make sure you check out all the details for this weeks challenge while you're there and get creating!

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7 comments:

  1. Your card is just gorgeous, Rochelle! I totally agree about the music stamp being very Christmassy, and then had to LOL over the hot glue gun comments!

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  2. Rochelle what else can I say but - GORGEOUS! Fabulously detailed and layered and loving all your pops of festive red and gleaming gold. xxx

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  3. Indeed this is another gorgeous creation Rochelle! The boxwood wreaths look fabulous and I love how you've used the musical background and layers of traditional colours and sparkles. xx

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  4. Just wow! Your execution is beautiful Rochelle. The layers and detail are perfect! Such an elegant and modern twist. xx

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  5. Everything about this card is gorgeous - the wreath, the music background, the stripes - all perfect!

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  6. Really, really layered! But I love it! Your card is gorgeous Rochelle - all the details are perfect! Kelly x

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Thank You for taking the time to comment on my creations! I really love to hear what you think and will try to respond as soon as I can! Rochelle xo