Friday, September 21, 2018

Just Add Ink #427 | Just Add 'K'

Welcome, welcome! Hello there stampers and fellow papercrafters. It's tine for a new challenge over at Just Add Ink. This week its Just Add 'K'.

I certainly found this challenge a bit of a challenge and they don't call them challenges for nothing. They are meant to expand our creativity and our creative process and this challenge really did. I don't have any stamp sets or paper packs that begin with 'K', so I did a bit of a search for papercrafting techniques that begin with 'K' and came across Kaleidoscopic Origami, also known as Tea Bag Folding.

I've done a little bit of Origami, and when I say a little bit I really mean not much at all but I really loved the process of the folding and how relaxing and therapeutic it was.

I 've made a Star for my card today using the Kaleidoscopic Origami technique using the All is Bright DSP and keeping with the traditional colours of Christmas using Real Red (Red) and Shaded Spruce (Green).

After watching and folding along with quite a few You Tube tutorials, I followed this one HERE. This is considered a more challenging fold so if you haven't done Origami or Paper folding before you may want to start with something a little easier. 

When using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper for Origami or Paper Folding , you really need to burnish each fold really well with a bone folder. Stampin' Up! DSP is thicker than Origami Paper and if you were to try the folds without running the bone folder over the creases you wouldn't get the nice crisp and clean folds that you need for the overall finished look.

Once all the eight 2" x 2" piece of DSP were folded and then adhered together I then cut a 4"circle with my Scan N Cut, to put behind the Star. Randomly stamped on the circle is the word 'Merry' from the Merry Christmas to All' stamp set using Crumb Cake ink. Over the stamped words I splatted Crumb Cake ink from a Stampin' Write Marker and to create some added elements I also added some Braided Linen Thread and some Gold Metallic Thread. All finished of with the die cut Merry and then the stamped label and Christmas from the Merry Christmas to All bundle.

While the actual card is quite CAS (Clean an Simple) for me, I'm loving the detail and all the elements that the Kaleidoscopic Origami Star gives. It really is a statement piece on the card and really gives that WOW effect. Well I think it does.

If you haven't tried Origami before, why not give it a go with and practice with some thinner paper like printer paper and then when you are more confident move on to folding Stampin' Up! DSP.

Check out more inspiration on the Just Add Ink Blog and see what their Just Add 'K' was. Lots of different ideas and techniques for you. Come and play along with the design team, we'd love to see what your Just Add 'K' is.

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  1. Rochelle your card is fabulous - such a creative take on this week’s challenge! I’ve never tried this technique but your card has prompted me to have a go. The detail on your folded flower adds so much to your card and I love the traditional red and green colours. Wonderful inspiration!

  2. Wow, wow, wow, Rochelle! Your Kalaidescope origami is a spectacular way to add “K” and I love all the little details, the background stamping and texture details you’ve added too. xx

  3. Wow, this looks pretty amazing! The colors are so vibrant and the origami flower really pops off the card!


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