Friday, May 21, 2021

Just Add Ink #555 | Colour Challenge

 Hello there stamping friends! Happy Friday! Welcome and thanks for joining me on my blog today. It's so good to have you here.  I hope you're having a fabulous day and that you have all been safe and well. Today we over at Just Add Ink have another creative challenge for you. This week its a fantstic colour challenge chosen byJust Add Ink Design Team member Rachael - Just Add Ink #555 | Colour Challenge.

We've got 2 of the 2020 - 2022 In Colours - Magenta Madness and Just Jade, and then added Pool Party with it. Such a fun colour combo! Love it!

I've gone for lots of layers today for a bright floral birthday card. 

I've started my card today with lots of layers of Pool Party cardstock and DSP. Some of the layers have been embossed with one of the Greenery Embossing folders and then the Pool Party spotty DSP comes from the new Pattern Party 12" x 12" DSP pack that is a Host Only reward. This gorgeous paper has lots of Polka dots, flowers, stripes, and more. Whatever type of pattern you need, you'll find it in the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper. My little portion of the Pool Party DSP does not do this pack of paper justice! Its amazing! Contact me today to find out how you can get this amazing paper too!

I've teamed up all my Pool Party layers with some floral accents from the In Bloom Bundle. I've used the Pierced Blooms Dies for my gorgeous Magenta Madness and Just Jade Flowers and then the Happy Birthday sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set - In Bloom. How gorgeous are those bright flowers against the Pool Party? So fun!

To finish off the card I added the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon, Linen Thread and some 2021 - 2023 In Colour Gems.

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  I do hope that I've given you some inspiration with this weeks challenge colours. Come and check out the rest of the amazing creations from the Just Add Ink Design Team using these gorgeous colours at the JAI Blog. We hope that you will join in this weeks challenge. I can't wait to see you join in and to see your fantastic projects for this weeks challenge.

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Just Add Ink #553 | Sketch Challenge

Hello there stamping friends! I hope that you are having a fantastic week and a fabulous day! It's Friday, Yay, and that means it's time for another Just Add Ink Challenge, JAI #553. We've got another fun sketch for you suggested to us by fellow JAI Design Team Member Kelly Kent. Fun for layering but has a lot of scope for you to make this sketch your own.

I've used this sketch to have another play around with the beautiful Stampin' Up! Pansy Petal Suite and how to make a card using mostly cardstock and DSP. The only stamp I used today was for the sentiment.

I've started my card with a Basic White base and then I've layered some Soft Succulent cardstock and then a piece of the Fresh Freesia Gingham from the Pansy Petals DSP. The Soft Succulent aand Fresh Freesia together makes for a beautiful colour combination. I can see that being used again in the future. Over the gingham I added strips of Fresh Fressia cardstock. I changed up the sketch slightly by adding five strips instead of the four. Just a personal prefernce to change it up that way as I personally thought the five strips looked better that the four. Don't they say in design that things look better in odd numbers rather than even.

I've added a panel of the Basic White cardstock over the base layers and for an added touch of prettyness I put a small piece of the Square Vellum Doilies at each end of the Basic White layer.

Then to finish off the card I've added some Pansies and leaves that have been die cut from the Pansy Petals DSP. Use a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine along with the coordinating Pansy Dies to cut the images from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper. Cutting the images out of the DSP makes for making a really quick card with beuatiful imagery. Another great thing for making cards with the images from the DSP is that there are lots of Pansies and leaves in the DSP so you can easily make a bulk batch of cards with all these gorgeous images.

With it being Mother's Day here in Australia this coming Sunday I thought I would use the 'Happy Mother's Day' sentiment from the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set but you can easily swap that out for whatever sentiment you desired.

There are lots of AMAZING creations from the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team on the JAI Blog. Go and check out everyone's take on the sketch. I love to see how everyone has a different creation all using the same sketch. Can't wait to see what you do with the sketch.

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