Friday, August 25, 2023

Just Add Ink #667 | Sketch Challenge

 Hello stamping friends. Happy Friday! I hope you are having a wonderful day. I'm here today with the Just Add Ink Design Team for the new Just Add Ink Challenge - Just Add Ink #667 | Sketch Challenge. This week we have a fabulous sketch for you designed by fellow JAI team member - Di.

I recently recieved my pre-order Stampin' Up! goodies from the 2023 Sept - Dec Mini Catalogue and I was super keen to have a play. So my card today is using some of those new products and is helping me get a head start on making my Christmas cards.

The DSP is the new Garden Walk DSP that is perfect for every occasion. It can be used for every season throughout the year, not just for Christmas. I've used the Garden Green Striped patter for the background layer and the bright Poppy Parade flowers have been fussy cut also from the Garden Walk DSP. 

 The die cut foliage pieces are from the Joy of Christmas Suite, cut from Distressed Gold Specialty Paper. These pieces are on a long rectagular die but I cut them off so that they could sit better with the design of the card.

The ribbon, seqins amd semtiments also all come from the Joy of Christmas Suite. I love combining products from different suites that don't necessarily go together to create something a little bit different.

Make sure you check out my online store  HERE on 6th September 2023 when you can purchase products from the new 2023 Sept - Dec Mini Catalogue.

Go and check out the design teams take on the sketch at the Just Add Ink Blog for some inspiration and then come and join in this week's sketch fun! I can't wait to see what you create.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

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Friday, August 11, 2023

Just Add Ink #665 | Clean & Simple 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 we are Just Adding Clean and Simple (CAS).

I'm really loving CAS cards (well CAS for me) at the moment. When they are done well they can be really striking and inspiring to other crafters because they aren't all fancy and over the top and to technical to recreate. 

For my card today I'm showing you a sneak peek of a stamp set from the new Stampin' Up! 2023 Sept - Dec Mini Catalogue (AKA the Holiday Catalogue). This is one of the images from the Gift of Giving Stamp Setand I love it because you can COLOUR it!!!!  My all time favourite thing to do when creating my cards. Water colour, Alcohol Markers, Pencils. They bwould all work well with the images from this stamp set.

I chose to water colour the image for this card today. I've used the Fluid 100 Water colour paper that Stampin' Up! offer in their catalogue and then stamped and heat embossed the image with Black Embossing Powder. Then using a water painter I coloured the image using the wet on wet technique were you 'paint' water into the part of the image you want to colour and then apply small amounts of ink onto the wet section and watch it flow. Sometimes you have to help the colour around with the water painter to where you want the colour to go.

If you feel like you've added too much colour dab the section with paper towel to 'mop' up the colour until you have the desired look you are after.

Check out the product list for all the colours used, as I used a lot. I've finished off the card with a simple sentiment and linen thread and some Real Red gems (that are also from the new Mini Catalogue). Becuase the colours are bright and bold I really though that the card didn't need much trim and embellishment so really kept that all farily clean and simple.

Go and check out to see what CAS cards the JAI Design Team made on the JAI Blog. I love the out of the box thinking that the DT memebers used for their projects this week. Cant' wait to see what your project will be!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Stamping! 
Live in Australia?
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Recreate this project at home using the following Stampin' Up! products.  Click on the images below to see the product information and to shop from my online store