Just Add Ink Swap Hop


Recently the Girls at Just Add Ink got together to participate in a Card Swap.  A Card Swap is where all participants make multiple copies of one card design and send them off to the rest of the group.  What you end up with is a copy of everyone’s cards, but you’ve only had to design one!   We decided on a theme which was to use products from the New 2010 – 2011 Stampin Up Catalogue.

After we had all received our cards we thought it would be a great idea to show them to you…..and what better way to do it – than a Blog Hop.

Here are a few details about our Swap Hop…… there are 14 stops on our  Hop (Just Add Ink and each of our 13 Design Team members), but the hop is set up in a loop so it doesn’t matter where you start. All you need to do to follow along is click the Swap Hop button at the end of each post and you’ll be taken to the next stop! The great part of that is that you can do the Swap Hop whenever you want. 

So – here we go……

The card I put together also has a story – because not only did I make it for the Just Add Ink Card Swap but I also did it as a part of a Swap that I was doing with my sister Nadine.  And I sent it to a couple of Secret Sisters I have around the world too.  This is it……….

This one is the Just Add Ink Card Swap Version.  I have used Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz and Marina Mist Cards Stock.  The Stamps are Every Moment, Baroque Motifs and the Vintage Vogue Wheel.  The Ribbon is the 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon in Early Espresso.

The Challenge I had with Nadine was to Create Cards using the layout of the Cards on Page 82 and 83 of the 2008-2009 Stampin Up Catalogue.  Here is the Version I sent Nadine.

So this came from one of the Cards on Page 82.  I used So Saffron and Hemp Twine on this one. 
Leave me a comment to let me know what you think.  I hope you have fun hopping around the Just Add Ink girls blogs.  To continue on the Just Add Ink Swap Hop – Click on the button below to visit Tania.


19 Responses to Just Add Ink Swap Hop

  1. A Little Less Useless says:

    these are sooo cute. Love that image when its coloured in. Great layout too…the ribbon and twine is a great touch

  2. bronheslop says:

    Gorgeous, Chantell! I’ve been reluctant to crack out that stamp set, but you use it with ease. I love how you’ve layered it all up, too – your attention to detail is perfect.

  3. Tania Gould says:

    AGH! How can I chose now which is my fav -both are absolutely awesome!!!!! Everything just comes together so well!

  4. Amanda says:

    So earthy and beautiful. They are both stunning, thanks for being part of JAI Chantell, we love ya! xx Amanda

  5. Patrice says:

    Gorgeous card/s Chantell and that image is so lovely when coloured. I like both versions!

  6. What a sweet little birdie!!!!!

  7. Both cards are really nice. I love the bird image and the subtle colours in both. Great!

  8. Mae Collins says:

    Chantell this card is beautiful and to think of the amount of colouring your would have had to do to complete ALL those swaps! Amazing!

  9. Brenda H says:

    What a great, great card! I love both versions. I don’t have this set, but your card has my imagination spinning away now. TFS

  10. Richelle says:

    Ohh that watercolouring is so neat! I can’t imagine having the patience to colour so many images so neatly! lol 🙂
    Great work!!!!

  11. Paula Dobson says:

    Ha Snap Chantell! I love this stamp set too, hence my swap – but I love your version better – beautiful!

  12. I love how you stamped the Baroque Motif over the different layers – brave girl. Gorgeous card!!

  13. Beautiful, Chantell. I particularly like the JAI version, and the Very Vintage background. Really lovely.

  14. Delys says:

    These must have taken you AGES to do! All worth it though as your cards are stunning Chantell! Love it to bits

  15. Jodene says:

    I loved all of the elements of this card Chantell! The colouring of the bird is gorgeous and I love the addition of the twine. Beautiful!

  16. Jo Eades says:

    I love the colour combo you used Chantell. That little birdy looks so sweet in blue. I also love the background effect on the Crum Cake layer.

  17. Andrea says:

    What a great card (cards)! I didn’t make it to regionals (other commitments) … so didn’t get this set … but all that I have seen of it is lovely! It’s nice to see some gorgeous watercolouring around. Very rustic and lovely, Chantell. Hugs xxaxx

  18. Kim Badelt says:

    Beautiful card Chantell – I was thrilled to receive it! Love all your subtle layering of images, how the swirl crosses over onto the bird panel, and lovely watercoloured bird!

  19. I like both versions Chantell! Very pretty.

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