Challenges, Just Add Ink

JAI # 121 – Just Add Pearls…. and a few other things!

I have not done any Blogging for a couple of weeks…..but I am back now!   Oh and I have so so much to tell you about… 

First up though – the challenge this week at Just Add Ink = Just Add Pearls.  
A couple of weeks ago I was working on putting some class idea’s together and my sister Nadine shared a technique with me that I had not done before – so that became the basis for my Just Add Pearls Card.

The new technique is in the background of this card – where I used some wax paper that I embossed with the Big Shot and then laid it between 2 layers of glossy card – then ironed it.  After that I rubbed it with ink – and this is the effect I got.  I really liked it and found the more ink I added – the better it looked.
Also – really loved these colours together too – Wisteria Wonder, Rose Red, Always Artichoke.

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Now – I enjoyed doing this technique so much that I made other cards with it too…….. here’s a Man one.

A word of warning to all those wanting to try this technique!!   MAKE SURE YOU SET UP YOUR IRON PROPERLY – WITH PROTECTION FOR SURROUNDING SURFACES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah – you guessed right – I had a moment…….not sure if it was a Blonde moment, Senior moment or plain old stupidity moment………but you guessed it……. I ironed on the carpet and wrecked both the carpet and my iron (not that I use it much – hee hee).
However – I then had to own up and tell Mr Neil that I had done it!  And it’s not even in a spot I can hide with a mat – darn it!!  Lucky for me he kinda laughed…….. although I was not laughing.

Anyway………………I can not finish this post without giving a big Whoop whoop for where I was last week!!  Whoo hoooo Stampin Up Convention in Canberra – with about 450 other crazy SU lovers.

Man I had an awesome time – for many reasons – The Stamping (of course), the sneek peeks, the projects, the swaps – but mainly the people.  Geez I love my Stampin Friends.  Here are a few highlights.

1 – Meeting up with and spending time with my fabulous, talented and beautiful sister Nadine.

2 – Meeting and hanging with many of the amazing Just Add Ink Design Team…….. so so so great to meet them.

3 – Rooming with the Klass Act girls and Nadine

4 – Swaps

5 – Classes / Projects

6 – Fun, Fun, Fun