Birthday Cards, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 485…One Layer!

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Well here’s a great Challenge for you…. Just Add One Layer…… that means no additional embellishments or layers of Card Stock….pretty much it’s one piece of card and some ink.

I thought this Challenge sounded pretty hard…..but I loved it!!  It was great to get back to ink and paper, letting the stamps and colour be the hero.

So I managed to stamp a few cards.  Here they are:

First up I used the Painted Poppies Stamp Set, teamed with the Swirly Frames stamps.

JAI # 485 (1)After I had stamped the circle, I masked it off and stamped the Poppy image.

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For the second card I used the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set.  Love this set – perfect for one layer cards because the images are nicely shaded.  This could be stamped in any colour too.

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My third card was using the Forever Blossoms Stamp set.  So pretty.  The sentiment is from Rooted in Nature.

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And the last one is the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set.  It’s a really fun reversable set.

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But Oh darn……after I stamped it I realised I had the card upside down!!   Oh man, don’tcha hate that!!!   IMG_0444
Yeah – so as you can see, I really had fun creating one layer cards with some new stamp sets.  Can you believe I did all these cards in a very short time, before work one morning!  I could have kept stamping for a while longer too.

So follow this like to Just Add Ink and share your One Layer projects with us.

Challenges, Christmas, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 483…..Choose Two!

This Challenge is perfect for Christmas cards – Stars – Spots – Sparkle.
This idea is to add two of these elements to your projects.
I chose Sparkle and Stars.

I added some Wink of Stella to my Reindeer to make it Sparkle.   And then I skattered a few silver stars around. 

These are the Snow Globe Scenes dies.

Follow this link to the Just Add Ink blog – this is where you can share your project with us.

Challenges, Inspiration, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 481 – Inspiration Challenge

Well this weeks been a bit funny here…..at the beginning of the week, we had a very warm 38O and by the end of the week we were down to a freezing 17O!  From one extreme to the other, all in the space of a few days.  Luckerly I have had the Just Add Ink Inspiration Challenge to work on so have been able to hibernate (in my craft room) from the heat and cold.

I picked some of the colours out of the Inspiration picture and made a Thank you card.

Perhaps you might use the Inspiration Photo in your craft projects this week too.   Join us for this Challenge at Just Add Ink

Challenges, Colour Combo, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 479 – Colour Combo!

The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is a Colour Challenge.  The colours are soft and cool – I thought they were kind of beachy.  But I used them for a floral card.

I put some silver faceted gems in the centre of the flowers.  I really love how the shine.  What do you think?

Head on over to Just Add Ink and play along with this Challenge too.

Birthday Cards, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 477 – Sketch Challenge

I’ve been playing with the Bird Ballard DSP this week.  I used it for the Just Add Ink Challenge this week.  We have a Sketch Challenge.

I turned the Sketch on it’s side for this pretty Birthday card:  

I also made this card – with a similar layout, using the Bird Ballard DSP again.  Such pretty papersFollow the link to the Just Add Ink blog, to join us in this Challenge and to check out the Design Team cards using this Sketch.

3D, Challenges, Gifts

Just Add Ink # 475 – Just Add Food!

Just Add Food, now here’s a fun Challenge!

I thought it may have meant “Have a few little treaties” while you are crafting and then I could show you a pic of a few empty lollie wrappers!!

Or perhaps I could package up some goodies?    And I found that I didn’t really have any foodie type stamps.

I then started thinking about pretty boxes that might be good for a “teenagers” gift – and this is what I came up with…… A Donut Box!!

I decided to make a card to go with it.

I really looking forward to see what everyone comes up with for their “Food” inspired projects this week.

To join us for this Challenge, follow the link to Just Add Ink.

Birthday Cards, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 473

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For the Just Add Ink Challenge this week, you can Choose Two elements for your projects.  You can choose from Metallics – Twine – Washi Tape.   I chose Washi Tape and Metallics for my card.  Here it is:

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The pic is a little bluey – because I had fading light……but the card is really Black White and Silver.  It;s also quite hard to photograph the metallics.

You can choose Two and join this Challenge too.    Share your creations with us at Just Add Ink.