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Just Add Ink Challenge # 443 – Just Add Two…

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The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is a fun Choose Two challenge (suggested by Jan). So that means you can ‘Choose Two’ out of the three options Embossing Paste, Colouring or Sequins to feature on your project.
I choose the Embossing Paste and Sequins – although now when I look at it………I have all three on there.  LOL.

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I coloured the Embossing Paste with my re-inkers and then mushed them together to get the colours mixing.   The Butterfly comes from the Sale-a-brations Botanical Butterfly DSP

Here’s the link to Just Add Ink – so you can check out all the other Choose Two projects – and share yours with us too.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 429 – Vellum!

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The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is all about adding Vellum.  Vellum is a great addition to cards and 3D projects.  On my card today, I have die cut some leaves as an embellishment.   My card is a CASE of a card from the current Stampin Up Annual Catalogue 2018-2019…..see page 9.

And below…..see my take on the card.     Die cutting shapes with Vellum is a fun way to add it to your projects.

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Looking back – I have used Vellum in my Just Add Ink Challenges for some time.

Below is the card I made in Just Add Ink Challenge # 2!   I used the Vellum to make some flower petals…..

The challenge was to Just Add Hearts – so my idea was to have flower petals look like they were flying off and making Heart shapes.

You can find one of my popular Vellum projects in JAI # 125 – Just Add Winter where I made some Vellum Luminaries.   I also did this in a class Tea Light Class

Follow this link to the Vellum Luminaries – Tutorial

And below are a couple more examples of using Vellum…… Velum flowers and Butterflies.

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So, spend some time playing with Vellum this week….and share your projects with us at Just Add Ink

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Just Add Ink # 351… Just Add L!

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Just Add L, is this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge……I decided to Just Add Lattice!

I used a couple of Lattice dies on my card.  Using one as a stencil to sponge the back ground.  Then I cut the other to make a banner.  Here is my card:

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Join us at Just Add Ink for this Challenge.  Share your creation with us.

 

 

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JAI # 346 Just Choose Two…….Hearts or Flowers or Butterflies

The Just Add Ink Challenge this week allows us to combine a couple of things for our projects.  The idea is to Choose Two!   Hearts or Flowers or Butterflies.  Here is the card I put together:

My idea was to try to use the pages from a colouring book in some way – so I die cut some Butterflies (and left them uncoloured).  I used a floral DSP to add some colour too.

So go to Just Add Ink and check out all the great projects that also Just Add Two (Hearts, Flowers or Butterflies).   And remember to share your project with us.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 318……’Just Add S’!!!

The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is  “Just Add S” – suggested by  Tina.

There are so many possibilities for this Challenge such as -Stamping, Scrunching, Stitching, Sponging, Stripes, Spots, Stars etc.

For my ‘S’ project, I chose to make a starburst with Designer Series Paper.  It’s a great way to use up all those little scraps of paper and is fun to do.

To join us for this fun Challenge – Just Add ‘S’, go to Just Add Ink and share your project with us.  Check out all the other wonderful S projects.

 

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Just Add Ink # 275 – Sketch Challenge

We have a sketch challenge at Just Add Ink this week.  It’s a fairly simple sketch so there are lots and lots that you can do with it.
JAISketch_2011275A couple of weeks ago, I made some Alcohol Ink background sheets to use in a class and a few people commented that they had not used that technique before – so I decided it was time we revisited the technique.

I used the technique on this weeks Challenge card.DSC00012I am sure there are many many wonderful things you can do with this sketch.  We love you to join our challenge and share your projects with us at Just Add Ink.  While you are there, you can check out all the great Design Team projects too.

 

Below is a copy of the tutorial I did on the technique in 2010 for the Just Add Ink first ever Blog Hop (13 May 2010).

 

The Technique I am showing you today is the Ink & Alcohol Technique

Using Re-inkers, Isocol Alcohol, Glossy White Card and a Cotton Ball you can create funky and unique Backgrounds.

Step One – Squeeze some Isocol Alcohol (which you can buy from your Supermarket or Pharmacy) onto a Cotton Ball.  Add some dots of Ink from your reinker onto the cotton ball.  You can use several colours.

Step Two – Dab the ink onto Glossy White Card.  It dries quickly – and you can go over the same area a couple of times if you wish.


This creates fabulous multi-coloured backgrounds which you can use on your projects.

Another option is to Stamp an image with Versamark and emboss it before covering with Alcohol Ink.


Once your Alcohol Ink has dried – polish off any excess ink with a Tissue.  This really makes the image stand out.

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Challenge # 272 – Just Add…..Butterflies

Just Add Ink Challenge # 272 is Just Add……….Butterflies!!!

Well – I can guarantee from the outset that this is going to be a very very popular challenge.  Let’s face it – we all LOVE butterflies.  They are so intriguing and delicate – not to mention beautiful.  So – get those craft things out and show us your Butterfly!

Here’s mine!
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I used one of the Butterfly Thinlet Dies to create this.  I decided I want to have a go at making an inlay butterfly.  That means that I cut 3 Butterflies – one Black, one Orange and one White.  Then I glued the Black outline down first on some card and then stuck all the little Orange and White bits into their rightful places.  It’s fiddly and time-consuming – but I think the effect is worth it.

So here’s my complete card:

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I made this for a very special person.  Check out all the other beautiful Butterflies / projects at Just Add Ink – and show us yours too.