Challenges, Man Cards

Just Add Ink # 434 – Big Bold Sentiment!

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The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is to Add a BIG BOLD Sentiment……as you’ll see, I made this card a couple of Months ago now – and it fit’s this Challenge perfectly.

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Adding Silver embossing to the letters really helps them to stand out – I mean, they are big enough anyway  but the embossing gives an extra shine.

In the back ground I coloured some embossing paste and using a stencil added a bit of texture to the back ground.

Join Just Add Ink in this challenge and show us your BIG BOLD sentiment projects.

3D, Baby Cards, Big Shot, Butterflies, Card Classes, Challenges, Just Add Ink

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 # 424…. Just Add Texture!!

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I love Challenges like this – because you can add texture in so many different ways.   This time I used embossing paste with a stencil.  I added some silver paint to is to colour it.   I also added texture with the ribbon that I frayed, then stuck along the edge.

I often ask my husband what he thinks of some cards….and he always says…..it’s not manly if it has ribbon on it.  so fraying the ribbon is really me trying to make it not look like ribbon!  LOL!

I also really like how the cogs turned out.   I used a bit of foil card to die cut them out.

Follow this link to Just Add Ink to share your textured creation with us.  And check out all the other wonderful Design Team creations too.

Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 410…..Inspiration

Hi ya – it’s Friday, which means the next Just Add Ink Challenge is here…….Challenge # 410 is an Inspiration Challenge.   That means we use a Photo or Picture to inspire us when crafting.

The Pic this week was suggested by Jo – and it has loads of elements that can be used for Inspiration.   It could be the colours, shapes or particular elements like the Banner or pillows that Inspire you.    Here is the Inspiration pic……

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I used the colours and some of the shapes and dots to inspire me……. here is my card:

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I’m really liking using this back ground stamp at the moment – I really love the textured look it gives to card.  It call Burlap.

So – here is the link to the Just Add Ink Challenge – so that you can check out the Design Team projects and also join us for this Challenge.

Challenges, Just Add Ink, Sketch Challenge

Just Add Ink Challenge # 396 Sketch

Sketches are great ways to start your projects – they give you a layout to begin with that you can flip different ways or turn around to help you put together a card or lay out.   The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge.  Here’s the Sketch:

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My background panel was created with Brusho’s – and the colours in them determined the rest of the colours on my card.

Click here to visit Just Add Ink – see what the rest of the Design Team have made for the Sketch Challenge and also share with us what you have made.

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Just Add Ink # 392 – Blog Hop – Just Add Something New!

 

Happy New Year everyone – 2018 is here!!

There is no better way to kick off the year, than with a Blog Hop.

The 2018 Just Add Ink Blog Hop theme is Just Add Something New.

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So that means…. What’s new in your craft area?  It might be some paper, colours or pencils or something you haven’t used before.   This is going to be a fun challenge with endless possibilities.  We hope you will join the challenge with us.

When looking through my craft area I found quite a few things I had not used before and a couple of new things too.   My Just Add Something New items come from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.   I’ve used the Sunshine and Rainbows Stamp Set and Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies.

I used them to put together an Easel card.

I wanted the Rainbow to stick up above the clouds, as if it’s in the air.  This was a fun card to make.

The Blog Hop is set up in a loop so it doesn’t matter where you start.  All you need to do is to follow along is click the “Next” Button at the end of each persons post and you will be taken to the next stop.  Remember the Blog Hop also incorporates the Just Add Ink Challenge for this week.  You can join in this weeks challenge by making a project that includes something New from your Craft area.

So – here we go, now it’s time for you to move onto the next Just Add Ink Design Team Member.  Just click on the button below and you will move onto the lovely Narelle’s Blog.

Enjoy the Blog Hop, gather inspiration and then join us for this Challenge at Just Add Ink.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 377 – Colour Challenge

Here’s a Colour Combo for you from Just Add Ink.  Challenge # 377.

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Great colours – kinda beachy I thought? As you probably know, I love blue and blue features in my cards quite often – so I was quite keen on this colour combo.

Here is my project…..


I made a card wallet with lovely large colourful daisies on the outside.  Think this will work well for a Teachers gift.  I white embossed the flowers and used some Clear faceted gems in the centre of each flower to add a bit of bling.

Inside are some matching cards and envelopes (which I have not photographed yet).  I think this will make a nice little gift.

To check out heaps of other projects using these colours, go to Just Add Ink as see what the Design Team have been up too.  And then join in with this challenge too!