Challenges, Man Cards

Just Add Ink Challenge # 445 – Embossing.

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Here’s a fun challenge – Just Add Embossing.   There are a few types of embossing you could add to your projects this week…….Dry embossing (using a Embossing Folder or Embossing by hand), Heat Embossing – so inking, sprinkling with powder and then heating is and Embossing paste (stenciled maybe).

I used Heat Embossing and Embossing Paste on my card.

 

 

I coloured the Embossing paste with a bit of Re-inker.  Then I used the brick stencil with the Embossing paste t make the bottom panel.

 

Next I Heat embossed the tools.  I actually used both silver and black embossing powder to get the two-tone tools.

I like how the tools look so shiny.

So join us for this Challenge – show us how you like to use Embossing on your projects.

Here’s the link to Just Add Ink

 

Butterflies, Challenges, Just Add Ink, Sale-a-bration

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.

Birthday Cards, Botanical Blooms, Sketch Challenge

Just Add Ink Challenge # 442 – Sketch Challenge

This week there is a Special Birthday happening in our family, so I used the Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge as the start for a Special Birthday Card.
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For this card, it was important to me to use the Black and White – as I see Black and White as National colours for NZ.  Our Sports Teams wear Black and White, we are from the Land of the Long White Cloud  and so I decided to incorporate Black and White into this card.    Next I decided on Tropical prettiness as this card is for a beautiful young lady.  Happy Birthday Ana!

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Check out the other Cards and projects made using this Just Add Ink Challenge Sketch here!

Challenges, Inspiration, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 441…..Inspiration!

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The 2nd Just Add Ink Challenge for 2019 is right here…….the idea with this one is to use the Inspiration Picture to inspire what ever you create…….

I decided to make a Water color background using the Brusho Powders…..

Here is the card I made:

You can’t really see in the photo – but the enamel dots that I used are very sparkly….I really love them.

So – here is the Link to Just Add Ink, so you can come along and join this Challenge.  Also, check out all the Design Team projects and other Challenge entries.

Blog Hop, Challenges, Just Add Ink, Sale-a-bration

Just Add Ink Challenge # 440 Just Add Something New!

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Hi ya, Happy 2019 everyone!!   This is going to be a very exciting year, so stay tuned for things to come!!

Welcome also to the first “Just Add Ink” challenge for 2019.    In true Just Add Ink tradition we are starting the year with a Blop Hop – so I hope you are hoping along and enjoying see all the Just Add Something New projects.  You may have just come from Kim’s Blog,

The  “Just Add Something New!” Theme is perfect for this time of year, because not only is it a New Year – but we also have a new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-brations in full swing too.   

Adding “Something New” to your projects may be in the form of a new product, stamps, a technique or even something from your craft stash that you have not used before.

So here is my “Just Add Something New!” project

I have used the Gingham Gala DSP from the Occasions Catalogue and the So Hoppy Together Stamp Set from the Sale-a-bration

The Gingham kinda reminds me of the table cloths that my Grandma used to have on her table.  I really love the soft pretty colours.When you have worked your way through the Blog Hop, join us for this Challenge at Just Add Ink.

Click the  “Next” button below to advance to the lovely Denita Wright-Smee’s Blog………….Enjoy!!
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3D, Big Shot, Challenges, Christmas, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 439 – Gift Box

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Can you believe it!!   This is the last Just Add Ink Challenge for 2018!
Just Add a Gift Box is so appropriate for this time of year – and a perfect one for me to participate in because I had a couple of little gifts that I wanted to pack up for some friends.
Here is the first one………..

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I’ve had this tree die for a couple of years now and not really used it much.  For this Gift pouch the size of the die tree worked well.

Below are a couple of the other pouches that I made.

Inside are some little fabric folded shopping bags – which is something we all need to keep in our handbags these days.

These pouches were quick and fun to make and a perfect way to dress up a little gift.

This Just Add A Gift Box challenge runs for TWO WEEKS and closing on January 2nd.   Go to Just Add Ink to enter or check out all the other gift box ideas.

Happy Christmas everyone!

Christmas, Colour Combo, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 438 – Colour Challenge

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The Just Add Ink Colour Challenge this week is perfect for this time of year…….Just the perfect colours for me to create a Christmas Card with……..

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I added Pool Party to my card.   To make the back ground I sponged a bit of Pool Party and then some Lovely Lipstick through a stencil.    Well…………to be honest, it was only meant to be the Pool Party, but I picked up the wrong sponge!!   LOL – oh well, I just adapted it a bit.

Here’s the link to the Just Add Ink Blog – so you can check out all the lovely Colour Challenge cards and join us for this Challenge too.

Challenges, Christmas, Inspiration

Just Add Ink # 435 Inspiration!

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Brrrrrr!! Here’s a Wintery pic for you……looks like a Christmas Scene to me. Not that Christmas in Australia or New Zealand looks like that……but you do see so many Wintery Christmas scenes.

I went to the Mall tonight and saw all the Christmas decorations up – it’s such a lovely time to shop.  I’m looking forward to finding some time to have a poke around the shops.

Anyway – here is the card I made for this Inspiration Challenge.

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You kinda can’t see it in the pic – but this card is really sparkly – I hit is with the Dazzling Diamonds!

Be sure to check out all the Design Team cards and join us for this Challenge at Just Add Ink.

Challenges, Inspiration, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 430 – Inspiration Challenge

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This weeks Just Add Ink Challenge is an Inspiration Challenge……I put together this pretty floral card and I know who I’m sending it too……

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This card came together easily and I think that was because I liked the pretty colours in this Inspiration pic,  so tried to use them on my card too.  The details that I quite like are the stamped daisy’s on the base card and the pink stencil work in the background.

Please follow this link to Just Add Ink to join in this Challenge with us.  Happy Stamping!

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