June 8, 2011
One of the wonderful things about being a Card Maker and Stamper is that at special times I receive loads of beautiful cards. It was my Birthday at the end of last month and I was surprised with an array of very special cards – I thought I would share them with you too.
Aren’t they all beautiful? Thank you to all of you.
It really made my Birthday wonderful – so exciting to get the mail in each day (for a few weeks) and find so many wonderful surprises.
It also inspires me to explore new techniques, colour combos and ideas.
And….. there are more beautiful Birthday Cards here some where….but embassassingly I have to admit I have misplaced them! Weird I know. But I had a few of them that I was looking at the thinking about and mulling over. As in – I was using them for inspiration for something I was doing. But when I went to do this post I could not find them…..stached them somewhere special I imagine!!
September 1, 2010
Way back in May – I spent a huge 5 days crafting…..it was so much fun – I used an entire roll of double sided tape but had a ball. Today I thought I would share a set of four cards that I did then.
The idea around these were to use the same colors, stamp sets and technique. And I kinda was going for a “Man” card theme too.
So the colours are: More Mustard, Real Red, Night of Navy & Garden Green.
I’ve used the Medallion & Short & Sweet & Weathered Stamp sets.
Ohhhhh – Happy New Catalogue everyone!! Yay it starts today!!
August 13, 2010
We are doing a Special Challenge this week at Just Add Ink – to correspond with the Helping Hudson Fundraiser. Our challenge is to Just Add Wheels…..so this could be Stamped images, punches or Stampin-Around wheels. Basically if it’s circular it fits the criteria!
Here is the card I did for the Challenge.
I’ve used the Wild About You and Short and Sweet Stamp Sets. The colours are Brilliant Blue, So Saffron, Real Red, Glorious Green and Whisper White.
The Just Add Ink Design Team have made some amazing cards and projects for this challenge – so go and check them out here. And have a go at Just Add Wheels yourself too.
At the Helping Hudson Website there are heaps of Wheely great Challenges and Tutorials that you can see or try that will also Help Hudson, so have a look there too.
July 28, 2010
Gee – what a busy week I have had. I’ve hardly even had time to play in my Craft Room. Sad but True.
I’ve just finished tonight’s Card Class but before I head off to Bed I thought I would quickly post the Cards we did here.
The first one is one I have already posted on this Blog on 18th June – as it was also one I did for a Just Add Ink Colour Challenge.
Here I have used Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White & Rich Razzleberry with Stamps from the Good Friend Stamp Set.
The other Card we did was one I did for a Team Challenge in June also.
This card is done in Night of Navy, Taken with Teal, So Saffron & Rose Red with the Medallion Stamp.
This is such a fabulous Technique. Very effective and a great use of colour. You should give it a go. I’ll show you another one tomorrow.
July 8, 2010
We did a Z Fold Card Class last night. I decided to do this after doing a Z Fold Card Challenge as part of the ESAD Un-Convention in May. I found Z Folds easy to do but very effective.
The card I did for Un-Convention was this one……
On this card I used Baja Breeze & Night of Navy. The Stamp Sets are Pick a Petal & Hello Again.
Originally I was going to do this in the class – but in the end we did the Z Fold Card that I had put together when doing the Inkspiration # 30 Challenge.
This is the other Card we did:
Here I have used Baroque Motifs, Good Friend and Short & Sweet. The colours are Brocade Blue, Sage Shadow, Pale Plum and Barely Banana.
May 13, 2010
Welcolme to the first ever Just Add Ink Blog Hop brought to you by our amazing Design Team.
So here’s how it works…..There are 10 stops on our Blog Hop (Just Add Ink and each of our 9 Design Team members), but the hop is set up in a loop so it doesn’t matter where you start. All you need to do to follow along is click the blog hop button at the end of each post and you’ll be taken to the next stop! The cool part of that is that you can do the Blog Hop whenever you want.
Each week at Just Add Ink, we host a challenge, and this week we’ve incorporated it into our Blog Hop. So the challenge is for you to Just Add… A Technique From The Blog Hop. Easy! There are 9 fantastic techniques to choose from (with a tutorial to match); the hard part will be making the choice! Add your entry via Mr Linky on the Just Add Ink blog.
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.
I have used both of these pieces for my Card.
- Cut out flowers and punch the edges of the strip with the Eyelet Boarder Punch.
- Stamp the image with Pink Pirouette Ink into the Pink Pirouette Card. Sponge edges of Pink Pirouette Card with Pink Pirouette Ink.
- Use the Corner rounder punch to Round the corners of the Pink Pirouette Card.
- Fold the large Rich Razzleberry card in half.
- Punch out 3 or 4 Leaves of Kiwi Kiss with the Bird Punch.
- Attach the Ink Alcohol strip to a strip of Rich Razzleberry Card. Attach some Rich Razzleberry Ribbon over the Ink Alcohol strip.
- Adhere Whisper White & Rich Razzleberry Circles together.
- Adhere Rich Razzleberry/Ink Alcohol strip to Pink Pirouette Card.
- Attach 3 Old Olive Brads to bottom left corner of card.
- Adhere Pink Pirouette Card to main Rich Razzleberry Card.
- Adhere leaves to back of flowers.
- Using Dimensionals, stick flowers to Circle.
- Stamp a sentiment on scrap Whisper White Card with Rich Razzleberry ink.
- Punch out using Large Oval and sponge edges with Pink Pirouette Ink. Also punch a Scalloped Oval in Rich Razzleberry.
- Use Dimensionals to stick Sentiment Oval to Scalloped Oval.
- Use Dimensionals to stick Circle (with flowers on it) to Card.
- Adhere sentiment to Card.
Here’s my finished card.
So off you go…..join in the Challenge with any of the wonderful Techniques you see while on this Blog Hop. Have Fun!
Click on this button to continue the Blog Hop with Kirsty
or page down to see other cards I have done using the Ink & Alcohol Technique.
May 13, 2010
Last night at my place we did a Stamp a Stack using Pick a Petal and the two new In-colours – Rich Razzleberry & Melon Mambo.
I’ve been wanting to put together a Pick a Petal Stamp a Stack for some time so enjoyed making these cards. Love the colours too.