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Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge #396

February 20, 2018

Today I decided to play along with the Just Add Ink sketch challenge.  I also decided that it was time I used some of the Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes that I earned for free from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.  I used the Pool Party card and envelope which has a lovely dotted pattern across the front and the back.  I stamped the car image from the Country Livin’ stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the truck using Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.   I punched the two left hand corners using the Envelope Punch Board and attached it to the card front.  I punched one end of a strip of Night of Navy card using the Triple Banner Punch and attached it over the lower part of the image panel.

To decorate the inside of the card, I simply stamped the greeting from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.

So, so simple, but the card bases make it easy.  If you haven’t checked these out, I recommend you do.  The card bases are a good thickness and all the designs come with envelopes which are decorated to match.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Double Embossing

February 19, 2018

I saw a video by the very talented BJ Peters which demonstrated how to create double embossing with your embossing folders which I found very interesting.  The video demonstrates how to add Versamark ink to your embossing folder, run it through the Big Shot and then add embossing powder to the image and heat set it.  She used the floral folder from the Petal Pair Embossing Folders.  So I just had to give it a try.  Let me say that I think that I need to practice this technique a bit more to produce a really good result but I will share with you the cards I have created.

I coloured Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon using the dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend.  I wrapped the ribbon across the top left and the bottom right hand corners of Whisper White card which I had embossed using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.  I did tie a knot in the section of the ribbon I attached across the top left hand corner.  The embossed card is attached to Rich Razzleberry card and then scored and folded Thick Whisper White.  I cut a circle from Whisper White card and a scalloped circle from Rich Razzleberry card using the Layering Circle Framelits Dies.  The Whisper White card is attached to the Rich Razzleberry card and then the card front.  To create my focal image I used the same Petal Pair Embossing Folder and added the Versamark ink.   I sprinkled the folder with Gold Embossing Powder and then heat set it.  This technique produces a stunning image, but you do need to be careful that you are not smudging the Versamark.  Once the image was heat set I used Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to colour in the image before cutting out a small part of the image to use on my card front.   The floral image is attached to the centre of the Whisper White circle.

I kept the inside of the card simple by punching a piece of Rich Razzleberry card using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.  The punched piece is attached behind one long edge of a strip of Whisper White card embossed using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder before attaching to the inside of the card.

I was pretty happy with this first attempt at this Double Embossing technique, what do you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Amazing Birthday

February 17, 2018

I needed to create a birthday card and decided to use the Amazing You stamp set which is one of the products you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration (ends 31st March).  I punched a length of Cherry Cobbler card using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and attached it behind the diagonal edge of a piece of Designer Series Paper.  I had quite a bit of this pretty leaf piece left from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper which is now retired but thought it would go with this card design.  The designer series paper is attached to the top half of Whisper White card.  I stamped “lets” using Early Expresso ink and “celebrate” using Cherry Cobbler ink onto the lower part of the Whisper White card.  The greetings are from the Amazing You stamp set.  I stamped the floral image from the Amazing You stamp set onto Whisper White card using Old Olive ink.  I cut out the image using one of the Layering Circle Dies.  The image is attached to an Old Olive circle and then an Early Expresso scalloped circle cut using the same dies.  The image panel is attached to the card front.  I stamped the floral image twice onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the flower using Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out one complete flower and then the central leaves of the second flower.  I stacked the partial flower onto the full flower using a dimensionalThe image is attached over the stamped flower on the image panel.  I also added a Gold Faceted Gem to the centre of the flower.

To decorate the inside I stamped two more greetings from the Amazing You stamp set – “amazing” using Cherry Cobbler ink and “you” using Early Espresso ink.  I also stamped the floral image using Old Olive ink.  I stamped the flower again onto scrap Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the image using Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out the Cherry Cobbler flower and attached it over the stamped flower.  I add a little Clear Wink of Stella to the centre of the flower.

I don’t usually share projects with retired product but I believe this Designer Series Paper works really well on this card, don’t you?  I think you will agree that this is an awesome stamp set and deserves to see more ink.

Bye for now,

Kris

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More Lots of Lavender

February 16, 2018

This is the third card I created using the Black Magic technique and it once more uses the Lots of Lavender stamp set.  I attached Rich Razzleberry card across the bottom of Very Vanilla card and embossed the whole piece using the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder.  The embossed panel is attached to scored and folded Rich Razzleberry card.  I stamped the floral image from the Lots of Lavender stamp set onto Basic Black card using Versamark ink.  I covered the image with White Embossing powder and heat set it.  I coloured the image using Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends before attaching to Old Olive card.  The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the same image from the Lots of Lavender stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I stamped the fill images for the  leaves and stem using Old Olive ink, the fill images for the bow using Powder Pink ink and filled the flower using Rich Razzleberry ink.

Bet you can’t wait to earn this stamp set for free during Sale-A-Bration, can you?  You will not regret it, it has such pretty images.

I’d love to know which of the three cards using this technique you love the most.

 

Bye for now,

Kris

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Birthday Lavender

February 15, 2018

Here is a simple card once more using the Black Magic Technique.  I stamped “happy birthday” from the Vertical Greetings stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Night of Navy ink.  I wrapped the left hand side of the stamped card using the Night of Navy 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding before attaching to scored and folded Night of Navy card.  I stamped the image from the Lots of Lavender stamp set onto Basic Black card using Versamark ink.  I covered the image with White Embossing powder and heat set it before colouring the image using the Night of Navy, Old Olive and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.  The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the greeting from the Perennial Birthday stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Night of Navy ink.  I stamped the image from the Lots of Lavender stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I stamped the fill images using Night of Navy and Old Olive ink.

This card is very pretty and really quite simple to create.  I love the clean and simple lines, don’t you?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Black Magic

February 13, 2018

This is an old technique which someone shared on a demonstrator facebook page I belong to.  So, of course, I had to give it a try with some of my current stamps.  For this card I created a background using the Timeless Textures stampset.  I stamped three of the images from the stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Crumb Cake ink.  Once I had finished stamping, I sponged around the edges using the same ink.  I attached the Very Vanilla card to scored and folded Cherry Cobbler card.   I stamped the image from the Touches of Texture stamp set onto Basic Black card using Versamark ink.  I covered the image with White Embossing Powder and heat set it.  Then I used my Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to colour the image.  I cut the image out using one of the Layering Ovals Framelits dies and attached it to a Cherry Cobbler scalloped oval cut using the same dies.  I attached the image panel to the centre of the stamped Very Vanilla card.

To decorate the inside, I once more stamped a small piece of Very Vanilla card using the images from the Timeless Textures stamp set and Crumb Cake ink.  I attached a narrow strip of Cherry Cobbler card behind one long edge before attaching to the Very Vanilla card.

I love this card, it is simple but also very detailed.  I didn’t add a greeting because I think it would fit many occasions, anniversary, birthday or even as a sympathy card.  I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Challenge CS50

February 12, 2018

I saw a card sketch challenge the other day and created a card but have spent a couple of days trying to find the challenge again.  I have since found it at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration but the challenge has ended, which doesn’t matter but I am glad I found it because I thought I had made it up!  Anyway here is the card.  I attached a piece of Tranquil Tide card across Whisper White card.  I attached a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon over the Tranquil Tide card and attached the panel to scored and folded Chocolate Chip card.  I attached a strip of Chocolate Chip card to the card front using dimensionals.  I also attached a piece of True Gentleman Designer Series Paper to the left hand side of the Chocolate Chip card.  The designer series paper has dimensionals under the left hand side so that it would sit properly onto the Chocolate Chip Card.  I stamped the car image from the Guy Greetings stamp set onto  Whisper White card using Basic Black Archival ink.  The image is coloured using Tranquil Tide and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Markers.  The stamped image is attached to  Chocolate Chip card and then the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped “world’s greatest” and “husband” onto Whisper White card using Chocolate Chip ink.  These greetings are also from the Guy Greetings stamp set.

I love the clean and simple lines of the card but I also love the colours.  The pop of Tranqil Tide card gives it just the right amount of colour to lift the Chocolate Chip.  Do you struggle to match colours when you are creating?  Well so do I!  However, the easiest way to come up with a colour combination is to take inspiration from the colours used in Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper.  The colours for this card were selected from the ones used in the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper.

Bye for now,

Kris

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