Friday, 31 July 2015

JAI 273 colour challenge - Beautiful Bunch & washi

It's time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink & this week Rochelle has set us a colour challenge. Check out this bold combination.
 
I like each of these colours on their own but I don't think I've ever used them together until now. Here's what I made:
Using bermuda bay & blackberry was an easy choice but incorporating smoky slate & crumb cake together on the card was definitely a challenge (so good job, Rochelle!). I decided to use silver/slate washi on the banner & crumb cake to stamp of the large Beautiful Bunch flowers. I think it works for the challenge but my preference would be to use blackberry for both flowers, given free choice.

This is a very clean & simple card but apparently not a limited supply one after listing what I used.
Stamps - Beautiful Bunch for large flowers, Something to Say for small flowers & a sentiment from Tin of Cards). Thankfully all punched out, although I did fussy cut the large flower's spiky centre for extra dimension.
Banner - the banner turned out to be my favourite part of the card. I used washi tape from a few different packs to make it & they still all coordinated - woo hoo! I love the soft sheen & smooth, touchable feel.  I cut the banner with the triple banner punch even though it was wider than 2 inches. I just pushed it in over the guides, lined it up & trimmed the little ends that didn't punch. The banner has dimensionals near the bottom of the banner so it popped off the front too.
Here's one more pic showing the inside (matchy matchy is a must) & a bonus side view of the front so you can see how the elements pop.
In case you were wondering, yes the card is not a regular size as it just grew around the elements & proportions I wanted. The finished card front (made of our super sturdy thick whisper white cardstock) is about 4-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches or 11.5 x 19cm so I made a very easy coordinating envelope using the envelope punch board but forgot to photograph it.

You'll love seeing how the team used the colours so differently so pop over to the JAI blog to check them out & try the challenge yourself. Thanks for visiting & hope to see you again soon.
Inky wishes
Di

Supplies
To see & order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one. Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.
Note - Stamp sets & bundles noted below may be available in other mount options (eg wood, cling rubber or photopolymer). I have listed the option that I used. Please check the online store if your preference is different.



Friday, 24 July 2015

JAI 272 - Just Add Butterflies

Regulars here know of my butterfly obsession so there's no prizes for guessing that I suggested this week's new challenge theme at Just Add Ink - Just add butterflies Yay! Here's what I made:
It may look familiar because I adapted it from this pretty card I made & loved back in February. For this version I used the gorgeous new 3 step Watercolor Wings stamp set & die bundle with new in-colours, mint macaron & tip top taupe with blushing bride. I added more butterflies to the card base with the new butterfly embossing folder (Fluttering).
The sentiment is from a new (to Aus) stamp set called Endless Birthday Wishes. It's a photopolymer set with lots of lovely scripty & type style words, so it's super easy to make your own fun custom messages. I'm sure this one will be a fave of mine this year. See the message I created for the card inside in this pic.
The butterflies are very shimmery thanks to some Wink of Stella (non SU) brushed onto the small & vellum butterflies & to the taupe part of the large butterfly. You might see it better in this close-up.
I also made a matching bag & tag using our new gift bag punch board.
I used the 'medium' guide on the punch board for this bag, then embossed it using the Fluttering folder The butterfly is attached to a folded piece of vellum & is the same as the card version, minus the pearls. Instead I added a string of silver sequins. I also glued some silver foil to the peg for some added shine. You can see the matching set here (with a congrats version of the card).
Well that's all the butterflies I have for you today so flutter over to the JAI blog to see all the butterfly creations the whole team have shared.  We'd love you to make & share your own butterfly creation too. Thanks in advance for pinning my project or leaving me a comment if you liked it.
Inky wishes, Di

Supplies
To see & order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one. Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.
Note - Stamp sets & bundles noted below may be available in other mount options (eg wood, cling rubber or photopolymer). I have listed the option that I used. Please check the online store if your preference is different.

Friday, 10 July 2015

JAI 270 inspiration challenge - Christmas in July

Most Aussies know we have a great tradition of celebrating Christmas in July so the new JAI challenge is perfectly timed. The challenge is to use these pics as inspiration for your project.
I must admit it was definitely a challenge for me this week. Thinking about Christmas already was apparently a bit of a shock & I haven't done many pic challenges so I couldn't decide which or how many elements to use.  After much (over)thinking, this is what I came up with: a simple & graphic take on the pics, mainly using the tree & colours with a twist of bling.
Click on the pic to see the bling & patterns in more detail).
Tips & tricks
1. Punched & die cut paper layer using tree punch & Wondrous Wreath framelits  - I attached acetate to the paper back to add some support, then attached it to the glimmer paper with dimensionals to create some height & shadow. The acetate made it easy to add the red glimmer baubles too.
2. Bling - I sponged dazzling diamonds glimmer paper with old olive ink & punched some red glimmer baubles for the tree & to scatter on the paper.
Here's one more pic so you can maybe see the raised layer better. The glimmer looks less green in this one but it's much more like the first pic irl.
You'll love seeing what all the DT gals created for the challenge so check them out here. We'd love you to play along & add your own creation too.

Thanks for visiting & I hope you'll come back soon. Remember to comment & pin if you like my project.
Inky wishes, Di

Supplies
To see & order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one. Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.
Note - Stamp sets & bundles noted below may be available in other mount options (eg wood, cling rubber or photopolymer). I have listed the option that I used. Please check the online store if your preference is different.


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