Monday, 30 January 2017

Another Special Reason - birthday card


Today I'm sharing another card using the Special Reason - Stylish Stems stamp and die bundle and leftover scraps I had on my desk after making this Just Add Ink challenge card I shared on Friday. Life is pretty busy at colour me happy hq right now so using the same supplies definitely saved time & energy. Something I need to remember more :)

For this one I used the smaller flower outline & detail dies in the Stylish Stems die set. Oh how I love these flowers.



I think the ombre look makes the patterned paper even lovelier. Like my other card, I applied ink to the paper using a sponge brayer with pool party & (retired) coastal cabana ink pads. If you don't have coastal cabana, try a light touch with bermuda bay.


The middle flowers are only attached at the flower centre to give more dimension & are popped up on dimensionals.

The birthday sentiment is from the Special Reason stamp set. I think this plays nicely with the patterned paper too.


Happily I had a leftover scrap of paper to use on the inside, which I teamed with another flower. I didn't add a sentiment as I wanted to write my own note.


Thanks very much for visiting today. If you liked this card, check out my other Special Reason card too & remember to pin it for later inspiration. If you'd like to make your own, the supplies I used are all listed below & can be ordered from my store. Let me know if you need help or any other info too.

Inky wishes, Di

PS: Special Reason - Stylish Stems is from our Occasions Catalogue. See this post to find out more about it & our fabulous Sale-a-bration promotion.


SuppliesTo 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.
Actual items I used are listed first. Alternative purchase options are listed at the bottom of the supply list.




Big Shot
$159.00

Friday, 27 January 2017

JAI 344 inspiration challenge - Special Reason



It's inspiration challenge week at Just Add Ink & the lovely Kim has given us this fresh summery image to work with.


I choose both the layout & colours as my inspiration to make this floral card.


The gorgeous flower & leaf is from the new & very clever Special Reason - Stylish Stems stamp & die bundle.


I've used the 2 largest flower dies & the 2 large leaf dies here. It may be hard to see in the pic but I've only attached the white flower back & navy stems together at the flower centre to add some extra interest & movement. I also added some clear Wink of Stella to the white layer too.

The ombre look on the navy & white Floral Boutique dsp was really easy to do using just a sponge brayer & pool party ink pad. Simply ink up the brayer & start just off the edge of the paper where you want the deepest shade of ink, then keep rolling across & down the paper, reinking the brayer until you get the depth of colour you want.

I kept the inside simple with sentiments from Special Reason & another die cut flower.


What do you think? Can you see the inspiration pic in my card? Hope so (smile).

Thanks for visiting today. Remember to pin the project for later inspiration & if you'd like to recreate it, all supplies are listed & orderable below. Now head to the Just Add Ink blog to check out the a-maz-ing creations the rest of the team have made & play along with your own 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.
Actual items I used are listed first. Alternative purchase options are listed at the bottom of the supply list.




Big Shot
$159.00

Friday, 20 January 2017

JAI 343 blog hop - succulent pop up slider


http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/2017/01/just-add-ink-343blog-hop.html

We're launching our first Just Add Ink challenge for 2017 today with a fun blog hop. You may have arrived here from fabulous Chloe Evans' blog or some other way. However you did, welcome! :)

This week's challenge is to add a pop-up or interactive element, so I made this pop-up slider card using the new Oh So Succulent stamp & dies bundle.


I was so happy to see this bundle in the 2017 Occasions catalogue as I've a bit of a fascination with succulents. I have some on my kitchen window ledge that are so happy they're trying to take it over, so I'm thinking some paper versions might be just the thing.

Anyway, back to today's project, here's how the pop-up slider looks when flat & closed... or as flat as it gets with the succulents ;)


I used the 6 nesting dies in the Succulent framelits to cut the succulent pieces, then sponged each piece with ink (read on to see which colours). Finally I shaped them tto add some realism, using the curved ends of my liquid glue bottle & piercing tool. Leave a comment if you'd like more info on how I do this.
Here's a closer look.


Succulent Recipe
Suze from creatiefduo.nl's video gave me lots of inking tips to help get me started. Thanks so much, Suze :)
Large - 6 nested dies cut in mint macaron card, sponged with mint macaron, crumb cake & rich razzleberry ink. the 2 largest layers have a dimensional between them.
Medium - 4 nested dies cut in sweet sugarplum card, sponged with white craft, crumb cake & sweet sugarplum ink.
Small - 3 smallest nested dies cut in mint macaron card, sponged with white craft & sweet sugarplum.
Final touches - I added rich razzleberry enamel shapes to the centres, & painted the tips with clear Wink of Stella for a little sparkly touch (although hard to see in the pics - try clicking on them for a larger view).

Pop Up Slider
Since this is a pop up challenge & not a succulent challenge, you'd probably like more info on the pop up mechanism. These two pics show how the card looks when open. Simply pull the tag & the centre panel pulls up (thanks to just a few cuts & score lines) creating the pop up & revealing a secret message.
Pop up slider cards are so easy to make & use very little, so if you'd like me to post a tutorial for them, please leave me a comment.


The pretty patterned paper I used is from the Succulent Garden paper pack - so very pretty! I also used the largest circle from the Stitched Shape framelit set to back my succulents - are you excited to hear they're back in stock & ready to order? All three sentiments I used are from the Balloon Adventures stamp set again - my new most used birthday sentiment set. So many options for fronts & insides <3 I also used stamped some Oh So Succulent images on the inside too


Here's another view of the card flat - I love that it looks just as good flat as it does when it's popped. This card will be hand delivered so it's thickness isn't an issue.


 I think that's all I need to say except I hope you liked my pop up slider card. Remember to leave a comment if you'd like me to share a tutorial so you can make your own. You can see more of my pop up slider cards here. Pin this combined image for later too if you'd like.


Thanks so much for hopping with us at Just Add Ink today. Your next stop on our blog hop is the lovely Chantell Randall.

https://inkeverywhere.wordpress.com/2017/01/19/new-year-blog-hop-just-add-ink-343/


If you get lost along the way, just head to the Just Add Ink blog here (or click on the challenge banner at the top of the post) which is the first stop on the hop & follow from there. Once you've hopped around our challenge projects, try the challenge & link up your own project on the Just Add Ink blog too. Happy stamping!

Back soon with more projects.
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.
Actual items I used are listed first. Alternative purchase options are listed at the bottom of the supply list.




Big Shot
$159.00

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