Friday, February 17, 2012

JAI #105 - Just Add Ink Colour Challenge

Howdy, this week at Just Add Ink, we have a colour challenge.  Such pretty colours, look

and would you believe it, I actually have 2, that's right, 2 cards this week.  The reason for 2 is because I couldn't get my original idea to work, so I tried something else.  I then went back to the original, worked out what I didn't like about it and change it up and love how they have both turned out.

So, here's the first (and my favourite)

For this card, I have used the pennant from Party This Way, stamped in Basic Grey - well, they were originally stamped in the coordinating ink colour but I decided that they needed to be done in a darker colour, so I went over them all.  Thank goodness for the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig :)  I then punched them out with the Petite Pennant punch and used my teeny, tiny hole punch to pop holes in the top and threaded some linen thread though to string them up.  The sentiment is from a set called Love Birds by Annabelle Stamps.  I bought this set just for this sentiment but the rest of the set is pretty nice too, *wink*  The frame  I hand drew, originally with my Basic Grey marker but it looked too light against the sentiment, which is also in Basic Grey, so I traced over it with my black marker.  Nerve wracking I tell you since I did it after I had put the whole card together.

This is my second card, and my original idea for this colour combo

I thought these colours were perfect for a teenage girl, so I used my PTI Faux Ribbon set and stamped alternating bands of colour.  I used some of the Big Shot adhesive to adhere the glitter paper to some cardboard that came with one of my new dies, just to give the numbers a little bit of extra strength.  I think it turned out pretty cute.

Well, that's all from me.  Be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team have come up with too.

Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting

Supplies Used:  All Stampin Up! unless otherwise noted:
Card 1:
Stamps:  Party This Way, Love Birds (Annabelle Stamps)
Ink:  Basic Grey, Basic Black marker
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Pool Party Designer Series Papers
Accessories:  Petite Pennant punch, 2 mm Circle Punch

Card 2:
Stamps:  Faux Ribbon (PaperTrey Ink)
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Pool Party
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Accessories:  Big Shot, Numbers die (sorry will have to look up the proper name), Big Shot Adhesive sheets, Glitter paper, scrap cardstock.

Friday, February 3, 2012

JAI 103 - Valentine's Day Colour Combo

Hi, long time, no posting.   I have been suffering from a severe case of no motivation/no inspiration.  In an effort to overcome this, I decided to join  up with the Clean & Simple Cardmaking Class held at Online Card Classes, hosted by Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire & Julie Ebersole, which as given me plenty of inspiration and  helped me spend some extra cash on some 'much needed supplies'.  You all know how that goes, right!

Anywhoo, this brings me to the point of this post and that is Just Add Ink Challenge 103 - Add a project using Red and White for Valentine's Day!

And here's what I made, inspiration for which I got from one of the sketches given on Day 1 of the class.  This is actually the 4th version of the card, the first 3 I didn't like and I 'found' this verison when I was pulling version 3 apart.

It uses a retired Stampin' Up! set - A Happy Heart, which I have stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.    I stamped the I {heart} You again in Real Red ink, covered the heart with a bit of 2-way Glue and covered it with Red glitter, then punched it out using my 1/2" RD punch.  The heart is popped up on a dimensional, as is the whole front panel.
Well, that is all from me.  Got quite a few photos to edit from my son's first day of school yesterday.  Make sure you check out the rest of the DT's beautiful creations.
Thanks for visiting
Supplies Used (All Stampin' Up! unless noted otherwise)
Stamps:  A Happy Heart (retired)
Paper:  Whisper White
Ink:  Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  2-way Glue Pen, Red Glitter from Fine Galaxy set, 1/2" RD punch, dimensionals