Friday, April 28, 2023

Just Add Ink #650 Big number and letters


Hello there,
we have a super size challenge for you this week at Just Add Ink. Lou is asking us to Just Add large letters or numbers. With a special birthday in the family, this was the perfect challenge to make a super size card.

Here's how it turned out.

There were several steps to this project. First, I blended the two-tone ombre front panel, then adding a sunburst pattern over the top with a stencil. Second, I stamped a multitude of flowers in different purple/ pink/ blue tones and die cut, and fussy cut them out. Third, I arranged flower clusters around the feature number panel. Lastly, I finished it all off with Wink of Stella and sequins.

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Hand-Penned Petals,  
Dies: Penned Flowers, Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Shapes (R), Sunburst thinlets (R), Large Number framelits (R)
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Silver Foil (R), Silver Glimmer (R)
Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Fresh Freesia, Orchid Oasis, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Starry Sky, Granny Apple Green, Parakeet Party, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Sunburst stencil (My Favorite Things), Blending Brushes, Wink of Stella, Fine tip glue, Dimensionals, Sequins (Metallic Mix)(R), Tear and tape, Big Shot die cutting machine (R)

Friday, April 14, 2023

Just Add Ink #648 Choose Two


Hello there, 
this week at Just Add Ink, Tina has challenged us to Just Choose Two. Just pick two of the three options below, then have fun combining them for your project.

With my own garden slowly succumbing to Autumn, I created a flower filled garden, under a window.

I started by scrounging through my die collection to find the right size flower and foliage options. Then I pulled out lots of cardstock - shades of green and bright colours for the flowers. The window and its curtains were also die cut, and the wall and flower pots were stamped using the accompanying (now retired) stamp set. It was labour intensive but at the same time fun, especially putting it together and seeing the scene emerge, pretty much as I had envisioned.

The JAI DT have plenty of inspiration for you, so please go check them out and then come back and join in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Well Said (R), Welcoming Window (R)
Dies: Stitched Rectangle, Wrapped Flowers (R), Big Cats (R), Bouquet Bunch (R), Sending, Teacup, Horizon, Window Flower Box (R), (Grassy Fields, Take the Stage (My Favourite Things))
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Parrakeet Party, Granny Apple Green, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Shaded Spruce, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Sweet Sorbet, Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather, Polished Pink, Melon Mambo, Balmy Blue, Vellum
Ink: Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider (R)
Accessories: Subtle embossing folder (R), Blending Brush, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Multipurpose Glue, Tear and Tape, Die cutting machine