Friday, June 9, 2023

Just Add Ink #656 Inspiration


Hello there,
time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week's Just Add Inspiration challenge come from me. I hope you like it! Use the colours, objects, patterns etc in the inspiration picture to feature as the main element of your project.

I needed a masculine teen birthday card. This is how it turned out.

This is really all about adapting a die. The Groves die is horizontal but I wanted a vertical scene. To achieve that I was careful to not cut with the bottom edge of the die - known as partial die cutting. Having left a long panel of card stock under the die cut area I got out a sharp blade cut a slope and extended my LHS tree trunk to achieve a hillside effect. Embossing a subtle texture over the die cut extended panel, added some texture and also served to hide any impressed plate edges from the die cutting process. The messy edges of the die cut panel were hidden by creating a stitched frame for the card front.

All that was left then was to blend a sunrise scene, and black embossed a bike rider (a very old SU! stamp in my stash). It was a definite hit with the teen!

The Just Add Ink DT have lots of fabulous projects to inspire 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: Extreme Dirt Bike (R), SU birthday sentiment
Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Grove
Cardstock: Basic Black, Basic White
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue, Pacific Point (R)
Accessories: Subtle embossing folder (R), Blending brush, White and Black embossing powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals,Tear and Tape, Die Cutting Machine