Technique Testing – JAI 277

This week at Just Add Ink it’s a colour combination.  How gorgeous is this …

Perfect soft spring colours.  And with spring on its way to us in the southern hemisphere in a mere 2 more sleeps, it’s a good pre-amble.  I’m ready for some spring weather!

This is my JAI card using the colour combination with some easy but effective techniques.

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To get this colourful effect, I masked 2″ of the card front using photocopy paper so the ink didn’t go there.  Then I stamped Vintage Leaves in Versamark and heat embossed it in clear.  And to finish it off I sponged the card front with Mint Macaron, So Saffron & Calypso Coral.  Once I removed the paper mask, it left a ‘white space’ for my bright & bold sentiment (from Happy Birthday, Everyone).

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If you love the Vintage Leaves stamp set I used in my spring creation, then you will also love the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set available soon in the holiday catalogue {which starts when spring does!!!}.  Two more sleeps!  Kelly x

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Snow Place {or mine}?

I am traditionally against snow themed Christmas sets.  I have always lived in Australia (despite having English parents) so Christmas for me is about hot weather, sunshine & surfing Santas!

That is, until now!  I fell in love with the Snow Place stamp set and matching Snow Friends framelits the first time I saw them in the upcoming holiday catalogue.  I wasn’t going to buy them until Little Miss Papercraft insisted … honestly!  They came out of her stamping budget, not mine.

The penguin is one of the cutest stamps I’ve ever seen & one I’ll use year around.  And the accessories are good to have on hand for punch art creations.  Plus, you know how hard it is for me to go past coordinating sets, let alone {CUTE} coordinating sets – say no more!

These creations have been on my mind since I first saw the stamp set.  I’ve seen these ‘white on white’ style cards floating around Pinterest and couldn’t wait to add a penguin & snowman to the mix.  Plus – check out the new black glimmer paper … ooo la la!!!

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The matching framelits make these cards a breeze to make.  “Snow much fun”… oh dear!  Kelly x

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You’ve Got to Get This!

I needed a quick card this week, so I CASEd (copied) a card from a training email sent by Stampin’ Up! that featured the soon to be released Archival Basic Black ink.  I used the new archival grey last week and was super impressed.  After using the black, all I can say is WOW!  The finish is perfect, the colour amazing and they are permanent so you can use them for watercolouring!

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Linda Heller has a great video on the differences between the 3 blacks available from Stampin’ Up! – StazOn, Memento & the new archival.  The archival ink comes out on top for almost all your black stamping needs.

So when the Holiday Catalogue starts next Tuesday, you’ve got to get these inks – they are amazing!  And don’t forget to buy ink refills at the same time – you won’t need them at first, but you never know when they’ll come in handy!  Kelly x

PS, I’ve got copies of the Holiday Catalogue here looking for a change of scenery.  If you’d like one, let me know!

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Fishing for Fun…

One of my friends gives me the best inspiration to make cards. I think it’s because she doesn’t just ask for X card.  She asks for an “awesome X card”!

So, this is the “awesome fishing card” I made using the water gel effect.  Dawn Griffith has a great you tube video showing the technique.  The quick explanation is that you put hair gel in a zip lock bag and add it as a ‘water’ layer in your card.

By good luck, it also fits with this week’s Just Add Ink theme – all things masculine.  Although my card is for the mini-masculine fellow, I know quite a few big kids that would enjoy their own version!

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My card ended up being a mix of old favourites & new ideas. The Cloudy Day embossing folder is now retired (sadly!) but new to the SU! family is the Festive Flower Builder Punch which I used to create the fish bodies.

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The boy is a Silhouette cut I created from an online image.  I’m lucky to have my Cameo to help me with the little extras in my cards – but I would love SU! to bring out a die set with children’s silhouettes.  I think kids in silhouette look so cute.  The craft stash will never be extensive enough for all the ideas I have! Kelly x

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Fancy & Festive 6″x6″ Paper Share

I promised you a holiday catalogue paper share – and here it is!

Fancy & Festive 6x6 Paper Share Kelly Kent

If you wanted to buy all the Christmas themed papers, vellum & new sparklies from the catalogue, it would cost you almost $140.

I am offering you the opportunity to own it all for only $35.

In total you’ll get 70 pieces of deluxe 6″ x 6″  paper including:

  • 12 sheets of Home for Christmas DSP
  • 12 sheets of Season of Cheer DSP
  • 12 sheets of Merry Moments Paper Stack DSP
  • 12 sheets of Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP
  • 12 sheets of Winter Wonderland Vellum
  • 6 sheets of Holidays Fancy Foil Vellum
  • 2 sheets of Red Foil
  • 2 sheets of Black Glimmer

Postage is available if you don’t live in the Bunbury area.

Orders need to be placed by Friday 28th August 2015, and payment received by Monday 31st August 2015 (at the latest).  If you’d like to get your Christmas cards started by adding all these beautiful papers to your collection, please fill out the form below and I will contact you to finalise the details.

Surely it’s not just me that’s a paper addict???  Share the fun with me this holiday season!  Kelly x

It’s a Magical Time of Year! JAI275

Christmas is such a magical time of year and apart from birthdays, it’s probably the biggest card giving occasion on the calendar.

The 2015 Holiday Catalogue launches in a couple of weeks and I was lucky enough for Mr Australia Post to deliver me a box of goodies last week.  It’s been a chaotic week here at papercraft HQ, so it took me until yesterday to open the box and play with my new products.

My first Christmas play for 2015 involved the Softly Falling 6’x6″ embossing folder and the super cute Sleigh Ride / Jingle All the Way bundle.

I started with the Just Add Ink sketch:

And used my favourite new colour combination – Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe & Gold to create a classy Christmas creation.

What do you think?  I like this for a Christmas colour theme!

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When I skimmed through the catalogue and added the Sleigh Ride edgelits to my pre-order I had assumed it was Santa and one of his reindeers.  I had to have a second look when I started using it yesterday and realised that the reindeer was actually a horse.  This seemed a little strange to me, but after consulting some fellow demos, it seems the horse & sleigh is referencing Jingle Bells (oh what fun it is to ride on a one-horse open sleigh!).  It seems much more sensible now!!!  Thanks Elle (faelixmakes.com) for clearing that up.

There are so many magical new products to choose from that I am already making my list for the rest of the products I want when the catalogue goes live on 1st September.  I have catalogues to give you too, so make sure I hand one over next time I see you.  You’ll want to place your order nice & early in September so you have lots of time to make cards for your favourite people (and give the practice ones to your less favourite!).  Kelly x

 

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Available to order 1st September 2015

 

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Tin of Cards – The “B” version

Yesterday’s Tin of Cards class was great fun!  The “tin” is the clear winner in this super cute set, but the contents are lovely also.  You get materials to make 9 dividers and 16 cards with a full set of instructions.  You can see the Stampin’ Up! video here for more information about how to put together your cards.

Call me crazy, but I wanted a bit more of a challenge from my tin, so I played around with the pieces to come up with some alternative designs to the ones available in the instructions.

With the exception of a few pearls (I couldn’t help myself – the butterflies needed the extra bling!), all cards are made using only the materials in the kit and the recommended extras.

Here they are:

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16 different cards made – using only the kit & recommended extra items.  {Did I mention you get envelopes too?}.  I even ended up with a few extra pieces which I can use when making other cards.

The popularity of this kit has far exceeded Stampin’ Up!’s expectations and you can see why – the cards you can create are gorgeous, it caters to everyone’s level of stamping and it’s lots of fun.

I plan to run this class again later in the year.  If you’re interested in joining me, please let me know.  Or, if you’d like to get started on your Tin of Cards kit now, hop over to my online store and order the kit & stamp set (links below).

It’s a fabulous item to add to your own collection or would make a very special gift for a very special friend.  I know lots of people who would love to receive a Tin of Cards.  Shame that I love mine so much I’m keeping it!!!  Kelly x

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