Just Add Ink #367 – Colour Combination

It’s late on a Thurs night, which means a Just Add Ink challenge card!

I’m going to start this post by saying that Patrice – the ‘lovely’ lady who put these 4 colours together in the same box – almost made me cry.

I really, really struggled with Crumb Cake & Lemon Lime Twist !

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Despite the pending tears, I was excited to try an idea I’d seen shared by Jamilla Ivits to use the embossing paste to create dinosaur fossils!  Her card is super cool – you can see it here.

This is my version….

Just Add Ink #367 Dinosaur Fossil | kelly kent

I used the dinosaur fossil on the bottom layer – stamped on coloured embossing paste – and created a peek-a-boo style card with a magnifying glass for the top layer.

Just Add Ink #367 Dinosaur Fossil | kelly kent

Although these colours challenged me (slightly), it was fun to work through how to use them to create the fossil!

Just Add Ink #367 Dinosaur Fossil | kelly kent

I coloured the embossing paste with Crumb Cake reinker, smeared it across the card base and let it dry for a few moments.

Once it was ‘tacky’ but not wet, I stamped the dinosaur skeleton onto the embossing paste to make an impression.  I let it dry a little more then stamped the skeleton again, but this time it was inked up in Crumb Cake ink.

Just Add Ink #367 Dinosaur Fossil | kelly kent

I wanted to ‘dirty’ up the leaves a little, so instead of stamping in just Lemon Lime Twist ink, I used a baby wipe to create a blend of LLT & Crumb Cake, which when used as an ink pad, created a mottled effect for the leaves.

Just Add Ink #367 Dinosaur Fossil | kelly kent

The bright green sentiment really pops!

I can see why LLT is such a new favourite for everyone.  And it’s really growing on me… just maybe not with Crumb Cake!

Though, the rest of the design team have totally nailed this colour combination and have awesome inspiration using these 4 colours!

Make sure you visit the Just Add Ink blog to see all the DT cards – and add your inspiration to our weekly challenge.


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8 thoughts on “Just Add Ink #367 – Colour Combination

  1. This was a very clever way to combine the paste with this stamp set!!
    I see a casing in My future??!! TFS this cool card.

  2. This is SO, SO cool Kelly! Tears or not, you’ve done an awesome job combining them and creating such a fun textural card…In the case bank with this idea. xx

  3. Kelly this is so awesome! I love your idea of the top layer being the looking glass – that is clever and the impressed dinosaur super fun. I can just imagine the look of delight on the face of the little or big kid who gets this!

  4. I so didn’t mean to make you want to cry! Although your turn for me next challenge lol. Despite it being a huge challenge you pulled it off beautifully – I love love love what you’ve done with the texture paste, such a cute fossil! Your combination of these colours worked perfectly xx

  5. This is indeed dino – riffic Kelly!! I never would’ve guessed you struggled with this challenge – your Dino fossil and magnifying glass combo is spectacular and kids of all sizes will love it!! xx

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