Just Add Ink #348 Ombre

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This challenge is going to be a fun one – I can tell!!!

Why you ask?  Because I had fun making my design team card!

The theme this week for Just Add Ink is ombre – suggested by Rochelle.

Just Add Ink #348 Ombre

Ombre is the gradual blending of one colour to another or going from a light shade to a dark shade.

It’s a lovely way to add texture to a card or project and a great way to get the most out of your Stampin’ Up! colours!

Stampin’ Up! reinvented their brayer for this annual catalogue and rather than the traditional hard rubber brayer, you can now buy beautiful soft spongy brayers that roll like a dream!

They are perfect for an ombre background – like this one in Watermelon Wonder on the loved up anniversary card I made for my parents.

38 years married deserves a pretty card and a whole lot of love!!!

Just Add Ink #348 - Ombre. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Can you spot the trio of ombre?

I’ve used a brayer ombre background, beautiful ombre ribbon from the Cupcakes & Carousel Embellishment Kit and picked an ombre colour pallette for my love letters.

Just Add Ink #348 - Ombre. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Everything was finished off with a very liberal application of Wink of Stella to make it all sparkle!!!


We’d love to see you join us this week at JAI with your ombre creations.

Upload them to the Just Add Ink blog.

You can also check out the design team posts by visiting the blog.

Thanks for joining me again!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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Just Add Ink #347 Colour Combination

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It’s all about colour this week for the Just Add Ink challenge as we create to this little colour quartet dreamt up by Kim.

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Regals are my least used colour story in the Stampin’ Up! collection.

So, this combo with 2 ‘subtles’ and two regals was definitely a challenge for me.

But, as luck would have it, inspiration struck as I picked up my bag to go out…

Just Add Ink #347 - inspiration photo. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

What if, the Lucky Elephant, wasn’t a solid colour – but fabulously floral – like my bag!

And from there, it all flowed!

{LOVE MY BAG? It was a custom creation many moons ago by Kylie at Sew Fun by Kylie.  I think it’s time for a wash!!!}


One of my favourite Brisbane OnStage presentations was by Angela Meiritz-Reid who had all kinds of wonderful ideas for using the elephant from the Occasions catalogue.

This is one of them – outlining the elephant shape with a marker, rather than inking it up.

Just Add Ink #347. Lucky Elephant. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I then stamped it onto the Inside the Lines DSP, and using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker, I followed the faint markings to create an elephant outline.

Just Add Ink #347. Lucky Elephant. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

From there, it was a matter of colouring the DSP using the challenge colours…

Just Add Ink #347. Lucky Elephant. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Then snipping it out and adding the beautiful elephant to a card!

Just Add Ink #347. Lucky Elephant. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


I had so much fun colouring my elephant, I decided to make another version – but this time with touches of gold!

Using gold embossing powder, I added a gold caparison to his back.

Never heard of a caparison?  That’s what the blanket on the back of an elephant, horse or donkey is called!

Just Add Ink #347. Lucky Elephant. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The whole card…

Just Add Ink #347. Lucky Elephant. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

My tip for colouring with the Regals is to try using an Aqua Painter rather than the markers.  It provides a lighter, softer shade of the same colour.


Please join us with your creation by visiting the Just Add Ink blog.

You can also check out the creativity of the awesome design team.

If you need to place an order to add some of the fabulous Inside the Lines paper (free with any $90 purchase), head over to my online store.  Shop all for your favourites plus Sale-A-Bration rewards will apply until 31st March 2017.

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Just Add Ink #346 Add Two

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Last year as a trial Just Add Ink introduced a new type of challenge – ‘Add Two’ (from a choice of three).

They’ve been popular and I’m not surprised – it’s fun to see where the creativity takes everyone when they have some choice.

This week we are choosing from hearts, flowers & butterflies.

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This challenge was perfect timing for me – my wedding anniversary with Mr Papercraft is next week.

Part of our wedding ceremony included a butterfly release.

Butterflies are a symbol of new beginnings and releasing them during a wedding celebrates the new journey for the bride & groom.

Butterfly Release. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

If you look carefully just near my flowers you can see one of the butterflies – I think it was Mr P’s fluttering off!

This one stopped for a pause (and photograph) before making it’s way into the world.

Butterfly Release. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


How amazing that Nikki chose such a wonderful trio of elements to add this week.

I’ve chosen butterflies (of course) and hearts to create a card for Mr P that features a reference to our special memories.

Just Add Ink #346. Add Two: Hearts & Butterflies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Just Add Ink #346. Add Two: Hearts & Butterflies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And I carried the theme through to the inside of the card with more hearts, butterfly feature & gold touches.

I love the ‘you’re my person’ stamp from the Falling For You stamp set.  Actually – I love that whole stamp set!!!

Just Add Ink #346. Add Two: Hearts & Butterflies. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Be sure to check out the Just Add Ink blog to see what ‘two’ the other design team members chose.

And share your creation with us using the linky tool on the Just Add Ink site.

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Just Add Ink #345 Sketch

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This week at Just Add Ink we’re creating to a sketch designed by Narelle.

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I love this sketch and could make a dozen cards without blinking using the circles as my starting point.


It’s been all about new products lately, so I’m taking a pause and going back to some Annual Catalogue favourites with this foxy little baby card…

Just Add Ink #345 - Photo Inspiration. Foxy Baby Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I love the products in the “A Little Foxy” suite.

For this card I’ve used all of them – the DSP, the punch and the stamp set.

Just Add Ink #345 - Photo Inspiration. Foxy Baby Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Plus sentiments from the Tin of Cards stamp set.

You can see the ‘hello’ in this photo with a sneak peak of the inside of the card too.

I’m still working making the insides pretty as my 2017 goal!

Just Add Ink #345 - Photo Inspiration. Foxy Baby Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Be sure to check in with the Just Add Ink blog as see what the design team have made this week.  So many wonderful ideas all from the same sketch!

You’ll see lots of them feature the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies – because they are awesome.  If you haven’t ordered them yet, you should!!!  Click here to view them in my online store.

Please join us for the challenge this week and upload your card to the Just Add Ink blog.

This sketch is so easy to use – and will set you on the pathway to your own amazing creation!

I can’t wait to see what you make!

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Just Add Ink #344 Photo Inspiration

Just Add Ink #344 - Photo Inspiration

How gorgeous is this photo inspiration for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge?

As you’ll see with the design team projects, there’s lot to take from such a vibrant & fun picture!

This photo sat with me for a moment, while my mojo took it’s time to kick in.

But in a flash of  inspiration, I decided I’d use the lady as a key layout element and turn the photo into a sketch!

Just Add Ink #344 - Photo Inspiration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I kept the water ripples as a background element but added in an ombre pattern by layering Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise & Bermuda Bay in the Seaside Embossing Folder.

The main element is the new Star Blast Edgelit die.  I’m having lots of fun using this!

Just Add Ink #344 - Photo Inspiration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I added in a few of my other new products too.

  • Happy Birthday sentiment from one of the hostess stamp sets in the Occasions catalogue – Iconic Occasions
  • Sale-A-Bration Metallic Ribbon
  • Urban Underground Washi Tape

There’s lots to be tempted by in the new catalogue!!!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team cards by visiting the Just Add Ink blog.

We’d love to see you join in too.  Upload your project inspired by the photo using the linky tool on the blog.

Happy crafting!!!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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Just Add Ink #343 Pop Up & Interactive

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The Just Add Ink Design Team are starting 2017 with a blog hop!

And it’s all about pop up & interactive cards.  You’re going to love the ideas shared in this hop.

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I’ve chosen a style of pop up card that has been doing the rounds lately called a Twist & Pop card or a Pop Up Panel card.

From the front it looks like a normal card but as you open it the middle jumps out to reveal a pop up centre panel.  So cool.

And like many ‘fancy’ cards, once you know how, they are super easy to make!

I used the tutorial by Jan B and changed up the design to make it a Pokeball card for a friend of the Miss Papercrafts who loves Pokemon!

I always find photographing fancy fold cards a challenge, so I made a video to show you how cool this style of card is!


Pop up cards are always better in 3D!

But here’s the photos anyway….

Just Add Ink #343 Twist & Pop Pokemon Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Just Add Ink #343 Twist & Pop Pokemon Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Just Add Ink #343 Twist & Pop Pokemon Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Just Add Ink #343 Twist & Pop Pokemon Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The Pokeball on the front is made from circle framelits.

The font on the inside is Cameo cut.  You can download the font here.


You should definitely try this style of card if you haven’t already – it’s a winner!

You’ll also want to keep hopping for more pop up & interactive card ideas.

Next up on the Just Add Ink hop is Karren over in New Zealand!

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Please share your creations with us using the linky tool on the Just Add Ink blog.  You can try one of the awesome cards shared on this hop, or share another style of pop up / interactive card.  I’m always on the lookout for fabulous (but easy) design ideas!

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Just Add Ink #342 – Add “N”

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It’s the final Just Add Ink for 2016 – what a great experience to be involved with their design team.

I’m so excited to share with you that I’ll be continuing on in 2017 as a permanent member of the Just Add Ink Design Team.  Yay!!!

Today’s challenge is…

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So much choice – in fact you don’t have to stop at one.

Guess how many “N” subjects I can stretch this project to?

It’s a birthday card for my brother who loves nature – especially hiking along the WA coastline.

Just Add Ink #342 - Add "N". High Tide BIrthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Do you love the blue tones?  I used Night of Navy, Dapper Denim, Marina Mist & Pool Party for this nautical card.

The High Tide stamp set is stunning – and this may be bold, but I’m touting it as the new “Wetlands” for a popular choice for masculine / neutral cards.

It’s one of my new sets from the upcoming Occasions 2017 Catalogue.

The ‘happy birthday’ sentiment is also new, from the Designer Tee stamp set – a free choice during the Sale-A-Bration promotion starting on 4th Jan 2017.


How many “N” buzz words did you count?  I think there’s 5, but let me know if there’s a ‘n’ I missed!!!

“N” is such a great versatile theme.  Stop by and see what the amazing design team has shared this week and enter your “N” project in the weekly challenge.  Because of the Christmas break, you’ve got until 4th January to create.

Hopefully you all get some crafty time over the holiday period – and maybe even the chance to play with some new toys too!!!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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