Just Add Ink #347 Colour Combination

Just Add Ink Design Team

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.

Just Add Ink #347

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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Stampin’ Up! – Inside the Lines DSP

I’m sure you haven’t missed the fact that between now & 31st March 2017, all $90+ orders you place include your choice of a 2017 Sale-A-Bration item!!!

There’s 12 to choose from…

Do you have a favourite or ‘must have’?  I love them all – as a true addict does!

Avant Garden & Hey Chick were both very popular at my launch event on the weekend.


As you know, I’m in {LOVE} with paper!  There’s 2 paper options in the SAB choices.  The fun & bright Carried Away DSP and the Inside the Lines DSP.

I’ve been playing with the black & white Inside the Lines DSP this week.

This is the card we made at my launch event on Sunday using the spotlight technique and the new watercolour pencils.

Inside the Lines DSP - Spotlight technique.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

For this card we cut a circle from the DSP layer, coloured it with Watercolour Pencils and re-layered it with a cardstock mat on the card.

If you’ve bought the Watercolour Pencils and need a case to store them in, download my free printable insert here.


For the next card, I left the DSP layer in black & white and added coloured letters to bring colour.

Inside the Lines DSP - Happy New Home card.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The Milestone Moments stamp set is proving to quite versatile and a firm favourite of mine from the Occasions Catalogue.

How awesome do the Large Letters look!!!  Don’t forget, with the joining special during Sale-A-Bration, they could be part of your Starter Kit, saving you over 50%.  See here for more details.


Whenever you’re ready to place an order, my online store is open 24-7 with shipping directly to you.  The online host code for January is YBEWYEMH.

Or you can email me 24-7 and I’ll place an order for you.

If you’d like to see the products in action, and you live in the Bunbury area – I can do a workshop at your house.  Just ask me!

There’s so much to love about the new catalogues!  I’m working on more samples to show you!

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Timeout Tuesday – Shaving Foam Technique

It was time for my monthly class this morning and we made this gorgeous card using the shaving foam technique.

Shaving Foam Technique - Christmas : Wonderful Year stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Have you tried it?

Tips:

  • Shimmery White cardstock works the best for this technique
  • any shaving foam will do – it doesn’t have to be expensive
  • add drops of each colour of reinker to your shaving foam and create a swirly pattern with a knife or skewer
  • ‘smoosh’ (that’s the technical term) your cardstock on top of your shaving foam mix
  • remove & wipe off the excess with a squeegee
  • all to dry before adding to your card

I’ve embellished with copper foil & embossing.

I {LOVE} the boldness of the sentiments from the “Wonderful Year” stamp set.

Shaving Foam Technique - Christmas : Wonderful Year stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I hope you get a chance to try this fun technique.

It works with pretty much any colour combination – and the best part is the experimentation!  You will never get the same pattern – even from the same shaving foam / ink set.

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Thoughtful Branches Posy

I’ve seen so many amazing creations on Pinterest using the Thoughtful Branches stamp set & Beautiful Branches Thinlits!!!

Check out my Pinterest Board here.

There’s less than 2 weeks left to order this gorgeous set.  It’s exclusive & limited edition, so after 31st August 2016 it will no longer be available.


I haven’t had nearly as much chance to play with this bundle as I would like!!!  So, when I needed to make a swap for our team meeting this week, I knew exactly what I wanted to make.

My previous cards used the whole tree, the leaf and the bird stamps, so this time around it was a posy created with snippets of the leaves.  The versatility of this set is incredible!!!

Thoughtful Branches Posy. Team Swap Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The flowers at the top/back are stamped in Rich Razzleberry.

The multi-coloured effect of the flowers at the bottom/front flowers are created using the ‘thumping’ technique.

I inked up the stamp in Blushing Bride, then ‘thumped’ it with the thick end of my Sweet Sugarplum and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Markers.  This adds colour & depth to the stamped image.  Then, stamp as normal.

I then cut out the segments of the leaves to create flowers and layered them on top of three Crumb Cake leaf segments from the Everyday Jars Framelits.

I’ve added some 2 circles (1-1/2″ & 1-3/4″) in vellum & Sweet Sugarplum as centrepiece.

Thoughtful Branches Posy. Team Swap Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Like the twine?  Although similar it’s actually not my usual go-to Linen Thread.  This is actually the new 5/8″ burlap ribbon pulled apart to individual strands.  It’s a bit more rustic than the linen thread which makes it perfect for this project!

The card is finished on a Whisper White Thick background (C6 size) with a strip of Blooms & Bliss DSP and silver glimmer paper.

I still can’t get enough of Sweet Sugarplum (as you can see!) and I’ve never used so much Rich Razzleberry.  Funny how new colours can completely change your perspective on the old!

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PS, Don’t forget that anyone who purchases the Thoughtful Branches bundle from me during August will receive 2 free card kits with complete instructions.  Australian customers only!

Shopping online?  The host code for August is: XABCFUZF

Thoughtful Banners stamp set - available August 2016. Purchase the bundle via my online store (Australia only) to receive 2 free card kits. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


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Happy “Demonstrator Support Appreciation Week”!

Good morning!  I know lots of my readers and followers are fellow demonstrators – did you know that this week has been nominated as “Demonstrator Support Appreciation Week”?

Demonstrator Support are the staff at the Stampin’ Up! offices around the world that help us to be a seamless part of the company.  They are the Angels on the other end of the phone or email that help us when we have questions or when things go wrong.  Not everyone can claim to have the best boss in the world, but when you call or email DS (as they are affectionately known), there’s nothing but kindness at the other end.  Their patience is unlimited, they are super knowledgeable and they always know how to help!  So, a big shout out to Clare, Ana, Mel, Natalie and Jess for being awesome!

To me, feeling supported as a demonstrator is also due to the hard work of the behind the scenes staff.  So, thanks to Aaron (Business Development Manager), Jeanette Woods (Events Coordinator) and Donna Williams (Marketing & Training Coordinator) in the Australian office and Emma Parkin-Wilson (NZ Manager) and Lesley Winstanley (Emma’s lovely assistant) in the office across the waters.

To show our appreciation, quite a number of demos have organised thank yous to keep the South Pacific Stampin’ Up! staff smiling all week.  There’s been chocolates, balloons and morning teas so far.  I wonder what else the week will hold???  You can see all the updates on the Stampin’ Up! South Pacific Facebook page.


I heard yesterday that my care package arrived safely, so I can now share it with you here.

For the team in Sydney, I made personalised post-it note pads.  Post-it notes are a must for me at work, so I thought they might come in handy for the DS staff too.

Personalised Decorated Post-It Notes. Large Letters framelits, One Big Meaning stamp set and Blooms & Bliss DSP.

After seeing all the amazing treats that have been delivered, my calorie-free option may be a good balance!


We all know that a gift isn’t complete without a card…

Impossible Puzzle Shaker Card - Thanks. Large Letters framelits, Letters for You stamp set and Blooms & Bliss DSP. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

What starts off looking like a simple card is actually (what I’m calling) an impossible puzzle shaker card.

The letters all line up with the background to spell out thanks.  But I’m wondering if anyone in the office will be able to get them all back into place…???

Impossible Puzzle Shaker Card - Thanks. Large Letters framelits, Letters for You stamp set and Blooms & Bliss DSP. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The negatives from the shaker card made a beautiful & elegant card which I sent off to the Stampin’ Up! head office in the States.

Large & simple thank you card using Large Letters framelits and Blooms & Bliss DSP. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


If you’d like to join the fun and send a card or gift to either the South Pacific or US Stampin’ Up! office, these are the contact details…

Stampin’ Up! – South Pacific Australian Office
PO Box 1210, Burwood, NSW 1805

Stampin’ Up! – South Pacific New Zealand Office
PO Box 60450, Titirangi, Auckland

Stampin’ Up! – Head Office US
12907 S 3600 W, Riverton, UT 84065-6972, United States


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It’s the Weekend!!! Time to get your craft on!

It’s the weekend.  Know what that means for me?  No more work til next week and time to craft!!!

I’ve got lots of exciting things on my list including a CASEing the Catty project for Sunday and more market goodies.

But today, I wanted to share this ‘pop of colour’ card I made using the Birthday Blooms stamp set.

Pop of Colour card using Birthday Blooms stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I layered the flower stamp in Basic Black Archival ink in the corner using the masking technique and then added a coloured version on top for a ‘pop of colour’.

Add some texture with gold metallic thread and Rose Garden thinlit leaves, a sentiment at the bottom and it’s finished!

Pop of Colour card using Birthday Blooms stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Happy weekend!  May your sleep ins be late, your coffee hot and your craft time plentiful!

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Sometimes The Colours Are Enough GDP#041

The colours this week for Global Design Project #041 are just up my alley – since I’m totally in love with Sweet Sugarplum!!!

I didn’t want to overdesign this card.  The colours are a good mix between sweet & bold and it was the simple contrast I wanted to showcase.

So, it’s a Clean & Simple (CAS) creation…

GDP#041 - Colour Challenge. Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White & Night of Navy. Vintage Leaves collage. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Watercoloring often ends up with a slightly muted tone of the original colour, so it’s great to create contrast within the card.

This pink leaf pattern was created by stamping the Vintage Leaf onto watercolor paper 5 times in Versamark, covering with clear embossing powder, heat setting and then watercoloring in Sweet Sugarplum with my aquapainter.  The clear embossing ‘resists’ the ink and leaves you with an outline & colour.

The leaves were cut using the coordinating framelit & then stuck to the Shimmery White panel.  Trim the edges, add a sentiment and it’s all done.

GDP#041 - Colour Challenge. Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White & Night of Navy. Vintage Leaves collage. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Sometimes simple just works!  Kelly x

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