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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Magic Dinosaur Reverse X-Ray Card

We must be back in a birthday orbit at the moment because this is the second kids birthday card I’ve shared this week!  (Or is it the third?)

This card ended up being a comedy of errors to make.  I had it all planned out in my head, but putting it the magic part together involved a fair bit of prising apart and re-doing.

I almost didn’t blog it but because it’s a cool card – I wanted to share.  You are likely to be able to recreate it without the hassles I encountered!!! (I’m sure I did every step the hard way)

I also wanted to remind you that blog writers are normal crafters too – with just as many failures, ’roundabout’ creations and trial & error cards to their name as you.

Often you don’t hear about how many attempts it took to get the one you see in the photo, or how much cardstock ended up in the bin before we got it right!  It can seem like you’re the only one making ‘templates’ (this is what my Tuesday class ladies call their practice attempts – templates that you go back to for measurements & reminders).  I am here to tell you – EVERYONE MAKES TEMPLATES!


So, here is my magic dinosaur card…

Magic Reverse X-Ray Dinosaur Card. No Bones About It, A Little Foxy DSP & Layering Square Framelits. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Where’s the magic?  Pull here and he goes from being an x-ray dino, to a ful colour T-Rex!

Magic Reverse X-Ray Dinosaur Card. No Bones About It, A Little Foxy DSP & Layering Square Framelits. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I had made the suggestion to Stampin’ Up! (on more than 1 occasion) that vertical sentiments would be awesome – and this catalogue we got them!!!!  Yay – sometimes you just need a n option that goes up & down!

Magic Reverse X-Ray Dinosaur Card. No Bones About It, A Little Foxy DSP & Layering Square Framelits. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

He’s not perfect, but he works (kinda… don’t pull too hard).  I hope Mr 6 enjoyed the fun of turning his dinosaur card into full colour!  Kelly x

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ESAD 2015 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop – Cutie Pie Thinlits Dies

2015 ESAD NEW CATTY BLOG HOP HEADER

Hello!  Thanks for joining me for another ESAD Blog Hop.  This one is celebrating all things “new catalogue”.  As always, SU! have delivered and the 2015-16 is filled cover-to-cover with beautiful things that will keep your crafty soul singing!

There are 20 fabulously talently ladies on the hop today.  If you’re on your way around, then you’ve just come from Richelle’s blog – isn’t she wonderful?!?

Starting here?   Then keep going until you get back.  And if you have time, leave the bloggers a comment – we love hearing from you!

I changed my mind a couple of times for today’s blog topic, before finally settling on the Cutie Pie Thinlits die.

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This “cute” little set goes with the Sweet Stack Project Kit, so that you can make replacement cake slices when you’ve used the ones included in the kit.

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And, it also has a matching stamp set!

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Some ideas for using the die set to make cake wedges (courtesy of the Stampin’ Up! creative team):

It looks great as a cake.  As a thinlits set, it ticks lots of boxes for me! Cute cake, matching stamp set, refills for the project kit…

But, the best news of all (I think) is you can use it to make so much more than just cake slices.  There are some great ideas floating around on Pinterest including a watermelon slice, swiss cheese & cherry pie.

To add to the mix, here are some ideas for creations with the Cutie Pie Thinlits die that would make great kids birthday presents or party favours:

Police in Action Cutie Pie Thinlits Brick Wall Embossing Folder Tip Top Taupe cardstock
Police in Action
Cutie Pie Thinlits
Brick Wall Embossing Folder
Tip Top Taupe cardstock
Buzzy Beehive Cutie Pie Thinlits English Garden DSP
Buzzy Beehive
Cutie Pie Thinlits (including scallop shape)
English Garden DSP
Delightful Dijon cardstock
Fairy House  Cutie Pie Thinlits (including flower & candle)
Fairy House
Cutie Pie Thinlits (including triangle, flower & candle shapes)
Dinosaur Cave Cutie Pie Thinlits (including triangle shape) No Bones About It Stamp Set
Dinosaur Cave
Cutie Pie Thinlits (including triangle shape)
No Bones About It Stamp Set

The finished box/wedge is a great size inside – which gives you room to include something to play with (Lego, insects, fairy dust, dinosaurs…) or something sweet (cake, lollies, chocolates).  It’s roomier (and taller) than the Curvy Keepsake box, so you are not as limited by what fits inside.

One last note on the Cutie Pie Thinlits dies: there was an error with the instructions they included that gives an incorrect picture for assembling the main box.  If you have a set, check that you’ve got the new instructions (download here).


 

Next “stomp” on the hop is over to the lovely & creative Andrea Buckland.  Thanks for joining us!  Remember, if you have time, we all {LOVE} comments!  Kelly x

Blog Hop Next Button 2015 Catalogue

If you haven’t seen an ESAD blog hop before and you’re wondering where we all hail from, here’s some more info [click to enlarge]:

ESAD Info 2015 Catalogue Colours

Here’s a full list of the participants.  If you get lost along the way, come back here and click on the links to each blog.

1. Rachael Lewsley – http://www.mystampinhaven.com.au/

2. Libby Dyson – http://libbystampz.com/

3. Keryn Campbell – http://kerynscards.com/

4. Rochelle Blok – http://rochelleblok.blogspot.com.au/

5. Liv Ingle – http://www.inkreations.com.au/

6. Lou Kitzelman – http://withabowontopbylou.blogspot.com.au/

7. Jackie Noble – http://www.creativejax.co.nz/

8. Monique Fielder – http://stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com.au/

9. Ria Kaire – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/qraftyqueen

10. Courtenay Heuston – http://bagsthatone.blogspot.com/

11. Richelle Fletcher – http://www.stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com.au/

12. Kelly Kent – https://mypapercraftjourney.com/

      YOU ARE HERE!!!

13. Andrea Buckland – http://creatingcardswithandrea.blogspot.com.au/

14. Narelle Fasulo – http://www.simplystampingwithnarelle.com/

15. Leonie Schroder – http://www.stamp-a-latte.com/

16. Pauline Bennetts – http://www.paulinebennetts.com/stampede/

17. Kathryn Ruddick – http://www.katlodesigns.com/

18. Barbara Williams – https://stampingbarb.wordpress.com/

19. Cherie Davies – http://cheriedavies.blogspot.com.au/

20. Chloe Evans – http://chloscraftcloset.blogspot.com.au/