Just Add Ink #363 – Anniversary

As it turns out, the Just Add Ink Anniversary challenge was perfectly timed for me!

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Not quite as perfect as Chloe, who celebrates her wedding anniversary today, but well timed to create some “stampin’versary”cards for some of my stamping friends who also celebrated Stampin’ Up! anniversaries during May.

It’s all part of Sara Douglass’ #MakeACardSendACard challenge.  I am absolutely loving sending out lots of happy mail.

Just Add Ink #363 Anniversary | kelly kent

Because of my ongoing battle with a set number of hours in the day (just 24 – to do EVERYTHING!), these cards got in the mail a little later than I wanted, so they will probably hit the east coast after this goes live.  But that’s ok!

I took this opportunity to have a play around with colour combinations for the new In Colors.  Until this point, I’d used coordinating colours – Pool Party & Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst & Sweet Sugarplum…. you get the idea!

The creative crew over at Stampin’ Up! HQ have put together a fabulous list of colours that work well together for each of the 5 new In Colors.

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It’s a great way to expand your natural colour boundaries!

So, these are the 5 cards & colour combinations I chose…

Just Add Ink #363 Anniversary | kelly kent

And up close and personal…

 

Fresh Fig with Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight & Pear Pizzazz

Just Add Ink #363 Anniversary | kelly kent

Powder Pink with Night of Navy, Soft Sky & So Saffron

Just Add Ink #363 Anniversary | kelly kent

Lemon Lime Twist with Island Indigo & Melon Mambo

Just Add Ink #363 Anniversary | kelly kent

Tranquil Tide with So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach & Sweet Sugarplum

Just Add Ink #363 Anniversary | kelly kent

 

Berry Burst with Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry & Pumpkin Pie

Just Add Ink #363 Anniversary | kelly kent

The insides were decorated in the same way, with the peekaboo ‘happy anniversary’ panel from the front and a Rose Garden vellum die cut across the base.

I haven’t taken a picture of all of the colours – this gives you a looksie at the design…

Just Add Ink #363 Anniversary | kelly kent

I have been working hard on my card insides this year – and also the envelopes!  It’s rude to send a naked envelope… apparently!

Luckily, the floral stamp from the Floral Phrases stamp set matches the Fresh Florals DSP that I used on the card front.

Just Add Ink #363 Anniversary | kelly kent

And then they were finished and in the mail to 5 stamping friends!

Happy mail is on it’s way!

If you’re ever in need of someone to send happy mail to, pick me!  Checking the letterbox is one of my favourite daily activities and I always get so excited when the contents are pretty!

Speaking of pretty, an anniversary theme lends itself to some pretty amazing cards.

Head over the Just Add Ink blog to see what the design team created this week, and add your anniversary card to the mix!

 

 

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Never Ending Succulent Card

Today I’m sharing a card with you that I made for one of my stamping besties.

Lou & I bonded online and then met for the first time in Brisbane at OnStage – where we had a giggle over both being sent the Succulent stamp set for our display board stamping.

So, there’s a touch of irony in this card – the never-ending succulent card!

A Never-Ending card was one of the first fancy cards I made.  It definitely delivered a wow factor then and still does now!!!

Here’s a video of Lou’s card in action…

A never ending card flips and flips and flips – you just keep going!

There are 4 decorated sides in total.

FRONT:

Never Ending Succulent Card.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

MIDDLE 1:

Never Ending Succulent Card.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

MIDDLE 2:

Never Ending Succulent Card.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

BACK:

Never Ending Succulent Card.  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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Colour INKspiration #01 New Challenge Hop

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Welcome to the first official challenge for Colour INKspiraton – a Facebook based bi-monthly colour challenge.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to pre-challenge colour combination – you guys were really ready for this!!!

I think part of the initial success is that anyone with Facebook can join in.  You don’t need a blog and you don’t need to be a demonstrator.

We’ve seen some amazing creations in the past week and the excitement in the group is infectious!  Click here to join the Facebook page and see what it’s all about.

Here’s some of the basic details about the challenge –

The Colour INKspiration Crew! consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.

Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.

Then it’s over to you with a 12 day period for crafters to upload their own creations using 3 or more of the challenge colours.

If you have a blog, feel free to link back to it, but all entries will be via Facebook.  The design team will select 5 projects to be ‘design team picks’ and then the Facebook group will select an overall winner from this shortlist.


Let’s get started!

This is the first delicious set of challenge colours…

Colour INKspiration Challenge #01

So many lovely colours to choose from – you can choose your favourite 3 – or all 6! (3 is the minimum to meet the challenge guidelines).

You can also mix in any Stampin’ Up! neutrals that you need to make your project perfect.


The first 4 colours are my favourite – so pretty and perfect for a baby card I wanted to make.

Colour INKspiration #01. New baby heart card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Of course, I’m playing with new products again.

The hearts are from the new Love Notes Framelits and the sentiment is from a fabulous new stamp set called Milestone Moments.

How lovely is that font???  I’m going to get a lot of use from this stamp set!

And although not new to the Stampin’ Up! range, I took the chance to buy the 2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper pack when it was on special during the End of Year Closeout Sale.

Some people might use it for pretty envelopes (and I might too) but my first thought was – ooooo, more DSP options!!!  It’s a lighter weight than usual DSP, but still perfect for card fronts.


Thanks for visiting today.  Next stop is Monique Fielder and her colourful project.

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If you love the challenge colours, please join us on the Facebook page and upload your creation.  Or, just stop by to see what other crafty people make of the colours.

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