Just Add Ink #457 | Sketch

Hello!  Thanks for joining us for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge.

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We’re all creating to a sketch and I know you’re going to love the design team projects.  You can see them all on the Just Add Ink blog.  You can also enter your card there for this sketch challenge – we’d love to have you share your work!

I’ve done some rotating and flipping with this sketch – the elements are all there, but I’ve spun it around.

This time of the year is always a battle between sharing sneak peeks of new products with you and enjoying some retiring favourites for just a little longer.  I’ve gone with retiring favourites for the stamp sets – Petal Palette (with coordinating dies) and Vertical Greetings.  I’m going to miss both of these!

I’ve combined my choice of stamps with a Rose Gold theme.  The Rose Gold Shimmer Paint & Foil Sheets are part of the Everything is Rosy Product Medley – available during May (unless sold out earlier).  For more info on the Everything is Rosy Product Medley – click here.

Rose Gold Petal Palette | kelly kent

There’s so many ways to use shimmer paint!  For this card I’ve used it three ways – with Versamark to clear heat emboss the leaves, then with a water filled Aqua Painter to colour the flowers (Rose Gold & Champagne Mist) and finally with a dry / empty Aqua Painter to colour the pearls.  Shimmer Paint dries surprisingly quickly, making it very easy to work with!

To use shimmer point for heat embossing, ink up your stamp with Versamark, the apply Shimmer Paint with a dauber and stamp as usual.  Coat the stamped image in clear embossing powder and melt with your heat tool.  The glossy & shimmery effect is so pretty!

Rose Gold Petal Palette | kelly kent

The strips of foil on the card are both Rose Gold (Everything is Rosy Medley) and Champagne.

Rose Gold Petal Palette | kelly kentHave you ever used two embossing folders on the same piece of cardstock?  Using more than one embossing folder is so new to me – it just never occured to me until I wanted a bit more texture on the background than the crisp finish of the Tufted folder.

The embossing for the background of this card has been run through the Big Shot three times.  Twice (once each direction) with the Subtle Embossing Folder and finally with the Tufted Embossing Folder.    I love how it looks and I’ll be looking for other embossing combinations!

Rose Gold Petal Palette | kelly kent

The full sun on the card is a little bright, but I wanted to share just how sparkly the colouring is when you use Shimmer Paint as your colouring medium.  You can only imagine how stunning it looks in real life!


All the products I’ve used for this card are available in my online store – links below, but some items are only around for a limited time.  Items on the Last Chance Retirement List are only available until 3rd June (or sold out).  Everything is Rosy is available through May until sold out.

Thank you for visiting and checking out my Just Add Ink card.  All the design team cards are on the Just Add Ink blog and the linky tool to share your creation with us.  It’s such a versatile sketch – I can’t wait to see all the entries.


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Just Add Ink #418 | Colour Challenge

There’s a 5 year old in our house this week!!!  The Littlest Miss Papercraft turned 5 yesterday – so it’s been birthday central at our house with cake, parties and presents.

Miss Papercraft’s 5th birthday extravaganza didn’t have a specific theme, but unofficially we ended up in the direction of unicorns & princesses.

The Just Add Ink colour challenge was perfect for me this week – a beautiful, soft colour palette that was an amazing unicorn combination!

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Because it’s a unicorn, and unicorns are magical, I’ve added lots (and lots) of gold to make this combination extra special.  You can add any neutrals (black, white, vanilla, kraft) or metallics to complement the Just Add Ink challenge colours.

Petal Palette Unicorn | kelly kent

The crown of flowers was made using the Petal Palette stamp set.  I’ve stamped it twice in Versamark on Shimmery White cardstock, embossed in gold & cut it out using the framelit.  The flowers are then coloured with an Aqua Painter in Daffodil Delight & Blushing Bride, and the leaves with Soft Sea Foam.

Petal Palette Unicorn | kelly kent

The unicorn touches (horn & eyes) are from a non-Stampin’ Up! set (Pinkfresh Studio – Magical Unicorn).  I recently added them to my stash so I could mix them in with my Stampin’ Up! supplies and make gorgeous unicorn creations.  As much as it would be amazing for Stampin’ Up! to have everything in their catalogue that each of their loyal stampers wanted, it’s just not possible!

The beautiful sparkle you see on the background of the card is the new & improved Gold Glimmer.  It sheds less and has a smoother background, which makes it easier to die cut & stick to projects.  There’s 4 colours – gold, silver, rose & sparkle.

Petal Palette Unicorn | kelly kent

The sentiment is from the Fairy Celebration stamp set.  I love how it rolls across the bottom of the card!

The finishing touch is coloured pearls.  The pink is from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls and the gold is from the Metallic Pearls.  I love having so many beautiful pearl options in the new catalogue.  I use this style of embellishment most often to add a bit of ‘wow’ to my cards.

The other ‘wow’ is extra layers of cardstock on the inside of the card and stamping in the corners.

Petal Palette Unicorn | kelly kent

The stars from the Twinkle Twinkle stamp set were just perfect for the theme.

Look at all that sparkle!!!

Petal Palette Unicorn | kelly kent


Thanks for visiting my blog!

To see what the design team have created with this sweet colour palette and to add your own sweet card, visit the Just Add Ink blog.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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WA Demo Retreat Blog Hop

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Today I’m taking part in a fabulous blog hop  – it celebrates the make & take projects that were part of our recent WA Demo Retreat Day.

30 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from the Perth & South West areas of Western Australia spent the day together crafting, laughing and sharing what we love.

The feedback from the event, which Nicole Wilson & I organised together, has been awesome and I have no doubt there will be another one on the horizon!

The day started at 9am with morning tea, coffee & networking before sitting down for some serious stamping!

Each participant brought make & take project and completed 12 other projects throughout the day.  The variety was awesome and I loved being able to play with stamp sets I don’t own & try techniques I hadn’t done before.

This was my make & take using the Petal Palette stamp set and the masking technique.

Petal Palette for WA Demo Retreat Day | kelly kent

Between making this card and this blog hop going live, Stampin’ Up! has put the Stampin’ Blends into unorderable mode.  They were just so popular that the factory couldn’t keep up with demand.  I know many of you already own a set of Blends, so here’s the instructions anyway.  If you don’t, bookmark this for when the Blends return in late May 2018.

To make this card, you need:

  • Card base: Smoky Slate – 4-1/8″ x 11-3/4″ / 10.5cm x 29.7cm (half A4), scored at 5-7/8″ / 14.8cm
  • Card mat 1: Rich Razzleberry – 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″ / 10cm x 14.3cm
  • Card mat 2: Whisper White – 3-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ / 9.8cm x 13.8cm
  • Card insert: Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″ / 10cm x 14.3cm
  • Scrap of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock with Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheet on the back
  • Piece of copy paper slightly larger than mat 2 (approx 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ / 10cm x 14cm)
  • Pearls
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • Stampin’ Blends: Rich Razzleberry Light & Dark, Pink Pirouette Dark, Old Olive Light & Dark, Smoky Slate Light
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Rich Razzleberry Ink
  • Petal Palette stamp set
  • Petals & More Thinlits
  • Adhesive of choice (Tape & Tear / double sided tape, Tombow, Snail, Fast Fuse)
  • Repositionable tape or washi tape
  • Wink of Stella

*** Are you a crafter in the US or Canada?  Do you fall in love with Australian, NZ, UK & European cards but the cardstock measurements are all wrong???  Join Stamp In Confidence Module One for a video dedicated to cutting cardstock and converting measurements between International & A4 sizing.  Click here to visit the Stamp In Confidence Blog.

Petal Palette for WA Demo Retreat Day | kelly kent

To make:

  • Cut a circle towards the top middle of your copy paper.  I used the 2-3/4″ / 7cm Layering Circle Framelit.  Discard the circle & keep the rectangle piece of copy paper
  • Adhere to mat 2 using repositionable tape or washi tape on the reverse side
  • Stamp the large flower in the space left by the missing circle and then stamp the smaller flowers to fill in the gaps
  • Allow 5 mins to dry, leave the mask in place
  • Cut the lattice die from the Sweet Sugarplum cardstock while you are waiting
  • Leaving the mask where it is, colour the flowers using Rich Razzleberry & Pink Pirouette Blends and the leaves using Old Olive Blends
  • Taking care around the edges of the circle, colour the background of the circle in Smoky Slate.  If you sweep from the copy paper across to the middle of the circle, you should find it contains better than if you go towards the mask.
  • Once you’ve finished colouring, gently remove the mask.
  • Stamp the Best Wishes sentiment in the bottom right corner (Rich Razzleberry)
  • Add the lattice die cut and wrap & tie the baker’s twine around mat 2.
  • Adhere mat 2 to mat 1 and then this piece to the card base.  Adhere the card insert to the middle of the card.
  • Finish your card with pearls along the lattice and Wink of Stella on the flowers.

Petal Palette for WA Demo Retreat Day | kelly kent

For those that own Blends, you may be storing them in Wood Mount Cases.  A full set fits between two cases.  Might have been travelling naked – so it was time for printable inserts.  Click below to download.  Click here for the link to the Wood Mount Cases.

See the full range of Clear Case Inserts – here.  All free & ready for you to print.

Order the clear cases following the links below:


Keep hopping to my gorgeous partner in retreat organisation – Nicole Wilson – to see her make & take project.

Thank you for joining me for the WA Demo Day Retreat.

If you live in Western Australia (or are willing to travel!) and would be interested in details for the next retreat day, please leave a comment.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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Stamp Review Crew | Petal Palette

Hello Monday – the third Monday of February, which means I’m hopping with the delightful Stamp Review Crew.

This talented group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators hail from all around the world.  This week we’re sharing designs with the super popular stamp set Petal Palette.

Get ready for some amazing designs to inspire you!

My absolute favourite from this stamp set – the one stamp that has been overworked – is the large trio of flowers.

So, that was my first creation…

Petal Palette | kelly kent

I used the no-line watercolouring technique to colour the flowers.

Ink the stamp in a soft colour (I prefer Sahara Sand) and stamp onto scrap to remove most of the colour, then again onto your piece of Whisper White.

Use an Aqua Painter to go over the image lines and shade within the flowers/leaves.

Petal Palette | kelly kent

For my second card, I set myself a challenge to use the other stamps in case 2.

This was the result…

Petal Palette | kelly kent

And I’m so happy with how it turned out!!!

It can be fun outside of the comfort zone!

Petal Palette | kelly kent

My tip for creating outside of your usual style or realm is to keep as much the same as you can.  For this card I chose colours I know I like (yellow, gray, white & black are a favourite combination of mine) and a layout & stamping style I’ve used before.  All I had to do was slide the stamps into the design and we have a card!!!

Petal Palette | kelly kent

If you haven’t added this set to your supplies yet, I bet this blog hop is going to drive it straight to the top of your list!

Keep hopping and visit my gorgeous friend Lou Kitzelman.

Lou and I have been chatting lots lately while we plan some great projects to share with you in the future.  Watch this space!!!  Click here to visit the Stamp in Confidence blog.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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CASEing the Catty #166 | Painted with Love

Welcome to the design team blog hop for the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge.

Each Sunday the Crew create using the pages of the Stampin’ Up! catalogues as inspiration.  We then open up the challenge to you and wait excitedly for you to share your projects with us on our Facebook group.  Click here to visit the challenge page

This week’s theme is the Painted with Love pages from the Occasions catalogue -pages 18-21.

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You may like to CASE (copy and selectively edit or copy & share everything) the layout, colours, styling or other feature that catches your attention.

I loved this trio of tags….

I converted this concept to a card to create an anniversary card for Nanna & Grandad Papercraft. They celebrated 39 years of marriage this weekend!!!

Happy Anniversary | kelly kent

Here’s a close up & break down of each panel.

I used slightly different materials to the catalogue – because I don’t own everything (sad, I know!).  But that’s the beauty of CASEing – you make it fit with your supplies.

Left panel – uses the hearts from Yay You! stamp set (host set in the Occasions catalogue), a Sweet & Sassy heart from Petal Garden DSP, Island Indigo ombre ribbon and sentiment from Petal Palette stamp set.

Happy Anniversary | kelly kent

Middle panel – trio of hearts using the heart die from the Lots to Love Box Framelits (two in Pool Party, one using Petal Garden DSP), Whisper White Baker’s Twine bow and love sentiment from Petal Palette stamp set.

Happy Anniversary | kelly kent

Right panel – heart in Petal Garden DSP, sentiment from Milestone Moments stamp set and Island Indigo ombre ribbon.

Happy Anniversary | kelly kent

I loved this card from concept to a finished creation.  The Stampin’ Up! concept artists have such beautiful designs in each catalogue and it’s always a pleasure to find the creative spark in the catalogue pages.

Happy Anniversary | kelly kent

Next up on the blog hop is the gorgeous Megan Lenske

Thanks for joining me and for your lovely comments.  I read & cherish each and every one of them.

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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Celebrating Silver Success!

I love celebrating with my team – any reason, any time!!!

I love that we are strong women, making a difference and having fun doing it!

Our team has really grown in size over the past 18 months – which is so exciting!

Stamping is different things to different people.  Some are personal buyers – taking advantage of being able to buy all their favourites at a discount, some are breaking even on their crafting habit – which means they have a hobby they love without the cost, and some are making it into a business – and using it to pay some bills or buy some luxuries.

No matter what point everyone is at, we all have one thing in common – our love of Stampin’ Up! and a wonderful sense of friendship in belonging to a group of people who share our passion.

Mandy joined our Paper Adventures team during Sale-a-Bration in January this year and hasn’t looked back.  She’s grown her own supplies, built a customer base and recently added a lovely new stamper to her team.

With all this success has come a promotion to Silver – I’m so happy for her!!!

Celebrations in my world means gifts.  A silver title is a good opportunity to try out one of the products we have to look forward to in the Occasions catalogue – Silver Embossing paste!!!

Petal Palette | kelly kent

The silver embossing paste started the background for Mandy’s card.

I added in Smoky Slate to coordinate with the silver.  It contrasts beautifully with her favourite colour – Night of Navy.

Petal Palette | kelly kent

Did you spy another sneak peek?  The gorgeous floral stamp set will also be in the new catalogue.  It’s called Petal Palette and it’s stunning!!!

Petal Palette | kelly kent

The flowers aren’t hard to colour – I just swished an Aqua Painter over the ink already stamped on the flowers and filled in the white space!  They have a splash of Wink of Stella too, but that wasn’t playing nice with the photography!!

I also wanted to make a keepsake gift for Mandy’s stamping space, so I added Stampin’ Up!’s catchphrase which so aptly sums up what we do to a candle holder.

Love it, live it, share it | kelly kent

A mix of silver & gold (there’s always something to aim for!) and a sweet smelling candle to add inspiration while she’s crafting.

Love it, live it, share it | kelly kent

A big congrats to Mandy and all her achievements this year.  I can’t wait to see what next year holds for her!

Petal Palette & gift | kelly kent

If you Love it, Live it or want to Share it, we’d love to have you on our Paper Adventures team.

Click here for more information about joining.

Ready to jump on board?  Click here to join the fun!!!

Or leave me a comment to get more information about what being part of our Paper Adventures team and the Stampin’ Up! family is like.

We welcome any Australian crafter to our mix!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com