Hello! Thanks for joining us for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge.
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.
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!
The strips of foil on the card are both Rose Gold (Everything is Rosy Medley) and Champagne.
Have 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!
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.