Hello! Thanks for joining me for Just Add Ink #357.
It’s always a pleasure to design cards for a challenge – and this colour combination, put together by Jan, is a dream!
This sweet card is on it’s way to brighten someone’s letterbox. I try to send as many handmade cards as I can – it really is a wonderful feeling to check the letterbox and take out something pretty!
I’ve used the Rose Garden thinlit, deconstructed into Sweet Sugarplum blossom & Island Indigo leaves, which I’ve stapled to the Sahara Sand panel.
I love stapling on cards – it’s mess-free, quick, easy & gives the pieces of the card movement.
But of course, you don’t always want them showing – so for this card, I’ve covered them up with a Very Vanilla Thick Twine bow.
If you’ve tried to order pearls in the last couple of weeks you’ll noticed that they have disappeared! Don’t worry, they’ll be back on 1st June 2017 when the new catalogue starts in a configured format. I haven’t seen them yet, but I hear they are flatter – perfect for mailing!
I’m still trying to decorate the inside of my cards (and the envelopes too!)…
It adds such a nice touch to open a card up and see more prettiness!
Do you have someone in mind this week to send a handcrafted card to? Make a list of people that you’d like to shower with paper happiness!!!
Use our colour challenge combination for your card and share your creation with us on the Just Add Ink blog.
You’ll also find the rest of the design team cards – and with colours as beautiful as these, you know the range of projects will be stunning!!!
*** some products on the retirement list may already be sold out
This week at Just Add Ink, we’re playing with colours.
These colours, that were suggested by Nikki.
They are oh-so-pretty and I can’t wait to see what you all come up with.
I wanted these colours to be the ‘pop’ among a white CAS (clean and simple) card.
So, I’ve used my favourite lady from the Beautiful You stamp set to create this ‘thinking of you’ card.
Have you seen this technique before – where you stamp onto patterned paper, cut it out and stick it over your stamped image.
It’s called paper piercing. And it works so well with the Beautiful You ladies.
After making this version, I decided I wanted a happier one, so created another version with the dancing lady…
It seemed fun – and perfect for Mother’s Day with the pink & blue theme.
Please visit the Just Add Ink blog and see the beautiful creations the other design team members have made.
You can also join in the challenge there with your one Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo & Smoky Slate delight.
With so many awesome products in the SU! range this year, there’s lots more sharing to come. This card highlights another fabulous new product from the annual catalogue. The Striped Scallop Thinlit die cuts a ‘fish scales’ pattern – leaving you with a scalloped cut out and lots of cute little scale shapes. The die is sized to fit an American card front, which with a few modifications, can look great as a background on an Australian C6 card too. Use the cut out, the scales or both together (as I have here). Nothing else required for a visually stunning card (except a sneaky sentiment!). Kelly x
Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform
Thinlit: Striped Scallop
Punches: Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Cardstock: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Soft Sky, Island Indigo
Ink: Island Indigo
Stamp Set: Wetlands