Joyful Christmas

Popping in quickly today to share one of the cards we made at Tuesday’s class.

The ladies were lovely in humouring my love of non-traditional Christmas cards!!

We made this ‘sweet’ pink & silver card, using the Wonderful Year stamp set.

Wonderful Year Christmas card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

You could make a rainbow of these cards!  If you’ve still got cards to make, it’s a great way to craft in bulk!

What do you think a yellow Christmas card would look like???

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Just Add Ink #333 – Just Add “G”

Just Add Ink Design Team

It’s challenge time at Just Add Ink and this week the design team are sharing projects inspired by the letter “G”…

It might the colour, theme, shape or embellishment – it just has to incorporate “G”.

To see what the design team has created – visit the Just Add Ink blog here.

You can also add your own entry – we’d really like you to play along!!!


For my project this week, I wanted to try out a card that emulates a graffiti style.

I admire legal & well completed graffiti – it can be a great work of art!

Just Add Ink #333 - Just Add "G". Watercolour Graffiti Wall. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I created my graffiti wall by first watercolouring a piece of Watercolor Paper in a random pattern using Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Island Indigo & Cherry Cobbler inks.

Because I’m impatient, I dried it off with my heat tool on the lowest setting.  Watercoloring always looks much better when it’s dry!

I then ran it through my Big Shot in the Brick Wall embossing folder.

With the “G” theme today, I couldn’t resist using gold glimmer paper for my graffiti writing, which I created using my Silhouette Cameo & the WHOA! font (you can download this here).

Just Add Ink #333 - Just Add "G". Watercolour Graffiti Wall. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations & enter your own “G” project!

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One sheet, 12 beautiful Watercolour Tags

Tags are simple, quick & easy and one of my favourite things to make.  Today I used the Happy Watercolour stamp set to create 12 tags.  Using my dimensions, you’ll get 12 tags from 1 sheet of A4 cardstock.  I used Whisper White as my base.

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Using your Stampin’ Trimmer, cut the cardstock down the long side at 2″.  Do this until you’ve run out of card.  You should end up with four 2″ strips (and a piece of scrap).  Now cut each strip at 314.  You should end up with 3 rectangles from each strip (and a tiny piece of scrap).  When finished all your cutting, you’ll have 12 pieces in total.  Punch each rectangle using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.

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Watercolouring: Select 6 different coloured inks – I used Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe & Daffodil Delight. Using the ‘wash’ stamp from Happy Watercolour, stamp the tag 3 times, reinking and rotating 180 degrees between each stamping.  It may look a little dark and defined when you first stamp, but it will blend and lighten as it dries.  Repeat for another tag, then swap colours for the next 2 tags.  Repeat until you’ve used all your colours & tags.  Ink the flower stem in Jet Black Staz On and stamp over the top of the watercoloured ink.  Do this for each of the 12 tags.

Gorgeous Watercolour – so simple!  Kelly x