Friday, September 23, 2016

JAI #330: STAMPIN' UP! MASCULINE 21st BIRTHDAY CARD

Kim has come up with a great sketch, at Just Add Ink this week.



The season of 21st birthdays has begun in earnest for us.  My eldest son and many of his friends turn 21 in the coming months; our calendars are booking up fast, up 'til Christmas!  I used Kim's sketch to make a card for a special young man whose birthday we celebrated last week.



I love that the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Papers are ideal for masculine cards, as well as for Christmas.  The classic colour combination of Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black really appeals to me.  I paper-pieced the flagged ends of the sentiment banner, using small pieces of the tartan paper used for the big banner.

Listed below are all the Stampin' Up! products I used to make this card.  If you would like to buy the products for yourself, just click on one of the thumbnail images, and you'll be taken direct to my online store.

Make sure you check out the rest of the gorgeous creations of the Just Add Ink Design Team.  We would love it if you created a card or scrapbook page, and linked it up on our challenge page, too!

Thanks for visiting my blog today.


Product List
Big Shot
[143263]
$159.00

Friday, September 16, 2016

JAI #329: STAMPIN' UP! TOTALLY TREES FRIENDSHIP CARD

At Just Add Ink this week, Di has come up with this beautiful picture, to inspire us in our papercrafting:


I was inspired by the colours of the flowers, which to my eye translate to these Stampin' Up! colours:




Rather than making a floral card, I inked up my Totally Trees stamp set, to make a cheerful card for a friend:



The rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team have made some beautiful cards this week; be sure to check them out here.

Listed below are all the Stampin' Up! products used to make my card.  If you would like to buy them for yourself, from my online store, simply click on one of the thumbnail images.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I hope you are inspired to play along with us at Just Add Ink this week!


Product List
Glue Dots
[103683]
$8.00

Friday, September 9, 2016

JAI #328: STAMPIN' UP! VERTICAL GREETINGS

Tina is challenging us, at Just Add Ink this week, to "Just Add P" to a papercraft project.

My brainstorming efforts, for anything starting with P, resulted in a shortlist of pinks, purples, plants, and paper-piercing.  Here's the colour scheme I have used:




This is the first card I have made with the awesome Vertical Greetings stamp set, that has the cutest topiaries as well as several vertical sentiments:



I grounded the plants by inking up, in Crumb Cake ink, a little swish stamp from Playful Backgrounds, stamping it off on scrap paper, then stamping onto the Whisper White card.  I then popped up the plant pots, using Stampin' Dimensionals.

I have laid two pieces of the gorgeous Sweet Sugarplum glitter ribbon across the DSP panel, as I wanted a wider band than one strip gave.  A knotted piece of the same ribbon has been adhered to the layered ribbon, as a finishing touch.

Make sure you check out the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team's "P" creations.  We would love for you to make your own, and link it up over at the Just Add Ink site.

If you would like to buy any of the items I've used on today's card, just click on one of the thumbnail images below, and you'll be taken to my online store (for shopping in Australia only).

Thanks for visiting today, and, if you're in the southern hemisphere, I hope you are as happy as I am, that Spring is here!


Product List
Glue Dots
[103683]
$8.00