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What Will You Stamp? #155 – Picture Perfect Birthday

WOAH! I just realised that it has been a little while since I played along with my design team buddies at What Will You Stamp but I couldn’t miss the opportunity to use the new Picture Perfect stamp set for #wwys155. I’m just not sure where the time is going and how we are in mid February already!

I had a lot of fun making the card for today’s challenge for a few reasons. Not only do I love the effect of the white heat embossing on the black cardstock, I do love how quick it was for such an awesome result! Plus, it has a great range of sentiments and greetings for your birthday cards and the font is pretty cool too!

To fill some space between the greetings and to break up the words, I used the striped and the spotted “candle stalks”. I did manage to squish a flame onto the spotted one.

To create the effect so that I could stamp the sentiments in one go, I used the clear (E) block and arranged the photopolymer stamps on it. I managed to fit 8 of the stamps on it. I stamped the grouped images twice on my card using Versamark ink and then covered in white embossing powder.

I’m definitely going to make more of these… and speaking of that, if you have this stamp set in your collection, I would love you to play along with this week’s challenge over at What Will You Stamp? Would love to see what you create!

Happy Crafting,

 

Just Add Ink #393 – Colour Challenge

To keep my mojo flowing… or starting to flow, I played along with the colour challenge over at Just Add Ink for #jai393. I was so pleased to have the time to create as one of my downlines, Rochelle was the DT member who chose the colours for this week’s challenge.

Green is one of my favourite colours however I find Tranquil Tide a little tricky to work with whereas I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Lemon Lime Twist.

I’m a little behind in January Birthday cards, so I thought this challenge was a good one to use the super cute Quirky Critters stamp set again. The sloth stamp is perfect for those times you’ve forgot to send a card! I needed to create a “leafy” scene for my sloth, so I used the fern leaf from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set, stamped in Tranquil Tide & Lemon Lime Twist.

I used the new Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers to colour in Mr. Sloth. I used the light & dark crumb cake and then smoky slate for his eye area. I snuck the bronze marker in to colour the branch. These markers are so easy to use! The branch in the stamp set is a little shorter, so I lengthened to reach within the leaves by drawing an “extension” with a black fine point marker. EASY!

If you’ve got time, head on over to Just Add Ink and see what their design team created to inspire us this challenge. Challenges are a great way to create when you’ve got a creative block, need a new inspiration or idea… or just for fun!

Have a wonderful, creative week.

Happy Crafting,

Oh Joy – Watercolour Christmas

Why hello there! Thanks for popping by today. I’ve been a little absent from blogging as I took some time out from crafting and Stampin’ Up!… a little hiatus if you will BUT… I’m back and refreshed and excited to share some recent projects with you over the coming weeks. Part of my hiatus was getting organised with a plan that will allow me to regularly and consistently blog… so hopefully you’ll stop by again. I’m hoping to post on a Monday night and  a Wednesday afternoon… and then if there is more than that then BONUS!

To celebrate feeling refreshed and excited, I’m sharing a card today that celebrates joy to reiterate how I’m feeling after a break. The gorgeous sentiment on this card is from the Watercolour Christmas stamp set. You can see another of the gorgeous sentiments from the set in a card I made for the ESAD Blog Hop.

I combined my sentiment with the Sheet Music background stamp and stamped this on Very Vanilla cardstock to give it a softer feel than white. To give it a bit of a vintage look, I sponged the edges of the vanilla cardstock in Crumb Cake ink using a sponge dauber (best thing ever!). I snuck a little of some retired twine in because I thought it suited this card perfectly.

The last detail was a few gold sequins and we’re done! This will definitely be one of those cards that is saved and sent to someone special this Christmas. Have you started your Christmas cards yet?

See you Wednesday (hopefully!!!!)

Happy Crafting,

By | October 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cards, Christmas, Christmas, Stampin' Up!|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

What Will You Stamp? #130 – Mixed Drinks

I’m excited to show you one of my favourite stamp sets in the 2017 – 2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue for What Will You Stamp? this week (#wwys130). This week we’re showcasing the very cool, the very fruity and the very refreshing “Mixed Drinks” stamp set.

This stamp set is so versatile that I chose to create three different cards today using the same layout, but with different stamps from the set. Today I’m showing how you can use this set for many different occasion in your life.

The first card was created to celebrate an achievement; I used the champagne flutes and the “cheers” and “clink” sentiment stamps to create the backgound.

The second card is my favourite! A little bit of tutti fruity as a “just because” card. The cherry and the the fruit slice were used to stamp the background. I stamped “tone on tone” for all the background images.

With Father’s Day in Australia just around the corner, the beer glass was the perfect stamp to create a card for that special man in your life. I used the ice cubes for the background images and stamped the “beer” in Crushed Curry ink.

I added some wink of stella pen to each card to give them a bit of a shimmer and a few rhinestones for some “bling”. I love that I was able to create 3 different cards using the same layout. So quick and easy!

I hope that toady’s creations over at What Will You Stamp? have inspired you to get creating with this refreshing, fun set. Be sure to pop your creation up over on the WWYS blog.

We’ll be back next week with another favourite stamp set of mine! Can’t wait to show you.

Happy Crafting,

Global Design Project #097

Yep, I’m having one of those weeks where I’m being super productive so am back today with another challenge entry. This time I’m having some fun with a colour challenge (#GDP097) over at the Global Design Project. This week they’re challenging us with this cool colour combination:

How delicious does it look? And speaking of delicious, all the colours today are named after foods! Cake, Berries & Wasabi. Yum, Yum, Blah! Wild Wasabi is not my “go to” green for projects but I really think it complements the Berry Burst colour in this combination.

For my project today I focused on using Berry Burst and Wild Wasabi for the card and used a Crumb Cake card base to include all 3 colours in my project. I had some fun making a cute shaker card for this week’s challenge.

I love polka dots and spots so focused my card on using them on the outside and on the inside of the shaker.

I threaded some silver sequins off the Silver Mini Sequin Trim to add a bit of bling to the card… then added them on some of the polka dots on the outside of the shaker to make it sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by today. If you’ve got time, why not pop on over and the the Global Design Project challenge yourself! Or if you can’t create for this one, be sure to pop back early next week to see what their next challenge is.

Happy Crafting,

Let’s celebrate 2017!

Happy New Year and welcome to my first post on the new look INKreations website. I hope you like my fresh new look! There are still a few tweaks and graphics to come, but they will come over time as they are developed by my awesome web guy (Thanks Stuart!).

My first card to show is one that celebrates the New Year. Unfortunately, I didn’t get around to sending my team handmade Christmas cards, so I decided to make them a New Years card instead!

This card is a simple design which you can easily mass produce and replicate in different colours and patterns. I chose a neutral colour scheme using Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock so that my silver bling would stand out!

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I mass produced 22 of these and to make the process easier, I did each step at a time e.g. made all the card bases, then cut all the white & black cardstock, rounded the corners of the white etc. Then when all the pieces had been cut and embossed, it was just a matter of adhering them all together.

I hope you’ve had some time this New Year to get some of your crafting done. One of my goals this year is to post my creations more regularly and I’m hoping the brand new website might just encourage me to do so.

Happy Crafting!

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By | January 6th, 2017|Categories: Cards, Holidays, Stampin' Up!|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments