Just Add Ink Colour Challenge

Wow, look at these high vibe colours.
I love this colour combo, so I just had to take part in the challenge!
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There was just one problem with it though.  I only have a few ink pads and out of these colours, only one.
So I had to be a little inventive.
I guess that would be the entire point of a challenge, right?
Fortunately, I do have all of these colours in cardstock, so here is what I came up with.

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The balloons come from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, and since I don’t have the punch, the balloons have been fussy cut.
I then attached some white Baker’s Twine to the back of each balloon before I adhered it with dimensionals, and tied the three pieces of twine together in a knot and secured it with a dab of glue to the card.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

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Decorative Masks

I have used one of Stampin’ Up!s Decorative Masks to create the background for my card today.  These are such a simple but effective tool which would also be fantastic for using on scrapbook pages, art journal pages, and a heap of other things.
Something else I will be experimenting with, they are so easy to use, and it makes it super easy to create a quick background.

Sponged Note

So I have gone with some yummy Grapefruit Grove cardstock for my main colour, and sponged….. Flirty Flamingo ink through the Decorative Mask.
Yes you read that right.  You could, of course, use Grapefruit Grove ink and that would work too, but right now I don’t have Grapefruit Grove ink 🙂 and I liked the depth that the Flirty Flamingo ink added over the base colour.
Add some strips of off cuts and left over pieces of patterned paper and cardstock, and some white Baker’s Twine, and that’s a really quick and easy card.
The ends of both white off cuts have been punched using the Classic Label Punch, (another super versatile piece of equipment!) and the words are from Butterfly Gala stamp set.

Inspiration for my card came from the current Sketch Challenge at Just Add Ink.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you will know that I LOVE a sketch challenge 🙂

Happy Stamping!
Chris

Something Old, Something New

The new challenge from Crafty Boots Challenges is “Something Old, Something New”, which is just in time for the release of not just the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalogue, but also this years Sale-a-Bration, both of which start tomorrow (5th Jan 2016).
So for my project, you get a bit of a sneak peek of some new goodies!

My card uses some of the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Papers as a background, from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  Then from the new Occasions catalogue, there is some gorgeous new Baker’s Twine, and the balloons are from the Balloon Celebration stamp set and Balloon Bouquet punch.  That covers the “New” side.
And for the “Old” I have used the Hello You Thinlits dies, and Crazy About You stamp set for the sentiment.
I am loving this colour combination too, the pretty Blushing Bride pink combines beautifully with the Mint Macaron, but looks fantastic with the pop of bright colour of the Rich Razzleberry.  Yum scrum!!
Tomorrow I will pop up links to the new catalogues, and some more inspiration.
And why not join in with this challenge at Crafty Boots.

Happy stamping!
Chris

Colouring Inspiration

I have two projects to share with you today, both coloured using Blendabilities, and both using gorgeous Cute As A Button images.
Firstly, I have covered on of the large Stampin’ Up! Kraft Journals.

Jan Inspiration Project 2

The image has been coloured and then fussy cut, and then layered onto the black background so that the colours are really vibrant.  I have punched some stars out of the black layer and then added a layer of Gold Foil sheet behind the black.

I have also made a card. I just adore this “buttons girl”, and really enjoyed colouring her. 🙂

Jan Inspiration Project 1

The strip of patterned paper comes from the new Stampin’ Up! Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack – lots of gorgeous papers!

Happy stamping!
Chris

 

August Stamps in Your Letterbox

The feature stamp set for the month of August and for Stamps in Your Letterbox is Kinda Eclectic (Page 164 of the Catalogue). This is a really versatile stamp set and heaps of fun to use, so for those of you who are signed up for Stamps in Your Letterbox, you are in for a treat this month!

Today I am sharing a pouch card which I have made using not only Kinda Eclectic, but also the Envelope Punch Board.  The card fits into one of our standard size envelopes so that you can send it in the mail.

 

The card itself is a flat card, like a post card, but there is plenty of room for writing on it, and it slides into a decorated pouch made using the Envelope Punch Board.

 

I have used some of the bright and cheery papers from the Sweet Taffy Designer Series Papers (Page 186), and the “Birthday Greetings” comes from the Four You Stamp Set.  They are a little hard to see in the photo, but I have added a little bling with some Sequins (Page 208) on the butterflies, along with some Thick Baker’s Twine (Page 207) around the top of the card to make it easier to pull the card out of the pouch.

It’s not too late to take part in Stamps in Your Letterbox for August, just contact me to sign up, and you can find out more information here.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

New Papers

New Designer Series Papers = more excuses to make stuff!  Right?
Well, ok, who needs excuses….. just had to make some cute little boxes to show off some of the gorgeous new papers!
These boxes use both the Envelope Punch Board, and the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.

This first one combines the Lullaby DSP with some Hello Honey coloured cardstock, some gold Baker’s twine and a tag made from the Occasions stamp set (part of the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit), and  the Artisan Label punch.
Here is the box when it is open….

And a close up of the tag.

And a second box, a little bigger, but made in the same way, this time using the absolutely stunning papers from the Gold Soiree DSP.  Wouldn’t this make a gorgeous box for a wedding gift?

This box has a layer of Vellum around it, and is tied with some of the gorgeous Gold Ribbon.
Having fun! Hope you are too. 🙂

Happy Stamping!
Chris