Friday, 20 October 2017

Just Add Ink #382 - Colour Combination

Welcome back for another Just Add Ink challenge. What a wild week we have had in South East Queensland. Let's just say I may have to change my address to the Sunshineless Coast and with the amount of rain we have had I am wary of sitting still for too long in case mould grows on me!

This week we have a fab colour challenge for you from Patrice.

I thought these colours would be great for a stylish wedding card. I have used mostly Whisper White and just added hints of the other colours with a touch of silver embossing to set it all off.

The Cheers to the Year stamp set has some great sentiments and design elements that are fun to use. I love the scribbly circle, heart cluster and border details. Perfect for silver embossing I say!

I added in some Black Vintage Crochet trim as a border and some Fresh Fig ribbon too. Wondering how I got the decorative ends on the sentiment panel? I cut a strip of cardstock and then used the Everyday Label punch on each end. Some Black Rhinestones added a rivet like detail.

Make sure you head over to Just Add Ink to check out what the rest of the Design Team has created. Why not give this colour combination a try and enter the challenge yourself?


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Monday, 16 October 2017

Stamp Review Crew - Spooky Cat

Hi Everyone. What a way to start my week! This is my very first hop with the Stamp Review Crew. I was so happy/excited/shocked/scared/ecstatic when Tanya asked me to join. Each fortnight I have loved seeing the great projects from the crew members and am really happy (as you have probably already gathered!) to become part of the crew. The Stamp Review Crew is a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world that get together on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month for a blog hop. Each hop we will showcase one stamp set and show you just how much you can do with it.

For this hop we are featuring Spooky Cat.

I, like the majority of Australians, don't celebrate Halloween, but I am a big cat lover. So of course I needed this stamp set so that I could stamp the face on my cat after I punched it out using the coordinating cat punch.

I was hoping for something really elegant and stylish for my first hop with SRC but instead my cards turned out a bit 'arts and craftsy'. I do know 2 cat lovers who will love these when they receive them at Christmas time so I guess that is the main thing. I might also just have a few ideas of how you can use this set a bit differently. (You honestly wouldn't want to see the inside of my brain and how it goes off on creative tangents!).

So onto my cards. I have used some elements to show you a cat's dream Christmas! What self-respecting cat wouldn't love rat ornaments???

Both card are just a bit of fun really. I had fun manipulating the stamps and using them in different ways.

I trimmed the punched cat down to make him lie down and used the large lines stamp for some gold embossed fur and and a copper embossed mat. To make the cat less spooky, I added some whiskers.

Because this stamp set is photopolymer it is easy to bend the stamps to get different shapes. I have used the small lined stamp to create tinsel and added some copper embossed rat ornaments. Who knew rat tails made the perfect decoration hanger!

The bubbles from the potions made a perfect background for the sentiment to sit on. This sentiment is from Santa Paws.

And of course the card inside got some love too. The small lined stamp fits perfectly into the Everyday Label punch.

The small lined stamp made a perfect Christmas tree complete with rat ornaments. A cat could just sit for hours and admire this tree!

Of course the tree needed to have a rat angel at the top!

So there you have it. A bit of fun and a different way to use the Spooky Cat stamp set. Make sure you check out all of the great projects everyone has made by clicking on the next button of each post. Next up is fellow new crew member  Lauren.


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