Friday, 19 January 2018

Just Add Ink #392 blog hop - Just Add Something New


To kick off the year all of the team from Just Add Ink are participating in a blog hop to show you some of our new things - could be a product, technique, just anything new! Whether you have hopped over from visiting Nikki or are starting with me make sure you check out all of the team for lots of inspiration.


I've had fun playing with some new stamps, thinlits and a new card fold. This was one of those cards that I just had fun making! And .... I am not ashamed to tell you ..... that I love shaking it. It's quite a good stress release! This is a Shaker Shadow Box card and I have used Bronwyn Eastley's Mermaid Shaker Box card tutorial - with a few Lou tweaks!


This is such a fun card fold as it stands up, as you can see here, but folds flat to go into a standard C6 envelope for posting.


There is a section inside that holds the shaker elements. It adds some depth when it is on display.


I was so happy to finally get a chance to play with my Bubble Over bundle. Aren't these bottles adorable? And how about those bottle caps? As I was designing this I thought I would make a subtle engagement or wedding card. Thought the emojis on the bottles were a stroke of genius but that may have been the coffee talking! The 'bubbles' inside the shaker section are a mix of Iridescent Sequins and circles from the thinlit in the set that cuts the bubbles out. There are a few sizes which worked perfectly here. 



There is a bottle stamp in the set but I have simply sponged the colour onto the die cut bottles, then flicked some water over the top to get a water droplet effect. Ish!

I was able to sneak a few other new products in as well - the Scattered Sequins Dymamic Textured Embossing Fold and the Celebrate You thinlits (which you can get for free from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue with qualifying orders).


And of course you need a spot to write your message - the back has a panel just for that! I really love this sentiment - fit for lots of occasions!


Make sure you check out all the exciting new things the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team has to show you. Next up is the amazing Denita Wright-Smee. Can't wait to see what new goodies she has been playing with.


Why not enter our challenge- we'd love to see your creations!

Lou

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Thursday, 18 January 2018

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Love - Celebrate You



Welcome back to our first Stampin' Dreams blog hop for the year. You have landed on the Sunshine Coast, Australia with Lou Kitzelman. Hi! 

The theme for this hop is love. Rather than make a card for a specific occasion I decided to make a card that be would fit for any love related event - from wedding, anniversary, engagement or even birthday. Plus I got to break open a couple of new products that I got for free from the current Sale-a-bration catalogue.


How gorgeous is that flower from the Amazing You stamp set? I have embossed them in gold, coloured the centres with Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends and fussy cut a couple and raised on dimensionals. Wild Wasabi leafy bits adds a nice touch with the gold and Very Vanilla I think. Because this is quite a simple card, I added some embossing using the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Keeps the elegant feel I was going for. Oh and I nearly forgot! Did you spy the gold 'celebrate'? Bit hard not to I guess. It is another freebie with qualifying orders - Celebrate You thinlits.


Inside the card I have used some of the other stamps from the Amazing You stamp set. I love that you can repeat the sentiment inside with this stamped, smaller version of the larger die cut.


Make sure you hop around to see what everyone has created. You can use the list at the bottom of each post if you get lost. Next up is amazing Anna Krol.

Lou



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