Friday, 18 August 2017

Just Add Ink #373 - Just Add Stencils

Ready for another Just Add Ink Challenge? This week Karren has suggested to Just Add Stencils!

I had heaps of ideas for this challenge but decided to make my own stencil to use to colour some glossy cardstock. I love that you can make your own patterns and designs to make a truly original card.


This technique is incredibly easy and versatile. I used copy paper for my stencil. It is thinner than cardstock so you get a crisper line when you add the colour. I used the classic label punch to create the pattern, added a few bits of repositionable tape to the back and stuck it onto my glossy cardstock. I cut the glossy cardstock a bit wider than the stencil so I got a border. Before I added the colour, I stamped a few words in Versamark. This technique is called ghosting. Then I used sponge brayers to blend Flirty Flamingo, Berry Burst and Rich Razzleberry inks. Roll lightly in the direction of the stencil and the colour slowly builds up.


Then carefully remove the stencil and create your card. The stencil is quite pretty now that it is coloured too. I wonder what I can create with that?


The Thoughtful Banners stamp set has lots of little words and phrases that you could use to create a card for a different occasion.


I cut 'birthday' 3 times in the different colours using the Happy Birthday thinlit. When I adhered them together I slightly offset each one to get a shadow effect. I raised my coloured panel with foam adhesive strips. The bottom of each letter is raised with a tiny bit of foam adhesive strip and the top of each letter has a glue dot underneath to secure it.


I added my practice strip to the inside of the card for a bit of fun.


Making your own stencils is heaps of fun. Next I am going to try circles and add some little ghosted images inside. Stay tuned!


I hope that you pop over to Just Add Ink and check out what the rest of the Design Team did with stencils. Why not enter the challenge! We'd love to see what you come up with.

Lou

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Favourite InColour



Welcome back for another Stampin' Dreams blog hop. We are from all over the world and you have just landed with Lou Kitzelman. I live on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Today we are all showcasing our favourite new InColours. Here are my 2 favourites ..... well for this week anyway!
I am obsessed with Tranquil Tide at the moment and love how it goes with neutrals such as Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand. Today I have also teamed it with Real Red to use on this Bridge Fold Card. This cute bundle that I have used is called Santa's Suit out of the new Stampin' Up! holiday catalogue and will be available to order from September 1st.


I have decided that the title of this card will be "When even your spare uniform is in the wash"! I had to make Santa peek out from behind the washing line post because I couldn't make his body. Turned out cuter this way I think.


This is a fabulous card fold called a Bridge Fold Card and I used Bronwyn Eastley's tutorial to make it. She has used the Night in Bethlehem bundle to make hers. It is a fabulous tutorial that gives you great instructions for the fold so that you can adapt it to use with other stamp and thinlit sets.


It is a 3D card fold that also folds flat to fit into a standard C6 envelope.


I love this set and can see that it will get a real work out in the lead up to Christmas. How cute are those clothes and tiny pegs?


Tranquil Tide is such a fabulous shade of green. The DSP that I have used is from the Delightful Daisy pack and has a variegated pattern on it. I made some grass for the front of the card to form the 'bridge' by chopping into a strip of cardstock with the Ticket Tear border punch.


Did you know Santa has a sensitive side? He loves a bit of Powder Pink in his accessories!



The Santa's Suit bundle has so many bits to it. There are little thinlits to cut out borders such as the trees below on the back message panel. So many bits to use in this bundle and so little time!


Make sure you hop around to see everyone's favourite InColours. You can use the list below. Next up you are off to America to visit Debbie Henderson.

Lou
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