Just Add Ink Challenge #447 Fable Friends

I’m participating in the Just Add Ink sketch challenge this week. I love working with sketches as it gives me a starting point but yet so many options to work with. 

Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge

I chose my bunny friend from Fable Friends for this card. This time creating a newborn card and using the sentiment from the Baby Bear stamp set. 

I added Soft Sea Foam to the Country Floral Embossing Folder before running through the Big Shot to create the background. I’m really loving this effect. It’s so pretty and soft. I stamped the bunny then masked off it off to stamp around it using the Artisan Textures stamp. The jacket has been coloured with Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends and the bunny in Early Espresso Water Colour pencil. I used Whisper White cardstock and gently blended it in using a Blender pen.

As I didn’t have any So Saffron ribbon and felt the card needed it, I coloured the tulle ribbon with a sponge dauber. The soft look suits this baby card. 

Embossing the envelope added a nice touch to create a matching look. 

Embossed Country Floral Envelope

Stop by the Just Add Ink blog to view the other creative entries using this sketch.

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A Cute Ducky Welcome for a Darling Baby #gdp174

I chose to use one of my Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ from the Occasions Catalogue to create this card.  These cute ducks are from The Fable Friends stamp set. It’s so cute and is reminiscent of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck. I just love the cute images which can be coloured and brought to life. With Easter, baby and friendship sentiments, this is a stamp set that can be used for various occasions. 

I so enjoyed colouring in this duck family. Stampin’ Blends make the job of colouring and shading so easy. Don’t you love the duck with his cowboy hat? Super cute!

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I coloured in the mother duck and did some paper piecing using Flirty Flaming Designer Series Paper.  Then I added some lace to her collar and pocket by trimming part of the Very Vanilla Lace Trim. The sentiment has been layered on a die cut from the Stitched Labels dies which I cut in half and trimmed to fit behind the oval

 

This card was created for the Global Design Project Challenge sketch challenge. Hop on to the GDP site to see the other projects created for this sketch.


 

 

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Spotlight on Designer Series Paper #tgifc196

Designer Series Paper – we all love it. We can never have enough of it. We love it so much we hoard it sometimes. Isn’t it hard when Stampin’ Up! bring out a whole new and fabulous selection of Designer Series Paper for us to drool over each time a new catalogue comes by? So many choices.  I did a bit of a clear out on the holidays (as us craft-a-holics do) and the amount of brand new, unopened packages of paper I found …. oh my! I really need to stop. Or should I say – I really need help!

This week’s TGIF Challenge is all about showcasing pretty patterned paper. My difficulty was choosing which ones I wanted to use.  So I began by choosing the stamp set first. This was a little bit easier as I wanted to ink up a set I hadn’t used as yet. I chose So Hoppy Together with the little frogs.

I’ve seen several cute and creative projects made with this stamp set. However, I do confess, I have an aversion to frogs so it was kind of translating into my stamping life and I was having a bit of trouble being creative with this set. So it was really good to be able to mix it with the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper to come up with this card. 

 

As this challenge was to showcase paper, I incorporated it in various ways and even added an accent piece with a circle punch. I also included a strip of Tropical escape DSP, stamped it with some dots from Amazing Life stamp set in Lovely Lipstick and then punched the edges with the Everyday Label Punch.

The sentiment is from the new Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set which has some great sentiments for the inside of cards as well. The Lilypad Lake bundle gave me the perfect lilypad for my frog to sit on. Colouring in these images were fun and Stampin’ Blends allow you to add shading very easily and quickly.

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Adding strips of DSP to decorate the inside of your card and envelope give a lovely coordinated look and is another way of using and showing those beautiful papers you have on your shelves or in your drawers.

See the other entries for this challenge on the TGIF site featuring great use of Designer Series Paper and be inspired.


 

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