Thursday, 8 February 2018

JAI #395: Just Add Inspiration

Hi!



Are you ready for a new Just Add Ink challenge? I am! This week Kelly found this gorgeous Inspiration photo for us to base our cards on.


Isn't it stunning? It made me think of two very special places - my hometown, where the cherry blossoms in Spring made the streets come alive with gorgeous pink colour. It also reminded me of my time with Rob in Paris, where we strolled through parks and gardens that were so lush with foliage and so immaculately maintained. Two sets of very happy memories!

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Just Add Ink, Swirly Bird, Dragonfly Dreams, Beautiful Bouquet, Flourishing Phrases

The picture is very romantic to me, so I decided it was best to make a wedding card. The sentiment suits the picture so well!

Here's how I made it: first, I masked the top two thirds of the card and sponged Crumb Cake ink on the bottom third using my Sponge Brayer, trying to get the colour darker along the edge of the path. I then stamped the splatter from Swirly Bird over the top. Next, I masked off the middle section of the card. I used my sponge brayer to add Tranquil Tide ink, again trying to make it darker along the edges. I then removed the bottom mask and stamped the dotty stamp from Dragonfly Dreams along the edge of the colour, making sure that some of the stamping fell in the Crumb Cake section. I was trying to blur the hard lines created by the masking.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Just Add Ink, Swirly Bird, Dragonfly Dreams, Beautiful Bouquet, Flourishing Phrases

I then repeated the process with the top section of the card, this time with Flirty Flamingo ink. I used the largest floral stamp in Beautiful Bouquet over the top, and also the dotty stamp from Dragonfly Dreams to soften the edge. I then stitched around the vellum sentiment and the edge of the card. It still needed more, so I ended up adhering some clear heart shaped sequins to the front. You may just be able to see them to the bottom left and top right of the sentiment panel.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Just Add Ink, Swirly Bird, Dragonfly Dreams, Beautiful Bouquet, Flourishing Phrases

I was a bit sponge brayered out by the time I got to the inside, so a few of the dotty stamps had to do!

I've been astounded at the variety of ways the Design Team have interpreted this image, and I'm sure you will be too! Pop on over to the Just Add Ink blog to check it all out, and to link up your card.

Bye for now,

Tina.

3 comments:

  1. What a fabulous idea for a wedding card Tina, I love the way you created the cards and worked to make the three zones mesh so harmoniously together. xxx

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  2. Wow, wow, wow Tina! Such a stunning Wedding card! I adore the way you’ve created your road - the layers of colour and dots make such a lovely soft and whimsical scene. xx

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  3. I love this Tina! Such an arty wedding card. Love the depth you have created - the perfect way to capture 2 special memories of yours.

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