Friday 12 June 2015

Just Add Ink Challenge # 266

Happy Friday everybody!! Its time for another challenge at Just Add Ink. This week we have a colour combo to inspire you:

The great thing about a colour challenge is that you can create whatever you like with regards to design. So go crazy, try a technique you've been wanting to experiment with, use some of that patterned paper you have stashed away or maybe you have some new stamps that haven't been inked yet. The choice is yours!!

I was excited about this challenge because I finally have a navy ink pad. The funny thing was, that when I started putting my card together, my navy ink never came anywhere near it:

I was very lucky to win this 'hello' die from Winnie and Walter a few weeks ago and thought it was about time I used it!!! I also wanted to try a technique again that I did months back as this die is perfect for it.

I started by cutting a piece of white CS to sit on top of the card. I put my 'hello' die in place but put the edge of the top plate slightly above the bottom of the word, so it wouldn't cut all the way thru, when it went thru my Cuttlebug. It took a few goes but was much easier to do because the 'h' and the 'l' have straight bottoms. I cut away the surrounding CS with a kraft knife. 

I realised then that I wanted the word to be gold, so die-cut the word again from gold CS and glued it on top.  After working out where the word would sit over the card front, I used Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks to create an ombre background. I also used a waffle edge die on a strip of navy CS. This was adhered to the card front so it would stick out slightly from under the top panel. I stamped the rest of the sentiment in black and popped the panel up on foam tape. A couple of co-ordinating enamel dots and I fell in love with this card!

The sentiment stamps are from Winnie and Walter 'The Big, the Bold and the Happy'. The stitched-waffle edge die is from Pretty Pink Posh and the enamel dots from Papervine.

I have three other challenges I would like to enter:

Winnie and Walter - Join in to Win 

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Friends or Superhero's)

Virginia's View Challenge # 15 

You have until Wednesday 17th June 10pm to link your entries to the Just Add Ink challenge and of course the rest of the Design Team have created some incredible cards on the blog to inspire you with ideas. Can't wait to see what you come up with and hope to see you in the Gallery!

Take care


  1. That golden HELLO - in front of that pink background - stunning!

  2. How great that you won this W&W die, Shona ... it's one of my faves ... doesn't it work brilliantly for partial die cutting ... you did a great job! Anita :)

  3. Fantastic!!! Oh I love that Hello so much!
    =] M

  4. Oh my...I love your card and what a fabulous die! So happy that you finally pulled it out to play!

  5. Love this card, Shona! That gorgeous golden die cut hello with that pink background is perfect.

  6. Great card Shona! I love how the hello just pops right of the card and then with the beautiful pink back ground. Looks amazing!

  7. Absolutely stunning card Shona! The golden hello on top of the pink is simply fabulous and I love the little touches of navy and enamel dots too. xx

  8. The Hello in gold..stunning Shona..and the pink so yummy...adorable and so great idea using the color are you Shona..hope you have time to go around friends blog..hugs from Germany

  9. Just stunning Shona - you've taken the colours and given each its own role and place and they look fabulous - separately and together! x

  10. Gorgeous card Shona :-) I love the whole design of this and the pink, gold, blue combo is fabulous! Beautiful :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  11. Wow! I love that beautiful big sentiment. It certainly takes centre stage and I'm loving the pink behind it. Lovely! x

  12. What a fabulous way to use the colours Shona, the individual layers look so effective! And the popped up gold sentiment is a great focal point. xx

  13. What a fabulous way to use the colours Shona, the individual layers look so effective! And the popped up gold sentiment is a great focal point. xx

  14. I really love your clean style, Shona & this is definitely a wow for me. I hadn't realised your sentiment was joined - so cool in gold (& free is awesome too!) The details like the scalloped border & ombre background add so much subtle lovely. Love it!
    Hugs, D

  15. Oh my you have used these challenge colours to perfection Shona! I tried to keep my card CAS (don't think I quite got there) you have simply mastered it!

  16. Your showcase of these colours, paired with the partial die cutting technique...swoon-inducing! Once again, that abundant creativity of yours takes the lead and away you go...creating something gorgeous!