Just Add Ink 180

Ahh… the first day into the three day weekend! So, did I get out of work early yesterday you might be wondering? Well, I did get to leave at 4:00 but I had to go back at 5:00 so that really doesn’t count does it?! Not good! But I did have a very nice dinner with my friend Anthony and my Fred stopped by for a bit too. I also got to see my friends Brian and Kim and the kiddies in between work. Today I’m off to a block party to see more friends, that should be a lot of fun!

I do want to mention that Shelli Gardner the CEO of Stampin’ Up! fell off of her horse yesterday and hurt herself pretty badly. Keep her in your thoughts and wish her a speedy recovery along with me please. Without her I wouldn’t be able to be as creative as I am.

On to the business at hand, today’s card which is for this week’s Just Add Ink. The lovely and talented ladies choose my card for their Top Pick last week! You can see the original post here and their winners post here. This week we have a challenge to use markers, aqua painters, crayons, chalks etc. for some coloring. I choose to use some sponge daubers and went with an ombre style look.

The base of my card is a piece of Vellum Card Stock. The card front is made from a piece of Very Vanilla. I used the Bitty Butterfly Punch to punch out a piece of Window Sheet and a piece of Printer Paper. I used the punched Window Sheet as a stencil to sponge the butterflies with Soft Sky, Pool Party, Costal Cabana and Bermuda Bay ink. I then used the punched piece of Printer Paper as a mask to stamp all of the butterflies with the same ink colors. The stamp is the script from the Notable Notions Stamp Set. I stamped the greeting from the A Dozen Thoughts in the same ink colors too. The large butterfly is another piece of vellum and is cut out with the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die and embossed with the Pretty Print Textured Impressions Folder. Three Basic Jewels Pearls complete the card. I love the stencil and masked butterflies and the ombre effect. Thank you for stopping by to see my card for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge. Have a very nice Saturday peeps!

JAI 180

Stampin’ Up! products used

Card Stock: Very Vanilla

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum and Window Sheets

Ink: Soft Sky, Pool Party, Costal Cabana and Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: A Dozen Thoughts and Notable Notions Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Pretty Print

Bigz Die: Beautiful Butterflies

Punch: Bitty Butterfly

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Pearls

Tools: Big Shot, Sponge Daubers and Vellum Adhesive (NON SU)

A Dozen Thoughts CM

Notable Notions CM

Pretty Print TIEF

Beautifile Butterflies Bigz Die

Bitty Butterfly Punch

Basic Pearls

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28 Replies to “Just Add Ink 180”

  1. Justin – What a beautiful look on those bitty butterflies! I am ga ga over the use of the Notable Notions script over them. Beautiful!

  2. Wow, Justin. That’s a gorgeous card, but you just knew I would love it, didn’t you. The graduated colour on the bitty butterflies with the script is to die for. Thanks for playing along at JAI for this weeks Just Add Colour challenge. Carolyn x

  3. OMG! This card is Beautiful!!! I love the stencil effect and the ombre and the vellum embossed butterfly! Justin, You’ve outdone yourself on this one!

    1. Thank you Cynthia! I’m sure Shelli will be good as new in no time. The butterflies were fun to do, I like a little change of pace! 🙂

  4. Ooooooh!!!! Wow! All the techniques…you make them look so easy. This is simply beautiful. Shelli would love it too. I am keeping her in my thoughts and prayers. I bet her horse feels just terrible about the accident. Stay well and enjoy the rest of your long weekend. Nancy B

  5. Love this technique Justin and have been looking for some inspiration on Ombre too – thanks! Like Ann, I will be CASEing for a class, lol
    Thanks for playing once again, at JAI ♥

  6. WOW, Justin! This is just Gorgeous!!! I’m just in AAAHHH of it all!!!!!
    Nothing else to say!!!!! PERFECT!!!

  7. What a lovely way to add colour, Justin – just beautiful. Great technique, sweet layout, and an all-over gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week. 🙂

  8. Another great card Justin! Love the ombre look and colour application…Beautifully done! That vellum butterfly is just yummy! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

  9. What a clever and very effective idea of using your punch to create a stencil Justin. Love the flight of ombre butterflies and how you carried the script theme through too – nice touch! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  10. Love it Justin – another stunning card. I love all those colours – blue of any shade is my fav. Chantell JAI

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