Monday, 4 June 2012

Just Add Ink Inspiration Photo

Firstly, let me say that this card is a real departure from my usual style and I'm still undecided if I even like it.  But a challenge is just that, so I'm putting it out there.  Here is the inspiration photo over at Just Add Ink



I took inspiration from both the boxes and the colours.  I started with a blank Whisper White card base which I semi-randomly stamped by inking up various acrylic blocks with ink.  On top of that, I stamped En Francais background in Tattered Rose Distress Ink - love that colour!

To finish off the card, I used the DTP technique to swipe ink on Whisper White cardstock and then cut out some flags.  A large button and a cute sentiment and I called it quits!  And here's the finished result:


Products used:

Stamps:  En Francais (SU); Cake Party (Penny Black)
Cardstock:  Whisper White (SU)
Ink:  Soft Sky; Blushing Bride; Pale Plum; Daffodil Delight; Basic Black (all SU); Tattered Rose Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories:  Blushing Bride button; White Bakers Twine; Various Acrylic Blocks

Thanks for looking.

Cheers
Karren



7 comments:

Christine Blain said...

Karren, this is really lovely! I adore the soft colours you've used, and the way you were inspired by the boxes to use inked acrylic blocks - very clever. Thanks for pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone, and playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!

Patrice said...

Great card Karren. Love the soft colours, and the balance you've created between the blocks and the banners. It looks like it all came together naturally, despite it being out of your comfort zone.

Thanks for playing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Mae Collins said...

Karren I like how you have used the acrylic blocks to replicate the boxes and the choice of soft colours are lovely. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Just Add Ink this week.

Nikki Spencer said...

A lovely card Karren, your soft colours and acrylic block stamping are a perfect take on the inspiration pic.
Thanks for joining us at JAI this week.

inkeverywhere said...

Very lovely card Karren. I really love the Flags and button - great colour choices. Very inventive use to the acrylic blocks too. Awesome. Chantell JAI

Inspired Expressions said...

Love all the colours - I had never thought of inking up my acrylic blocks, love the distress look. :) Michelle

H2 :) said...

Fabulous card Karren! The block stamping is brilliant. :)