Friday, 26 May 2017

Just Add Ink #361 Theme Challenge - Lovely Friends

As promised I am now back with another card using not only the stamp set from the Lovely Friends bundle but also the amazing framelits too. Now these stamps are gorgeous and totally rock on their own, but the framelits are outstanding and so much fun.

My card was created for the Just Add Ink challenge, which this week is a just add watercolour, washi or flowers.

I have been playing with the Smooshing technique that Narelle Farrugia used a few weeks ago on another card and I loved it. It still gives this great watercolour look but you have a little more control over it, if that makes sense. Anyway, here's my card:

I used two different colours, Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist, for my Smooshing and even though I did follow Betsy Veldman's Smooshing technique, I changed it slightly as I didn't actually put my cardstock face down onto the acetate. Instead i flipped it and I put my acetate face down onto the cardstock instead. I found that this way I had more control with being able to see exactly where the ink was moving too.

Ok so now I'll show you the inside:

Isn't that amazing!! It's so clever and just looks fantastic. The framelits cut the cardstock with all the folds and slits in the right places and they are so easy to pop together. I did find that you will need some extra strong tape to stick it together because after opening and closing it a a few times (or in my case lots of times, because I was so pleased with it) they can come apart.

 So which two will you choose for this weeks challenge? I can't wait to see all the amazing creations that I know you guys will come up with.

Happy Crafting,

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  1. LOVE IT! Totally gorgeous Chloe! Your inky watercolour base is so beautifully vibrant and makes a stunning background for your big bold greeting...Gah..was hoping to hold off on this set, but you've put the pressure on with this Back to the wishlist! xx

  2. LOVE this!!! You are making me change my mind about getting this stamp set. Loving the look of the 'smoshing' technique. That looks fun. Must givet that a go. The big bold sentiment across the front looks fabulous. So much to love about this card. #offtoorderthisnow

  3. This is brilliant Chloe!! Your smooshed vibrant background looks fantastic behind your bold greeting and I love the details you've added with the glue pen too. And such a super surprise when open...oh dear, another set added to the List now...roll on Thursday :-) xx

  4. Wow, this is just packed with colour Chloe! Loving that smooched front panel it makes a fabulous backdrop for that crisp black mega sized sentiment. xxx