Just Add Ink #366 “Just Add A”

A fun challenge from the Just Add Ink team this week: to “Just Add A” so the letter “A” is the main focus of the project.

My first thought was the Stampin’ Up! ink colour Always Artichoke so I went with it – never been a fave, but I like it better now!! I also discovered it’s the only Stampin’ Up! colour beginning with “A”! The card became Always Artichoke meets Avant Garden stamps (retiredwith help from Very Vanilla cardstock and a touch of Copper Foil (see details below). The sentiment is from Vertical Greetings: 

I liked the elegant look and carried this over to the inside panel where I stamped the flower once, then stamped it twice more without reinking:  

If you have any questions about the process or products please ask, and I hope this card give you a little inspiration. Thanks so much for dropping by!
Megan xo 
“BACK TO BASIC” TECHNIQUES
  • Adding layers and dimension became very important to add interest to the design, as did the addition of a panel of dry embossing using the Petal Burst embossing folder.
  • Fussy Cutting (trimming a stamped image) around the flowers and popping them up on Dimensionals also achieved this.
  • The layer of Copper Foil helped to give some ‘life’ to the card front.
  • The technique of Second Generation Stamping (stamping a 2nd time without reinking the stamp) gave a faded look to the inside panel of the card and also created a sense of depth/ dimension; does my stamping 3 times without reinking make it 3rd generation stamping?!

12 Replies to “Just Add Ink #366 “Just Add A””

  1. Megan this is gorgeous! Like you l’m not a huge fan of AA, but l think you’ve just converted me….Love it! So elegant and anything with copper is fine by me..:0)
    Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

  2. This is so elegant and beautiful and you’ve definitely made me take a second look at Always Artichoke too Megan. I love your layers and the addition of the copper details are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. You showcased Always Artichoke beautifully Megan – such an elegant card and I love the copper sheen and embossed texture you added to take it all up a notch! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. LOL, Always Artichoke is one of those colours that I don’t like until I use it, then I love it! Your card is really lovely – the colours work so well with a floral theme. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

  5. So many “A” – I love it! Thanks for being brave and using Always Artichoke for our Just Add Ink challenge – you totally nailed it! You are awesome! Kelly x

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