Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Just Add Ink to Painted Harvest

Hello everyone! I have another card for you today. I want to make sure that I enter this card in time for a challenge. Fingers crossed!

Anyways, the challenge is over at Just Add Ink. It is a color challenge.

Just Add Ink Colour Challenge #423

I had the hardest time trying to figure out what I was going to do with these colors. I do not like to mix warm (Soft Suede) and cool (Basic Gray, Silver & Bermuda Bay) colors together. They just don't seem to work, but I was determined that I was going to try and do it.  Here is what I came up with:

I used the stamp set, "Painted Harvest". I think this is such a great stamp set. I love the watercolor images in it and it has the loveliest fonts. 

I felt like the Bermuda Bay was really bright so I toned it down by stamping off before stamping the bottom layer of the flower and I sponged the Bermuda Bay panel in the background with Soft Suede ink to give it an aged look.

I think I don't mind this color combination. I love what the design team did with it and I like how my card turned out. You really can mix warm and cool colors together. (Although, I don't know if I will be doing it anytime soon!)

I used the new sprig punch that will be in the upcoming Holiday catalog. I love this punch! It adds just a little somethin', somethin' when you need it. So cute! 

For the sentiment, I used a die from the "Lakeside Framelits" The die is actually bigger than this, but I cut out one end of the sentiment and then put the die a little closer to the saying and cut again. I wish I had taken a picture of this. It is hard to explain exactly what I did. I basically shortened it. Next time I will take pictures of the creating process. 

Do you see the little embossed/die cut "x"'s on the thin strips of gray? I just love that little touch! That die is from the "Stitched Labels Framelits" and it is amazing! There is also a straight, stitched edge die also. You have got to get these dies!!!

On the inside of the card, I put a sentiment from the same stamp set and added some greenery to the bottom. I really like decorating the inside of my cards. Even if it is just a sentiment and a strip of washi tape or DSP. It just adds that little, special touch. 

I hope you enjoyed my card. I would love to see what you create with this color combination!

Don't forget the August specials! You only have a few more days!


  1. This is lovely Mindy! I really like how you stamped off and aged elements to get the perfect balance. I love the stitched borders and totally agree that they are rather special! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  2. This is so pretty, Mindy! I love the colours you’ve chosen for your sunflower and the added layers of leaves. It’s such a lush posy! And the sponged corrugated layer and stitched edges are such beautiful finishing details. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. Really pretty card - I love the background panel, it looks so textured. I really like how you have stamped both inside and outside of the card. Chantell Just Add Ink