Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Crafty Creations for Just Add Ink and Time Out Challenge

I have two cards to share today, the first is for Just Add Ink who had some photo inspiration for their challenge this week.  Here is the photo . . .

And here is my card . . .

I was inspired by the balloons, and I loved mixing up inks on this one.  The supplies used were from my April Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.  The toughest part was the tiny holes that I punched and threaded and tied single strands of gold thread.  Worth the effort? 

For my second card I used the inspiration photo at the Time Out Challenge.  There challenge was to use the photo, but give it your own twist. 

I was inspired by the layout of this card, but also the white ink on the dark background.  My twist was was to pull a similar card off using some bright colors. 

Instead of a jar . . . a gumball machine.  Instead of flowers . . . some colorful gumballs.  I was on the fence as I created this card, but I love the end result.  Those gumballs are so darn cute.  I cut them from a multicolored hexagon paper from The Stamps of Life.  

Hope you find some time to get crafty. 

Supplies Used - Celebrate
Cardstock:  Simon Says Stamp*
Pattern Paper:  Bazzill Gold Foil*
Stamps:  Big Birthday Wishes*
Ink:  Encore, Memento and Stampin' Up
Other:  Gold Ombre Washi tape from PinkFresh Studios* and DMC Gold Thread
*from Simon Says Stamp April 2015 Card Kit

Supplies Used - Bubble
All supplies from The Stamps of Life April Card Kit except for the following items which were also used:
Stamps:  bubblegum4me from The Stamps of Life
Dies:  Bubblegum Dies from The Stamps of Life
Ink:  Color Box


  1. Both these cards are fabulous Debbie! I love your colour choices for the balloons and your gold strings are fantastic! This card is such a celebration - thanks for joining us at Just add Ink this week :-)

  2. Great card for our challenge at Just Add Ink this week, Debbie. Yes, the time and effort put into threading the balloon strings was well worth it! Thanks for playing along with us.

  3. How fantastic, I get to comment on both cards at once as I'm on the Time Out Design Team as well. So wonderful you entered both challenges! I love the background paper you used with the gold pattern, its so stylish and spending all that time fiddling with the balloon string was totally worth it....its an awesome card! As for your Time Out entry, it couldn't be more sweet and delicious. Fabulous take on Deepti's card and love your white stamping on the beautiful background colour. And all those cute gumballs look amazing! Thank you so very much for joining us at Just Add Ink and Time Out!!

  4. Great cards, Debbie! Love the balloons and the fun gumball machine!

  5. Oh my gosh that gumball machine is amazing how fun, & your gumballs look yummy thanks for sharing♥ Both cards are awesome♥

  6. Both cards are gorgeous but, wow, I really love the balloon card! Awesome colors, and you have the patience of a saint to tie all that thread!