Monday, April 4, 2016

Just add Ink challenge #305

Now that Sale-a-bration is over (insert sad face), I plan to focus on 2015-2016 Hostess stamp sets for a little bit as some haven't seen much ink.  I found the following sketch challenge at Just Add Ink to play along with:

JAI #305

I am always in need of sympathy cards, so it was quite easy for me to go with the Hostess stamp set called: Best Thoughts (page 180 of the annual catalog).  This is such a soft and elegant stamp set. Perfect for water coloring and perfect for making sympathy cards.

I stamped the flower 3 times (masked the middle one) in Basic Black ink and then water colored it using Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo ink refills.  I love, love the It's My Party Enamel Dots. I am hoping to see more enamel dots in the new catalog. :) And as you can see, I'm still enjoying my new Curvy Corner punch!

  • Stamps: Best Thoughts (138700);
  • Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo and Mint Macaron Envelope Paper (138312);
  • Ink: Archival Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo;
  • Accessories: Curvy Corner Punch (139683), Aqua Painter and It's My Party Enamel Dots (140554).
Best Thoughts Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Best Thoughts
2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper by Stampin' Up!
Envelope Paper
Curvy Corner Trio Punch by Stampin' Up!
Curvy Corner Punch
April Hostess Code for online shopping rewards: 3DRC7ZUF . Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Stamping!


  1. WOW! This is stunning Annette! Love the floral blooms spread across the 3 panels and so beautifully coloured too! Love the mix of the striped Mint Macaron Envelope paper and the Curvy Corner Punch. Just too pretty! Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo

  2. This is just lovely Annette. I love how your layered your flowers and how they flow across the three panels. The colours and colouring! are gorgeous too. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. Anonymous4/05/2016

    This is stunning Annette - I love how you have used the stamp across the panels. Delicate in colour and corner decoration. Chantell JAI

  4. So pretty. Love the colors and how you stamped across the panels. Great design.

  5. This is so beautiful and I absolutely love the mint/pink and white colour combo. The floral stamps are gorgeous and you used the sketch perfectly. So very glad you joined us at Just Add Ink this week!

  6. Such a beautiful card and I really like the corner punch too! Thanks for playing with us at Just Add Ink and congrats on your win :)


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