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Just Add Ink has a new challenge this week.  They are asking for a card with a bit of grunge.  For this challenge I started with base card made from soft suede cardstock. I then cut another panel of soft suede that was 5mm smaller than the base card.  This panel, I embossed with the wood grain folder. I then cut two panels of very vanilla cardstock. The first panel I stamped all over with an extreme elements stamp using soft suede ink.  Then using the simply scored scoring tool, I scored a line 5mm inside from the edge all the way around.  Using a craft knife I cut 3 sides and folded the panel down and then score it and then folded the panel in half so that the stamped image was showing and adhered.  On the other panel I stamped a star with versamark and used early espresso embossing powder.  I adhered the star panel to the base card and then adhered the grunge frame over the top.  On a scrap piece of Very Vanilla I stamped another star using versamark and embossed using gold embossing powder.  I trimmed the star and adhered it to the star in the frame. Off setting it so that you could see all the points.  Inside the frame I added 4 circles punch out using the owl punch.  I then stamped the birthday wishes sentiment using early espresso embossing powder.  Using a scrap piece of soft suede I adhered a line under the sentiment and added early espresso circles created using the owl punch.  I highlighted the edges of the frame and the sentiment with scraps of Early Espresso cardstock.  I then stamped the edge of a very vanilla envelope with the extreme elements stamp and highlighted it with a strip of early espresso cardstock.

20131026-223255.jpgStamps: Extreme Elements (retired), So Happy for you (retired), Simply Stars
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories:  VersaMark, Early Espresso embossing powder, Gold embossing Powder, heat gun, embossing buddy, Owl Punch, craft knife, dimensionals, Wood Grain embossing folder, simply scored scoring tool

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Just Add Ink has a new challenge this week. I thought it would be good to use this sketch with a new technique that I have been seeing online recently. The technique is where you use masking tape to add ink to your card. You ink up the masking tape and adhere it to the cardstock you want to stamp. For this challenge I adhered the masking tape in thin strips, using 4 of the current Stampin Up in colours, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe and Strawberry Slush. I added a sentiment and acorns using versamark, early espresso embossing powder and a heat gun. I also made an envelope using some retired DSP, to tie in with the brown of the base card. Overall I think the card turned out well.

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20131020-213801.jpgStamps: Just Thank You, Wonderfall
Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Baked Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush
Accessories:  Thin masking tape, VersaMark, Early Espresson embossing powder, heat gun, embossing buddy

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