Sunday 20 January 2019

Just Add Ink 440

Quite fittingly, the first challenge at Just Add Ink for 2019 is to add something new. With the myriad of fabulous new sets in the Occasions catalogue, I was spoiled for choice.

Geared Up Garage is a set I wouldn't normally consider, there being an absence of petrol heads in my family but the super DSP and die cut cogs just got to me. And once I had it my hands... so many things to try.

So this card not only uses new gear but also a new-ish technique. I've ink smooshed before but I've always used window sheet, which is quite rigid. I've read about people who use plastic bags or similar to do the smooshing so I gave that a try for this card. It works well and has a slightly different effect. It's less controlled and more fluid with a more malleable applicator.

After the Mango Melody smooshing was dry, I stamped the car in Tuxedo Black and added in some oil stains in Basic Grey.

A bit of washi tape and a sentiment - done. Simple but effective.

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  1. I love the effect of the smooched Mango Melody behind the card Jan, its add lots of atmosphere and a fabulous pop of colour! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

  2. Fabulous card Jan. Love the contrats of the Mango Melody with the Black car image. Might have to give th 'smooshing' technique a try. Thanks for playing along this week at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo

  3. Hmmm...Between you and Kelly, l think l really do need this bundle. I got the dsp, but its just not cutting it solo. This is so effective Jan and mango melody is fast becoming a fave...Great guy card! Thanks for popping into JAI. xx

  4. This is great, Jan. I'll have to try that technique with this set.

  5. Fantastic masculine themed card, with a fun and bright colour palette. Love the pop of colour combined with the washi tape. Thanks for sharing your something new creation with us at Just Add Ink this week, Jan.