Saturday, 1 March 2014

Swallowtail for JAI

Welcome to the first of Autumn -  or for those in the Northern Hemisphere it will be Spring :-) Wherever you are today something is in the air - time for a change!

So it is with stamping sometimes too :-) When I started card making in 2008 I jumped into the Shabby-Chic style and loved to sponge every layer etc. In the last 6 months or so….I've found "clean and simple" and fallen in love with that style too! So when I saw this week's colour calling at Just Add Ink I found myself in a bit of a quandary - which style to use?


 It is such a beautifully soft colour combo that it would so suit a Shabby- chic card but then the Team designers have come up with some great clean cards (as well as gorgeous Shabby too!)  so what to do? In the end I think I've used a mixture of the two :-)


The Swallowtail butterfly has two layers and there is a double tied bow - but no sponging :-) And there is a bit of white between the gold dots too :-)

The card base is Pistachio Pudding and there is a layer of white card stock underneath the gorgeous Gold Vellum DSP.


The greeting is embossed in Gold embossing powder and then cut out with the Circle Framelit dies to match the circles in the DSP.


The bow uses Crumb cake seam binding ribbon and the centre is covered using a Gold Antique brad (that for some reason looks a lot darker in the photos than in real life) and held in place with just a few glue dots :-)

Card stock: Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
DSP: Gold Fancy Foil Vellum
Ink: Versamark, Pistachio Pudding
Stamps: Swallowtail, Perfect Pennants
Accessries: Big Shot, Circle Framelits, Crumb cake Seam binding ribbon, Antique brad 

I hope you are enjoying your weekend and maybe you too might feel inspired to head over to Just Add Ink and enter the challenge too!

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan

EDITED to add that I am so honoured to have been chosen by the fabulous Just Add Ink team as the winner of their challenge this week! Thank you all so much for your wonderful challenges and generous comments!!





17 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful Jan! A stunning use of the Just Add Ink colours and your sentiment/seam binding detail is lovely! Thanks so much for joining us this week.

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    1. Thank you so much Nikki! They are great colours this week :-)

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  2. Jan, you have used the challenge colours so beautifully - LOVE this!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week.

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    1. Thank you very much Christine :-)

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  3. What a beautiful card. I like how you have layered your butterfly wings and how that antique brad makes such a beautiful look to the seam binding bow...must remember that for one of my next cards.

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  4. Wow Jan - this is stunning - I love the double bow, I love the double butterfly - and it's so pretty in Pistachio Pudding too. Chantell JAI

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    1. Thank you very much Chantell :-) it's always great to join in the JAI challenges

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  5. Jan I'm the same as you and have really jumped on the CAS bandwagon! You've done a fab job of incorporating both styles!

    Trish
    JAI Design Team

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  6. Oh wow Jan that gorgeous butterfly is quite literally flying off the card. Just love how you mixed all the elements - CAS with a touch of shabby.Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  7. This is just stunning Jan! I feel like that butterfly is about to take off! Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink :)

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    1. Thank you so much Jodene! It's a great stamp :-)

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  8. This card is full of movement, dimension and elegance!!! Congratulations Jan!!! - Katerina

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  9. Congratulations on your win Jan. It is indeed a beautiful and elegant card. :-) xx

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    1. Thank you very much Carolyn xx

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