Friday 16 June 2017

Sending Hugs for JAI #364

Hello everyone and welcome :-) A big thank you to you all for your lovely wishes for Sally the Lab! Am happy to report she is now doing very well and almost back to her happy self. And a stamping order sneaked itself in so a little BBB will be arriving soon so things are looking good :-)

Also looking very good is the new challenge at Just Add Ink this week! Kelly has suggested this gorgeous photo to inspire our projects this week. You can take whatever inspires you from the image and it was obvious the design team really enjoyed working with it this week and have created amazing cards! So I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and take a look and join us :-)

When I first saw this picture, it was the daisies and the fabulous copper jug that dazzled me. But when I sat down to create I found myself taken by the details in the wall behind. I don't as yet have the famous Embossing Paste (don't worry, it's now coming :-)) so I turned to the brick embossing Folder and the "wood" image from Timeless Textures to recreate some of the details and texture.

You may be able to see better in this photo the inky grey details as well as some copper. Of course the lovely daisy is embossed in Copper too as is the sentiment. The hugs was die cut in both copper and white card stock and offset a little so that the white details show. And I couldn't resist adding a little of the pretty new Copper Trim ribbon too :-)

Card stock: Whisper White (thick), Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Copper Foil
Inks: Basic Grey, Versamark, Garden Green, Tranquil Tide
Stamps: Daisy Delight, Lovely Inside and Out, Timeless Textures
Accessories: Big Shot, Brick Wall EF, Lovely Word Thinlits, Stiiched Shapes Framelits, Daisy Punch, Copper EP, Gold Faceted Gems, Metallic Sequins Assortment

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see what our lovely design team have made to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this gorgeous image too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Copper is my favorite shine and you really featured it beautifully Jan! Love it~

  2. All those little touches of copper are fabulous, Jan. I'm glad to hear that Sally is doing better too.

  3. Gorgeous! I love the textures and use of the copper ribbon...Might have to case this one..:0)xx

  4. Love the touches of copper. And all the lovely details. Gorgeous.

    Just read about Sally..... oh dear! Happy to hear that she is once again on the mend and feeling much better. Our fur babies can be "expensive" sometimes I know but we never hesitate, they are our 'babies'. BTW love the "new-to-me" photo..... I have been lurking now and then but very busy with my classes. I'll have to get into a routine....LOL

  5. Absolutely gorgeous card, Jan, and just the perfect amount of copper. Love this!

  6. Wow Jan - that background is all kinds of amazing! Love your card! Kelly x