Saturday 2 August 2014

Graduation for JAI #225

Good afternoon! I hope your weekend is off to a great start and that you are keeping warm - or cool - whatever the weather is in your part of the world today :-) Here in Melbourne the sun is shining after yesterday which was the coldest day so far this winter - and the coldest in 33 years for some!

Today's card is for the colour challenge at Just Add Ink this week. I hope you have time to go and check out all the great cards from their Design Team :-)

I chose to go rather Clean and Simple as it is for a male graduation - I hope he likes it!

The background is created by stamping with one of my all time favourite stamp sets - Gorgeous Grunge :-) And then the Film strip and the punch art Cap are added on dimensionals.
To create the tassel I pulled apart two lengths of Whisper White bakers twine and then when all threads were separated I joined it back together and coloured it with the Middle of the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities marker. 

Card stock: So Saffron, Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks: Smoky Slate, Momento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Markers
Stamps: Sassy Salutations, Gorgeous Grunge
Accessories: Big Shot, Film Framlelits Dies, 1" Square and 1" Circle punches, Silver Sequins ( Non - SU!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have time to check out all the great inspiration from the Team at Just Add Ink this week - and maybe you too might be encouraged to enter too!

EDITED to add that I am so honoured that my card was chosen for an Honourable Mention by the great team at Just Add Ink! Thank you all so much for choosing my card and for the encouraging comments you have made too :-)

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Jan, your card is fantastic! Great use of the challenge colours - you've got the colour balance 'spot on', and have created an awesome card. I'm sure the recipient will love this! Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink, and for being so supportive of us.

    1. Thank you so much Christine :-) Always love playing along with you and the great Team at JAI :-)

  2. Great male Graduation card. I love the splatter background, it's quite subtle. Chantell JAI

  3. How cute is that graduation cap! Such a cool card Jan, love the splotches and film frame. Lovely to see at Just Add Ink.

  4. Love the card, Jan!!! Simple & elegant & modern! - Katerina

  5. Thanks so much Katerina :-)

  6. What a cool card! Love the splatter in the background and the little sequin are cute too.

    You've made a fab card with the colour combo this week.

    JAI Design Team

  7. Love, love, love this card Jan! A totally fabulous clean and simple congrats card! Your Gorgeous Grunge background is a cool effect - this would have to be one of my favourite stamp sets too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink again!

  8. This is such a great graduation card Jan I love that punch art cap - just perfect and it looks wonderful framed with the slide die. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  9. Fabulous card - you have balanced the colours well by using lots of white. Also, very clever how you created the tassel, Deb JAI

  10. Hi Jan. Masculine cards always are difficult for me. I like your clean and simple approach, and this card has it all. Contrast, great focal point and beautiful details all come together in an uncluttere fashion resulting in a great card! Congrats on being in the top 3 picks.