Friday, 18 September 2015

JAI #280 Just Add Glimmer

Welcome to a lovely Friday in Melbourne! We have a fabulous new challenge at Just Add Ink to inspire your weekend crafting! This week Nikki has suggested we "Just Add Glimmer". Such a fabulous challenge - I just love bling - don't you too?! The Team have made absolutely stunning creations to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment and pop over and have a look :-)

I was inspired to make this special Christmas card. Mostly, my Christmas cards are kept relatively CAS with a little bling - as is easier to replicate and post. But every year I make a few extra special ones and hand made Ornaments for my siblings and their families. (There are 4 of us).  It started a few years back and has quickly become a fun tradition as we all get a little surprise each year to add to the Christmas tree on top of the usual gifts for children etc. So there will be a separate ornament to go with this card too.

It's hard to see but there is some gold snowflake Vellum in the background and there is a base. I combined two Tutorials into one from Splicoaststampers: the Tent card and Suspension card  and adapted the measurements for this 13cm square one and despite all the dimension it can still lie flat for posting.  I used 6 die cuts and some Metallic Gold Thread to do the suspending and suggest using a STRONG adhesive to hold it in place.

Card stock: Real Red, Whisper White (Thick), Gold Glimmer 
Designer Series Paper: Winter Wonderland Vellum Stack
Ink: Real Red
Stamp: Embellished Ornaments
Accessories: Big Shot, Delicate Ornaments Thinlits, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Circle Framelits, Gently Falling EF, Home for Christmas Enamel Dots, Metallic Gold Thread, Sticky Strip (Retired), Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see the wonderful creations the Team have made to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you create with Glimmer this week too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Your gold ornament is pretty special Jan. Love your idea of presenting it 3D in a suspension card. The detail and glimmer add such richness! x

  2. Love it Jan! Such a cool effect combining both card styles and the glimmer ornament is a perfect pendant. xx

  3. It's gorgeous Jan! Love the ornament; it's so elegant & rich. The gold snowflake vellum in the background completes the card. - Katerina

  4. My goodness, this is amazing!! This 3D creation is so awesome and anyone would love getting this in the mail. I would put it up with my Xmas decorations every year!!

  5. This is stunning Jan! Love that free hanging ornament, such a great design!

  6. Well well, who is a very clever chickadee then!! :) This is outstanding!! So so clever to combine the two techniques of Tent card and Suspension Card. Something I would never have dreamed of doing. Love it so much Jan. Well done. Your family are going to love it too. And you know what I love the most? The fact that it can still fold flat for posting!!! Now that is a winner to me. Vx

  7. This card is amazing! I am loving all of that glimmer on your 3D bauble - it really is a striking card!