Friday, 19 February 2016

Just add..Inspiration JAI #299

Welcome to another Friday - the end of the week is nearly here again - and hasn't the time flown? Already we are over half way into February and it's hard to believe that it's almost the end of Summer.

But in the meantime, and before we get too carried away with thoughts of Autumn...we have a new challenge at Just Add Ink and this one was suggested by me and I hope you enjoy it :-) It is a photo that you can take in so many different ways - the colours, the ombre effect, drinks or even the watermelon itself.  The design team have made fabulous projects to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and take a look :-)

Here is the photo:

And here is my card:

Yes, I went a little brighter and bolder than the pink in the photo as I went with the ombre effect as a sponged background for this birthday card for a special Niece. The greeting is embossed - the "hello" in gold and "birthday girl" in white once the sponging was all dry. This was a little trickier than it looks - especially when I thought I had the card made and was onto the inside and ran what I thought was the extra piece of white card through the Big Shot...only to find I had used the die on the finished card....and had to redo the whole thing! You see none of us are exempt from mistakes...

The Hip Hip Hourra is one of the new pop up dies....eventually it was cut and stamped from that extra piece of card with some DSP in between the layers for a little contrast from all the pink! This DSP is part of Saleabration and has a lovely ombre effect of it's own.

I also added a little Wink of Stella to the ombre 5 and the little heart for some added "princess" sparkle :-)

Card stock: Whisper White (thick and standard), Gold Foil, Vellum
Designer Series Paper: Perfectly Artistic (Saleabration)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Versamark, Wink of Stella
Stamps: Hello, Perfect Pairings (both available during Saleabration)
Accessories: Big Shot, Large Numbers Framelits, Balloon Framelits, Party Pop Up Framelits, Itty Bitty Punch Pack (Heart), Gold and White EP, Metallic Sequins Assortment, White Bakers Twine
Non SU: Stitched Rectangle Dies (SSS)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop by Just Add Ink and see all the wonderful projects the design team have made to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this sweet photo too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Loads of pretty details on this card Jan! I love the stitched edging and I really love how the white embossing really pops off your pink!

  2. Oh Jan you poor thing - how frustrating that must have been! But you did a great job of remaking it and I bet that special 5 yo will be delighted with this fabulous sparkly pink pop up card. xxx

  3. Looks amazing and very pretty. So many little details and especially love the added Wink of Stella. Must look awesome in real life.

  4. WOW Jan -

    I loooooove your deep and rich color - it's eye popping. Just the thing a 5 year old will OOOh and Ahhh over. And us adults - we are oohing and aching over all the work you put into your card and all the touches you made. The 5 is perfect! I like the pop out piece in the middle too.