Friday, 4 March 2016

Special Birthday and JAI #301

Hello and welcome to the first Friday in Autumn - time has gone so quickly once again and already the glorious Summer is over! Certainly it was one of the hotter ones - not so many extreme days maybe, but consistently warm and it has been lovely! We are short on rain - the grass at our local park has predominantly been replaced by dust and yellow "stubble" but with no water restrictions as yet, the veggie garden has done really well with regular watering.

And being Friday it is time for a newchallenge at Just Add Ink where the lovely Nikki  has suggested a real fun challenge for us all this week - to Just Add.....Numbers!The design team have created fabulous cards to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and take a look :-)

As I have a lovely friend who is about to have a significant birthday very soon, this was the perfect opportunity to make her card. She loves red and black as a colour combo so the colours were already decided for me. I decided to break out a little though and add the numbers in gold foil - I hope she won't mind :-) The Big Brown box containing the Botanical framelits just happened to arrive on the day I was sitting down to make this so seemed the perfect accent to help make what is not a very feminine colour combo a little more so. Behind the 60 is some of the Botanical Gardens Vellum DSP over some plain red card stock - with a lovely subtle and textural feel as the result. And there is some gold Wink of Stella added to the pearls for some more sparkle and shine.

Card stock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Black Glimmer, Basic Black, Mossy Meadow
Designer Series Paper: Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum, Brights Stack
Ink: Versamark
Stamp: Four You
Accessories: Big Shot, Circle Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, Botanical Builder Framelits, Large Polka dots EF, Black EP, Triple Banner Punch, Basic Pearls, Gold Wink of Stella 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the wonderful cards the team has made to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you will create with numbers this week :-)

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Well this is beautifully red Jan - I love all the flowery details you included and especially love the effect of the vellum. It makes a lovely mat for those big bold gold numbers! xxx

  2. Jan I love the tropical feeling that you've created with all the different flower elements!

  3. So gorgeous, so detailed and so very pretty! I love this card Jan!