Friday, 15 July 2016

Touch of Pink for JAI #320

Happy Friday to you and welcome! This week has gone really fast....lovely to see friends from home and am also starting to do a bit of decluttering in preparation for moving in coming months....its a nuisance to have to move but at least we are relatively experienced at it and are blessed to have many lovely willing helpers. And stamp orders come in big, strong brown boxes which will be handy too :-)

This week at Just Add Ink, Tina has created a fabulous sketch for us to use in our projects and the design team have all enjoyed using it - you can see that in the beautiful the cards they've all put together -  so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and take a look!

Here's the sketch:

JAI #320 

And here's my card:

We have a lot of birthdays in July in our family...this is for the first of them, another favourite Aunt in Queensland :-)  She has long loved black and white and gold together and so this bold, striped DSP seemed the perfect background for a touch of pink :-) There is very little stamping on this card - just one pink swirl from Swirly Bird and the gold embossed sentiment, (quickly becoming a favourite script) from the Sunshine Sayings bundle. This all came together so easily - love it when that happens -and I am also loving those Enamel Shapes too just in case you hadn't noticed their frequency of late, so shiny :-)

It's a little hard to see, but the layers are all raised on dimensionals and the white circle is added off-centre to show a little more of the shiny gold :-)

Card stock: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Designer Series Paper: Pop Of Pink
Inks: Pink Pirouette, Versamark
Stamps: Swirly Bird, Sunshine Sayings
Accessories: Big Shot, Botanical Builder Framelits, Circle Framelits (Retired), Triple Banner PunchMetallic and Subtles Enamel Shapes
Non SU: Stitched Circle Dies (My Favourite Things)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see the inspiration from our fabulous team and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this lovely sketch this week too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Jan this is super classy! The combination of bold stripes and florals especially in pink is always a winner and you have carried if off with style and elegance! xxx

  2. What a fabulous colour combo! I'm not a gold fan, but I love what you've done with it on your card.

  3. Oh wow, Jan. Fab-u-lous! The bold stripe, flowers & the gold touches - love it & I'm sure your Aunt will do too.
    Hugs, D
    PS. Definitely don't envy you moving but you sound very organised :)

  4. Love this Jan! I'm a sucker for those black and white stripes and the mix of the gold and the pink takes your card to the next level. Rochelle xo

  5. This is really beautiful, Jan. I love that the sentiment banner is a black strip to complement the striped paper. The mix of soft and bold pink flowers is gorgeous, too.

  6. This is beautiful Jan! Love the color combo and the offset circles. stunning card!

  7. I too love those b/w stripes. Lovely card.... YOU are moving? not too far I hope. I have not moved in 24 years now and absolutely dread it but for us too it will have to come, sooner than later, but hopefully not too soon! :-(