Friday, 21 April 2017

Flourish Fiftieth for JAI #356

Happy Friday folks and welcome :-) This weekend is closely followed by another big Public Holiday- that of ANZAC Day on Tuesday both here in Australia and New Zealand as the name suggests. It marks the special bond between our two countries through serving in the armed forces together which began in Gallipoli in World War I. The bonds remain strong despite our great rivalry on the sporting fields - as long as the (NZ) All Blacks win the rugby I don't mind the rest of the sporting  results too much though LOL!

Even more fun than sport this weekend is the new challenge at Just Add Ink! Kelly has suggested this fabulous "Just Choose Two" theme of Metallics, Circles or Balloons and the lovely design team have all created fabulous projects to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment and take a peek and join us :-)

I decided to go with Circles and Metallics to create this special 50th card for a lovely friend.
The starting point was the Copper numbers and pink background circle where the photopolymer sentiment stamp is pulled into a slightly tighter circle to fit. The flower and leaves added around the circles and allowed to pop up over the water coloured background that has a little Gold Wink of Stella flicked over for good measure. Does this come in copper yet does anyone know??

Hopefully you can see the colours better without the shine here :-)

Card stock: Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Copper Foil
Inks: Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum
Stamps: Number of Years, Flourishing Phrases
Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Flourish Thinlits, Large Number Framelits, Gold Wink of Stella, Aqua Painter, Metallic Sequin Assortment
Non SU: Water color paper (Tim Holtz), Stitched Circle Framelits (larger circle only - Simon Says Stamps)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see the fabulous cards our team have made to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you will choose to create with for this fun challenge too :-)

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. This is so pretty, Jan. I love the placement of all the gorgeous die-cut leaves and flowers. A beautiful, celebratory, card.

  2. Beautiful, personalised card, Jan. The florals surrounding the circle are such a pretty look. And I'm with you all the way re the All Blacks ;)

  3. Beautifully done Jan. I love the way you've incorporated the two elements to create such a pretty milestone birthday card. xx

  4. Stunning Jan - I love how all the floral piece frame your 'in theme' centrepiece. Beautiful! Kelly x

  5. What a gorgeous mix of metallics and colours Jan! All the florally bits add lots of delightful complementary colour to that fab pink sentiment circle. xxx

  6. Happy ANZAC day to you my kiwi friend. I'm with you, so long as the All Blacks win I'm happy and care little else about other sporting events lol. Beautiful card, Jan, those metallic numbers really make this an extra special milestone card. xx