Friday 11 May 2018

Birthday Blooms JAI #408

Happy Friday everyone and welcome! It's a chilly one here in Melbourne with Winter arriving early this weekend. However, my Stampin Up order has arrived just in time to keep me busy with a couple of sneak peak items from the upcoming catalogue due to launch in June -yay!

And in time to help you with your weekend craft projects we have a new challenge at Just Add Ink! This very pretty colour palette was suggested by Rochelle and our lovely designer team have created a wonderful array of cards to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment and pop on over and join us.

This week my card took it's time coming together. I wanted to use the lovely, and sadly retiring Birthday Blooms and started by colouring that using all 4 colours. Next I created the background by first spritzing some water color paper with Tim Holts's Distress Resist Spray and when dry, I used and Aqua Painter and ink pads to add some colour. 

Maybe you can see the white texture in the background a bit better in this pic? 

Card stock: Wild Wasabi, Powder Pink
Inks: Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Pear Pizazz, Wild Wasabi
Stamps: Birthday Blooms, Sunshine Sayings
Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, White EP, Metallic Shapes Assortment, 
Non SU: Watercolor Card Stock, Distress Resist Spray

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and be inspired and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this soft and pretty colour combo too.

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Gorgeous card Jan! Your colouring of the Birthday Bloom is gorgeous and I love your use of the Tim Holts Distress Resist Spray. The effect that the Resist Spray gives is fantastic. Might have to get me some! Rochelle xo

  2. Goodness, Jan, your card is super pretty. I love your bloom in the frame, with the watercolour wash background. I'm sad this one is retiring too. x

  3. Stunning use of the colours Jan and l so need that spray! I will be sad to see Birthday Bloom go, but l will be keeping mine for sure. You have coloured it so beautifully! xx

  4. Lovely dimension of colors! I love the background you came up with~