Friday 27 September 2019

JAI #476 Beautiful Day

Hello everyone and welcome! The year is speeding by and it is amazing to think that Spring is almost one third down already. The days are starting to warm up, the birds and animals are nesting and the flowers are beginning to bloom!

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Talking of flowers blooming...This week at Just Add Ink, we have this beautiful sea of tulips to inspire our crafting from Lou! You can take whatever catches your eye from the above photo - the mass of florals, the textures, stripes or colours to create your project. The design team have made a fabulous display too so I hope you can pop on over to the challenge blog and take a peek.

For my card, I used the colours to create another Spring loving creature - a butterfly! For the design I was inspired by Janneke de Jong's cropped butterfly and decided to do a rare CASE. (Copy Share and Edit) 
Just because it is a CASE, it doesn't mean you can't add your own twist on it and that's what I did here. 
The butterfly is embossed using my new favourite - Shimmer Black EP - it has quite a sparkle IRL!
And I then used a combination of Blends and Copics to colour him in the photo colours before fussy cutting him - yes including those fun feelers 😀

Be careful when using pens to colour that the embossing is fully set as the nibs could pick up any loose powder left behind
In the background of the flowers,  I noticed the green leaves of the trees and so added a few scattered spots that are also in the stamp set around the butterfly. 
This mix of stamped and metallic die cut sentiment (layered with white) is also a favourite technique now - and I hope this set stays for a long time 😀

Card stock: Whisper White, Shaded Spruce, Copper Foil
Inks: Versamark, Shaded Spruce
Blends: Blackberry Bliss (dark), Rich Razzleberry (light)
Stamps: Beautiful Day, Well Said
Accessories: Big Shot, Well Worded dies, White EP, Shimmer Black EP, Metallic Sequins (retired)
Non SU: Copics Y06 and Y08 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the lovely cards our team have created to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this beautiful floral sea Photo inspiration.

Happy stamping until next time,


1 comment:

  1. Wow, Jan, this is so pretty! The bold colours on the crisp white look amazing.