Friday 25 February 2022

JAI #592 Choose Two and a Special Birthday Card


Happy Friday everyone and welcome!! Summer is nearly over, school has begun and here in Victoria we are about to be able to leave the masks off for most situations. It will seem very strange at first I'm sure but it is a great sign that everyone's hard work during the past two years of the pandemic has been worth it.

It's time for our new challenge at Just Add Ink and this week's challenge is from Nikki who want's us to choose two options out of Texture, Patterned Paper or Layers. As always our lovely design team have created some gorgeous inspiration to help get your creative juices going. So I hope you can pop on over to the challenge blog as we'd love you to join us!

My card is for Miss 5 year old who enjoys her sweet treats. So I initially chose layers and texture for my Challenge elements. But as you can see, there is a little patterned paper as well. I just couldn't resist adding another touch of colour to bring the other pieces together.

 The layers are pretty self explanatory. Patterned paper, layered circles and layers of the die cut word.
And the texture is too - there is the pretty glimmer paper, the embossed Happy and Ice cream cone and the glossy cherry is achieved with a covering of the Fine Tip Glue. There is also a sprinkling of pretty  embellishments.

Two popsicles, a yummy ice cream plus all those gummy bears hopefully will go down well with Miss 5!

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing what Choose Two elements you use in your projects this week for Just Add Ink!

Card stock: Whisper White Standard and Thick, Bermuda Bay Glimmer
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Pineapple Punch, Flirty Flamingo, Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, Gorgeous Grape, Versamark
Designer Series Paper: Cool Treats
Stamp set: Cool Treats, Well Said
Accessories: Die Cutting Machine, Frozen Treats Dies, Well Worded Dies, White EP, Sprinkles embellishments.

'Til next time,


Friday 11 February 2022

JAI #590 Plentiful Plant Friends

Happy Friday everyone and welcome! It's been a hot Summer here in Australia this year and this coming weekend in Melbourne is no different. The schools are back now though which is wonderful for our young people. And our international borders are set to open in a few weeks. How amazing will that be for those missing friends and families abroad!!

This week at Just Add Ink it's time for an Inspiration Photo Challenge and this cute little cactus has been suggested by the lovely Nikki. Our lovely design team have created an array of beautiful cards to inspire you. The lovely thing about a Photo challenge is you can take what appeals to you from it to kick start you creative process.

I was inspired simply by there being a green plant and the subtle little polka dot pattern in the background.
During lockdown, I started collecting house plants. This has been a fun learning curve for an outside gardener.  A lovely friend gave me a Fiddle Leaf fig for Christmas and she has one too so their progress is something we can share. So when I saw this image in the co ordinating DSP, I knew it should be the star of my card for this week. Isn't she gorgeous?!!

The paper Lattice is also part of this Suite of products and really is lovely. I used it for a pattern background in the way the polka dots are in the photo and raised it up. After fussy cutting the little Fiddle, I added some Wink of Stella to it. Then with the twine, a sentiment and a sprinkling of Basic Jewels this very neutral coloured card is done. And it is as big a surprise to me, as it may be to some of you that I didn't add a touch of pink at all!! 

Card stock: Basic White, Thick and Standard
Designer Series Paper: Bloom Where You're Planted, Paper Lattice
Ink: Everest Evergreen
Stamps: Plentiful Plants
Accessories: Die Cutting Machine, Perfect Plants Dies, White Twine, Wink of Stella, Basic Jewels (rhinestones),

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy your weekend and I look forward to seeing what you will create using this beautiful photo Inspiration Pic at Just Add Ink this week.

'Til next time,