Friday 26 August 2022

JAI #618 Birthday Colours


Happy Friday everyone and welcome!! It is the last week of Winter and like so many, I am soooo looking forward to Spring!! It is always my favourite time of year - when the blossoms are on the trees, the garden bursts into flower and we can plan what to put in the veggie garden for Summer. What are you looking forward to this Spring - or Autumn whatever side of the Equator you are on. 😊

This week at Just Add Ink we have a Colour Challenge suggested by Jo. The colours are ones everyone should have as part of their collection and so we'd really love you to join us! Our design team have created a fabulous and varied array of inspiration for you to show how versatile this combo is so I hope you can pop on over and have a look.

I thought these colours would make a great a guy card. The Biggest Wish stamp is one I haven't used as much as I thought I would. But I've now discovered a trick to lining it up that will see me use it a lot more.

You may know this - or like me, you may not. But when using the Stamparatus....stamp the image and move the clear plate down two steps and stamp again - and repeat. This will give you alternate stamped words!!!!!!
Then all you need to do is line up again to do the second word - and moving down two steps each time will fill in the gaps! It really was a game changer for me and made lining up the words on this card sooo much easier than stopping and lining things up one word at a time which was time consuming and risky.

To complete the card it was time for some die cutting after all that intensive stamping. The Happy Dies for the balloons - plain card stock underneath them gives them more strength and dimension - and the Well Worded dies for the sentiment. A sprinkling of sequins and this simple but effective guy card is complete.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team and entries and I look forward to seeing what you will create with these versatile colours.

Card stock: Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Old Olive, Be Dazzling (SAB)
DSP: from my stash - retired.
Inks: Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Old Olive
Stamps: Biggest Wish
Accessories: Die Cutting Machine, Happy Dies, Well Written Dies, Metallic Sequins assortment.

'Til next time,